30 January 2013
Senatorial candidate Teddy Casiño on Wednesday welcomed the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) statement denouncing political dynasties and expressing support for the passage of the anti-dynasty bill in Congress.
“The support expressed by the CBCP for our bill prohibiting political dynasties is very much welcome. It is a burst of inspiration in the long and arduous road of political reform,” the Bayan Muna representative said.
Casiño is the author of House Bill 3413 or An Act Prohibiting the Establishment of Political Dynasties which has long been gathering dust in Congress. The progressive solon said it was heard twice in the Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reform but like its predecessors in previous Congresses, was placed in the legislative backburner.
“With the 15th Congress coming to a close, it is in this year’s elections that such a clamor for change should be realized. I appeal to the CBCP and the faithful to show their resolve and support candidates who embody their yearning for genuine change and political reform, to use the ballot to make our common aspirations bear fruit,” Casiño said.
A United Nations Development Programme study Chasing the Wind: Assessing Philippine Democracy published in 2011 revealed that since the restoration of elections in 1987, most dominant political families succeeded in winning all elections for governors and congressional contests.
“Let us vote for leaders who have the interest of the common people at heart, not those who are only concerned of their own political and personal interests,” the progressive solon said.
Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño, 09209035683