[In the news] Teddy Casino to Palace: Human rights violations are Leftist propaganda? ‘Mahiya ka naman sa mga biktima’ -InterAksyon.com

Teddy Casino to Palace: Human rights violations are Leftist propaganda? ‘Mahiya ka naman sa mga biktima
By InterAksyon.com
October 24, 2012

MANILA, PhilippinesBayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño on Wednesday blasted Malacanang for what he said was its dismissal of the continuing human rights abuses in the country as Leftist propaganda.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda, taking on the cudgels for the President in a brewing word war with Casiño, on Wednesday said the congressman shouldn’t take “personally” President Aquino’s earlier statements dismissing “Leftist propaganda” and Casiño’s low ranking in senatorial surveys.

Casiño on Tuesday had reacted to Aquino’s remarks with a cutting statement on how the President himself was “not considered presidential calibre” until his mother, the late revered former President Cory Aquino, died in 2009, and himself ranked lowly in polls.

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