Casiño clubbed at anti-SONA rally
MANILA, Philppines – He was no longer a member of the House of Representatives who would walk the red carpet at Batasan but a militant once more when the President delivered his State of the Nation Address.
On Monday, July 22, it was a police truncheon that welcomed former Bayan Rep Teddy Casiño back to the streets.
The 3-term congressman was clubbed during a scuffle with the police along Commonwealth Avenue. Progressive groups launched a protest rally to air their grievances against the administraiton of President Benigno Aquino III.
"May isang humampas at sa forearm ko tumama. Bumukol, may pasa at ngayo'y namamaga at kumikirot," Casiño told Rappler.
Casiño was a party-list representave from 2004 to 2013. His third and last term ended on June 30, 2013. He ran for senator this year but lost.
Bayan Muna belongs to the Makabayan bloc, which joined the administration coalition in the previous Congress.
Makabayan decided to bolt the majority this year on the ground that Aquino has not done enough to improve the country's situation. – Rappler.com