-Senator Alan Peter Cayetano will be part of the Philippine delegation to the ASEAN Summit in Laos
-As the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Cayetano will be part of the Philippines' bilateral meetings with different countries
-President Duterte has long eyed to appoint Cayetano as Foreign Affairs secretary
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, who ran as Vice President alongside President Rodrigo Duterte during the previous Philippine election will be joining the president in Laos as a member of the Philippine delegation to the 28th and 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.
Senator Cayetano's appearance in the Summit was announced by presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella on Sunday, September 4, just a day before Duterte is scheduled to leave for Laos.
According to Abella, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano will be part of the Philippine delegation to the ASEAN Summit in his capacity as the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
He added that Cayetano will also be able to attend the bilateral and sideline meetings between the Philippines and other countries at the ASEAN Summits and other related summits.
Aside from attending the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits, President Duterte is set to have bilateral meetings with the heads of states of the US, Australia, India, and Japan.
The senator was Duterte's running mate during the 2016 national elections. He then conceded the vice presidency race after trailing at 3rd to Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos.
Duterte has been vocal about appointing Cayetano as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs once the one-year ban on appointing electoral candidates has passed.