The Info List - Alan Peter Cayetano

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ALAN PETER SCHRAMM CAYETANO (born October 28, 1970) is a Filipino politician and diplomat who as of May 2017, serves as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs . 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.


* 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


Cayetano was born in Taguig
to Senator Renato "Compañero" Cayetano and German-American
former school teacher Sandra Schramm. 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
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



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.


See also: 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 (Cayetano did not mention who would be his Presidential running mate). On November 21, 2015, it was made official that Davao City mayor 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.


On May 10, 2017, President 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. 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.

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. On May 18, Cayetano was sworn in by President Duterte at the Malacañang of the South in Davao City .

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 Convention on the Law of the Sea , to defend the Philippines' claims. 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.


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


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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 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 will now be referred to the plenary, which will vote to approve or reject the panel's ruling. * ^ Sabillo, Kristine Angeli (May 18, 2017). "Duterte administers oath to new DFA chief Cayetano". Philippine Daily Inquirer
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
Philippine Daily Inquirer
. Retrieved May 17, 2017.