Will Cayetano be Duterte’s running mate for 2016?

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Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is said to be the running-mate of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in his still-unannounced presidential bid
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano has announced his vice presidential bid for the May 2016 elections. The senator made the declaration in a press conference in Davao City Tuesday afternoon.
Cayetano’s choice of location for his announcement is revealing since the city’s mayor, Rodrigo Duterte, is being considered a leading presidential contender. Duterte has earlier announced that he is retiring from politics although he now appears to be making a U-turn following a show of force by his supporters over the weekend.
Speaking to GMA News Online, a source close to Cayetano hinted that the senator will be Duterte’s running-mate. “We need [a] strong president who can change the country,” the source said.
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Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is said to be the running-mate of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in his still-unannounced presidential bid
Cayetano’s pronouncement does not as a surprise since he has long been vocal about his aspirations for higher office. In fact, he originally wanted to run for president until early this month when he said he is only seeking the vice presidency, presumably because of low polling numbers.
Prior to being elected senator in 2007, Cayetano served as a municipal councilor from 1995 to 1998 for Taguig. He went on to serve in the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007. He was reelected senator in 2013, garnering the third highest number of votes behind Grace Poe and Loren Legarda.

 

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101 Comments on Will Cayetano be Duterte’s running mate for 2016?

  1. Most probably Cayetano will run as independent. Duterte will not run. Cayetano like Trillanes are members of the Nationalista Party. Nationalista party is currently aligned with the administration.

  2. I believe that Duterte will run for President. They will make a good partnership knowing that they have the same goal to the government.

  3. Yes Cayetano will be Duterte Running mate because i know these two brave men have the same plan in our Country! they both want Change!

  4. I really hope Duterte will run for president para mawala ang katiwalian sa bansa. And for Cayetano naniniwala ako sa gagawin nyang pagbabago sa bayan

  5. Wala naman problema kung maging Running mate Ni Mayor DUterte Si Sen. Cayetano kasi pareho naman para sa pagbabago ang hangad nila sa ating bansa!

  6. Pwdeng maangyari yan kc magbabago na ang isip ni mayor duterte na tumakbo sa pagkapresident bilang kapalit sa magkiquit na kandidato.#DUTERTE-CAYETANO2016

  7. panahon na ng mag ka disiplina nmn ang bansa natin. mang yayari lang yun pag sila ang nmananalo. para tunay na pag babago!! DuterteCayetano

  8. lahat na satin may pake elam sa bansang to. wala na msyadong BOBOtante kaya dun lang tau sa TUNAY NA PAG BABAGO. DuterteCayetano lang makakgawa nyan

  9. sa tingin ko oo!! we really need both of them for a real change!! pero kung hindi man susuportahan ko pa din silang dalawa hehe DuterteCayetano2016

  10. basta ako naniniwala ako na magbabago pa ang isip ni mayor duterte at ang kanyang bise ay si kuya alan!
    naniniwala pa rin ako sa tunay na pagbabago nyo ni kuya alan!

  11. I really like duterte and alan. Best tandem kasi. Two of them are against of corrupts. And lead the way of Tunay na pagbabago!

  12. alang makinarya walang pondo. pagtitiwala lang ni alan at ng sambayanan na tatakbo si du30 may plano si digong.
    kung tayo lubos na sumusuporta maniniwala tayo hanggang sa huli. #tamangpanahon #rundu30run

  13. Sa mga kumapit at patuloy na kumakapit, sa mga naniwala at patuloy na naniniwala, tignan! Kahit PDP Laban naghahanda na… Sige na Digong…

  14. Hindi matatalo ng kahit anong pandarayang binabalak ang pulso ng mamamayan. Si Rody at Alan ang gusto ng Bayan
    #DuterteCayetano2016

  15. Subok na ang ating pagtutulungan Para sa ganap na pagbabago ang kailangan sa atin ay Malaking Disiplina. Wag natin
    hayaan na maloko ulit tayo ng mga manlolokong kurakot na pulitiko. #YesToCHANGE #YesToDuterteCayetano

  16. Duterte is named the “Iron Fist of the South”. Given this title, I know that he is strict when it comes to policies and laws. Citizens must abide the law and ignorance is not an exception. Senator Cayetano is a soft hearted person. They just balance each other. Yin and Yang. Harmony over the two elements. Duterte and Cayetano will be my President and Vice President for 2016. (If Duterte runs for president)

  17. Funny how people idolize, on the other hand, hate a certain person due to his or her surname. Poe, Marcos, Binay, Roxas. Then here comes Duterte. A man from the south. His name made its way to the people’s everyday conversation because of what he did in Davao. Drug user, pushers and dealers were lessen and Davao was named “Most Livable City” in the world. Now people, I ask you, will he be a good president? Senator Alan Peter Cayetano does. Why? Because he will bring change to our country. And that is the advocacy of our Senator Cayetano: CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. DUTERTE and CAYETANO on 2016.

  18. Aren’t you tired of having a government full of corrupt officials? Having Duterte and Cayetano as our prime leaders will eradicate this system. DUTERTE – CAYETANO on 2016.

  19. we need this two leaders.hope the Duterte-Cayetano tandem would push through so as the advocacy for the change of system would be possible.

  20. duterte – cayetano, gusto ko lang po iparating na kami ay convinced na at contentado na po sainyo para po ito sa pagbabago

  21. Have you dreamt of a peaceful country? Where people tend to understand each other. And people help each other in order to maintain tranquility. This is not a dream anymore if we make Duterte – Cayetano our leaders for this country. #DC2016

  22. The DUTERTE – CAYETANO is now achieved. Now let us help to put them in the position they are runnig for. Go for change! GO FOR DUTERTE – CAYETANO!

  23. syempre naman po im sure sila ang tandem if ever mag run si Duterte. pareho po kasi sila ng pinaglalaban, ang pagbabago!

  24. we are still hoping tthat Duterte will listen to the call of the Filipino people for his candidacy for Presidential post.hand in hand with CAYETANO as VP for 2016 Election

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