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Cayetano to run as congressman of Taguig City in 2019 polls – Duterte

/ 07:19 PM October 09, 2018

Senatorial candidate and former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go accompanies Taguig congressional candidate Alan Peter Cayetano during his COC filing at the Comelec NCR Office in Intramuros on Wednesday. Go said he is supporting Cayetano in his congressional bid in Taguig, being a good friend and very loyal supporter of the President. Beside Cayetano in this photo is his younger brother Lino Cayetano, who is also running for Taguig’s mayoral post. (Contributed photo)

Updated (9:16 p.m.)

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced that his former running mate and now Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano will run as congressman of Taguig City in next year’s midterm elections.

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“He’s running as congressman sa distrito niya,” Duterte told Malacañang reporters.

In 2016, Cayetano ran for vice president while on his second term as senator.

After a year, he was appointed to lead the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The President also said that he has already found a replacement for Cayetano, whom he opted not to name just yet.

“I have a name, he agreed. But he did not authorize me to name him now,” Duterte said.

Taguig City’s lone congressional district is currently being held by the Cayetano’s older sister, Pia, who is reportedly eyeing a comeback to the Senate. /kga

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