Naghahanda na sa 2022! Duterte calls Alan Cayetano ‘Mr. President’
President Rodrigo Duterte may have just confirmed rumors that Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is planning to run for president in 2022.
Duterte on Thursday (January 18) addressed Cayetano as “Mr. President” during the launch of the Overseas Filipino Bank.
“Of course our Foreign Secretary is here. ‘Mr. President, can you stand up? Show them your new haircut.'” Duterte said in his sintroduction of Cayetano.
The President joked that Cayetano appeared to have a halo with his new haircut, which featured a skinhead style at the back.
“O, tingnan mo ang kanya, ready-made na. I think he’s the most qualified actually. Makita mo naman ang performance,” he said.
Duterte said he is convinced he made the right choice in appointing Cayetano as Foreign Affairs Secretary.
“Kita mo the way he talks, the way he deals with the problem, and the way the burden of the country is being solved outside,” he said.
Rumors have been swirling that Cayetano, Duterte’s running mate in the 2016 elections, plan to run for president in 2022.
There’s already talk that he might campaign alongside Senator Grace Poe, who lost to Duterte in the presidential race.