Taguig mayor-elect Lani Cayetano thanks voters for victory, electing husband as senator

Published May 19, 2022, 9:30 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

Taguig mayor-elect Lani Cayetano thanked the public for choosing her as the next local chief executive of the city and for electing her husband, Alan Peter, as senator in the May 9 national and local elections.

She accompanied her husband to the proclamation by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on May 18.

Lani Cayetano (2nd from right) being proclaimed as the winner in the mayoral election in Taguig by the City Board of Canvassers on May 10. (Photo from Lani Cayetano’s Facebook page)

Taguig mayor-elect Lani Cayetano (3rd from right) with her husband, senator-elect Alan Peter Cayetano (3rd from left) at the Comelec proclamation on May 18. Also in photo si Senator Pia Cayetano (2nd from left) (Photo from Lani Cayetano’s Facebook page)

She won as mayor with 272,876 votes against rival Arnel Cerafica, former Taguig-Pateros congressman, who received 87,266 votes. She will replace her brother-in-law, Lino Cayetano, who is the incumbent mayor of Taguig.

“All honor and glory be to GOD for the landslide victory of TLC [Team Lani Cayetano] and my husband, Alan Peter S. Cayetano who was proclaimed as Senator-Elect today,” she posted on Facebook.

Cayetano, at the age of 25, won as representative of the First District of Taguig and Pateros in 2007.

After one term, she ran for mayor of Taguig in 2010 and won.

“Matapos ang isang termino sa Kongreso, nabuo sa puso ko na ibig kong paglingkuran ang kabuuan ng Taguig bilang Punong Lungsod. Mabigat at nakakabahala ang laban ngunit kakaibang determinasyon ang inilagay ng Panginoon sa puso at isip ko (After one term in Congress, it formed in my heart that I wanted to serve the whole Taguig as mayor. The fight was heavy and worrying but the Lord put a different determination in my heart and mind),” she said.

She said that out of the 22 local positions, she was the only one in her party who won.

“Nagtuloy ito sa aking ikalawang termino taong 2013 at ikatlong termino taong 2016. Dahil sa ating mga epektibong programa at proyekto para sa ating mamamayan, gumawa tayo ng kasaysayan nang matagumpay na naipanalo ng Bayan si Mayor Lino, taong 2019 (This continued in my second term in 2013 and third term in 2016. Because of our effective programs and projects for our citizens, we made history when the public made Mayor Lino win in 2019),” she added.

She added, “Ngayon, sa aking pagbabalik bilang Punong Lungsod, tangan ang pinakamalaki at pinakamalinaw na mandato sa kasaysayan ng ating Lokal na halalan, sisikapin kong ingatan ang mabubuting programa at adhikaing aking madadatnan. Katulad ng dati ay masigasig akong maglilingkod at maghahatid serbisyo. (Now in my return as mayor, holding the biggest and clearest mandate in the history of our local election, I will try to keep the good programs and goals. Like before, I will be enthusiastic to serve and deliver service).”

 
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