Casiño: 2013 candidates should follow Ka Bel’s example
COMMEMORATING Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran’s birth anniversary, Partylist Rep. Teddy Casiño today declared that Ka Bel, a true servant of the people, should be emulated by all.
“Si Ka Bel, ang isa sa mga masasabing tunay na lingkod ng mamamayan. Inialay niya ang kanyang buhay sa paglilingkod sa bayan – mula sa pagdepensa sa bansa mula sa mga Hapon, hanggang sa pakikibaka sa lansangan at Kongreso. Hindi niya tinalikuran, ni pinabayaan ang interes ng mas nakararami,” said the solon at Ka Bel’s birth anniversary celebration at Plaza Miranda.
“It is this quality that should be emulated by incumbent and aspiring politicians. The next elections should produce more public servants like Ka Bel whose sole priority is the interest of our countrymen,” said the Makabayan senatorial bet.
“Candidates should concentrate more on issues that are closer to the masses like reducing prices of basic commodities and pushing for wage increases. We must really work hard in attaining these goals so that majority of our people will benefit,” said Casiño.
Crispin ‘Ka Bel’ Beltran (January 7, 1933 – May 20, 2008) is a Filipino congressman and labor leader. He was Anakpawis Party-list representative in the 13th Congress and former chair of labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU). He is a major figure in contemporary Filipino history.