The regional political party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) has endorsed House Deputy Speaker Pia S. Cayetano as one of its prospective ‘senatoriables’ for the national and local elections in 2019.
A former two-term senator and the current second district representative of Taguig City, Cayetano has consistently placed among the top preferences for senator in nationwide pre-election surveys conducted by polling firms in recent months.
At the party’s convention and mass oath-taking held in SM Lanang, Davao City last Friday, August 17, Cayetano thanked the HNP leadership for choosing to endorse her, and for firmly believing in her capabilities as a public servant.
The Taguig City lawmaker personally thanked Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte of the HNP whom she had worked with in programs for women and health when Cayetano was still a senator.
Cayetano also thanked the Davao City mayor’s father, President Rodrigo Duterte, who had been one of her mentors since she started out in politics in 2004. The President was the main guest speaker at the HNP assembly, which was attended by more than 6,000 leaders and supporters.
She said national and local officials should take inspiration from the President and the Davao City Mayor, whose vision and political will have made them into effective leaders who are respected and trusted by the people. “I am so proud to stand by our President and Mayor Sara Duterte,” Cayetano said. #