Sunday, April 17, 2016
Cayetano: We will just do it, we will get things done for the people
"Let others present their plans. We will just do it."
This was the promise made by vice presidential candidate and Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano during the “Harapan ng Bise” vice presidential debate hosted by ABS-CBN on Sunday (April 17).
During the first part of the debate, the candidates were given two minutes each to present their proposed platform to address the country’s most pressing issues, including corruption, education, health, employment, and peace and order.
The senator, who runs alongside Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, said that their tandem’s platform consists of three main agendas: federalism, anti-crime, and anti-corruption.
Cayetano said that if elected, he and Duterte will implement bold solutions to suppress crime and corruption within six months of their term. He also stressed that only a federal form of government can create inclusive growth in the country.
Cayetano, meanwhile, pointed out that while their rivals continue to promise real changes for the people, he and Duterte already made these possible in Davao and in Taguig.
“May plano po kami, may programa po kami. Sila pinapangako pa lang nila, kami nagawa na namin sa Davao at Taguig,” he said.
The senator also stressed that a promising platform is futile with no political will and good leadership qualities. “Ang problema ay hindi ang plataporma. All the master plans are there. Ang problema ay leadership. We need leadership with political will,” he said, adding that out of all the candidates, only he and Duterte can offer these to the people.
During his opening statement, Cayetano reiterated their tandem’s pledge to end the cycle of disorder brought about by corruption, crime, and illegal drugs. He said if elected, he and Duterte will effect bolder solutions and swifter actions to restore order in the country.
“Dalawa lang po ang pagpipiplian natin sa eleksyon na ito, magbago tayo o mapako. Mapako at makikinabang lang ang iilan… O magbago tayo at manaig ang interest ng lahat, hindi lang ng iiilan. Mga kasama ,baguhin na po natin ang Pilipinas,” Cayetano said. #