Press Release
April 24, 2013

Mother Lily: Alan Cayetano is our next President
Cayetano: A better economy will lead to the renaissance of Philippine cinema

Mother Lily Monteverde gave a resounding endorsement for the re-election bid of Senator Alan Cayetano in a press conference Tuesday and went as far as saying, "He is our next president!"

To this the senator replied, "The presidency is a matter of destiny. But Mother Lily is my lucky charm!" He also added that should the opportunity present itself, "One thing is for sure, I will consult Mother Lily because she is a good judge of character!"

The movie mogul gave a speech before members of the Philippine entertainment industry about her endorsement for Cayetano, saying, "I support Alan Cayetano because I believe in him. But more importantly, because I believe in his cause of PTK: reducing Presyo, generating more Trabaho, and bringing more Kita to every Filipino family."

"He is a good man, an honest man. He will surely continue to be an asset in the Senate," she said. She ended her speech with a simple conclusion: "I am a proud Cayetano volunteer. I believe in him that much."

For his part, Cayetano took the opportunity to share photos from his Listening Tours with farmers, vendors, drivers, fisherfolk, students, teachers, tourism operators from over 20 locations nationwide. The senator also explained how his advocacy to address issues related to PTK: Presyo, Trabaho, Kita will benefit all Filipinos. "An increase in purchasing power will lead to a renaissance of Philippine cinema," he said.

On a personal note, Mother Lily recalled how the senator went to visit her as she lay recovering from an operation several months ago. "He brought me flowers. If he can be this good to someone like me, imagine how much more he'll be willing to help others especially those in dire need," she shared.

Cayetano thanked the entertainment matriarch for her support as he recounted his own experiences with her. "Mother Lily was my first supporter way back in 2007. It's reassuring to know that she has never waned in her belief in me," he said.

He also said that he is definitely a supporter of the movie industry not only because his brother Lino Cayetano is a director and well-loved member of the showbiz industry and but also because he himself is a movie buff.

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