FORMER speaker Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano is seriously considering running for president in 2022.
In a media briefing after distributing P10K ayudas, Cayetano said running for higher position is something he is praying for and discerning about it.
“I am seriously considering running for President or for other positions but I am really praying and discerning about it,” Cayetano said.
In 2016, Cayetano is the running mate of President Rodrigo Duterte but placed on 3rd.
The former Speaker asked politicians to refrain from the “usual gimmick” of initially denying their intentions to run for the presidency since the position is a serious matter.
“Sana ‘yung usual gimmick na usual pabebe, usual tanggi o pakipot politics, isantabi natin ‘yan kasi we really have to know ‘yung character nung candidate, ‘yung vision, ‘yung track record, anong ipapangako n’ya sa tao. Seryosong masyadong usapan ito,” Cayetano added.
Earlier Albay Rep. Joey Salceda disclosed that Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is running for President.
Meanwhile, Cayetano said while thinking of his plans he wanted to focus on the passage of his proposed “P10-K Ayuda” bill, which seeks to provide each Filipino household a one-time P10,000 cash assistance amid the pandemic, and in the drafting of a “five-year plan for the country.”
“Anyone and everyone who is qualified and could be a good president should now contribute in putting together a five-year plan para kahit sinong manalo, at least may plano na ‘yung ating bansa,” he also said.