Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Teddy Casiño

Basic Profile:

  • Fullname:        Teodoro Acevedo Casiño
  • Nickname:       Teddy
  • Birthdate:        November 15, 1968
  • Profession:      Congressman
  • Place of Birth: Davao City
  • Current Residence: Sta. Cruz, Makati City
  • Marital Status: Married to Ruth Cervantes
  • Political Party: Makabayang Koalisyon ng mga Mamamayan

Current Position in Government:
      Representative, Bayan Muna Party-list (15th Congress, 2010-present)
      Chairperson, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development

Positions previously held in Government:
      Representative, Bayan Muna Party-list (13th and 14th Congress, 2004-2010)
      Commissioner, EDSA People Power Commission (2001-2003)
      Secretary General, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (1999-2004)
      Public Information Director, Kilusang Mayo Uno (1994-1998)

Relatives in Government or Politics: None

 

Education:

  • De La Salle university – Elementary (1982)
  • La Salle – Greenhills – Highschool (1986)
  • University of the Philippines, Los Baños – BA Sociology (1993)
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman – Bachelors of Law (STOPPED in 1996)

Affiliations:

  • Kilusang Mayo Uno Labor Center (1994 – 1998), Public Information Director
  • Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (1999 – 2003), Secretary General
  • EDSA People Power Commission (2001 – 2003), Commisioner
  • Bagong Alyansang Makabayan ( 2003 – 2013), Coalition Member
  • Makabayang Koalisyon ng mga Mamamayan (2012 – 2013), Member

Bills Passed / Awards Received:

  • Congress Magazine’s Most Outstanding Congressman for 2008
  • UPLB Most Distinguished Alumni for Extension for 2002
  • Commissioner, EDSA People Power Commission, 2001-2002

Authored Laws and Bills:

Laws:

  • Public Attorneys Act of 2007 (R.A. 9406)
  • Tax Relief Act of 2009 (R.A. 9504)
  • Rent Control Act of 2009 (R.A. 9653)
  • Anti-Torture Act of 2009 (R.A. 9745)

Bills:

  • Removal of VAT on power (HB 2719), oil (HB 1630) and toll fees (HB 5303)
  • Regulation of oil prices (HB 4355), mobile phone services (HB 5653), tuition fees (HB 1961) and interest rates (HB 4917)
  • Whistleblowers Protection and Rewards Bill (HB 132)
  • Freedom of Information Bill (HB 133)
  • The Anti-Dynasty Bill (HB 3413)
  • Anti-Epal Bill (HB 2309)

Platforms and Advocacies:

  • Power to the people
  • Fight for good governance
  • Develop a pro-Filipino economy
  • Lift the majority of the people from poverty
  • Protect the environment
  • Build fair foreign relations
  • Defend democratic and human rights
  • Promote nationalist and progressive culture
  • Uphold women’s rights and gender equality
  • Advance the peace process

Stand on Issues:

  • Reproductive Health Law: FOR
  • Sin Tax Law: AGAINST
  • Cyber Crime Law: AGAINST
  • Freedom of Information Law: FOR
  • Anti-Political Dynasty Law: FOR
  • Divorce: NO STAND
  • Death Penalty: AGAINST
  • Same-sex Marriage: NO STAND
  • Total Gun Ban: AGAINST
  • Pork Barrel System: FOR
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