Sen. Cayetano hits back at Leni: Stop campaigning, help the Duterte admin instead


Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday fired back at Vice President Leni Robredo, saying to stop campaigning and thinking of presidency and help the Duterte administration instead.

In a long response addressed to Robredo on his official Facebook account, Cayetano said: “In a nutshell, I challenge you to stop campaigning and thinking of The Presidency and help attract investments, build infrastructure, create jobs and redistribute wealth in our country."

“Let's do it together,” added Cayetano, the  defeated vice presidential candidate and the running mate of President Rodrigo Duterte in the last May elections.

Cayetano wrote this statement after Robredo challenged him to speak up against the Marcoses despite his loyalty to Duterte.

It can be recalled that Duterte promised during his presidential campaign to allow the late President Ferdinand Marcos' burial in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Marcos was buried last month.

Answering Robredo’s call, Cayetano posted: “Let me assure you I am doing what I can on the manner that I believe I can be most effective.”

He stated Robredo should also demand his allies in the Liberal Party (LP), who are supposedly involved in illegal drugs to “resign and be jailed.”

Senator Leila de Lima, a member of the LP, has been accused by the President for her alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilib Prison but vehemently denied such allegations.

Furthermore, Cayetano said Robredo should seek justice for the so-called SAF 44 or the 44 Special Action Force personnel killed during the Mamasapano clash, as well as the victims of “tanim bala” at airports, and the “MRT anomalies.”

Cayetano said Robredo should also “expose” other LP personalities in their supposed involvement in graft and corruption.

The senator also said Robredo should ask media entities, including the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), to look into her donors and supposed undeclared expenses during her campaign.

Cayetano earlier asked the PCIJ why he was being singled out in a report disclosing the campaign donors of President Duterte.

He also said Robredo should ask media outlets “that supported you to be fair and objective."

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