Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano promoted his new coalition, “BTS sa Congress,” in a Facebook post Saturday featuring a selfie of him with President Duterte.
“Thank you for the trust Mr. President. I will continue to stand with you as we fight for what we started in 2016. To help fulfill our promises to our people. I believe Filipinos deserve the best. I believe that you want to give the Filipinos the Best. We are here to help in any way,” he wrote.
The former Speaker then threw in the words, “Bayanihan, Tapang, Serbisyo (cooperation, courage, and service),” which is among the expansions of his new favorite acronym, BTS.
Cayetano and a handful of his staunch allies in the House of Representatives formally launched the BTS coalition last Thursday.
Although only five congressmen joined Cayetano at the event, they claimed that they were a much larger coalition as each of them represented other groups in the House.
Cayetano’s choice of BTS attracted controversy as it irked fans of the popular South Korean boy band of the same name.
He said BTS also means “Back To Service,” a supposed call to the current House leadership to revert its focus to important issues such as vaccination.
An ealier Facebook post from Cayetano Saturday indicated that he was invited to an “official meeting” in Malacañang, which also included National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.
Cayetano said the President was “focused on vaccination and getting rid of COVID.” He apparently learned a lot of good news during the meeting, but he said he would leave it up to the Palace to announce it as a matter of protocol.
“Let’s continue to pray for the President. Praying for the President is praying for ourselves,” the former House head honcho said.
Referring to the BTS coalition, he said: “We will continue to ask the questions and offer our help kung may legislation na kailangan (if legislation is needed).”
It is not clear if other coalition members took part in the meeting.