Casiño eyes senate post, says new blood needed in upper house

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Congressman Teddy Casino (right) with Mayor Herbie Aguas of Sto. Domingo, Albay during the fun run this morning (May 13, 2012). PHOTO BY WILLY SALAZAR
Congressman Teddy Casino (right) with Mayor Herbie Aguas of Sto. Domingo, Albay during the fun run this morning (May 13, 2012). PHOTO BY WILLY SALAZAR

By Joey Natividad
Special Correspondent

NAGA CITY (BicolToday.com/13-May-2012) – Bayan Muna partylist representative Teddy Casiño, on Saturday, said he may run for Senate next year amid moves by big political parties which started filling out their senatorial slates, and gearing up their political machineries for the 2013 election.

Speaking at a gathering of local leaders in this city, Casiño said: “‘What the Senate and the Filipino people need are not the same old names who came from the same old political clans. We need new blood to represent the common man and voice out his concerns in the Senate.

Casiño is on his third and last term in Congress, representing the country’s marginalized and underrepresented sectors.

He addressed his concern before a large gathering of Naga’s barangay officials, leaders, subdivision and homeowners.

Congressman Teddy Casiño

Talking about his underdog status, Casiño said: “Who is Teddy Casiño who will slug it out with the big guns in national politics? I don’t come from a family of politicians. I am not a millionaire. But this is not about me. Its about you and the quality of representation that you want in the Senate.”

“If that happens, I can assure all of you that I will fight the interest of the common man at the Senate, the same as what I did in the streets for 15 years, and 9 years in Congress. From opposing power- and oil-price hikes, and increasing cost of consumer goods up to elevating family welfare, we will not give up,” he said.

‘What the big political parties should understand is that elections should go beyond than win-ability and political pedigree. It is about giving the people real choices of who will really serve them and not exploit them next,’ said Casiño. [BicolToday.com]

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