Cayetanos poised to win in Taguig anew

(Eagle News)–The Cayetanos are poised to win in Taguig anew, with partial results showing they are slated to win local and congressional races.

Lino Cayetano, brother of former Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, is ahead of his closest rival, Taguig-Pateros Rep. Arnel Cerafica, by over 60,000 votes, with 94.21 percent of election returns transmitted.

Alan  is also slated to beat former barangay chair Allan Cerafica by a wide margin in the congressional race in the first district, with 86360 votes as compared to the latter’s 59,998.

The former senator’s wife, outgoing Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, is also poised to win the congressional race in the second district by a wide margin.

Her only rival, PDP-Laban’s Cheche Gonzales, trails by over 60,000 votes.

The Cayetanos have dominated Taguig politics since Alan became councilor in 1992.

He  became Taguig vice mayor from 1995 to 1998 and was voted as its lone district representative in the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007.

Lani entered the political scene in 2007, when she was elected to represent the first district of Taguig-Pateros.

She has been mayor of Taguig since 2010.

Lino, for his part, first served as Fort Bonifacio’s barangay captain in 2010.

In 2013, he was elected as second district representative, a post he held for four years.

Alan’s sister Pia, who is gunning for a seat in the Senate, is also poised to win in the midterm elections, with partial results showing she was within the winning top 12.