Oust him if you can.
House Speaker Alan Cayetano has dared lawmakers to remove him from the top post if they no longer believe in his reform program.
In his latest Facebook post, Cayetano voiced his sentiment over the alleged plot to oust him and took a jab at the so-called “Triple A Boys” in Congress.
“I believe in silver linings – so thank you to the Triple A Boys in Congress- ung mga puro absent, sipsip sa ABSCBN, at yung mga nagaantay lang ng allotments,” he said.
He said the “Triple A Boys” showed him “just how desperately we need to reform this institution.” “You have strengthened my resolve to continue the fight,” he said.
If he is unseated from the speakership, Cayetano said he was prepared to stay as Taguig-Pateros representative and continue his “lonely fight” for reforms.
“I believe most members of Congress see and appreciate the reforms I stand for. If they do, then I will continue to serve as their Speaker. If they don’t, then they can remove me,” he said.
“I will continue to serve as the Representative of Taguig and Pateros. I will continue the lonely fight with whoever will join me,” he said.
Cayetano also said he would “not be transactional” and will “not sacrifice my principles and this administration’s priorities.”
He said he was opposed to all gamblings, including the offshore gaming operations, as well as any corruption in the national budget. Those who owe government should likewise “pay up energetically, Cayetano said.
“I believe, as does the President, that all forms of gambling lead to misery – even PoGos are a no go for me,” he said.
“And as far as the National Budget is concerned, it should never be corrupted or be a source of pork, nor should it be treated as spoils to be divided among cronies,” he said.