Press Release
October 3, 2015

Cayetano thanks Duterte for supporting his VP bid

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano expressed his gratitude to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for supporting the senator's vice presidential bid in the upcoming national elections.

In an interview following their dinner meeting on Tuesday (September 29), Duterte was asked by media members in Davao City to compare Cayetano with other possible candidates for vice president, to which the mayor responded, "Wala, wipe out 'yan sila lahat sa kanya."

Duterte also lauded the Senate leader's "good grasp of practical solutions" for the country's enduring problems on poverty, poor infrastructure, and lack of inclusive economic growth.

Cayetano, for his part, thanked the mayor for believing in his ability to serve the country in a higher office. He said he also continues to pray for a president who will take on the challenge of creating genuine change in the lives of Filipino families.

"I join my fellow Filipinos in hoping for the best. Mayor Duterte is a very decisive person, he's the type of leader who offers concrete solutions to problems and really takes action," the senator said in a radio interview a day after he officially announced his plan to run for VP.

"When I announced my candidacy in Davao, I took a step of faith. I told myself that a good partner is really worth waiting for," he added.

The senator, meanwhile, stressed that whatever happens in the following months preceding the 2016 polls, he will remain committed to his goal of pushing for real change and a more inclusive growth throughout the country.

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