Teddy Casiño: Leftist but not communist

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Teddy Casiño: Being leftist doesn’t mean you espouse armed struggle. EDWIN BACASMAS

An activist? Yes. A communist? No.

Teodoro “Teddy” Casiño swears he’s neither a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) nor a lapdog of Jose Maria Sison, the self-exiled founding chairman of the Maoist movement.

But the 44-year-old former acolyte whose boy-next-door image often betrays his decades-long experience as a student activist and street parliamentarian says his label as a “leftist” lawmaker may just propel him to the Senate in next month’s elections.

“In my campaign sorties, some people would tell me, ‘We will vote for you because you fight for us,’” Casiño told Inquirer reporters, columnists and editors last week.

“Others would say, ‘We want you in the Senate because we want new (leaders) there.’ It’s very encouraging. You can feel the warm acceptance of my candidacy,” he said.

He said even members of political dynasties and parties allied with Team PNoy and the United Nationalists Alliance had openly expressed support for him.

Some of them, he claimed, even hosted his campaign sorties in the provinces because his political party, Makabayan, a coalition of 12 party-list groups, was strapped out of cash.

Casiño, who is on his third and last term as Bayan Muna representative in the House, believed that his track record as a lawmaker would overcome whatever negative impact his being identified with left-leaning groups would have on his candidacy.

But do voters really ask him about his affiliation with the CPP and activist party-list groups?

No, Casiño replied. This has never been brought up in any of his political sorties since he began his senatorial campaign in February, he said.

“That’s not an issue. The usual comment I get was, ‘You’re a fighter. It was you who fought against Gloria,” he said, referring to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. “You’re OK because you stand up for the people,’” he said.

But because of previous government and military propaganda, Casiño lamented that the public commonly associated leftist groups with the New People’s Army, the CPP’s armed wing.

“It’s not the left tag, but the NPA tag. Some people have reservations about the left because there’s always the NPA connection. But when it comes to platforms, principles, social justice and fight for human rights, people agree (with the left) 100 percent.”

‘Red tag’ unfair

Told that the perceived communist influence was a legitimate concern among voters, Casiño maintained that his legislative agenda was never dictated upon him by either Sison or the CPP.

Despite the “red tag,” he insists he is his own man.

“My track record,” he said, “is more significant than the tag. For me, these are just labels. The important thing is what we have accomplished—the projects, investigations, legislation. Our record speaks for itself. We have expanded because of the people’s support.”

“We get ideas from all kinds of people. They’re noted and taken. But ultimately, we make our own decisions based on our program, our platform. We’ve shown that for the past 12 years that we were in Congress.”

“If there’s somebody who can give directives to me, it’s Satur because he’s our party president,” he said, referring to the Maka-

bayan president and former Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Satur Ocampo.

“We came from the same strand of the left. There are same issues where we are together. You could probably say that I’m a reaffirmist. But the national democratic movement (is) not necessarily communist.”

Casiño said he had publicly denounced the NPA’s alleged atrocities in the past, particularly the bloody purge in the communist movement in the late 1980s.

Working within

“Is there a communist with a teddy bear?” Casiño quipped. “What we do is simply explain that being ‘left’ doesn’t necessarily mean you espouse the armed struggle. You can be ‘left’ and work within the parliamentary constitutional arena.”

Casiño, a sociology graduate of University of the Philippines-Los Baños, said his senatorial run “in the bigger scheme of things is an effort by the ‘left’ to move up in mainstream politics. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

“I know it’s a big challenge. But it doesn’t start and end with one election. If we don’t win, we have 2016. And it’s not necessarily me the next time around,” he said.

In the last senatorial election, Makabayan endorsed Liza Maza and Satur Ocampo, who both lost.

Casiño said the Senate, dominated by political clans, millionaires and the landed elite, lacks a voice of the ordinary person.

“The Senate makes laws for all, so the ordinary people should be represented, too,” he said, adding that there had been good bills by party-list groups that had passed the lower House but were not sponsored in the Senate.

Casiño runs “a very cheap campaign” by tapping the party-lists’ machinery. His campaign manager, Nathanael Santiago, said they had so far spent only P3.7 million.

A usual day for the senatorial candidate includes a short run in the morning, visits to public markets, a motorcade, lunch with local leaders, assemblies and meetings with sectoral groups until the evening. He sometimes joins the house-to-house visits of mayoral candidates.

Surveys

“I’m doing very good in surveys, except in SWS and Pulse Asia,” he said, citing informal mock polls in newspapers, websites, sectoral groups, schools and in a convenience store chain.

Asked if his critical stance against the popular Aquino administration may be affecting his ratings, Casiño said some had advised him to tone it down but he maintained that the issue with President Aquino was a matter of policy questions and not a personal one.

Casiño is against K + 12 because he believes shortages (teachers, classrooms, textbooks) must be addressed first before adding two years in high school.

“The basic problem is not the length of schooling but the quality of instruction,” he said.

He also calls for the reinstatement of the P16 billion slashed by the Department of Budget Management in the 2013 budget proposal of state colleges and universities. He said these institutions also get an annual 10-percent increase in the budget, like other government agencies.

Casiño opposes the administration’s public-private partnership program, saying it is an abdication of government responsibility and results in higher cost of public services and utilities.

“Like their solution to the power crisis in Mindanao, we’re against it. Privatization leads to higher electricity rates. Why don’t they tap Mindanao’s renewable sources of energy?”

Devout Catholic

He believes the government should revive the Sabah claim to get negotiations rolling instead of keeping it dormant. He also calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement and the Mutual Defense Treaty with the United States.

As for calls to legalize same-sex marriage, Casiño said it’s something that should be discussed first with stakeholders.

He said the divorce bill should now be tackled, while the grounds for annulment of marriages should be expanded and the process must be made cheaper.

Casiño seeks to lower the costs of electricity, oil, water, toll fees, education, healthcare and mobile communication. He bats for better pay for workers, greater support for farmers, local manufacturers and entrepreneurs. His platform also includes genuine agrarian reform, respect for human rights, national industrialization and economic self-sufficiency.

He principally authored laws that expanded free legal services, exempted minimum wage earners from withholding taxes, placed a cap on rent for low-income earners and penalized torture.

Little is said publicly about Casiño’s upbringing as a devout Catholic, eclipsed by the “Red tag.”

The former altar boy said he had considered becoming a priest or a La Salle Brother. But it was his oldest brother who became an Augustinian priest. He was married in Church and he regularly hears Mass, together with his wife, Ruth Cervantes, and their two boys, Elian, 9, and Emilio, 5.

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  • quirinomayer

    No communist running for office in this country will admit he is a communist because the communist movement and ideology has been rejected and is hated by Filipinos. So Casino is expected to deny he is red as Peter denied Christ. The fact remains that Bayan Muna would not have stood a chance in the partylist elections if not for votes in areas terrorized by the NPA and that this coming elections, Casino would top the senatorial race in areas under the control of the communists and that’s even if he does not show himself there.

    Casino, we are not fools. We prove your connection with the reds just be merely looking at where you votes will come from. .

    • rezli

      ACTIVIST + CASINO = BACKBONE OF COMMUNIST NPA, ACTIVIST IS THE IN CHARGE OF THE MASSES WHILE THE NPA SUPPORT THEIR ARM STRUGGLE..

  • punto_lang

    If we vote for a communist lawmaker our taxes through the CDF will go to their movement which will eventually give them more leverage to support their self aggrandisement cause. The same is true with this Party list group. I am disgusted with the wisdom creating this party list/ sectoral representative in our constitution. Its been exploited by wealthy families, trapos and communist group.

  • gori

    utot mo casino….langya kayong mga kumunista kayo!!!

  • Carlos_Iho

    No communist admits to be one. Communism’s foundation is based on lies, deceit and coercion.

    • tagahuron

      That’s exactly right. Communists are good manipulators and propagandists. Philippines – beware of Teddy Casino.

      • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

        ano ba yang communist????parang multo pantakot sa mga bata para di na magisip kung ano ang tama at mali….iboboto ko yan taga bira ng kararinwang tao hehehehe

      • http://www.facebook.com/Raven0282 Raven Santos

        Ang mga komunista salot sa lipunan yan. Manlilinlang at mga traidor. Once mapahawak mo ng kontrol ng gobyerno sila na ang hari sa ngalan ng ideolohiyang bulok.

        Casino huwag kang pa-cute halatang halata ang pagpapanggap mo. Ano ba ang masama kung aminin mo na komunista ka at kaanib ng CPP/NPA/NDF complex? Kung gusto mong maniwala ang sambayanan na hindi ka tuta ng CPP at ni Joma Sison at tapat ka sa layuning maglingkod sa gobyerno at taumbayan, ITAKWIL MO SA HARAP NG PUBLIKO ANG ARMADONG KARAHASAN BILANG PAMAMARAAN NG PAGBABAGO SA LIPUNAN. SIGE NGA, SIGE NGA???

      • http://twitter.com/the_red_ilonggo Lean Porquia

        isn’t this enough publicity that he said he’s not for armed struggle? kesyo problema sa inyo mga utak pulbura kayo.

      • Vangie Antonio

        sila lng ang utak pulbura hahahahahahaha

      • Vangie Antonio

        Raven Santos, mali ka. bakit nga ba may mga NPA jan sa Pilipinas? dahil sa bulok na hustisya at pamamalakad ng mga nakaupo sa pamahalaan…go Teddy…iboto kita at maraming susuporta saiyo!!! Raven, nasubukan mo na ba ang nag tanong lalo na sa mga babae na NPA? mostly sa kanila ay biktima ng panggagahasa at panlilinlang ng mga naka-unipormado…NG MGA npa AY MABABAIT…at nag sasakripisyo para lalaban sa bulok na sistema ng mga politiko..

      • Guest

        tama ka may npa dahil sa kulang na hustisya… yan ang prinsipyo, pero saan na ang prinsipyong yun aber? maraming pumapasok sa NPA dahil sa ganitong paniniwala pero ang katotohanan na di alam ng mga bagong recruit e ang grupong ito ay wala ng pinaglalaban na prinsipyo, ang mga leader nila pinagkakapirahan lang ang taong bayan thru rev tax nila, in short extortion.. kawawa lang ang mga nalilinlang ng mga to, naghihirap sa bundok nkikipag-away samantalang mga nakaupo sa taas mayaman na… pang-gulo lang, salot sa lipunan at pagunlad ng ating bayan… masahol pa sila sa magnanakaw, tinatakot ang taong bayan para magbigay ng pera… magtrabaho na lng kaya kau at tumulong sa bayan para walang gulo? kung may prinsipyo pa kau, unahain nyo mga kurakot na politiko, hindi ung mga ordinaryong tao ang pinagpapatay nyo…

  • calixto909

    If truly you aren’t a communist by heart then you should have renounced long ago the atrocities that the NPA”s had been doing to your kababayan but never did we see you do it. It’s only now that you’re on the campaign trail that you exposed that statement so I surmise such that it’s only a scheme of yours in order to gain votes from people like me who believes that you’re a communist.

    • MULEN

      The statement coming from Teddy Casiño should be taken with a grain of salt as it’s being uttered by Teddy Casiño the senatorial candidate. This is just but a futile attempt at damage control. Bayan Muna, of which he’s just a member, has remained steadfast in its position to remain silent on matters pertaining to atrocities committed by the left while clandestinely colluding with the NPA in its effort to topple any duly elected government. Kaya pagkatapos niyang magbalik galing sa kangkungan pagkatapos ng eleksyon, payo ko kay Teddy Casiño: subukan niya ang mag-audition sa Bubble Gang kasama si Renato Reyes. Galing niya sa acting at pagpapatawa.

    • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

      nag babasa kaba. nag creticise na nya mga npa baka gusto mong magsundalo sya . hehehehe

  • CPCook

    Whether Mr Casino sees himself as a communist or not does not bother me as much as his tolerance of the abuses perpetrated by the NPAs. For somebody who is quick to condemn anything, I have not heard him squeak a peep with regard to terrorist acts by the NPA. I am personally offended that he would also tolerate the abuse on police officers by protesters who would throw rocks at the police. I see such acts as a total disrespect to the rule of law.

    While I will concede that Mr Casino’s position on almost everything has been consistent (i.e., rigid or not changing) over time, I also think that the positions he has taken are internally inconsistent. Indeed, he is very proud supporter of more government regulations and price controls as well as more entitlements funded by taxes while espousing a higher legislated wage and lower taxes for workers. I think Mr Casino would need to reconcile that governments and companies can only spend what they earn. Therefore, if revenue factors (e.g., tax for government, price for companies) are limited, then new restrictions are created on government expenditures or worker compensation. In short, I think Mr Casino is out of his depth with regard to any economic issues. But more than such economic fundamentals, somebody has to make a case why creating more entitlements would be a good government policy. Anyway, in a word, Mr Casino is a spendthrift. Because of all the above, I find no reason to vote for Mr Casino for any government position.

    • FILIPINOpatriot4ever

      Only his fellow commies will take his word.

      • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

        cgurado ka?

    • Abraham Ortiz

      God wanted everybody to be truthful in everything.If you are not truthful today and never have the desire to be truthful any day,the punishment is severe and you can never go back to asked God for forgiveness,your fate then has been decided for the worst.So Casino, be truthful !If you are hiding from the truth that you are a communist,the day will come that you can not ask God from forgiveness for what you have done for it is too late .Don’t lie to the people you suppose you loved!

    • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

      inako na ng npa….ano pa gusto mong gawin ni casino……..iboto ko yan para kung npa man sya may babaril na doon sa mga trapo sa senado hahahaha. MABUHAY ANG UNA ngek

    • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

      vote for UNA…..di na ako uuwi sa pinas hahahahaha.

      • gisingpinoy12

        Tama ka bro…kami din!

  • Corrupt_Jerk

    No to Mr. Casino.. we want peace on our land.

    • Mamang Pulis

      Armado ba si Casiño? di ba nasa mainstream sya at wala sa armed struggle?

      • boldyak

        communist fronts will never admit they are communists…mas masahol pa sa balimbing mga yan…they have so many fronts…mamang pulis kung hindi mo alam ang mga FRONTs ng communists sa atin, dapat palitan mo name mo ng pulis patola

      • Mamang Pulis

        ……..You may be right I may be crazy But it just may be a lunatic you’re looking for.….

        Billy Joel

      • http://www.facebook.com/Raven0282 Raven Santos

        Mamang pulis lumabas ka na sa ilalim ng tulay. Mahigit 40 taon na ang armadong pakikibaka ng komunistang kilusan ni Jom Sison ng kung tawagin ay CPP/NPA/NDF complex sa Pilipinas hindi mo pa alam na ang papel ng mga kagaya ni Casino ay ang pangunahan ang pulitikal na opensiba laban sa gobyerno katuwang ng armadong pakikibaka sa kanayunan. Ang tawag dito ay pol-mil o kumbinasyon ng pulitikal at military actions laban sa pamahalaan na itinuturing ng mga ito na tuta ng class enemy. MAGKAKASAMA LAHAT ANG MGA IYAN SA PAKIKIBAKA TUNGO SA PAGTATATAG NG KOMUNISTANG GOBYERNO DITO SA PILIPINAS.

        Kapag sila ay nagtagumpay, itaga mo sa bato, sila ang bagong amo at tayo ang kanilang alipin. Kung gaano kadelikado ang mga ultra-rightists, oligarchs at mandarambong na negosyante, ay masa masahol pa ang mga ito dahil baril ang gamit upang ipatupad ang kanilang walang-hanggang rebolusyon. Sa kanilang poder wala nang eleksyon, walang karapatang magprotesta (lagot sa NPA), at wala kang pribadong karapatan. ILANTAD ANG PANLILINLANG NGA MGA SALOT NA KOMUNISTA. ILANTAD ANG KASINUNGALINGAN NI TEDDY CASINO!

      • Mamang Pulis

        masakit man tanggapin–hindi lahat nakukuha sa gera…halika–tulungan mo ang AFP at PNP sa kanayunan.

  • Mamang Pulis

    Casiño or binay/ejercito/aquino/cojuanco….enrile?

    doon na ako sa katunog ng rubbing alcohol.

    kay leftist o komunista pa yan

    mabuti nga at ng mabantayan ng husto ang kilos

    • roansanjuan

      kulang ka sa basa ng mga pamamaraan upang mabuksan ang pinto para maisulong ang isang ideologia. merong political front at armed front. ang kilos mo ang kanilang babantayan.

      • Mamang Pulis

        ganoon po ba– pa ki mu lat din ako ano ano ang guerilla fronts na umiikot ngayun sa region 11, simulan natin sa Southern Mindanao sa ilalim ng Alejandro Lanaja – front 3 command..

        kung hindi mo mamasamaiin medyo nalihis ata ang mata mo at naka ligtaan—may nakarugtong sa ilalim ang sinulat ko

        mabuti nga at ng mabantayan ng husto ang kilos

        sabi sa ingles —keep ur friends close; ur enemies closer

        at kung sila nga ang magbabantay–maganda at magsabong ng harapan sa senado o kongreso.

        :D

      • askal2u

        pulbosin ang mga NPA at makakaliwang kakuchaba ng mga Intsik

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    DENY AND DENY HARD. WALA KANG MAITATAGO. HINDI KA NPA? PERO KAKOSA MO SI MAO TSE TUNG.

  • innocentyears

    it’s difficult to vote for someone who actually has no clear agenda or action plan in his political life or for his country but to contradict and condemn every single government that had gone by.

  • roansanjuan

    never kita iboboto, ang china pumapasok na sa ating karagatan, at inangkin na ang ating mga isla(gaya ng bajo de masinloc) pero wala ka piyok. pero pag nabalita na paparating ang isang barko de guerra ng america para sa isang R and R. ayun, nanduon ka agad, nagproprotesta.

  • Joaquin Fernandez

    What is the difference when all leftist in our society are all acting up with one mission= to put down the government regardless of whoever is running it, except the one on top is their own. Just how does these people so called leftist are reacting in every issue that concerns the USA and China. The recent one is the Tubbataha reef problem where they are howling to the stretch of their throats condemning the US fleet while keeping silent on the Chinese vessel involved in the same incident. Remember also how they strongly denounced every US friendly missions in the Philippines while keeping silent, maybe supporting the flagrant bullying of China in Scarborough shoal. Lest we forget that CPP NPA has already established two-pronged attack to gain power, armed and political. Satur, Liza Masa and this Teddy Casino including the leftists who are regularly marching in front of the American embassy are members of the political horn while the Ka Roger’s et al are working on their revolutionary attacks, ambushes, illegal taxation, etc. all under JoMa Sison. It is difficult to get out as the assassination in 2001 of Filemon Popoy Lagman. Unless they stop the revolutionary option, these people must not be given any opportunity to be elected as public servant because they serve not the public but their own obsolete ideology.

    • askal2u

      tama ka kaya dapat pulbosin na mga teroristang yan sama na mga nasa gobyerno na makakaliwa

  • $46804224

    i rather that the left be in congress than carrying arms in the mountains…. i will vote for the left…

    • zdrx

      they do both. have their cake and eat it too. they are the only political party that have armed bandits masquerading as revolutionaries.

  • ellatovara

    I will believe Casino if he says he is not NPA if he condemns the use of violence that the NPAs are doing. I never hear him condemn the violence that these violent revolutionaries use against their perceived enemies.
    I have to hear him also condemn what these NPAs are doing in the far flung areas … using the barrel of their gun and their being NPAs to get what they want. I heard a lot of people say: “what else can we do, their (meaning the NPAs) guns are pointed at us.”
    Casino is quick to condemn the government forces if they do something wrong. He is even quick to speculate that it is the government forces that did something wrong even if there is no proof. But, if it is blatantly clear that NPAs are the perpetrators, he is silent as a rock and as deaf and as mute too.
    Basta napa ka unfair ni Casino … kaya sana matalo siya.

  • Noriel Bernabe

    After researching his performance in Congress and the bills and laws he passed, this man has my respect. The best of luck Sir!

  • Albert Einstien

    it’s GOOD to have TEDDY as protector of people’s INTEREST & FISCALIZER in the SENATE..instead of VOTING for puppies of corrupt & unpatriotic POLITICAL DYNASTIES…GO VOTE for a NATIONALIST…..VOTE TEDDY …..instead…..in fact if he will NOT enrich himself in the SENATE & do a PATRIOTIC FISCALIZING ..i will vote for him to higher office in 2016…

  • jga94

    The reason why people think he is a communist is because he never openly denounces their armed activities (I did not know about his publicly denouncing the purge that occurred in the 80s—I do not think he was in the public eye then) and in fact he rationalizes these…so how can he blame people for thinking that…

  • Jack Bw

    He’s alright. Guys like him belong in public service. His passion is wasted in the streets. He’s better off as a lawmaker where he actually does something, which is 100x better than him engaging in selective propaganda.

  • QritiQ

    A left-leaning Senate will not be good for the country. The Senate, as an institution should not be leaning towards any side of the political spectrum BUT a Senate with one left-leaning member shall be a great addition to the current Senators who already lean towards the rich businessmen and the politically-affluent. Casino is a great choice given the totally different advocacy that he would embody in the Senate.

  • $19543087

    Let us vote for Teddy Casino. This man has a very good tract record in congress. He is an activist but not a communist. Let us vote for him!

  • sigena

    mukhang Npa sya

  • Noriel Bernabe

    Ask why Teddy Casiño is the 4th most prolific congressman in the 15th Congress, you would be impress!

  • sophia arimateo

    Hindi talaga karapat dapat iboto yang si Teddy!!Hindi siya ang klase ng lider na kailangan ng mga Pilipino para sa pag-unlad at pagbababago…..Meron ba namang lider na hindi kailanman kinundena ang mga ginagawang krimen at pagpatay ng mga NPA..’pag ang mga nasa gobyerno ang may konting pagkakamali kaliwa’t-kanan ang protesta at pagbabatikos…pag NPA ang pumatay ng sibilyan wala man lang CHR na nag aasikaso upang mabigyan ng hustisya..

  • virgoyap

    What if Casino will win as senator despite SWS or Pulse Asia survey? Anyway I will vote for him not only because he is not a trapo candidate but most of all because of his stand for national democracy.

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Teddy ok ka sana pero takot mga mamayan sa inyo dahil gagawin nyo pangunahing daan para sa rally hindi na para sa sasakyan. Baka pati sakahan ng maralita ipasemento mo para sa rally lamang. Maluwang naman ang Luneta Park O ibang lugar na hindi sagabal sa trapik para marinig mga hinaing ninyo. Ang mabuting mamayan ay marunong makisama sa kapwa.

  • nes911

    Casino is a misguided leftist.

  • manuelcdiaz

    Casino walks like a “duck” waddles like a “duck” and denies he is a “duck”Casino is a vulture disguised as a pigeon.

  • Phil Us

    hindi raw NPA??utot mo Casino marami akong kakilalang kasamahan mo sa Bayan muna at sila na mismo nagsasabe saken na NPA rin sila

  • tagahuron

    Leftists espouses communist ideologies – PERIOD.

  • david

    waaaaaaaaa! lokohin mo lelong mo. nung unang tumakbo ka ang mga nag support sayo komunista. panotsa ka! garapal na manloloko!

  • Agat Sumi

    hoy CASINO san napunta pork barrel mo. anong legislation ang nagawa mo sa congress na tutulong sa mga mahihirap, magsasaka, manggagawa na palagi mo na lang ginagamit sa mga rally at kampanya mo…wala naman di ba? so ang KAPAL NG MUKHA MO PARA TUMAKBO SENADOR. kapareho ka rin ng mga trapo.

    • Justin

      Tax Relief Act (exempted low wage earners from income tax), Public Attorney’s Act (empowered the Public Attorney’s Office by expanding its reach to poor citizens), Anti-Torture Act (self-explanatory, human rights law), and Rent Control Act (put a cap on rent and prohibited sudden changes in rental rates) – apat lang yan sa dose-dosenang batas na naipasa na ni Teddy. Siya ang 4th most prolific congressman at 3rd poorest sa kongreso. He also authored and co-authored hundreds of bills including the Freedom of Information bill.

      As for their pork barrel, the Makabayan reps gave their funds to public hospitals as add’tl funding for the health sector. You can cross-check everything that I have said in the website of the Philippine congress.

      Ito ba ang sinasabi mong walang nagawa? Malaki po ang tulong ng Google at pagbabasa, gamitin ho natin ito.

  • carlorocci

    Casiño ba o JV, Nancy Binay, Jack Enrile at marami pang iba na hindi karapat-dapat?
    Sino ba ang dapat sa Senado?

  • kilabot

    rightist is one who does corruption right;
    leftist is one who finishes off what’s left after a rightist corruption.

  • Czarina0501

    Kahit kailan hindi ko iboboto si Casiño komunista yan siya at halata naman na dahan dahan siyang umaangat mula Representative ngayon nangangarap siyang maging Senador para madali niyang maprotektahan ang CPP-NPA. Sa oras na makaupo ito sa Senado kawawa tayong lahat panigurado dadami nanaman ang maiingay sa kalye at lalong lalaganap ang krimeng ginagawa ng NPA. Huwag natin iboto si Casiño!

  • Wakats

    Leftist’s synonyms are extremist, rebellious, insurgents, lawless, militant, mutinous, seditious, violent, anarchist etc.

    Teddy is in good company of crispin beltran, liza masa, satur ocampo, joel virador etc.

    Why gamble with someone who is pro-chinese and anti-american?

  • ConcernedCitizenPh

    Problem with Rep Teddy is his being pro-China and pro-China town which has caused his irrational behavior that may cause us to lose more territories to China and that will only put more Filipinos deeper into poverty. He seems not to be bothered and threatened at all by China with his calls for abrogation of the VFA that will leave us defenseless and make us succumb to what China wants. He is also even the first to come to the defense of those who benefit from the corrupt system at BoC by calling a proposed privatization of Customs as “foolish” and by proposing instead making officials accountable as a solution when he knew firsthand that making government officials accountable remains an unsolved problem in Philippine society. How else can he solve the problems of the poor Filipinos which he claim he is fighting for if he oppose reforms that will allow the government to generate hundreds of billions in revenues and that will suck into the Philippine taxation system the huge underground economy that we have that will even generate even more government revenues? How can he address the problem of poverty? How can he prevent public hospitals from being privatized? How can he make quality education and complete educational materials and facilities become a reality? His inability to draw the line between personal interests and national interests will only make him an addition to the senators who seem to only grandstand in investigations in aid of legislation which has yet to produce a law because of personal interests that seem to refrain them from doing what they are supposed to. Actions will always speak louder than words.

  • Albert Einstien

    that’s a RELIEF to know……Leftist but not communist……legislative agenda was never dictated upon him by either Sison or the CPP.

    YOUTH will VOTE for those perceived to be NATIONALIST…

    it’s GOOD to have TEDDY as protector of people’s INTEREST &
    FISCALIZER in the SENATE..instead of VOTING for puppies of corrupt &
    unpatriotic POLITICAL DYNASTIES…GO VOTE for a NATIONALIST…..VOTE
    TEDDY …..instead…..in fact if he will NOT enrich himself in the
    SENATE & do a PATRIOTIC FISCALIZING ..i will vote for him to higher
    office in 2016.

    VOTE for CASINO, GORDON,PIMENTEL,ALL KAPATIRAN CANIDIDATES’..John Carlos ‘JC’ delos Reyes, Lito David and Atty. Marwil Llasos…,HAGEDORN VILLANUEVA & all INDEPENDENT candidates of your choosing…they HAVE NO MONEY but they have PRINCIPLES to stand on…they are FAR BETTER ALTERNATIVE LEADERS..they may NOT be that popular so lets GIVE them a CHANCE….!!..

    NO TO POLITICAL DYNASTY …!

    NO TO EBAC..estrada, enrile,binay, aquino,angara cayetano

  • Remrick Patagan

    The article strikes me as propaganda. I would’ve understood if this were part of a series of articles on Senatorial candidates, but as a stand-alone article on Casiño out of the blue? Smacks of propaganda to me…

  • kishbuff

    OW, COM’ON! ELEKSYON LANG KASI!

  • sadam_ortiz

    i don’t mind his political clinging- left, right, communist, etc. what is important is his stands on issues which, i think, would benefit the ordinary people who need a voice in the senate. go, go mr casino. we are behind you…

    • roansanjuan

      so what do you think is his stand on china’s claiming bajo de masinloc?

  • Jhun Ko

    magkano kaya ang ibinigay sa nagsulat nito? alam kaya nya yung sinusulat nya? Maari pa siguro na di sya terorista pero ang idyolohiya na ay communista.

    • sadam_ortiz

      sis, wala me tinatnggap ni kusing. at hindi ako tatanggap dahil tumaas na ang sahod ko dahil sa kay casino na nagsulong ng legislated wage increase. alam ko sinusulat ko at hind rin ako komunista. iboboto ko si casino sampu ng aking pamilya dahil meron siyang nagawa sa mga tulad naming minimum wage earners

  • mike8232

    U l o l casino sinong g in ago mo

    wala ka nagawang matino as congressman kundi mag- rally

    hanggang salita ka lang lagi

    – and an activist is a smart word for REKLAMADOR !!!

    ZERO ACCOMPLISHMENT AND FULL OF COMPLAINTS

    • Justin

      Tax Relief Act (exempted low wage earners from income tax), Public Attorney’s Act (empowered the Public Attorney’s Office by expanding its reach to poor citizens), Anti-Torture Act (self-explanatory, human rights law), and Rent Control Act (put a cap on rent and prohibited sudden changes in rental rates) – apat lang yan sa dose-dosenang batas na naipasa na ni Teddy. Siya ang 4th most prolific congressman at 3rd poorest sa kongreso. He also authored and co-authored hundreds of bills including the Freedom of Information bill.

      Ito ba ang sinasabi mong walang nagawa? Malaki po ang tulong ng Google at pagbabasa, gamitin ho natin ito. Hindi siya matatawag na 4th most prolific congressman of the 15th Congress kung wala siyang nagawa. :)

  • mike8232

    Casino always speaks out against govt’ “abuse”

    BUT HE NEVER PROTESTS ECONOMIC SABOTAGE when the NPA TORCHES
    CELLSITES AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT IN POOR AREAS IN NEED OF JOBS

    WHERE WAS YOUR OUTRAGE CASINO WHEN THE NPA KILLED ARMY SOLDIERS?
    WHEN THEY EXTORT REVOLUTIONARY TAXES?

    U LOL
    TWO FACED RAT BSTARD

  • Richard

    Senate needs Leftist to correct or balance the Rightist. It’s good the anti-communists and rightists are campaigning for the victory of Teddy. Just like in the time of Marcos, who were the biggest recruiters of NPAs? Marcos himself and his cronies. As long as there is inequity and oppression in the country, leftists will be there to counter the rightists who are so power hungry and abusive.

  • mike8232

    WE dare you on a full accounting of your pork barrel usage ka casino

    WE dare you to denouce all the actions of the cpp-npa!

    sinong inuuto mo mas maitim ka pa sa singit ni BInay!

    • http://twitter.com/the_red_ilonggo Lean Porquia

      and we dare you to research bago ka magcomment dito. punta ka sa dbm, andun lahat ng pork barrel ni teddy. naka black and white.

  • ApoNiLolo

    Speaking of “nagbubuhat ng sariling bangko”, his interview takes the cake. >: D

    Given that being a “leftist” doesn’t necessarily mean a communist, but your “silence” when it comes to NPA atrocities speaks otherwise.

  • pinoysadubai

    some good comments…have included him in my very short list of candidates but i’m now having a second thought….

  • Fulpol

    should I believed him?

    perhaps, yes… just proclaiming he is not communist is already a strong proof of his true stance…

    hopefully he get the 13th spot being contested between him, Hontiveros and Zubiri…

  • Czarina0501

    Ayon kay Teddy Casiño: ” I would rather focus on the human rights abuses committed by the “men in uniform” rather than those committed by communist rebels”. Yan ba ang gugustuhin nating iboto? Mas kinakampihan pa ang NPA na mga KRIMINAL at MAMAMATAY TAO? Bukong-buko na siya na KAKAMPI siya ng NPA, na SIYA AY ISANG KOMUNISTA kaya huwag na niya itong itanggi.

  • Handiong_Haringmakabayan

    I think that nails it. He does not encourage nor endorse armed struggle. And that he is not a member of the NPA or a marionette of Joma. He works within our democratic and parliamentary framework and that’s what is essentially important. We need a candidate like him and the voters can vote for him if they want. I respect his candidacy.

  • Mang Teban

    In the same vein where coup plotters held hostage the entire country to scare away investors and drove down our economy, the self-labeled leftists had and are still doing the same.

    Tapos na po ang panahon ng mga maka-Kaliwa. Nalinlang na ang maraming tao sa pag-aakala na sila ang sagot sa kahirapan. Mali, Sila rin ang sanhi ng kahirapan. Sila rin ang sanhi ng pagkawatak-watak ng mga pamilyang naninirahan sa matatahimik na kanayunan na sumabog sa kaguluhan dahil sa mga pansariling interes ng mga naturingang nasyonalistang demokratikong kilusan subalit mapagbalatkayo lang pala sila.

    Tama na, Teddy Casino. Buking na kayo. Di ka mananalo kahit sabihin mo pa na madadaya ka sa halalan at kulang kamo ang pondo mo sa kampanya. Likas na kasinungalingan ang partido ninyo. Marahil mayroon mga magagandang hangarin sa inyong mga kasama ngunit mangingibabaw ang kamay ng teroristang NDF para paghiwalay-hiwalayin ang mga Pilipino upang manumbalik ang kaguluhan sa lipunan na kayo ang sanhi. Ang kaluponan ng mga mapagsamantalang komunista ay siyang naghahari sa partidong ninyo. Kahit ano pa dahil kaanib ka nila, di mababago ang madilim na adhikain ng namumuno sa inyo. Sana nga lang tumakbo kang independiente o sumanib ka sa Kapatiran man lang at walang bahid ng mantsa mula sa teroristang-kambal, JoMa Sison at Luis Jalandoni. Huli na ang lahat. Pasensya na.

  • Czarina0501

    Kung makapagsalita si Casiño sa paglabag sa Karapatang Pantao e ang grupong (CPP-NPA) kinakampihan niya ang NUMERO UNONG HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS. Ang galing nilang magpasa ng kamalian sa militar at gobyerno samantalang sila ang nagko-commit nito. Manalamin ka muna Teddy Casiño!

  • Aquino Manuel Erwin

    leftist or not .. you don’t deserve any position in the government …. gets mo ? ? ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ej.mijares.7 EJ Zamora Mijares

    Will definitely vote for teddy casino. One left leaning pro people senator lang takot na kayo. His voice will be a great representation of the common people.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      “His voice will be a great representation of the common people.”

      His voice will also be a great representation to those who will use democracy to destroy democracy. His PDAF (if successful) will also lend great support to underground means of propagating the struggle. Armed and otherwise.

  • Mark

    Ang dami pang dakdak, sinusuportahan mo ang NPA so makatuwid accomplice ka ng NPA, ganun din un, pag nanalo ka sa pag ka senador, ung pera ng bayan ay ibibigay mo lang sa mga NPA para pumatay sa mga taong nagbabayad ng buwis, how ironic.

    Ramon Magsaysay, Jr.
    (Nagsiwalat ng mga Fertilizer scam at iba pang scam sa panahon ni GMA)

    Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel
    (Hindi Trapo, Totoo ang hangarin tumulong sa mahihirap)

    Bam Aquino
    (Hindi Trapo, boses ng mga kabataan at edukasyon)

    Richard Gordon
    (Hindi Trapo, kilala sa pagtulong sa mahihirap)

    Edward Hagedorn
    (Magaling na mayor ng Puerto Princesa, kailangan natin ang gaya nya sa Senado)

    Jamby Madrigal
    (Lumaban sa C5 scam ni Villar)

    Aquilino Pimentel III
    (May prinsipiyo, umalis sa UNA para hindi makasama ung mandaraya sa eleksyon)

    Grace Poe
    (Hindi Trapo, Maganda magtrabaho noong nasa MTRCB pa sya)

    Alan Cayetano
    (Numero-unong kaaway ni GMA at FG Mike)

    Antonio Trillanes IV
    (Numero-unong kaaway ni matandang Enrile, GMA at FG Mike)

    • Justin

      Teddy Casino – authored 619 bills and measures, dozens of which were enacted (i.e. Tax Relief Act, Rent Control Act, Anti-Torture Act, Public Attorney’s Act, etc.), dubbed 4th most prolific and 3rd poorest congressman of the 15th Congress. Pork barrel po ay ginamit sa public hospitals bilang additional budget ng health sector. Ayaw mo maniwala? Sige, check mo sa website ng Congress. :)

      Kung ito ang walang nagawa, ewan ko na lang. Ang senado po ay lehislatibo at responsable sa paggawa ng batas, hindi isang korte, hindi isang exclusive place ng mga elite, at lalong hindi isang TV show. Batas po ang usapin dito. Doon po tayo sa marunong gumawa ng batas gaya ni Teddy Casino.

      • Mark

        Walang sense ang pag gawa ng batas kung CPP-NPA ang gusto ni Casino na maghari sa Pinas. Ung pagbatikos nya sa NPA dahil sa pag ambush kay Guingona ay purong kaplastikan lamang, matagal ng pumapatay at nanghuhuthot ng revolutionary tax ang NPA bakit ngaun lang sya nagsalita kung kailan sya kumakandidato.

        Bakit wala syang sinasabi pag China ang nghimasok sa Pinas, pero puro dakdak pag US ang nghimasko sa atin?

        Mauubos ang na huthot na pera ng NPA para sa kampanya ni Casino pero hindi pa rin mananalo yang mokong na yan. Pauwiin nyo si Joma Sison at sya ang tumakbo sa halalan, hindi puro sya pasarap sa the Netherlands.

  • Reign

    Of course most people who use the word “commie” have no idea what communism actually is, or anarchism, socialism, liberalism, libertarianism, or any other political theory: they just think that anyone who disagrees with their ideas is a “commie”. So getting called a commie is usually a sign that you’re doing something right.

  • katabay1106

    He maybe a commie but I will vote for him because I detest the political dynasties that is controlling the senate. Time to remove the elites who have long dominated the political system in our beloved country. Wake up may kababayan!

  • Ramil Abalon

    PARENG TED…ang dami na nagsasabi ng ganyan…ha ha ha kulay pula lang pare at kahit kailan yan na kulay at ugali mo ha ha ha

    • mucho_cheapo

      Mas maganda kung “KA TED” ang tawag natin sa kanya. It’s appropriate with his beliefs.

  • $16638896

    nagbuhat ng sariling bangko ang ungas na si casino, maniwala naman kami na sinabi ni ganito na ganyan ka…ogag!

  • halfpunk

    i will vote for casino if he admits he is a commie……i want someone with conviction….not some plastic driven campaigning….magpakatotoo kayo iboboto ko kayo….

  • hu_yu

    leftist but not communist? anu yun, kaliwete? insulto sa mga south paw yun ah

  • Conrado Domingo

    LONG LIVE COMMUNISM

  • farmerpo

    NPA is no longer in. It is an extortionist organization where it is tolerated. In jueteng country, there are no more NPAs actively enggaging the police or military. Jueteng money would rather go to the police and military and NPA’s share is zilts. Isang text lang, andiyan na ang mga pulis or militar. Masipag.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iyen.dev Iyen Dev

    Why not bring the government to yourself?

  • ReneV

    he is a fu-king communist

  • Ros Feliciano

    If Mr. Casino is indeed against the so called K+12, then I will not cast my vote
    for him although it is a drop of water in a bucket; and why? Because many of
    our college graduate who are working abroad cannot occupy managerial positions
    due to English proficiency requirement. They are outdone by the Indian
    nationals. It is true that many of our OFWs are technically skilled but that is
    where our limitation is. The English language is a language of commerce and
    technology that even China, France, and other countries in the world are
    including the English language in their educational system.

    • Justin

      Do you know that the K-12 system’s medium of instruction is the mother tongue (be it Tagalog, Ilocano, or any other local language)? Research po muna. :)

  • KarlUPS

    I don’t really care if he’s a communist or not. LOL you guys are just jealous…wew hirap mag ingles…Naniniwala ako na ang tao na ito ay isang bayani sa mga mahihirap :P

    NPA o Hindi..pasista ka man na sundalo xD…

    Atleast Pilipino naman tayo :P
    o anu naman kung communist yung tao,NABASA NYU NA BA NG BUO YUNG COMMUNIST MANIFESTO?
    tigilan nyu na yang paninira sa isang taong may dangal, wala naman yang ginawa kundi hangarin na mai ahon ang bayan e,

    teka 15 yrs old pa lang ako,per gusto ko mangielam kasi laging may ganyan na comment,lagi nalang may nagtatalo. :)

    guys PEACE! nasa internet tayo

    wala tayo sa bundok

    di na tayo mga mga unggo

    di natin kailangan magtalo o manira :)

  • rlo

    A man who tolerates the NPA. Finds reason for their existence. Not actively condemning the NPA. – is and forever will be a communist no matter what shade of democratic socialism he may lead us to believe he falls under. A man who supports organizations which also openly supports the NPA in return is and always will be a communist. Don’t be blinded by the PC branding he is putting on his image. He doesn’t even believe that our AFP needs to be upgraded.

  • eltee mulawin

    >>>Si Casino hindi communist !!!! wowow and bawaw waw sabi ng kalabaw. Eh si Satur Ocampo hindi rin communist kung ganoon. Baka bandang huli niyan kapag naka-uwi na sa Pilipinas si Joma Sison at maging Senator sasabihin din niya hindi siya communist. Kasi ang communist o communism ay isang adhikain ng isang grupo, kaya tinawag ang grupo nila Communist Party, tulad yan ng Liberal Party o Nationalista Party pero hindi o walang tao na liberal o nationalista maliban sa pagnanais matupad ang adhikain communism, kaialangan mayroon pwersa rin makahalo sa mga “centrist” at sa kalunsuran. Ang country side ay sa sandatahang pakikibaka naman at yan at tungkulin ng NPA. Kaya ang katulad ni Teddy Casino at Satur Ocampo, sila ay sa sentro kalagitnaan lungsod o capitolyo kailangan manatili at yan ay sa pagiging pulitiko.

    >>>Kailanman hindi nila tutuligsain o sasalungatin ang anuman nagawa, ginagawa at gagawin ng Communist Party of the Phil/ NPA/NDF, at ng Red China o People’s Republic of China (PROC).

  • boldyak

    you are a communist, we are not fools not to know who you are..

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    No for the NPA and UNArroyo party. They are running for their own selfish interest.
    Wag ng ibalik ang Karahasan at Korupsyon sa gobyerno na idudulot ng NPA at UNArroyo party.

  • bright

    Casino is not a commie. No doubt about it.

    • jorgii0550

      You need to double the dosage of your meds so you can think clearly.

      • bright

        He’s a double commie.

  • beboergosum

    Sorry Ted you and Riza won’t get my vote. Good luck, ‘though. Nice try.

  • $44479964

    If only communism embraces non-violence, it is almost a perfect ideology.

  • akramgolteb

    Miss Teddy inoogags mo naman mga Pinoy. Lumantad ka na, sabay mo na lantad pagka klabing mo at communista, uso na ngayon yan.

  • ConstructiveMediaCritics

    ANG KAILANGAN NATING KANDIDATO NGAYON AY YUNG SUSUPIL SA MGA ABUSADO NG LIPUNAN…..ANG MAMUMUNO NA LULUPIG SA MGA ABUSADONG MAPAGSAMANTALA NG LIPUNAN…..

    WE NEED A CANDIDATE WHO HAS PERSPECTIVE OF GOOD GOVERNANCE AND UPLIFTING OUR ECONOMY BY NATIONAL INDUSTRIALIZATION’S AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT…. AT YUNG RIGHT TO STANDARDIZATION OF LIVING AY KAYANG IPAGLABAN SA IIMPLEMENTA NG GOBYERNO…

    AT YUNG LUMALAGANAP NA SCAMS NGAYON NA PAWANG PANGAABUSO AY KAYANG SAWATAIN AT HINDI MAKI SUNOD SA AGOS NG SCAMS O KAMPIHAN YUNG MGA MALALAKING SUPORTA SA MGA ABUSO, TAKOT LANG YAN SA MGA MALAKING ABUSO NG GOBYERNO AT MAMAYAN……. AT KAHIT ULTIMONG PAGPAPAGUPIT LAMANG NG BUHOK AY NAABUSO PA MAKAPAGPAPOGI LAMANG SILA ….AT ULTIMONG BULONG AY GINAWANG DAHILAN SA PANGAABUSO NA UMIIRAL SA ATING LIPUNAN NGAYON NA SINUPORTAHAN NG MARAMING ABUSO…..GRABENG KAABUSADUHAN NA ANG UMIIRAL SA LIPUNANG PINOY SANAY MAY MAMUNO SA GOBYERNO NA SUSUPIL SA GANITONG KABUKTUTAN NG ATING LIPUNAN……..

    MAY SIMPLENG ISANG USAPIN NA INIAALARMA SA TAO ANG MGA ABUSONG KAPULISAN AT SIBILYAN AT MGA MEDIA PA YUNG IBA ITOY PANGAABUSO PAGBIBINTANG SA SUNOG AT PANINIRA NG KUNG ANO ANO AT KUNG ANO ANO PANG KRIMEN AT KASIRAAN NG ULO NILA AT PAMBABALIKTAD NG SIRA SA ULO ANG GINAGAWA NILA…. WALA NI ISA MAN LANG SA GOBYERNO O PULITIKO NA SUMAWATA SA MGA ABUSONG YAN FOR 14 YEARS NA HALOS NA PANGAABUSO MULA 1998 TO PRESET 2013…. YUNG SIMPLENG PANGAABUSO NA GANYAN AY DAPAT MAY MAMUMUNO TAYO NA DAPAT MAGPAPATUPAD NG BATAS NA KAYANG SAWATAIN YANG MGA GANYANG ABUSO SA LIPUNAN NG HINDI PERWISYO AT NAKAKAPEWISYO NG LIPUNAN O MGA TAHANAN AT MGA PAMILYA O INDIVIDUALS…….

    ANG KAILANGAN NATIN AY YUNG KAYANG SUPILIN YUNG ABUSO SA GOBYERNO AT ABUSONG MAMAMAYAN….KAPAG MAY GANYANG KATANGIAN ANG ISANG KANDIDATO AY DAPAT SYANG MANALO SA SENADO ANUMANG POSISYON SA GOBYERNO….

    GOD AND JESUS CHRIST AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND MIRACLES, LIGHT AND BLESS YOU ALL….

  • Noel

    There’s no difference between leftist and communist. Don’t fool us, Teddy.

  • ConstructiveMediaCritics

    ANG KAILANGAN NATING KANDIDATO NGAYON AY YUNG SUSUPIL SA MGA ABUSADO NG LIPUNAN…..ANG MAMUMUNO NA LULUPIG SA MGA ABUSADONG MAPAGSAMANTALA NG LIPUNAN…..

    WE NEED A CANDIDATE WHO HAS PERSPECTIVE OF GOOD GOVERNANCE AND
    UPLIFTING OUR ECONOMY BY NATIONAL INDUSTRIALIZATION’S AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT…. AT YUNG RIGHT TO STANDARDIZATION OF LIVING AY KAYANG IPAGLABAN SA IIMPLEMENTA NG GOBYERNO…

    AT YUNG LUMALAGANAP NA SCAMS NGAYON NA PAWANG PANGAABUSO AY KAYANG SAWATAIN AT HINDI MAKI SUNOD SA AGOS NG SCAMS O KAMPIHAN YUNG MGA MALALAKING SUPORTA SA MGA ABUSO, TAKOT LANG YAN SA MGA MALAKING ABUSO NG GOBYERNO AT MAMAYAN……. AT KAHIT ULTIMONG PAGPAPAGUPIT LAMANG NG BUHOK AY NAABUSO PA MAKAPAGPAPOGI LAMANG SILA ….AT ULTIMONG BULONG AY GINAWANG DAHILAN SA PANGAABUSO NA UMIIRAL SA ATING LIPUNAN NGAYON NA SINUPORTAHAN NG MARAMING ABUSO…..GRABENG KAABUSADUHAN NA ANG UMIIRAL SA LIPUNANG PINOY SANAY MAY MAMUNO SA GOBYERNO NA SUSUPIL SA GANITONG KABUKTUTAN NG ATING LIPUNAN……..

    MAY SIMPLENG ISANG USAPIN NA INIAALARMA SA TAO ANG MGA ABUSONG
    KAPULISAN AT SIBILYAN AT MGA MEDIA PA YUNG IBA ITOY PANGAABUSO
    PAGBIBINTANG SA SUNOG AT PANINIRA NG KUNG ANO ANO AT KUNG ANO ANO PANG KRIMEN AT KASIRAAN NG ULO NILA AT PAMBABALIKTAD NG SIRA SA ULO ANG GINAGAWA NILA…. WALA NI ISA MAN LANG SA GOBYERNO O PULITIKO NA
    SUMAWATA SA MGA ABUSONG YAN FOR 14 YEARS NA HALOS NA PANGAABUSO MULA 1998 TO PRESENT 2013…. YUNG SIMPLENG PANGAABUSO NA GANYAN AY DAPAT MAY MAMUMUNO TAYO NA DAPAT MAGPAPATUPAD NG BATAS NA KAYANG SAWATAIN YANG MGA GANYANG ABUSO SA LIPUNAN NG HINDI PERWISYO AT NAKAKAPEWISYO NG LIPUNAN O MGA TAHANAN AT MGA PAMILYA O INDIVIDUALS…….

    ANG KAILANGAN NATIN AY YUNG KAYANG SUPILIN YUNG ABUSO SA GOBYERNO AT
    ABUSONG MAMAMAYAN….KAPAG MAY GANYANG KATANGIAN ANG ISANG KANDIDATO AY DAPAT SYANG MANALO SA SENADO ANUMANG POSISYON SA GOBYERNO….

    GOD AND JESUS CHRIST AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND MIRACLES, LIGHT AND BLESS YOU ALL….

  • jorgii0550

    I would vote for T. Casino but…….he is connected with the NPA!

    Teddy if only you have joined LP or even UNA for sure you will win……NPA is nothing but a cancer to our country and any Filipino who will give his vote to a known NPA supporter is committing treason.

    • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

      ayaw nya eh baka makain ng sistema…. SA UNA KA NALANG. pra masaya si enrile o binay hehehehe

    • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

      connected sa NPA naniwala ka naman eh dapat nakakulong na yan kung totoo man. mag binay ka nalang para di sumakit ulo mo

      • TEAM PNOY

        Hindi mananalo yan si casino! tandaan mo!

      • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

        kung hindi man manalo ano pakialam ko, mas gusto ko nga mga kawatan ang manalo para tumaas ang dollar tapos ikaw maging mahirap mga hahahahaha para pag mag retire na ako marami ako pwededng bilhin mura nalang para saken. hahahaha gets mo?

      • TEAM PNOY

        Gets mo? WTF! OGAGKA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

    mag reaksyon ng pinoy dito wahahahahaha.. cge boto ko si BINAY, ENRILE, AQUINO, MAGSAYSAY,,,,,,ETC…. matagal na silang nakaupo sa gobyerno ah. sabagay maganda yan tataas ulit dollar nyan marami maghirap ibig sabihin marami akong mabili paguwi ko. hahahaha

    • jorgii0550

      eh ikaw gusto mo si Casino para lalong lumakas ang NPA mo…….lumipat kanalang kaya at doon na manirahan sa China para mabawasan ang mga pesteng kumunista sa Pinas.

      • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

        ikaw ang peste. ikaw lang nagsabi malakas ang npa guni guni mo lang yan. alam mo pag nakabalik yang mga binay enrile erap. ahh ehh sabagay sila sila lang naman yan nagmay ari sa gobyerno. pero gusto ko manalo si teddy para may taga BiRA doon sa senado para patas hindi puro oligarks ang magpyesta. hehehehe. pwede naman palitan sa sunod na eleksyon kung di maganda performance. pero yung mga kandidato mo naku tagal na nilang nakaupo sa sendao alah nangyari hehehe nanunood kaba ng mga teleserye sa sendao? diba magkapamilya silang lahat para tayong tanga nanunood. ngek

  • TuwadNaDaan

    MAMATAY TAO KA PARA KANG MGA COJUANGCO….!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

      vote for una di mamatay tao!

  • $44843778

    Left is left. Besides, ano ba ang ginawa niya sa Lower House kundi pumuna ng kamalian. He is all talk and no action. Did he ever criticize what the Left did before and still doing? did he ever condemn the NPA killings? Wala di ba? Quiet siya kapag ang Left ang may mga ginagawa. Nope, Casino is not in my list this May elections.

    • http://www.facebook.com/wokjack Jack Wok

      anong quiet di ka kase nagbrowse. mag browse ka dito sa inquiere para mabasa mo paano nya pinuna yung npa. hehehehe

      • TEAM PNOY

        OGOgka!

    • Almighty Creator

      619 legislative measures, authored and co-authored. mag research naman kasi minsan. nagmumukha tuloy tanga

    • Justin

      Tax Relief Act (exempted low wage earners from income tax), Public Attorney’s Act (empowered the Public Attorney’s Office by expanding its reach to poor citizens), Anti-Torture Act (self-explanatory, human rights law), and Rent Control Act (put a cap on rent and prohibited sudden changes in rental rates) – apat lang yan sa dose-dosenang batas na naipasa na ni Teddy. Siya ang 4th most prolific congressman at 3rd poorest sa kongreso. He also authored and co-authored hundreds of bills including the Freedom of Information bill.

      Ito ba ang sinasabi mong walang nagawa? Malaki po ang tulong ng Google at pagbabasa, gamitin ho natin ito.

  • Fancy Tan

    admit it or not , your actions tells everything……

  • Almighty Creator

    kahit ano pa man ang itawag sa kanya, his track record speaks for itself, 619 legislative measures, authored and co-authored. 3rd poorest congressman and 4th most prolific legislator. enough reason to vote for him. i wish you luck mr.casino.

  • jeff justice

    You are nothing more than Joma Sison’s baby brother trying to look cute

    Cory (and so her entire family) also thinks Joma is only a leftist.

    Quit the pa-cute narrative ….that trick is as old as Joma and the NDF.

  • ConcernedCitizenPh

    China-Muna…. perfectly describes Rep Teddy’s actions. He will do a good job in legislation as long as the issue does not conflict with China’s interests. He can go as far as rebuking NPA atrocities but will not go against China’s interests even if Filipinos suffer and become poorer. He just can’t draw a line between national interests and his other interests and relationships.

  • jpmd88

    His tongue is very quick in criticizing the government and military but extremely quiet when the commies grab the headlines with their dastardly acts. You do not need proof where this guy’s allegiance comes from.

  • rjmind

    how can you be a leftist without being a communist? judging the people he is working with or associated with…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Raven0282 Raven Santos

    Ang mga komunista ay salot sa lipunan yan. Manlilinlang at mga traidor. Once
    mapahawak mo ng kontrol ng gobyerno sila na ang hari sa ngalan ng
    ideolohiyang bulok.

    Teddy Casino huwag kang pa-cute halatang halata ang pagpapanggap mo. Ano ba
    ang masama kung aminin mo na komunista ka at kaanib ng CPP/NPA/NDF
    complex? At lest nagsabi ka ng totoo. Kung gusto mong maniwala ang sambayanan na hindi ka tuta ng CPP at ni Joma Sison at tapat ka sa layuning maglingkod sa gobyerno at
    taumbayan, ITAKWIL MO SA HARAP NG PUBLIKO ANG ARMADONG KARAHASAN BILANG PAMAMARAAN NG PAGBABAGO SA LIPUNAN. SIGE NGA, SIGE NGA???

  • leop23

    street parliamentarian? Activist?? Sumama ka muna sa mga kilos protesta against China.

  • damiranda126

    The way you act and speak…you are a communist. Admit it or not! Anyway, where did you put your fund? (ans: CPP) What did you funded? (ans: guns for NPA). Unfortunately, we are not idiot just like your comrades.

    • Justin

      Hospitals! That’s what the Makabayan reps funded. Cross-check my statements in the website of the Philippine congress and see.

  • mjz

    Teddy, I know you are telling a lie. You are a party member. Can you not hold that with pride?

  • yxoiyiu

    i remember a politician martyr-hero who denied being a member of CPP-NPA but who supported CPP-NPA rebels with guns, money, medicine, sanctuary, etc. Literally, he was not a member of NPA, but he was actively involved with the CPP-NPA.

    Initially CPP-NPA supported this martyr in his political activities but later wanted him dead, so that Marcos would be blamed and people would become agitated and oust him from Malacanang.

  • john_constantine

    Nagsasalita lang ng ganyan kasi he’s getting dragged with that recent high profile NPA ambush. That event is gonna have a negative effect on his candidacy.

  • penoy2012

    He is a commie. He is on high whenever soldiers are ambushed, yer fights for the rights of every npa comrade in arms.

  • durian

    “We will vote for you because you fight for us,’” Casiño told Inquirer reporters, columnists and editors last week.” —-Hay nku, ka Teddy hintuan mo ang kakapa cute mo jan.., Yeah, you fight in favor of your comrades in the organized criminal groups, the communist! Bakit tahimik ka pag mga ordinaryong tao ang mabiktima ng mga kasamahan mo? Bakit wala kang imik pag mga Pulis or sundalo ang pinapatay ng mga NPA mong kasamahan???

  • $5699914

    Russia, who was exported the communist ideology to other countries takes the BEAR as one of its symbols…and Casino is now using a teddy bear!
    Coincidence?

  • Yobhtron

    “Leftist but not communist” sino naman ang maniniwala diyan? Meron bang Leftist na hindi kumunista? Mukhang mga journalist na sina Marlon Ramos at Erika Sauler ay dating miyembro ng LFS.

  • rinom

    okay lang iyan, kasi pati salita corrupted na. iyong salitang communist papalitan ng salitang activist. no doubt, si misware pag nagpasabog ng bomba, ang tawag sa kanya freedom fighter pero ang totoo ay terrorist.

  • Vangie Antonio

    Sana Nga “”MANALO SI TEDDY “

  • barong

    Casiño’s being a leftist is true and he’s being a Communist is all the more TRUE. I am
    writing this to let the readers know that he is indeed a leftist and a communist. I can and I will support that fact. WHY?? I have a rebel returnee friend who informed me that Casiño is one of his “kolektibo” or collective – meaning, they are batchmate in the
    underground movement. How can he be so untruthful? Iyan ba ang dapat iluklok ng
    bayan sa senado? Voters should think a number of times. How can he say he is doing well in the survey? He is not even included the top 16 senatoriables. Ano ba yan?? Make believe and all lies?? Mr Casiño, please stop taking people for a ride.

  • Ernest Carolina

    the 66IB encounter with NPA in Nabunturan yesterday yielded 1 NPA dead, 6 firearms, and campaign posters of Anak Pawis, Bayan Muna and Teddy Casino

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