Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is meeting with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte later today to discuss his political plans now that he declared his vice presidential bid here in Davao City Tuesday noon.
Cayetano made his declaration for the vice presidency at a press conference here in Davao City earlier today. The senator said he chose Davao City as the venue of his VP bid declaration to drive a point on his desire to decongest Imperial Manila, thus he find it fitting to make his declaration here in Davao City just as he took his oath as senator in Cebu City.
Senator Cayetano said that every time he is in Davao City he always make it a point to meet with Duterte. He said that meeting Duterte now would be more important since he considers today as a “special day”.
The senator however stopped short of declaring his desire to have Duterte as his presidential tandem in the race next year. He however admitted that he wanted a partner who has the Tapang and Malasakit towards his countrymen.
Cayetano said that he is willing to wait for his presidential team mate for as long as it takes. He likened his search for his president like that of his search for his wife whom he waited for more than three decades.
Former North Cotabato governor Emmanuel Piñol and Duterte spokesman Peter Laviña meanwhile expressed amusement on how other presidentiables where having difficulty in finding a vice president while Mayor Duterte, who has not yet declared, already has two possible vice presidential candidates who wanted to pair with him.
Earlier, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos also declared his willingness to be Duterte’s vice president if ever the mayor decides to launch a presidential bid.
SENATOR ALAN PETER CAYETANO