Casiño lauds bishops’ support for call to end political dynasties



Bayan Muna Rep. Teodoro Casiño. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker on Wednesday lauded the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for backing a measure which sought to put an end to political dynasties.

Bayan Muna Partylist Representative Teddy Casiño said that the Church’s support was “a burst of inspiration in the long and arduous road of political reform.”

The CBCP has earlier pledged its support for a people’s initiative seeking an end to political dynasties.

Casiño said that House Bill 3413 titled “An Act Prohibiting the Establishment of Political Dynasties’’ was still pending at the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms.

The measure seeks to prohibit an incumbent official’s spouse or relative of up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity from pursuing a public office in the same province or city.

He said that there was no time left to see its passage in the 15th Congress and instead appealed to the “CBCP and the faithful to show its resolve by supporting candidates who embody their yearning for genuine change and political reform.”

“With the 15th Congress coming to a close, it is in this year’s elections that such a clamor for change should be realized,” said Casiño who said he would support a people’s initiative to see to the bill’s passage.

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  • azkal futbol

    kung casino ang kapalit ng mga ibinabawal na dynasty – okay na sa akin na makabalik sila – hwag lang komunista. 

  • Paolo Hernandez

    ANother PUBLICITY STUNT ni Teddy Bear para Lang mailabas ang mukha. Si Teddy ang ISA sa halimbawa sa isang TRAPO!

    DONT VOTE Teddy Bear!
    DONT VOTE BayanMuna!
    Ibagsak ang NPA!

    We support Team P-NOY!

  • Homer Guo

    magkacasino nalang ako kesa iboto ang isang tulad ni casino. wala syang ipinagkaiba sa mga trapo.

  • daniboy2012

    kasama to sa supot ni judasss!!!!

  • TheSmilingBandit

    What about a bill seeking grievance and addressing the issue of the church paying taxes and to get the priests to stop molesting children?

  • Sugbuanon86

    Ayaw ni PNOY dyan sa anti-dynasty bill.

    Sabit kasi ang pamangkin niyang  si Bam, na mukhang mongoloid din.

  • virgoyap

    Yes! This time I go with the CBCP’s anti dynasty campaign. The CBCP must fight for it with the same zeal when they fight against the RH.

  • romel

    CBCP denounces political dynasties, but supporting GARCIA, ENRILE, BINAY, GLORIA. 

    At si Casino naman, no comment sa ginagawa ng China.

  • kilabot

    wrong move. 
    ph politics is synonymous with political dynasty; one and the same; 
    take out political dynasty and ph politics does not exist; 
    then there will be anarchy. or worse, wanton perversity. 

    people has to choose the lesser evil among: 
    1) political dynasty; 
    2) anarchy; 
    3) wanton perversity.

  • Don

    paano patitigilin ang political dynasty?  dapat ang maari lang bumoto ay ang mga nagbabayad ng buwis at ang mga naka-graduate manlamang ng High School.  Sa ngayon kasi, kahit sinong 18 anyos at pataas maaring bumoto.  KAHIT SINO.  Kaya tuwang-tuwa ang mga pulitiko – kasi puwede nilang lokohin, takutin, at bilhin ang mga butante.  Pag may batas na nagsasaad ng mga kuwalipikasyon ng pagboto, siguradong wala nang kurap na pulitiko.  Ang mga taxpayer na butante, na kakaunti, ay nasasapawan ng mga mangmang na butante, kaya may political dynasty. 

    • Hellomr

      Ito ang balwarte ng mga UNA ang mangmang , dahil kung wala sila talo na sila.

    • Legally Black

       I agree!Dapat Taxpayer lang ang boboto. kasi ang taxes natin sa mahihirap lang halos napupunta. buti pa sila may pabahay wala naman contribution sa govt. sila pa ang nagluluklok sa mga walang kwentang pulitiko!

  • Albin

    This elections, we should vote only for candidates willing to sign waiver that he will support the anti-dynasty bill, and if not passed on 3rd reading within 1year, he will go to jail.

  • kurakut


    • magiting78

      Ingat din CBCP ki Casino Kumunista yan sasusunod baka kau n papatay nyan…Mga mandaramabong yan s mga mahihirap kunyari pinag lalaban mahihirap pero dagdag parusa ang revolutionary tax nila pag hnd nakapag bigay papatayin…

  • Albert Einstien

    BIG NO to POLITICAL DYNASTY…..code E- EBAC…estrada,enrile, binay, angara, aquino at cayetano….

    E-EBAC lang sila ULIT…Huwag na kayong E-EBAC muli…

  • Zhenda


  • billy gunner


  • SolidBasketball

    political dynasty is the no. 1 problem of our country !  

  • EREC

    Casino ikaw bay nakikisawsaw lang? Alam mong ikaw at sila ay my boundary!!!!!


     House minority leader Danilo Suarez told reporters in a press
    conference that it was likely that they would push for Revilla to run
    for president in the next elections.

    “Remember, he has topped the senatorial elections. He’s also a
    pillar and a possible candidate,” said Suarez, the political party’s
    vice chairman.

    He said that Revilla had his acting background as a big advantage
    in drawing crowds, pointing out “iba ang galing sa masa (he has a
    strong mass appeal).”

  • Adarna

    wat? then why are they supporting garcia clan in cebu? 

  • Jhune

    Magandang iloklok si Casino sa senado para laging may cotrabida, kung ako lang Casino na ako.

    • Karabkatab

      Matagal na akong Casino Jhune, Rubbing Alcohol nga lang… 

  • Felisa

    Rep Teddy Casino’s praise for CBCP’s support to measure seeking to put an end to political dynasties is the LATEST TRICK of the leftist lawmaker who usually takes a free ride  on popular issues that would benefit the communist movement. It is another ACT OF HYPOCRICY  from  a congressman that posturing as nationalist act but actually is the same people who wanted to destroy the democratic institutions we are protecting and trying to preserve.     

  • Roy Rosales

    come on congressman,stop politicking.the local catholic hierarchy dont endorse communist like you who favors red china which is atheistic in character.youre barking on the wrong tree

  • Felisa

    sa tingin ko my point si felisa. ang leftist na mambabatas ay lagi na lang sumasakay sa mga popular na issue para itulak ang kanilang mga pansariling agenda. sa tingin isa na naman itong grandstanding ni congressman casino.

  • Felisa

    ang ibig sabihin ba nito ay wag nating iboto si ka teddy casino?

  • done_druff

    Aba first time ah! Welcome ko yan!

  • Fred

    Btw, nakunan ba ng pahayag si Teddy dun sa ambush ng npa sa mga sibilyan sa negros?

  • scconcern

    CBCP should mobilize its church members to pettion for plebisite on banning of dynastism. Allow only one member of the family to run in goverment position. Best is abolish pork barrel.

  • del pillar

    My personal perception on Political Dynasty are two folds; 1) If the politician/s involve is/are known for their integrity and honesty, let it be, but if it has/have been proven to be corrupt then it must be dis-enfranchised, in short not be accepted as candidate/s by the COMELEC!!

  • tra6Gpeche

    I am delighted to hear Mr. Casiño for praising
    the CBCP for being against Political dynasty. And I am more impressed with the
    CBCP’s statement. This is a good start to show concern for those less powerful
    and unknown ordinary Filipinos that have ambition to serve the Filipino public.

  • Fayha

    ang sulosyon dyan..e abolish ang pork barrel. sahuran na lang mga pulitiko. ang pork barrel kasi hinahabol nang mga corrupt na pulitiko. kaya kahit naka upo pa ang ama..tatakbo rin ang anak sa pulitika..

  • Jimenez

    Unahin nya muna problema sa Revolutionary Tax nila… Bakit kelangan patayin kapag hindi nakapagbigay?

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