Former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday said he has not yet decided on his plans for the 2022 National and Local Elections.
In an interview with IFM Dagupan on June 1, Cayetano said he is still focused on proposed measures on COVID-19 response and recovery.
“Pinagprapray at pinag-iisipan po natin,” he said. “Siguro, in the next few weeks, in the coming months.”
(We are praying and reflecting about it. Maybe I’ll have a decision in the next few weeks or in the coming months.)
“Pero sa ngayon, gusto kong tutukan itong Bayanihan 3 at 10k (ayuda). Kailangan na kailangan ng tulong ng ating mga kababayan,” he added.
(For now, I want to focus on Bayanihan 3 and the 10k Ayuda Bill. Our countrymen really need help.)
The question cropped up given Cayetano’s long record of service which started in his youth.
He was the youngest councilor and vice mayor of his generation and was elected the youngest representative in the 11th Congress.
He was the youngest working senator in the 14th Congress and was also one of the youngest persons to have been appointed Foreign Affairs Secretary.
In total, the lawmaker has around 29 years of public service under his belt.
“Pag pasok ng panahon ng pulitika o eleksyon, papakinggan natin ang mga ideas. Pero sa ngayon, tulong-tulong muna tayo,” Cayetano said.
(When election season comes, that is when we can hear the ideas of our candidates. But for now, we need to help each other.)
Filing for candidacy for all elective positions will take place in the first week of October, according to the Commission on Elections.