|TANDEM. Prolific Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and the|
no-nonsense Senator Alan Peter Cayetano
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
LP MEMBERS RALLY BEHIND MAR-ALAN 2016 TANDEM
Some members of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) supported the idea of a possible tandem between DILG Secretary Mar Roxas and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano for the 2016 national elections.
House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. described the Roxas-Cayetano team as a formidable one. He said the two would complement each other.
"While Mar tends to be soft spoken and loathe his opponents, Alan is a fighter, aside from being an able lawyer," he said.
LP organizing and membership committee chair and Iloilo Rep. Jerry Trenas also rallied behind the idea, citing Cayetano's untainted integrity and good track record in public service as his edge in running for the second highest position in the land.
"He will be an asset to Secretary Mar in case he is chosen as VP," Trenas said.
Cayetano, in a press conference, disclosed that the Roxas camp, among others, have indeed approached him and asked about his possible tandem with the DILG Secretary.
He confirmed that he is considering running as vice president, claiming that the internal surveys that they conducted and those of certain businessmen showed that he is the public's leading bet for vice president.#