Cayetano: I don’t back off from a fight

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SENATOR Alan Peter Cayetano has no plans to pull out from the vice presidential race at this point despite having no candidate for President.

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He, however, admitted that more than just winning the elections in 2016, his goal is to bring forward critical national issues and have the presidential candidates come up with proposed solutions.

“I think that is one of my tasks, not as a vice presidential candidate but as Alan Peter Cayetano, in moving for change, bringing these issues and bugging people to do something about [them],” Cayetano said in a news forum on Wednesday.

The senator, who remains optimistic that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte would change his mind and join the presidential race next year, added that winning the vice presidential contest is just a bonus for him.

“But one of my goals is bettering the country and having real answers to the real problems, not just raising cosmetic solutions,” he said.

The senator was responding to a question regarding his possible withdrawal from the vice presidential race since Duterte had said he is not running for President.
Cayetano merely said he was keeping his options open.

He is the only candidate for Vice President who does not have a standard-bearer.

Cayetano, the Senate majority leader, said other vice presidential bets believe that they need to have a partner but, he added, based on results of past elections only the tandem of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Noli De Castro has won in presidential elections since 1969.

He added that at present the only candidate he wants to team up with is Duterte, but if the mayor will not run, he will still pursue his bid because he is confident that he can still do something good for the country.

Cayetano said he is willing to wait for Duterte until December 10, the deadline set by the Commission on Elections for substituting candidates.

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  1. we still support you sen. cayetano, maski ano pang gawin nilang paninira, ikaw pa rin ang susuportahan namin

  2. Seems most of the comments are positive for the pork barrel thief Cayetano.

    Appears everyone here loves having senators that steal and waste the tax money.

    Brings a quote to mind.

    The people get the government they deserve.

    Keep that in mind as poverty continues to swallow the country, enjoy the unemployment and underemployment, the unfunded education system, the prison system where inmates run around with automatic weapons and grenades, the substandard expensive electric power and blackouts, the substandard slow and expensive internet. the broken Mass transit system, substandard wages, the long work days, the rising crime rate, the rising smuggling killing small business and most of all enjoy the next 6 years as things get worse and then you can say you won.

  3. Sen. Alan Cayetano. Please bring up our hopes for this country. Wag kang papaapekto sa mga naninira sayo basta ipagpatuloy nyo lang po ang inyong malinis na mithiin para sa pagbabagong matagal ng inaasam ng bansang ito.

  4. Dahil sa iyong katapangan eh marami na nakalaban. Pero wala kang inatrasan na laban para sa bayan. Yan si Kuya Alan.

  5. tibursyo mawrisyo on

    yan angidolo kosi kuya allan Cayetano!
    walang inuurungan!
    walang katulad!
    Go Sen.Cayetano

  6. we still hoping na matuloy ang duterte at cayetano sa 2016, kayo lang ang maka babago ng bansa natin.

  7. Cayetano is a corrupt trapo who gave his pork barrel millions to Napoles in exchange for campaign funds that he can spend on himself.

    Wasn’t one of the government’s lies that the pork barrel fund was supposed to benefit the people ?

    The only people that benefited were the senators and house members that gave their millions to fake non government organizations and PNoy who then had the congressional thieves by the balls once they stole the money.

    18 of of 23 senators gave their pork barrel millions to Napoles for kickbacks
    3 senators gave their pork barrel millions to Napoles for campaign funds.

    Out of the 21 thieves, 3 opposition senators arrested.

    100 house members gave their pork barrel millions to Napoles, none arrested.

    Keep electing the same corrupt politicians and nothing will ever change.

  8. jetro panganiban on

    Noon pa man, masyado madami ang pumipigil kay Cayetano sa pagtakbo. Ngayon na independent siya, sigurado kami na kaya niya manalo. #dutertecayetano

  9. BrigidAva Aldaya on

    Hindi natatakot si Alan Cayetano sa mga nangigipit. Yan ang kailangan sa mataas na posisyon

  10. GladysElle Albio on

    Dito nakita ang buong tapang at loob ni Senator Alan. 2007 pa lang iniipit na siya pero laban lang ng laban

  11. ChiaraAna Azada on

    Di naman katulad ni Alan Cayetano si Grace Poe na walang ginawa kung hindi sabihin na itutuloy ang mga ginawa ni FPJ. Mag-aartista siya?

  12. alessiaflo ambay on

    Dito nakita ang buong tapang at loob ni Senator Alan. 2007 pa lang iniipit na siya pero laban lang ng laban..

  13. Cayetano gave his pork barrel millions to Napoles in exchange for campaign funds which he will now spend on himself.

    Why isn’t he in jail ?

  14. Vheng Tamayo Ramos on

    Sen. Cayetano is known not only in fighting for his rights but also for others. He will always fight for the truth….indeed, he’s a true leader!

  15. gaylelna agudo on

    Hindi lang naman pala dapat tuwing eleksyon ang mga suggestion sa pagpapababa ng buwis. Kaya tama ka Kuya Alan

  16. gladyselle alobio on

    Simple lang naman sinasabi ni Cayetano, kaya naman ipatupad ang pagbaba ng taxes ngayon na. Kaya diyan ako bilib sayo!

  17. Total make over kase ang gusto ni kuya Alan para sa Pilipinas hindi yung re-touch retouch lang na ginagawa ng ibang politiko. #tunaynapagbabago #matapangnasolusyonmabilisnaaksyon

  18. Ang mga mahihirap lang naman natatamaan sa mga matataas na buwis eh. Kaya sana makinig ang gobyerno kay Cayetano.

  19. Simple lang naman sinasabi ni Cayetano, kaya naman ipatupad ang pagbaba ng taxes ngayon na. Kaya diyan ako bilib sayo!

  20. Even without duterte i know Sen. Cayetano will not pull out his candidacy as Vice President Because I know he will make it! just saying! but if Duterte run with him for sure this two Heavy weight candidates will help us for better change!!

  21. You Deserve to be a Vice President Sen. Cayetano Your a real man you don’t know how to retreat battle!

  22. Yan tunay na lalake hindi umaatras sa laban lalo’t na anag pinaglalaban ay para sa pagbabago! Go Sen. Alan

  23. tibursyo mawrisyo on

    ikaw ang magliligtas sa amin sa anomang laban Sen.Cayetano! wala kang inuurungan na kahit anong laban! idol!!!

  24. Your Fight and our Fight Sen. Alan Cayetano. Tuloy pa rin ang suporta namin para sayo at hinding hindi masasayang ang boto namin para sayo.

  25. Cayetano wants change! Lets give him that! He wants to solve the real problems and give better solutions!

  26. he’s the type of a real SUPER VP CAYETANO! HINDI AMRUNONG UMURONG SA ISANG LABAN! GOSUPERVP!

  27. Alam namin na kahit wala kang ka-tandem Sen. Alan kaya mu pa ring lumaban mag-isa at naniniwala kami na ikaw ang panalo para sa sambayanang pilipino.

  28. Cayetano is not a coward. He doesnt backout from a fight! He is the bravest in the Senate i know. I believe he got the potential to be in the position as VP!

  29. Cayetano never backs a fight pag alam niya nasa tama siya and knowing him sa mga hearing sa senate matapang talaga siya. Im for Cayetano

  30. why don’t you file a bill that once a congressman or senator files his candidacy for another position like the vice-presidency or presidency, that politician is considered to have resigned as congressman/senator?

  31. Cayetano, you are an excess baggage. You have nothing to offer to a Presidential candidate. Duterte don’t want you. You are wasting your time.

  32. If Cayetano is confident with himself then he should be running for President instead.
    Why wait for Duterte who cannot decide.

    He has more experience than Grace and has done a better job for himself. Maybe not as popular as Grace show biz background. However , Experience would be the best criteria of a Leader. Move on Peter Cayetano and change your COC to President.
    Just don’t get involved with trillianes and other scorn candidates.