Cayetano on joining the Cabinet: The need changes

By on March 15, 2017


Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday filed the committee report on a measure seeking to extend the validity period of the Philippine passport from five to 10 years.  (Photo:   KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo)
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday filed the committee report on a measure seeking to extend the validity period of the Philippine passport from five to 10 years. (Photo: KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo)

MANILA— Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday said that while President Rodrigo Duterte already promised to include him in his Cabinet, changes in needs might call for changes in decisions.

“The preference of the President was for me to join him in the Cabinet now the need changes,” Cayetano told reporters in an interview.

Cayetano said there are several legislations both he and the President want to be passed, and that he is “helping out” including on the death penalty bill, emergency powers bill and shift to federalism.

“There are legislation that we want to be passed in the Senate so I’m helping out,” he added.

Cayetano’s appointment ban will be lifted on May. He said that he will respect whatever decision Pres. Duterte will make.

“It’s a few months away. I cannot tell you for sure what he wants. It’s just another way of saying what both of us have been saying. When the time comes we’ll make a decision together,” Cayetano said.

“I told him: Don’t give me a choice, tell me where can I help the administration more,” he added, stressing that he would remain dedicated to make the administration successful wherever he is assigned.