Casiño won’t join UNA, to remain independent

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Bayan Muna Rep. Teodoro Casiño: Independent

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—Bayan Muna Rep. Teodoro Casiño said he would remain an independent candidate despite earlier reports that the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) was considering adopting him after dropping its three guest candidates.

Casiño, who is running for senator under the Makabayan coalition, said he would not join UNA but he could work with the group in pushing their common platforms, especially those that would benefit the poor.

He clarified that UNA did not send any letter endorsing his candidacy. “It only floated in media. But we will stick to our original plan that I will be an alternative candidate. For the first two weeks of the campaign, I became more convinced that my decision was right,” Casiño told reporters here on Sunday.

Casiño watched the Baguio Flower Festival float parade here on Sunday and was guest in the leaders’ assembly of the party-list group Katribu.

Asked how he took reports of the possibility of endorsement from UNA, Casiño said: “There is this realization that as an independent candidate, [I am seen] as one of the stronger candidates, otherwise, my name would not be floated. Am I flattered? Not really.”

Casiño said he would work with UNA only if they would agree to push programs that would improve the living conditions of ordinary Filipinos.

In his Twitter account, Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. called the attention of Casiño and senatorial candidates Risa Hontiveros, Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara and Edward Hagedorn for allegedly violating rules on the proper posting and size of election materials.

Casiño acknowledged that the posting of his campaign materials in prohibited areas had become a problem but he said he appreciated the effort of his volunteers and supporters.

“There are so many people who keep asking us for campaign materials, like posters and tarpaulin streamers. However, they do not know the Comelec guidelines [on posting] and they tend to post it anywhere… This is a problem when you rely on volunteers, but we always try to remind them about the guidelines,” he said.

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  • virgoyap

    Casino it’s good for you to remain an independent candidate, because if you’ll join the UNA you will miss my vote.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LA4E2HYYGJGVZ3UJYRI36CBQDA ahock

      kaso hindi ba CPP NPA mga ito? Re nounce muna nila ang NPA para ok

      • virgoyap

         Sure ako na hindi siya ganun. Ang pruyba ay nandoon siya sa kongreso at hindi sa bilibid.

      • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

        sure ako stratigist ka ni casino…

      • virgoyap

         He he he nagkamali ka hindi niya ako kilala. Isa lang fan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AMAFMGL7XLSNBSZ4E7P3YKFVLA Eric

    good for you!

  • UrHONOR

    UNSOLICITED, I am publicly campaigning for CASINO whom I have not met and whom I have no info about save the news and reports that saw print in the media about himself….with or without his approval.  It’s time we all stage our own moves to show how sincere we are in putting this country to its best possible shape by rounding up individuals who can best do it efficiently and soonest.  Thus far, CASINO fits the role of a knight in shining armor to a tee.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am campaigning for CASINO to be one of our senators.

    • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

      sinong binubola mo sarili mo

  • Rovingmoron

    Go Teddy, go! I bet you’re man enough. I’m sure you have the support of the Filipino youth, and those who believed that freedom and democracy cannot be bought by money alone. But by honest and corrupt-free governance, which you’re espousing for. It’s good to know that you’ve opened up your mind on this matter. And don’t be fooled by UNA’s invitation to be a guest candidate. Otherwise, your principles and beliefs will be devoured.

    • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

      he is bong revilla now a good follower of gloria with a conditon of only in cavite but now in baguio with revilla

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3LQ4MUAU3Z36MIQGIGSOKBCQE Rosauro

    Don’t vote for this communist Casino! UNA don’t take him in as your guest candidate if you want to have more votes for your candidates.

  • John_Galt_II

    Delikado ang animal na to! Communista na Trapo pa!

  • MarkySalomon

    hahaha Sige, Casino, spin lang ng spin ng balita. Kasi sa totoo lang bago pa man nag-umpisa ang kampanya ay lumapit na ang grupo mo sa UNA at LP at di ka nila mabigyan ng lugar dahil sobrang sikip na. Sa madaling salita, you were crowded out from the line-up. Kakatawa talaga itong mga spin doctors ng CPP-NPA.

    • etobsify

      MarkySolomon —– TUMPAK NA TUMPAK!!! 

      • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

        kaya yung kasama ni revilla sa baguio.he he he.

    • MULEN

      Akala kasi ng grupo ni Teddy na mauuto pa nila ang mga organized political parties katulad noong nangyayari noong 2010. Lumilitaw na ang ikinampanya ng mga makakaliwang grupo ay si Satur Ocampo at Lisa Maza lang much to the chagrin of other senatorial candidates of the Nationalista ticket. At iyon din ang plano nilang gawin ngayong 2013 election pero hindi kumagat ang LP at UNA e. Tuso man daw ang matsing e matsing pa din lol.

  • doublecross

    be independent…kaya mo yan.

  • maypakialamtayo

    hindi bale teddy, kahit matalo ka maluwag naman ang kalsada para sa mga rally at welga mo!

  • mabyrik

    If I were to select between Jackie, Honasan, JV, Zubiri and Nancy on one hand and Casino on the other, my vote will be on Casino. Casino is never involved in any corruption issues while the 5 obnoxious personalities were either killers, cheaters, corrupt, heirs of the most corrupt leaders we have right now or all or combination of the above.

    Casino’s drawback is his being a leftist. But at least, a leftist is an individual who will die for his principle while the 5 will die for money, power and greed.

    DO NOT VOTE FOR JACKIE, JV, JV, HONASAN, NANCY!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

      wow totoo ba yan kung ako ang botante papaliin ako sa limang sinabi mo at kay casino ..ako..he he he gawin mo ng anim sila..he will die on his principle but with the expence of inocent peoples

  • 12JEM

    Ted Casiño is identified as left of center politician.  It seems that Filipinos are not yet ready to elect one LOC in the Senate. What happened to Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza are still fresh in the mind of voters. Riza Baraquel is languishing in the company of those who are likely to lose, according to lthe latest survey.

  • MULEN

    Casiño has never renounced the use of violence espoused by his armed comrades and he’s never even raised a howl for the massacre committed by the NPA against 8 civilians in La Castillana, Negros Occidental and the killing of a civilian in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon while conveniently talking about the grounding of USS Guardian in Tubbataha Reef. Hindi na mauuto ang sambayanang Pilipino sa ano mang kaik-ikan, gimik at pagpabangong gawin ng mga makakaliwa dahil talagang lalabas ang baho ng mga pesteng tamad, walang silbi at mangongotong na makakaliwang grupo. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

      bull eyes mullen rally ng rally tungkol sa mga kano tungkol sa vfa at tubbatha reef ehh mas grabe ginagawa ng china ..tahimik sila tungkol doon pag nag rarally at di pinatuloy sa gusto nilang puntahan nanggugulo nambabato ng pintura at langis na may krudo ..pano ba yan ka teddy 

  • Loggnat

    Mr Casiño says the right things, untainted from corruption allegations, and definitely cannot be branded with being a member of political dynasty. Maybe if the left manages to get enough representation in the political arena, they might seriously think of dumping having a political change thru the barrel of a gun. Peace may reign, and make it possible to give the country’s economic progress a decent chance. :))

    • MULEN

      Corrupt pa rin dahil ang nagpatakbo ng kanyang kandidatura ay pawis at dugo ng naghihirap na mga magsasaka sa kanayunan na kinikilan ng mga armadong grupong kaalyado ni Casiño. Kaya’t hindi nakapagtataka na mayroon ng political ads si Casiño na mapapanood sa primetime TV. Two-pronged approach kasi ang kotong na lalo pang pinalakas habang palapit na ang eleksyon: ang union fees ng manggagawa at ang sinasabing revolutionary fees na kung tutuusin ay kotong.

      • Loggnat

        Compared to the current (ie. Enrile, Estrada, Arroyo, Angara, Sy, etc.) traditional and dynastic politicians, Casiño seems like an altar boy. Leftist representation in the political process is a necessity in a mature and progressive democracy. But that’s my opinion only.

      • MULEN

        Doble kara ang mga leftist didto compared to established communist parties in Europe. Doon ngayon, walang nagbibitbit ng armas at sumusuporta sa armadong pakikibaka, walang nangongotong at lalong walang pumapatay ng sibilyan just to prove that they’re a force to reckon with. Maihahalintulad ang pakikibaka ng mga makakaliwa dito sa communist guerilla movements in South and Central Americas na pera pera na ang nagiging sentro ng aktibidad ranging from kidnapping for ransom and maintaining coca plantation and cocaine laboratories. Dito at least hindi pa humantong sa ganoong kalakaran but just the same, the fact that they are targeting civilians and civilian infrastructures and businesses is plain atrocious.

      • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

        wala silang cocaine pero marijuanang mga tanim

  • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

    right on Teddy, why join the party of thieves?! after all a man is known by the company he keeps!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    NPA salot ng bayan…Casiñong Komunista Espiya ng China…

  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    Suddenly all these candidates are pro-poor. Mapapakain ba ninyo ang lahat ng mahirap pagkatapos kayong maihalal? One candidate says he wishes all people will have food on their table. We cannot even produce our own food requirement. Wishing to have food could lead one to have food, but wishing is not in and of itself food. Magtrabaho muna upang kumain. Subalit papaano magkakatrabaho kung wala naman talagang trabaho? Kaya nga, create jobs then food can follow.

  • etobsify

    Hindi ba kayo nagtataka bakit blue ang motif ni CASINO?? Dapat PULA! sing pula ng dugo nyang KOMUNISTA? you might fool others with your pa cute ways and TRAPO methods. but not me.

  • Noel

    We don’t need another Communist in the Senate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    nasa baguio yan kasama ni revilla mga volunters daw tumakbo ba yan mula manila to baguio..sabi niya tatakbo siya pag haharap sa mga botante?papaano di dadami steamer at tarpulin niyan sa lugar ng mga npa nakalagay halos lahat ng kandidato mula konsehal hanggan senador yan din ang sinasabi gustong umangat ang mahihirap

  • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano

    As long as the majority of the electorate remains “Stupendent”, it really doesn’t matter what party you belong to.

  • UrHONOR

    THOSE who can not see the benefits and opportunities the country could obtain from this man who is a cut above the rest are definitely myopic and need to have their eyes check, if not their heads.  Hihingi-hingi kayo ng pagbabago, tapos  nang magkaroon ng pagkakataon na yong kahilingan ninyo ay mapupunan, ang tinititigan ninyo ay yong mga nakaraang mga MMM at mga potential MMM ayon sa kanilang mga background at handlers.

    Only those who have goodness of heart can SEE goodness in others.  Many asks for goodness, but when it presents itself before their faces, they can not even recognize it because they are so used to seeing mainly darkness and deterioration.  Ang pagbabago ay hindi parati sa ibang tao na nakikita natin….kundi sa mismong mga sarili natin.  Kung hindi natin babaguhin ang ating pananaw, walang magbabago sa ating tinatanaw.  Subalit, kapag binago natin ang ating pananaw, lahat ng ating tinatanaw at tatanawin ay magbabago din.

    Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.  Huwag masyadong naka-depensa parati at nag-iisip na ang lahat ng nangyayaring hindi na-aayon sa inyong kaisipan ay LABAN o KONTRA sa inyo.  Hindi yong nakakita ng dilaw  ay Aquino na; pula, komunista; itim, Binay.  Maraming bagay ang nagtataglay ng mga kulay na tinututuk ng ilan sa i-ilang bagay na kanilang ikinababahala ng walang katwiran o dahilan.

    MABUHAY si CASINO…sa gusto ninyo o hindi!  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XFUU4BQW7RATWSWTK2PTWBMD6U Boy

    1.      
    Teodoro Casiño
    – despite being a congressman still poor. No corruption issues.  An advocate of the poor.

    2.      
    Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel
    – to advance women’s rights in the senate.

    3.      
    Eddie Villanueva –His
    experience tells his pro-poor be it as a communist or as a pastor.

    4.      
    Richard Gordon – has political will. A great
    manager.

    5.      
    Edward Hagedorn – preserved Puerto Princesa, pro-environment
    and has political will.

    6.      
    Aquilino Pimentel III – knows what
    it felt to be cheated. He will champion political reforms.

    7.      
    Grace Poe – She was raised by a
    great father. She has a lot of potential to improve political reforms as she is
    exposed with how his father was cheated during the election.

    8.      
    JC de los Reyes – non trapo and God-fearing.

    9.      
    Antonio Trillanes IV – knows how
    corrupt the military is. I will give him one more chance to do what he needs to
    do.

    10.  
    Samson Alcantara – has balls to file law suit
    against SWS and Pulse Asia. Hindi natatakot madengoy ng survey2.

  • Karabkatab

    Invitation to casiño by UNA was a cost cutting strategy for the party. Doing so, would free them paying the left wing with permits to campaign and win.  Syempre hindi papayag si teddy boy, madami dami rin mababawas sa kaban ng kapatiran nila.

  • m1600

    kaya sumemplang si VILAR dahil kay satur nocampo na kinuha nlang guest candidate.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PI2R4LGW5PH5CBK66PI2VGSE7A Don Joseph

    Do you really think Teddy Casino is a clean, incorrupt and pro-Filipino candidate? The appearance doesn’t evoke what’s within:

    Teddy Casino is clearly a pawn of NDF-NPA, who seeks to establish a communist government in the Philippines (power is on the hands of few, no opposition and freedom of speech are their agendas). If he wins, they now have voice in our democratic government whom they seek to destroy.

    Teddy Casino is disparaging the armed forces for purchasing arms, jet fighters and ships. He didn’t understand that the Philippines is bullied by China (<– which is his loyalty is bound anyway) and needs arms to defend itself.

    Teddy Casino hates Sin Tax hike, well because it increases coffers of the government – and more money, more equipment for the Armed forces (who hunts rebels) and for social outreach programs. Casino is willing to sacrifice the health of the Filipinos (cheaper tobacco and alcohol, more lung and liver cancer and addiction) just to promote the aims of NDF-NPA. So many think all along that Teddy Casino is pro-poor and pro-Filipino, huh?

    He did not actually condemn the atrocities done by NPA in strongest terms. All he said was '…I hold them accountable and demand proper corrective action from them.' Can't say anything bad to your posse, huh?

    So if we want new faces and new strategies in the Senate, don't include Teddy Casino. Pick carefully and use your brains.

  • UrHONOR

    KAYONG mga PROFESSIONAL MIRONS….wala na kayong masabi’t magawa kundi ang manira!
    Ipakita ninyo ang yagbadooles ninyo at sabihin ninyo ang kung ano at kung sino ang gusto ninyo sa nakaparadang mga kandidato.  Hindi yong kung ano-anong kabulastugang sapantaha ang pinalulutang ninyo tungkol sa taong hindi naman ninyo nakikilala ng lubusan at yong mga kaugukang balita ang pinaglalandakan ninyo.  Tingnan ninyo ang REOCRD ng tao at hindi ang mga BALITANG KUTSERO.

    You keep on harping the negatives of some one, yet you can not mention any one whom you think deserves the voters’ attention.  Dwell on WHAT IS and not on WHAT IS NOT.  Iparada ninyo ang napupusuan ninyo at hindi yong tintutuligsa ninyo ang wala kayong nalalaman maliban sa mga tsismis na nasasaganap ninyo sa kung saan-saan.

    Kung sabagay, ganyan naman talaga ang takbo ng buhay sa mundo…..kapag ang bunga sa kahoy ay nahihinog na, marami ang pumupukol!  Keep on pukuling….someday you may just get what you are pukuling!

    • MULEN

      Pre huminahon ka baka maniwala ka sa sarili mong pantasya. Hindi mo na basta mauuto ang mga madlang Pilipino. Alam na nila ang tunay na pagkatao ng katulad ni Casiño at tiyak sa kankungan na naman ang lagpak nito sa Mayo. Garantisado iyan.

    • mamamia

      Filipinos tend to vote for candidates whom they can hear what they want to hear, Casino was the opposite and was branded a communist even without proof, you are right kwentong barbero, Filipinos never ever learn, hundreds of politicians have been elected and ALWAYS Filipinos left empty handed after election, Ang Pinoy gusto lagi ung matatamis na salita ang naririnig, kaya payo ko sa mga pilipino wag kayo mag rereklamo kung kayo ay mahirap ngayon at bukas ay mahirap pa din, PEOPLE WANT NANCY BINAY INSTEAD OF CASINO, what the heck.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    masyado nman assuming tong si casino… wla p nmang pormal na imbetasyon galing sa UNA, meron na agad press release. eh, ganun din un, sinasakyan rin nya ung predicament ng UNA ngayon… sya rin ang nakinabang!!!

    • MULEN

      Sabihin natin na malayo na ang nararating ng nakokotong ng mga makakaliwang grupo. Bukod sa political ads sa primetime tv at naglilipanang campaign posters, naka-afford na rin ng sariling spindoctors si Teddy sa mga broadsheets. Takot na kasi iyong mga malalaking negosyante at maski mga naghihirap na magsasaka dahil sa paghahasik ng lagim ng mga NPA na ikinasawi ng maraming sibilyan kaya nagbibigay na sila ng kotong. 

  • 33Sambuang2

    I salute you Mr Casino………. kasi di ka mananalo pag sumama ka sa partido ng tatlong itlog na bugok…..More Power to You….

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