As a son having a good father, it is so impossible for him not to follow his father’s footsteps. This is what happened to 1992-1995 youngest and number one councilor in the City of Taguig, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano. He is the son of the late Senator Renato Cayetano, an elected Assemblyman representing Taguig, Pateros and Muntinlupa. Sen. Rene Cayetano was known for being an assemblyman to the Batasan Pambansa and was appointed Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry. He was serving as the chief presidential counsel by Former Pres. Fidel Ramos in 1995. Before joining the government, he was active in private law practice, he handled many sensational cases. He acted as private prosecutor in the Pepsi Paloma rape case, Manila Filmfest scandal on behalf of Mayor Alfredo Lim and he was also the co-defense counsel for Luis Beltran in the libel case filed against him by Former Pres. Corazon Aquino.
Seeing what his father was doing, the young Sen. Alan Peter
Cayetano was influenced to do the same things in the future. He was only thirteen years old when he was first exposed to public service. Inspired by his father’s values, principles and dedication to serve the public, he pursued a degree in Law at the Ateneo de Manila University. He graduated as Silver Medalist and with a Second Honourable Mention. Seeing his father consulting, meeting, and working with people with different status, he decided to pursue his lifetime advocacy and career in public service. In 1998, he was elected as Representative of the Lone District of Taguig-Pateros. And the Country began to notice him as a young Congressman standing up in the halls of Congress debating with his elders. He was the spokesperson of the Impeachment Team that sought to hold Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo liable for stealing, lying and cheating and he began articulating the need for accountability and transparency in both local and national government. He was elected as the 8th Senator of the Republic of the Philippines in 2007 and until today he is still the Cebuanos’ number one Senator. Since the beginning of his government career, he is striving to make a difference and still fighting for good governance. He has done a lot of things for public welfare and let us not forget that the root of all these and his inspiration of doing these things was his father, the late Sen. Renato Cayetano. Sen. Renato is gone but his son is still here standing strong and continuing the legacy.