Former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said more and more people are clamoring for a faith-based and values-oriented leadership as the 2022 national election approaches.
In an interview with radio station DZRH on September 10, 2021, Cayetano said various groups are now urging him to run for President as he represents the values they believe in.
“Lalong lumakas ang mga nagtutulak sa akin na mga faith-based at value-oriented na groups,” he said.
(The clamor from faith-based and value-oriented groups for me to run grew louder.)
“Of course, n’ung tinanong ko kung bakit, sabi nila,naniniwala sila [na] ‘pag Christ-centered at Bible-based, ‘pag valued-oriented at faith-based ang isang panunungkulan o isang administrasyon, one, this administration will have the courage to care; two, it can get things done; and three, humahanap ng paraan at solusyon sa bawat problema,” he added.
(When I asked them why, they said they believe that a Christ-centered, Bible-based, values-oriented, and faith-based leadership or administration will have the courage to care, get things done, and find solutions to problems.)
Cayetano said these faith-based groups laud the programs and services provided by the local government of Taguig City to its residents, specifically on health, education, livelihood, and minorities such Persons with Disabilities and senior citizens.
“So, nakikita nila that these decisions ay hinugot sa values,” he said.
(They see that these decisions are rooted from values.)
Cayetano said the Christ-centered leadership of the Cayetanos in Taguig City helped increase its income from P2 billion to P10 billion from 2010 to 2019.
He said this kind of leadership also enabled the local government to provide free school supplies and give automatic scholarships to students.
“‘Pag tinatanong kami, we tell them y’ung pinaghuhugutan mo kasi n’ung policy mo ay importante,” he said.
(When peop’e ask us about this, we tell them it’s important where our policies are rooted on.)
“So, these are the things that I have to really consider and I think we have three weeks, so a little bit more time to pray, discern, and consult more people,” he added.###