Alan Peter Cayetano seeks Senate comeback

Published October 7, 2021, 5:36 PM

by Gabriela Baron

Taguig 1st District Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano is seeking a Senate comeback after filing his certificate of candidacy (COC) for the May 2022 elections.

Taguig 1st District Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano (Photo from Comelec)

Cayetano, who was accompanied by his wife, Taguig 2nd District Rep. Lani Cayetano, will run as an independent candidate.

He was the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2019 until his removal in October 2020.

In a recent Pulse Asia survey, Cayetano topped the list of preferred senatorial candidates in the 2022 national elections, along with fellow senatorial aspirant Raffy Tulfo.

The lawmaker was a member of the Senate for two terms from 2007 to 2017, where he was Senate Minority Leader from 2010 to 2013, and later became the Senate Majority Leader from 2013 to 2016.

In 2016, he ran for vice president as then-Davao City Mayor’s running mate but lost to Leni Robredo.