Netizens were worried that after incoming Department of Foreign Affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano leaves the senate, no one would defend the President from the senators who opposes the agenda of the current administration.
But Cayetano said that the Duterte Solid Supporters (DDS) must not worried, because he believed that there were seven senators that would push the change wanted by the current administration.
During a press conference n Phnom, Penh, Cayetano revealed the name of the seven senators that would possibly defend President Rodrigo Duterte in the senate.
“The President is in good hands sa present Senate…You gave me too much credit kasi I hold the microphone eh, ” Cayetano said.
He said that Senate President Koko Pimentel, Majority Leader Tito Sotto and senators Migz Zubiri, Sherwin Gatchalian, Joel Villanueva and Manny Pacquiao would defend the President against the other senators.
Marami. You know, si Senator Koko, iba lang ang kanyang style. Tapos si Majority Leader Sotto, pagdating sa legislation, siya naman magpu-push. Si Senator Ping and Senator Gordon can give fiery criticisms just like FVR but they want this administration to succeed,” Cayetano told the press.
Pagdating naman sa actual work, ‘di ba, of course nandiyan… I mean sa legislative work, si Sen. Migz was dating majority leader. Si Manny Pacquiao is showing na kahit neophyte na, ang dami na niyang na-knockout. And I think he is really studying how to deal with national problems. Sherwin Gatchalian, Joel Villanueva ,” he added.
He believes to the capabilities of his colleagues to make the administration of President Duterte succeed.
This week, Cayetano was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as DFA secretary.
The President announced it before he departed to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for his visit in three countries.