Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday, July 25, said he and his sister, Senator Pia Cayetano, will serve as a bridge between members of the majority and the minority blocs of the Senate.
By forming a small independent bloc, Cayetano said, they are going to be "given the freedom na lumayo sa partisanship."
"So kung tama ang panukala ng ating pangulo or program ng ating pangulo, we can freely support. Kapag mali, we can freely criticize," Cayetano told reporters in an interview after the opening of the 19th Congress.
Cayetano believed the Senate would remain independent even as Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, who ran under the senatorial ticket of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., took the Senate presidency.
But Cayetano believes that it would be more beneficial for him and his sister to remain independent and non-partisan considering the current economic condition.
"My sister and I can be a bridge dito sa senado, between a majority block that is very very supportive sa administration, and sa small minority block that is also very very critical sa administration," he added.