Alan Peter Cayetano
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Senate Majority Leader during the first session of the 16th Congres. (Photo: Official Facebook page of Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano)

Alan Peter Cayetano is a Fillipino Senator of German descent. He won his Senatorial post in the 2007 National Elections. There he joined his sister Pia Cayetano, who has been elected and re-elected in 2004 and 2010 respectively.

Now, Alan is busy campaigning as he is know seeking for higher office – Vice Presidency. He is running as an independent candidate, with Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as his running mate.

At the age of 13, he was already exposed to politics because his father, the late Senator Renato Cayetano, a respected statesman, was elected Assemblyman representing Taguig, Pateros and Muntinlupa. Later the elder Cayetano became Senator of the Republic of the Philippines, which inspired Alan and his siblings to continue their father’s political ambitions.

He acquired a degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Then he took up Law (Juris Doctor) at the Ateneo de Manila University.

At 21, he was elected as one of the Councilors of Taguig City, and named as the youngest Councilor of his generation. Three years later, he ran for Vice Mayor and won. Though, his official proclamation took place only in 1998, 10 days short before the end of his three-year term.

Afterwards, he decided to continue his political life serving the people of Taguig better in a higher position. So in 1998, after his term as Vice Mayor, he ran as Congressman, won, and became the youngest Representative of Taguig and Pateros in the 11th Congress.

Three yeas later, in 2007, at last, he became Senator. During his first term, he headed the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, The Committee on Education, Culture and Arts, and The Committee on Mass Media and Information.

During his second term, he served as the Senate Minority Floor Leader, Chairman of the Committee on Ethics and Privileges, Vice Chairman of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Automated Election System (JCOC-AES), and Co-Chairman of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee for the E-Commerce Law.

He has authored five bills which have been enacted into law, and 14 Senate bills which are still awaiting passage.
Cayetano’s family is very much involved in politics too. Hia sister Pia is also a Senator; Alan’s wife, Maria Laarni, is the Mayor of Taguig City; his youngest brother, Lino, is the elected Representative of the 2nd District of Taguig; and his older brother, Ren, was the former Councilor of Muntinlupa.

With his impressive background in politics sprouting from when he was still young, Alan sure made a mark for every Filipino to remember. And apparently, Filipinos do believe in Alan’s dedication to fight corruption and change the nation. According to surveys, he is one of the top contenders for Vice President, alongside Senator Chiz Escudero. So maybe it’s not to early to say that Senator Cayetano has a huge chunk of chance to win this election, especially with the leading Presidential candidate, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, by his side.

PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth: October 28, 1970
Spouse: Taguig City Mayor Maria Laarni Lopez-Cayetano
Parents: Former Senator Renato “Rene” “Companero” Cayetano, Sandra Schramm-Cayetano
Siblings: Senator Pilar Juliana “Pia” Cayetano, Rene Carl Cayetano, Taguig-Pateros Congressman Lino Edgardo Cayetano

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Ateneo de Manila University, Juris Doctor, 1997; admitted to the Bar, 1998
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, BA Political Science, 1993
  • De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School, High School, 1988
  • De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School, Elementary, 1984

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Senator of the Philippines, 2007-2013 (14th to 15th Congress)
  • Representative, Taguig and Pateros, 1998-2007 (11th to 13th Congress)
  • Partner, Cayetano Sebastian Dado & Cruz Law Offices, 1998
  • Vice Mayor, Taguig, 1995-1998 (But his victory was confirmed only 10 days before his three-year term was due to end)
  • Councilor, Taguig, 1992–1995

PROFESSIONAL/OCCUPATION:

  • Lawyer/Representative, Taguig and Pateros
  • Senior Partner: Cayetano Sebastian Ata Dado & Cruz, (Caselaw)

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Top Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) 2010 awardee (recognized for exemplary work in government and public service)

Sources: alanpetercayetano.com, senate.gov.ph

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