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
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
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
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.
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,
DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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
As Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Cayetano plans an "objective-based"
approach in resolving the territorial disputes of the
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)
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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
* ^ Santos, Eimor (May 10, 2017). "Duterte appoints Cayetano as DFA
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 p