Casiño will be the voice of the toiling masses in Phl Senate – group

PROGRESSIVE partylist group Anakpawis expressed its all-out support for the Senate bid of Rep. Teddy Casiño.

The group in a statement said Casiño is a breath of fresh air amidst the suffocating atmosphere of vulgar patronage and the elitist swamp of mainstream Philippine politics. The pompous announcement of the senatorial line-ups of the two major political coalitions promise only the perpetuation of the “trapo” strain and the continued domination of political dynasties of the rich and the powerful.

Anakpawis lauded Casiño’s brave decision to run as independent senatorial candidate of the Makabayan coalition. He is truly unlike those born with the standard “trapo” surname or those born with the arrogance and insensitivity that comes with the proverbial silver spoon.

The group said Casiño’s commitment to genuinely serve the people can be gleaned through his stellar record – starting out as a sharp and extra-ordinary student activist, campus journalist, labor organizer and now, as an exemplary people’s legislator.

“Casiño has consistently fought for the interests of the toiling masses within Congress, and among ordinary folk in the parliament of the streets. He champions people’s issues and takes up gritty battles against incessant oil price hikes and spiking prices of commodities, unjust wages, economic dislocation, gender equality and environmental protection. We are one with Casiño in pushing for genuine land reform, national sovereignty and social justice, human rights and internet freedom, ” the statement said.

Casiño shared the toiling masses’ aspirations, having worked closely with Anakpawis through the Makabayan coalition. He faces the same adversary of political repression and vilification wrought by this elitist system upon the ordinary masses and progressive groups such as ours. We share Casiño’s confidence and determination with the promise of triumph, as we continue to struggle to uplift the lives of the majority of poor Filipinos, the group said.

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