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Nothing wrong with being Girl Friday: Alan Cayetano says he’s also Duterte’s ‘Man Friday’

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Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano has defended calling the wife of one of his rivals for speakership as bilyonaryo Ramon Ang’s “Girl Friday,” saying he used to have the same role for President Rodrigo Duterte.

In an interview on ANC’s Headstart Monday (July 1), Cayetano said he meant nothing bad when he called Wen Velasco, the wife of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, as Ang’s “Girl Friday.”

Cayetano claimed that Wen brokered deals on Ang’s behalf.

“‘Pag sinabi mong taga-lakad it also sounds negative, but Girl Friday means ‘yun ang trusted mo na kasama mo parati that you will give the tasks that are important for you,” he explained.

Cayetano said he was Duterte’s “Man Friday” when he was still the Foreign Affairs Secretary.

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“Pagdating sa OFWs, pagdating sa passports, pagdating sa senators na may time na rocky yung sa TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law), nag-volunteer ako PLO (presidential liaison officer) ako. I went to the senators and said ako ang legislative liaison. ngayo I was the Man Friday,” he said.

Cayetano said that as Ang’s “Girl Friday,” Wen talked to him about San Miguel Corporation’s plan to build an airport in Bulacan.

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