Cayetano: You may forget about me but vote for Duterte
You may forget about me but vote for Duterte.
This was the message of vice presidential bet Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano during a television interview on Tuesday night.
“Kung isa lang mahihingi ko sa ating kababayan, hihingin kong kalimutan niyo na ako, pero iboto niyo si Mayor Duterte,” Cayetano said in an interview with ABS-CBN’s “Bandila.”
But Cayetano was quick to say that it would be better if the next government would be a Duterte-Cayetano tandem.
“Kung makakahirit ako na isama niyo ako, better,” he said.
In previous speaking engagements, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has asked voters not to vote for him if they won’t vote for Cayetano.
Duterte said it would only ruin his presidency if Filipinos would elect a different Vice President.
Cayetano, for his part, said Duterte needs a Vice President who would not stab him from the back.
“Of course he needs a Vice President na hindi siya sasaksakin sa likod,” he said.
In latest surveys, Cayetano continue to lag behind senators Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Francis “Chiz” Escudero, both vice presidential poll front runners.
While Cayetano admitted that he and Duterte were “challenged” in terms of funds, he said there were no excuses.
“Challenged kami pagdating sa pondo but we’re trying our best,” he said.
“If God wants me to be vice president, I’ll be there. Kung hindi, I’ll be happy to serve three more years sa senate,” he said.
The Duterte-Cayetano tandem is running under a platform of fighting crime, illegal drugs and corruption in government.
Duterte has vowed that if elected President, he would stop illegal drugs, corruption and criminality within the first three to six months in office. TVJ