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Alan Peter Schramm Cayetano (born October 28, 1970) is a Filipino[2] politician and diplomat who has served as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines
Philippines
since May 2017. from 2007 to 2017, he served as a Senator of the Philippines; his father, Rene Cayetano, and older sister, Pia Cayetano, were also former senators. Cayetano is also currently the chairman of the organizing committee for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, set to take place in the Philippines
Philippines
and the chairman of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Political career

2.1 16th Congress 2.2 2016 elections 2.3 Department of Foreign Affairs

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] Cayetano was born in Taguig
Taguig
to Senator Renato "Compañero" Cayetano and German-American
German-American
former school teacher Sandra Schramm.[3] He resides with his family in Bagumbayan, Taguig. His wife, Lani Cayetano, is currently the Mayor of Taguig. His older sister, Pia, is a former Senator (2004–2016) and is currently representing the lone district of Taguig
Taguig
at the House of Representatives, where she is also a Deputy Speaker. His youngest brother, Lino, is a film and television director and former congressman of Taguig, while his other brother Ren is a former councilor of Muntinlupa. Political career[edit] 16th Congress[edit] After the 2013 elections, at the start of the 16th Congress, Cayetano was elected as the new Senate Majority Floor Leader and was likewise appointed to chair the Senate Committee on Rules. 2016 elections[edit] See also: Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte
presidential campaign, 2016 In a press event held in Davao City, Senator Cayetano announced that he would seek election for Vice President in the 2016 national elections under the Nacionalista Party
Nacionalista Party
(Cayetano did not mention who would be his Presidential running mate).[4][5] On November 21, 2015, it was made official that Davao City
Davao City
mayor Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte
would be his running mate for the 2016 presidential elections. Although his running mate won the presidency, Cayetano was placed 3rd in both unofficial and official vote counts conducted by COMELEC and the Congress, respectively. Department of Foreign Affairs[edit]

Cayetano with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Rex Tillerson
during the former's visit to Washington D.C., September 27, 2017

On May 10, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte
announced that Cayetano was appointed as Secretary of Foreign Affairs, following the expiration of the one-year appointment ban on losing candidates of the 2016 elections.[6] Cayetano replaced acting secretary Enrique Manalo, who assumed the post in March 2017 when the Commission on Appointments's (CA) rejected President Duterte's ad interim appointment of Perfecto Yasay Jr. due to the latter's citizenship concerns.[7] His appointment to the post by President Duterte was approved by the CA's foreign affairs committee on May 17, 2017. Upon approval of the CA's plenary, he will assume the post as foreign secretary and effectively resign from his post as senator.[8] On May 18, Cayetano was sworn in by President Duterte at the Malacañang of the South
Malacañang of the South
in Davao City.[9] As Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Cayetano plans an "objective-based" approach in resolving the territorial disputes of the Philippines, which he describes as negotiation through the use of historical facts, such as the Treaty of Paris of 1898 and the United Nations
United Nations
Convention on the Law of the Sea, to defend the Philippines' claims.[10] He also vowed to avoid "microphone diplomacy", which he describes as the continual issuing of public statements instead of privately negotiating the issues with the parties.[11] In January 2018, Filipino Congressman Gary Alejano revealed that the Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano
Alan Peter Cayetano
had approved the Chinese Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to perform a scientific survey of the Rise, while disapproving a French research offer in the Philippine Rise. Under the agreement, majority of researchers must be Chinese. On the same month, China
China
told Filipino counterparts that the Philippines
Philippines
has no right in the Philippine Rise. Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's trusted spokesperson Harry Roque
Harry Roque
embraced and defended China's statement, causing outrage from various Filipino sectors.[12] In March 2018, Cayatano reiterated that the West Philippine Sea is 'disputed', despite an international court backed by the United Nations declared that the Philippines
Philippines
has the sole legal right on the resources of the West Philippine Sea which also deemed the Philippines as the internationally-acknowledged country with jurisdiction on the area. Presidential spokesperson Roque also called the area as 'disputed', effectively making it as the Duterte administration's policy on the West Philippine Sea. Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, the main proponent of the West Philippine Sea case, told media that the court ruling is clear and that the Filipino foreign secretary and the presidential spokesperson themselves need to be educated more on the matter, because if they continue to call an undisputed area as disputed, China
China
will use it as leverage against the Philippines.[13] See also[edit]

List of foreign ministers in 2017 List of current foreign ministers Secretary of Foreign Affairs (Philippines)

References[edit]

^ a b " Alan Peter Cayetano
Alan Peter Cayetano
Biography". Senate of the Philippines. March 14, 2014. Archived from the original on 2013-03-13.  ^ "Comelec says Alan Peter a Pinoy, junks DQ bid". GMA News Online. April 24, 2007. Retrieved May 23, 2017.  ^ "The Manila
Manila
Times Internet Edition - WEEKEND >The independent". Archived from the original on 2009-07-03.  ^ Viray, Patricia Lourdes (2015-09-19). "Cayetano to run for VP". Philstar. Retrieved 2015-09-29.  ^ "Alan Cayetano announces 2016 VP run in Davao City". GMA News Online. 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2015-09-29.  ^ Reganit, Cielito (May 10, 2017). "Pres. Duterte appoints Cayetano as next DFA chief". Philippines
Philippines
News Agency. Retrieved May 17, 2017.  ^ Santos, Eimor (May 10, 2017). "Duterte appoints Cayetano as DFA chief". CNN Philippines. Retrieved May 10, 2017.  ^ "CA panel approves Cayetano appointment as DFA chief". CNN Philippines. May 17, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2017. The committee's decision [of approving Cayetano's appointment] will now be referred to the plenary, which will vote to approve or reject the [Commission of Appointments] panel's ruling.  ^ Sabillo, Kristine Angeli (May 18, 2017). "Duterte administers oath to new DFA chief Cayetano". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 18, 2017.  ^ Punzalan, Jamaine (May 17, 2017). "After breezing through CA, Cayetano is officially DFA chief". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. Retrieved May 17, 2017.  ^ Sabillo, Kristine Angeli (May 12, 2017). "New DFA Sec. Cayetano won't use 'microphone diplomacy'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 17, 2017.  ^ Amurao, George (January 18, 2018). " China
China
eyes Philippines' strategic eastern shores". Asia Times.  ^ https://www.rappler.com/nation/197563-cayetano-disputed-west-philippine-sea-carpio

External links[edit]

alanpetercayetano.com

House of Representatives of the Philippines

Preceded by Dante O. Tinga Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Lone District of Taguig
Taguig
City-Pateros 1998–2007 Succeeded by Lani Lopez-Cayetano

Senate of the Philippines

Preceded by Gregorio Honasan Chair of the Philippine Senate Agrarian Reform Committee 2016–2017 Succeeded by Cynthia Villar

Preceded by Miriam Defensor Santiago Chair of the Philippine Senate Foreign Relations Committee 2016–2017 Succeeded by Loren Legarda

Preceded by Joker Arroyo Chair of the Philippine Senate Blue Ribbon Committee 2007–2009 Succeeded by Richard J. Gordon

Political offices

Preceded by Aquilino Pimentel Jr. Minority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines 2010–2013 Succeeded by Juan Ponce Enrile

Preceded by Gregorio Honasan Acting Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines 2013–2016 Succeeded by Tito Sotto

Preceded by Enrique Manalo Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs 2017-present Incumbent

Order of precedence

Preceded by Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines Order of Precedence of the Philippines as Secretary of Foreign Affairs Succeeded by Ambassadors to the Philippines (in order of tenure)

Succeeded by Gabriele Giordano Caccia as Dean of the Diplomatic Corps

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Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte

Cabinet

Office Name Term Office Name Term

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea 2016– Secretary of Interior and Local Government Ismael Sueno Catalino Cuy* Eduardo Año* 2016–2017 2017–2018 2018

Secretary of Agrarian Reform Rafael V. Mariano Rosalina Bistoyong* John Castriciones* 2016–2017 2017– 2017– Secretary of Justice Vitaliano Aguirre II Menardo Guevarra* 2016–2018 2018–

Secretary of Agriculture Emmanuel Piñol 2016– Secretary of Labor and Employment Silvestre Bello III 2016–

Secretary of Budget and Management Benjamin Diokno 2016– Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana 2016–

Secretary of Education Leonor Briones 2016– Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rafael Yabut* Mark Villar 2016 2016–

Secretary of Energy Alfonso Cusi 2016– Secretary of Science and Technology Fortunato de la Peña 2016–

Secretary of Environment and Natural   Resources Gina Lopez Roy Cimatu 2016–2017 2017– Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Judy Taguiwalo Emmanuel Leyco* 2016–2017 2017–

Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez III 2016– Secretary of Tourism Wanda Corazon Teo 2016–

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay Jr. Enrique Manalo* Alan Peter Cayetano 2016–2017 2017 2017– Secretary of Trade and Industry Ramon Lopez 2016–

Secretary of Health Paulyn Ubial Herminigildo Valle* Francisco Duque 2016–2017 2017 2017- Secretary of Transportation Arthur Tugade 2016–

Secretary of Information and Communications   Technology Rodolfo Salalima Eliseo Rio, Jr.* 2016–2017 2017-

Cabinet-level

Office Name Term Office Name Term

Vice President Leni Robredo 2016– Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella Harry Roque 2016–2017 2017-

Presidential Management Staff   Director-General Christopher Go 2016– Presidential Adviser on National Security Hermogenes Esperon 2016–

Secretary of Presidential Communications Martin Andanar 2016– Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Ricardo Visaya Eduardo Año Rey Leonardo Guerrero 2016 2016–2017 2017-2018

National Economic and Development Authority   Director-General Ernesto Pernia 2016– Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza 2016–

Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr. 2016– Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Diño 2016–

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo 2016– Lead Convenor of National Anti-Poverty Commission Liza Maza 2016–

*as Acting Secretary See also: Presidential transition of Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte
and Presidency of Rodrigo Duterte

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Current Foreign Ministers of ASEAN

Bolkiah / Erywan Prak Marsudi Kommasith Anifah Suu Kyi Cayetano Balakrishnan Pramudwinai Minh

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Current Foreign Ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Bishop Bolkiah / Erywan Freeland Ampuero Wang Marsudi Kōno Kang Anifah Videgaray

Peters Pato Aljovín Cayetano Lavrov Balakrishnan Wu Pramudwinai Sullivan Minh

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Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines

Villanueva Engage Laurel Aquino Recto Arranz Francisco Cabili Primicias Roy Tolentino Mercado Guingona Romulo Tatad Drilon Tatad Legarda Pimentel Legarda Pangilinan Zubiri Sotto Honasan (Acting) Cayetano Sotto

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Minority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines

C. M. Recto Garcia Padilla Fernandez Padilla Roxas Ponce Enrile Tañada Angara Gonzales Maceda Guingona Pimentel Sotto Pimentel Cayetano Ponce Enrile Sotto (Acting) R. Recto

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Candidates in the Philippine presidential election, 2016

Presidential candidates

Winner

Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte
(PDP-Laban) (campaign)

Other candidates

Mar Roxas
Mar Roxas
(Liberal) (campaign) Grace Poe
Grace Poe
(Aksyon) (campaign) Jejomar Binay
Jejomar Binay
(UNA) (campaign) Miriam Defensor Santiago† (PRP) (campaign)

Withdrew

Roy Señeres† (PMM) (campaign)

Vice presidential candidates

Winner

Leni Robredo
Leni Robredo
(Liberal)

Other candidates

Bongbong Marcos
Bongbong Marcos
(Independent) Alan Peter Cayetano
Alan Peter Cayetano
(Independent) Francis Escudero
Francis Escudero
(Independent) Antonio Trillanes
Antonio Trillanes
(Independent) Gringo Honasan

UNA

Senatorial history of Alan Peter Cayetano

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<13th Senators of the 14th Congress of the Philippines
Philippines
(2007-2010) 15th>

Senate President

Juan Ponce Enrile
Juan Ponce Enrile
(2008-2010) Manny Villar
Manny Villar
(2006-2008) #

Senior Senators (2004-2010) Junior Senators (2007-2010)

Rodolfo Biazon Pia Cayetano Juan Ponce Enrile Jinggoy Estrada Dick Gordon Lito Lapid

Jamby Madrigal Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. Mar Roxas Bong Revilla Miriam Defensor Santiago

Edgardo Angara Benigno Aquino Joker Arroyo Alan Cayetano Chiz Escudero Gringo Honasan

Ping Lacson Loren Legarda Kiko Pangilinan Antonio Trillanes Manny Villar Migz Zubiri

Term ended June 30, 2010 Term ended June 30, 2013

# — Villar was also the previous Senate president of the 13th Congress. ## — Vacant due to election of Alfredo Lim
Alfredo Lim
as the mayor of Manila.

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<14th Senators of the 15th Congress of the Philippines
Philippines
(2010-2013) 16th>

Senate President

Juan Ponce Enrile
Juan Ponce Enrile
(2010–2013) # Jinggoy Estrada
Jinggoy Estrada
(2013) ##

Senior Senators (2007–2013) Junior Senators (2010–2016)

Edgardo Angara Joker Arroyo Alan Cayetano Chiz Escudero Gringo Honasan Ping Lacson

Loren Legarda Kiko Pangilinan Koko Pimentel Antonio Trillanes Manny Villar

Pia Cayetano Franklin Drilon Juan Ponce Enrile Jinggoy Estrada TG Guingona Lito Lapid

Bongbong Marcos Sergio Osmeña III Ralph Recto Bong Revilla Miriam Defensor Santiago Tito Sotto

Term ends June 30, 2013 Term ends June 30, 2016

# — Ponce Enrile was also the Senate president of the 14th Congress. ##—Estrada is in acting capacity after Ponce Enrile takes his resignation. ### —Zubiri resigned from office on August 3, 2011, replaced by Pimentel afterwards. #### — Vacant due to election of Benigno Aquino III
Benigno Aquino III
to the presidency.

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<15th Senators of the 16th Congress of the Philippines
Philippines
(2013-2016) 17th>

Senate President Franklin Drilon

Senior Senators (2010-2016) Junior Senators (2013-2019)

Pia Cayetano Franklin Drilon Juan Ponce Enrile Jinggoy Estrada TG Guingona Lito Lapid

Bongbong Marcos Sergio Osmena III Ralph Recto Bong Revilla Miriam Defensor Santiago Tito Sotto

Sonny Angara Bam Aquino Nancy Binay Alan Cayetano JV Ejercito
JV Ejercito
Estrada Chiz Escudero

Gringo Honasan Loren Legarda Koko Pimentel Grace Poe Antonio Trillanes Cynthia Villar

Term ended June 30, 2016 Term

.