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Lawmaker hits entry of Kris, Bam Aquino into politics

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño yesterday criticized the reported entry of presidential sister Kris Aquino and cousin Bam Aquino into politics, saying the move of the relatives of President  Aquino betrays their intention to establish a political dynasty which the President himself had been opposing when he was still a legislator.

Casiño said Bam’s decision to run for senator “confirms our view that the senatorial elections will be a contest among old names in politics.”

“Nothing has changed. That’s why there is need to bring in voices of new constituencies in the Senate and encourage candidates who may not have the same political pedigree as Bam but who are equally qualified and competent to be senators,” Casiño said.

Casiño has been vocal on his intention to run for senator, either as a guest candidate on the slate of the Nacionalista Party, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) or  run as an independent on his own vehicle, the Makabayan Coalition..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/metro-section/item/1113-lawmaker-hits-entry-of-kris-bam-aquino-into-politics

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