Is it Roxas-Cayetano for 2016?


Posted at Aug 04 2015 05:56 PM | Updated as of Aug 05 2015 02:07 AM

QUEZON PROVINCE – Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday said he is open to a proposal that he join Interior Secretary Mar Roxas as his running-mate for the 2016 election.

“Kung ako ay o-offeran, pag-iisipan ito ng partido pero kasama ko ang partido sa pagde-decide. And the offer should be to the party and not to the person kasi dapat ito ay coalition,” he said.

Cayetano admitted that the spotlight is on the LP after President Aquino endorsed Roxas’ candidacy on Friday.

In this regard, Cayetano advised the public not to vote solely on the basis of popularity.

“Popular nga tapos di naman nakakadeliver. Mababaw ang politika. Mababaw ang magiging leader. Magiging pagpapacute lang,” he said.

Nonetheless, the senator said their party is still mulling whether or not they will support Roxas.

“We are analyzing the situation. Umiikot pa rin kami kung ano magiging maganda sa lahat,” he explained.

Cayetano went to Quezon province to meet cocofarmers. He neither confirmed nor denied that these had something to do with any plans for 2016. –report from Ernie Mano, ABS-CBN News Southern Tagalog