- Ethel Booba has expressed opposition to political dynasty in government
- Cayetanos have already expressed their openness to political dynasties
- A petition has been filled to invalidate Alan Peter Cayetano and Lani’s COCs for “dynastic expansion” but they were repeatedly told no one is available to comment
Election Day is fast approaching and candidates are all busy with their respective campaigns. TV host and comedienne Ethel Booba has expressed opposition to a political dynasty in government.
The comedienne has set eyes on the the Cayetano clan members, who are running for office in Taguig. During the campaign rally on March 29, Lani Cayetano, who is running for the position of Taguig City 2nd District representative said, “Hindi po namin ibibigay ang Taguig.”
This statement made Ethel quip on her Twitter account on March 30.
Nakaregister na ata sa kanila yan as family business. Charot! https://t.co/raADWSmHMx
— Ethel Booba (@IamEthylGabison) March 30, 2019
Lani is the current mayor of Taguig, who seeks to fill the position of her sister-in-law Pia Cayetano, who also runs for senator. Pia’s brother Lino Cayetano, the incumbent Taguig 2nd district representative, also hopes to replace Lani as mayor. The former foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, which is Lani’s husband is also running for the House of Representative in the 1st district of Taguig.
The INQUIRER.net has reached out to the Mayor’s Office in Taguig several times to ask about the petition that has been filed to invalidate Alan Peter Cayetano and Lani’s certificate of Candidacy (COCs) for “dynastic expansion,” but they were repeatedly told no one is available to comment.
Previously, the Cayetanos have already expressed their openness to political dynasties and Alan Peter claimed that a married couple running in two separate districts is “not unique, and it is completely legal and moral.”
On March 29 during a rally, he insisted that political dynasties do not exist because we are a democratic country.
“You cannot have democracy and then keep saying there are political dynasties.”
“Right now we are still coming to the people for them to choose us as their leaders. What is important is that there [are] fair and open elections,” as quoted in a Philippine Daily Inquirer report on Saturday, March 30.
Ethel Booba has previously spoken out about her disagreement to a political dynasty, as posted on Twitter.
Political dynasty ay parang fast food lang. Nagtatayo ng iba't ibang branch. Charot!
— Ethel Booba (@IamEthylGabison) October 21, 2018
She also shared again her 2017 tweet, proposing to tax politicians with family members in government.
Isulong natin na lagyan ng TAX ang mga politiko dahil ginagawa na din naman nilang family business ang politika. Charot!
— Ethel Booba (@IamEthylGabison) January 14, 2017