DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday called on his supporters to vote not only for him but also for his running mate Alan Peter Cayetano under the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan.
“I cannot make it without Alan,” Duterte said. “It is only through a Duterte and Cayetano administration that we can truly make a meaningful change for the Philippines and for the Filipinos.”
Duterte said it would be useless if he won the presidency but Senator Cayetano failed to be elected vice president, or if Cayetano won and he lost.
“It has to be the two of us running the Philippines, the two of us leading the people, solving the problems that are making the lives of the people very miserable,” Duterte said.
“It should be the two of us running the government, making all the changes and reforms for a country and the people who badly need them.”
Duterte said he and Cayetano should both win.
“Don’t vote for me if you do not vote for Alan,” he said.
Duterte’s party mate Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said the Duterte-Cayetano tandem was the best.
“This is a partnership that must never be separated. This is a solid tandem standing on a solid platform of government,” Pimentel said.
Duterte’s political agenda are anchored on stamping criminality, raising living standards, improving social services, ending internal conflict and building peace, and shifting to a federal-parliamentary system of government.