| Davao City's Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (blue shirt) recently had an almost two-hour dinner|
with Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Pilar "Pia" Cayetano in the Southern
Mindanao City. PHOTO CREDIT: CNN Philippines
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Netizens OK Duterte-Cayetano tandem for 2016
Netizens from different social media platforms continue to express their support and excitement over the brewing tandem between Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano for the upcoming national elections.
Social media users on Facebook and on Twitter have been abuzz since Cayetano announced his plan to run for vice president last September 29. A few hours after his declaration, the name “Alan Peter Cayetano” became a trending topic on Twitter.
Netizens praised Cayetano’s plan to seek the vice presidential post, while some even claimed that the senator could be the best option out of all other potential candidates.
“Alan Peter Cayetano is the most competent out of all the VP candidates (actual and rumored) so far in my books” @dcjanine tweeted. “Alan Peter Cayetano is far more qualified, competent, and experienced than many of those aspiring for vice president,” Facebook user Rob Ybardolaza also said.
Several netizens also lauded Cayetano for continuously proposing concrete and feasible plans to help solve the country’s problems on poverty, lack of inclusive growth, and corruption.
“Sen Alan Peter Cayetano Maganda po ang inyong balak na ilagay ang DOTC sa Pampanga, and Dept. of Tourism sa Cebu,” Lyca Jones (@lycajones11) tweeted. Facebook user EF Hidalgo also said, “Sen. Alan deserves PH people’s votes in whatever office he finally runs for! His advocacies promote PH people’s welfare. He’s one of PH people’s staunch champions at the Senate hearings. Let’s support Sen. Alan!”
Meanwhile, supporters of both Duterte and Cayetano reacted positively to the two officials’ possible tandem, even though mayor Duterte has not officially declared his bid for presidency. The public’s growing clamor for Duterte to run, as shown in recent surveys, was echoed by Cayetano’s followers who want to see a strong leadership come 2016.
“I can’t wait for the Philippines to be led by lawyers – not just lawyers but real statesmen… Duterte-Cayetano is a great tandem of lawyers… I am confident that Senator Cayetano can boldly continue Duterte’s federalist approach after his term and so on,” Facebook user Junel Padigos said. “May iboboto na ko – Duterte-Cayetano. So happy with the news!” @twizifoo also tweeted. #