MANILA—Among the hopefuls in the May 9 polls, only the tandem of PDP-LABAN standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte and running mate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano has a clear platform on fighting crime and corruption.
Cayetano’s sister and fellow senator Pia emphasize this during campaign sorties of the tandem.
“My brother Alan has been very consistent in fighting corruption even during the past administration. So he and Duterte have come up with the idea of signing a manifesto challenging the other presidential candidates to sign a bank secrecy waiver to show that they have no ill-gotten wealth,” she said.
“Alan had been thinking about such a move from way back. If you want to run for the highest elective post, then you should be willing to show that you are clean,” she added.
She pointed out that candidates should uphold transparency as she challenged others to do the same.
“The waiver is an anti-corruption measure. If they don’t agree to sign, then it means they’re hiding something,” she said.
Cayetano campaigns for her brother and Duterte through “Ronda Bisikleta” where they go to places to talk about the tandem’s anti-corruption measures.
“It’s easier to go through narrow streets and stop in places where people gather so I can talk to them about the tandem’s anti-corruption and anti-crime message. I am glad that people respond positively to their platform. They believe that Duterte and Alan can lick corruption and crime,” she added.