Senate Majority Floor Leader Alan Peter Cayetano said last April 8, 2015 that running for president remains in his bucket list.
After his ratings dropped in September, Sen. Cayetano said he is no longer certain about running for president in 2016. From 5 percent in June Cayetano’s rating fell to 1 percent in the latest Pulse Asia survey conducted last September.
“All politicians want to run, but whether I’m running in 2016, I don’t know,” he said.
“With the present ratings ngayon, sino ang tatakbo na ang ratings mo ay mababa. But when I do investigations, I don’t really care about the consequences or about the ratings,” Cayetano added.
“I never turned my back on running for president. If people will give me the opportunity, why not? But as of now, I am still consulting the people…If I do run, I’ll run for president not because it’s not an honor, it’s not a step up, it’s not an extraordinary privilege to be vice president but because if you run for vice president, hindi mo mai-implement ‘yung mga vision mo e and I won’t be the type of vice president who’ll keep quiet and magsisipsip sa presidente para lang after six years, ikaw ang i-endorse. So sabi ko nga, I’d rather be a senator or maybe a mayor than a vice president but mahirap magsalita ng tapos.. In any position I take, I will be outspoken…” he added.
His thoughts on Cayetano for President in 2016? “If you’re going to run, you have to run to make a difference and I think I’ll make a bigger difference if I run for president but I’ll decide that somewhere June or July,”
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