Raised under the guidance of his father, former senator Rene Cayetano who’s a lawyer and a devoted public servant, Alan Peter Cayetano was inspired to follow the footsteps of his father. Having had the privilege of seeing his father consulting, meeting, and working with people from all walks of life, it was not difficult for him to decide on a lifetime advocacy and career in public service.
Despite having a father who knew the ins and outs in the world of politics, 42-year-old Alan Peter Cayetano started small and made his way slowly to the top. He served Taguig City for years by being a councillor, a vice mayor, and finally a congressman. Afterwards, he ran for senate and won a seat in 2007.
Alan Peter Cayetano is running for another term as senator under the Liberal Party (LP). Among his plans in the future are the controversial Cybercrime Law, amendments on the Libel Law, “live tweeting” of Senate sessions, giving of advance copies of amendments to law schools, and many more.
He’s a younger brother to Senator Pia Cayetano-Sebastian and Councilor Rene Carl Cayetano. Alan Peter Cayetano is married to incumbent Taguig mayor Lani Lopez-Cayetano. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Political Science degree and then from the Ateneo School of Law.
On their so-called Cayetano-dynasty in Philippine politics, Alan Peter Cayetano said that they are a reformist dynasty who wants good governance, and we want to serve rather than be served. He said voters should not look at the person, but the character and the ability to deliver his and her duties to the people who voted them.
Platforms/Advocacy of Alan Peter Cayetano
Team PNoy senatorial candidate Alan Peter Cayetano’s platform is “PiTik-Presyo, Trabaho, Kita”. It proposes to lower prices, create more jobs and increase wages.
Cayetano also envisioned to “make public education absolutely free. He said, “Education must be a topmost priority of every LGU, because it is through this that the youth are equipped with the proper knowledge and skills to acquire the jobs they need and earn the wages they deserve.”
Pushing for the strict observance of the policy on non-collection of graduation fees, he cited Taguig as an example, challenging other LGUs to take on bigger roles in making education more accessible.