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Naniniwala si Senator Alan na hindi makakamtan ng bansa ang tunay na kaunlaran habang hindi nasusugpo ang katiwalian sa pamahalaan. At ang kaunlaran, para maging tunay at makabuluhan, ay dapat maramdaman ng lahat ng Pilipino at hindi ng iilan lang.

Senator Alan Peter S. Cayetano has been in public service for the most part of his life. He started his career in politics at a very young age, owing to a proximate role model he found in his father, the late Senator Renato “Compañero” Cayetano, who is an accomplished lawyer and a respected Statesman.

One of the early displays of Sen. Alan’s political idealism was when he ran and won as a councilor in the University Student Council (USC) in UP Diliman while he was a political science student there. He then pursued a degree in Law at the Ateneo de Manila University where he graduated as Silver Medallist and with a Second Honourable Mention. He was later admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1998.

It was while he was in law school that he began his journey as a public servant when he won as the number one councilor in Taguig at a very young age of 21, earning the distinction as the youngest to do so in his generation.

And the rest, as the cliché goes, is history.

From then on, Senator Alan has built his entire political career as a sworn enemy of graft and corruption in government all throughout his rich and meaningful experience in public service.

And at almost every turn in his political life, he was among the youngest public servants in his sphere.

At 21, Senator Alan was the Youngest Councilor of the country during his time
At 24, Senator Alan was the Youngest Vice-Mayor of the Municipality (now City) of Taguig
At 27, Senator Alan was the Youngest Representative in the 11th Congress
At 37, Senator Alan has been the youngest Chair of the high-profile Senate Blue Ribbon Committee
At 39, Senator Alan has been one of the youngest contenders for the Senate Presidency
At 39, Senator Alan is the youngest Minority Leader in the history of the Philippine Senate
At 39, Senator Alan was recognized for his exemplary work in government and public service when he was awarded as one of the “Top Outstanding Young Men” in 2010.

One of the turning points of Senator Alan’s crusade against corruption was when he was elected as Senator in 2007 where, because of his strong anti-graft stance, he was chosen to chair the Blue Ribbon Committee. Under his stewardship of the anti-corruption panel, the graft-ridden NBN-ZTE deal was probed and scrapped. He also steered the continuation of the inquiries into the high-profile Fertilizer Scam and the Cash-giving Scandal in Malacañang Palace.

It was also this time that he chaired the Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, where he pushed for more funding for basic and tertiary education, and for better compensation for public school teachers. Also, barely nine months after he assumed post, R.A. 9500 or the University of the Philippines Charter Act of 2008 was passed.

In 2009, as chairman of the Committee on Public Information and Mass Media, he launched a campaign to make the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act become a law. This landmark legislation was approved on its 3rd reading and passed in the Senate during the 14thand 15thCongresses.

During his successful re-election campaign where he placed number 3 in the 2013 elections, Senator Alan advocated for a better life for poor Filipinos. He pushed for Presyo, Trabaho, Kita (PTK) as his platform to reduce prices, create more and better jobs and raise income so families may feel the benefits of the growing economy.

Through this non-traditional campaign, Senator Alan went all over the country in what he calls ‘Listening Tours’ where he listened to the day to day problems of the people and also to the solutions they believed could immediately help them get out of poverty.

​Chosen as the new Senate Majority Leader during the first session of the 16th Congress, Senator Alan aims to steer the members of the majority bloc into approving legislative measures envisioned to help the country attain inclusive economic growth which would be felt right down to the grassroots level.

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