Casiño called out Krizette Chu not to drag his family over the allegation of him being hypocrite and fake communist

Former Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño called out writer Krizette Laureta Chu not to drag his family over his alleged hypocrisy and fake communist.
Former Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño and Krizette Laureta Chu / Photo credit to the owner

Recently, Chu called Casiño a fake communist and said the latter is a hypocrite for talking about activism in school while sending his kid to La Salle Greenhills. 

Blacked out photos of Casiño’s wife and son were reportedly posted online.
Former Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño / Photo from Facebook

If you want to walk your talk, paaralin mo sa Lumad schools yung mga anak mo leche ka. Ipa immersion mo sa bundok Yang mga yan,” Chu said.

Reacting to Chu’s Facebook post, Casiño asked that the posts with his wife and son’s photos be taken down.

Don’t use my family to get back at me. By ridiculing their pictures and posts in your social media accounts, you are putting them in danger of being bullied online or even physically harmed. They are
private persons. You have a beef with me, stick with me,” he said.



Casiño also dismissed the allegation that he was a hypocrite and a fake communist.

Some of you are calling me a hypocrite and ‘fake’ communist because me and my sons are not NPA fighters. Would you rather that we become NPAs and ‘genuine’ communists? Yeah, right,” he said.

The former Bayan Muna Rep. said that someone is paying for his son’s tuition fee.

By myself, I cannot afford to send my son to LSGH. The only reason he is there is because someone who believes my son deserves the same education I got is footing the bill,” he said.

Read his full post below:

"To Krizette Laureta Chu, Arleen Medina, and others who resent the fact that one of my sons studies in La Salle Green Hills:

This is going to be short. I have much more important things to do.

1. By myself, I cannot afford to send my son to LSGH. The only reason he is there is because someone who believes my son deserves the same education I got is footing the bill.

Some of you say I should send my sons to a lumad school in Mindanao. But they are not lumad. And we don’t live in Mindanao. So that would be kinda stupid.

2. My sons are not activists. Not yet. They are only 11 and 16. I was exposed to social issues in LSGH and became an activist only upon entering UP at 18.

But that’s me. My sons are free to decide what they want to do with their lives. That is for them, not me, to decide.

We activists understand that one’s consciousness is a product of one’s social experience. I went through a different experience from my sons and so they may or may not share my political views. I simply can’t force my beliefs on them. All I can do is be a good example, a caring and understanding parent who provides for their needs and gives good advice.



3. Activists come in all shapes and sizes. Many like me start as student activists. Some continue their activism in trade unions. Others in farmers associations. Others in human rights advocacy. And some go to the hills to take up armed struggle.

There are rich activists, middle class activists (that’s me), and activists from the basic sectors. Just because an activist sends his kids to a good school doesn’t make him any less an activist as the others.

Some of you are calling me a hypocrite and ”fake” communist because me and my sons are not NPA fighters. Would you rather that we become NPAs and “genuine” communists? Yeah, right.

4. Lastly, please take down your posts with my son and wife’s pictures. Don’t use my family to get back at me. By ridiculing their pictures and posts in your social media accounts, you are putting them in danger of being bullied online or even physically harmed. They are private persons. You have a beef with me, stick with me."


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Casiño called out Krizette Chu not to drag his family over the allegation of him being hypocrite and fake communist Casiño called out Krizette Chu not to drag his family over the allegation of him being hypocrite and fake communist Reviewed by Nathan Singson on August 16, 2019 Rating: 5

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