Former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said the public needs a faith-based and values-oriented choice in the 2022 Philippine Presidential election.
“In the same way na nagbigay ang Lord ng choice, I think people have to have a choice. Kailangan may kandidato na Christ-centered at Bible-based ang pamamaraan ng pagpapatakbo ng gobyerno,” Cayetano said in an interview with RMN Nationwide on September 3.
(In the same way the Lord has given us the freedom of choice, I think the people have to have a choice. There has to be a candidate whose leadership is Christ-centered and Bible-based.)
“Kailangan y’ung faith-based at saka value-oriented na pamumuno ay isa ‘tong choice ng ating kababayan. Sa diwang ‘yan, I am seriously considering running [for president] as we look at the issues,” he added.
(It is necessary for faith-based and value-oriented leadership to be a choice of the people. In this sense, I am seriously considering running for President, especially when we look at the issues.)
Cayetano said that while other potential candidates are vocal in certain issues, there are issues where these candidates fail to take a stance.
He cited the proliferation of online cockfighting betting (e-sabong) and online casinos (e-casinos) as examples.
“Parang wala akong naririnig samantalang ito can really create a generation of zombies na panay sugal na lang imbes na trabaho. Sa diwang y’un, I’m really considering running for President,” he said.
(I have not heard anyone talk about this when this can create a generation of zombies who can only gamble and not work. In that sense, I am really considering running for president.)
However, he said that it is still up to the Filipino people to decide on what they want Cayetano to do in 2022 and beyond.
“I’m just asking our kababayans for prayers, kayo naman siguro mas nakakaalam kung anong role ang gusto niyong gawin ng isang Alan Peter Cayetano in 2022 and beyond, at kung anong will ng Panginoon,” he said.
(I am asking our fellow Filipinos for prayers. You may know better what Alan Peter Cayetano can do in 2022 and beyond and the will of the Lord.)