Casiño warns vs ‘Yellow Senate’
REACTING to the statement of Sen. Franklin Drilon that all candidates of the LP-led administration coalition will toe the President’s line, Makabayan senatorial bet Teddy Casiño today warned against the dangers of an overwhelmingly pro-administration Senate if Team Pnoy dominates this year’s polls.
“A yellow Senate is a cause for alarm dahil magiging ‘yes’ senate ang mangyayari at malulusaw ang papel ng Senado bulang check and balance sa Palasyo,” said the progressive lawmaker.
“It is important to also elect voices of dissent in the Senate. We need senators who will not always toe the administration’s line but be critical of policies like the flawed agrarian reform program, the lack of a national industrialization plan, the deregulation of the oil and power industry, the K+12 program, plus the conditional cash transfers,” he said.