In the 135th assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, Switzerland, Deputy Speaker Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano said that President Rodrigo Duterte pressed the "reset button" to bring positive change to the Philippines, including giving peace to strife-torn areas in Mindanao.

Pia Cayetano is the sister of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, the running-mate of Duterte last May elections.

"He has told world leaders who have been quick to criticize that he takes full responsibility for the well-being of the Filipinos," Pia said.

"We (Filipinos) have lived with unrest, (but now) it is a time for peace. I invite you, my fellow parliamentarians, to look at my country and my President from this perspective and join us in our quest for peace and prosperity," she added.

Pia also said that Duterte came from Mindanao and he understood the differences in culture and historical background that could give peace to southern Philippines.

"Today, we have a President from the South, in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte. Mayor from Davao City, a city much like the 'Wild West' thirty years ago, until he transformed it into the progressive city that it is today," Cayetano said.

"Stupidity is repeating the same thing and expecting different results. Our President has pressed the reset button (and) we Filipinos are excited for positive change," she added.


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