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Casiño, Colmenares use personalized barongs for own advocacies

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Manila, Philippines— Bayan Muna Partly-list representatives Teddy Casiño and Neri Colmenares on Monday wore personalized barongs to call for the inclusion of their respective advocacies during President Benigno Aquino III’s third State of the Nation Address.

Casiño wore an Edgar San Diego-made barong with the inscriptions “Presyo, Ibaba (Lower prices) on each side.

“Obvious naman na ang panawagan ng karaniwang mamamayan ay ibaba ang presyo ng bilihin, partikular sa kuryente, langis, tubig, pati na sa text (It’s obvious what our fellowmen wants is to lower prices of basic commodities like electricity, water, gasoline, including short messaging system),” Casiño said.

Casiño said it was expected of Aquino to flaunt his accomplishments during his Sona but he questioned whether the accomplishments were actually felt by the Filipino people.

“Sa tingin natin, wala pa. Sa kasalukuyang patakaran, malabong malaman ang pagunlad ng ekonomiya,” Casino said.

Colmenares, for his part, wore a barong with black inscriptions bearing the words “Free political prisoners.”

He said that normally, he went to the Sona with his family but now he was with the child of a political prisoner.

“Dalawang Sona na ng pangulo ang nakalipas pero walang malinaw na plano para sa human-rights violations. Sana ma-address na ang escalating human-rights violations (Two previous Sonas of the President had passed but there’s no clear plan on human-rights violations. This we hope to address soon),” Colmenares said.


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Tags: Bayan Muna party-list Representative Teodoro “Teddy” Casiño , Neri Colmenares , President Benigno Aquino III , SONA 2012 , State of the Nation Address

  • malek_abdul

    Just last week a group of NPA rebels burned down a heavy equipment in the town of Tigbao in Zambo Del Sur because allegedly the owner failed to pay the revolutionary tax. Ano ba ang tawag mo dun Saint Colmenares and Casiño? Di ba human rights violation din un? Di ba human rights violation din ang paghingi ng revolutionary tax at panununog ng mga gamit ng mga taong gustong mag-negosyo ng marangal? Bakit hindi niyo makita ang mga violations ng inyong grupo laban sa mga taong walang kakayahan na ipagtanggol ang sarili laban sa inyong mapaminsalang idelohiya? Bago mo husgahan ang gobyerno tingnan mo muna ang inyong grupo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A4G6HCUTKODSQ3Q2GTIATXCU6E Mikaela Roberts

    Kayong mga hinayupak kayo sa araw2 n lang puros kayo reklamo, magsilbi kayo sa bayan, trabaho ang atupagin nyo!!!

  • WeAry_Bat

    They had the messages sewn.

    I imagine back when they were struggling nobodies, they would have pasted a cardboard and markered the messages.  Then reused the clothes after taking the messages off.

    They must be doing well in their current struggle.



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