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Recent votes for Teddy Casiño

Recent votes for Teddy Casiño
Moi Villanueva

a day agoMoi Villanueva @moivillanueva

I nominate @teddycasino for a Shorty Award in #activism because he channels genuine social change with his brand of act
nino oconer

a day agonino oconer @captain_BABosa

I nominate @teddycasino for a Shorty Award in #activism because…He is pro people

a day agoroyfabros @bonifaciopepe

I nominate @teddycasino for a Shorty Award in #activism because…he has been relentless in his causes
CR Buendia

a day agoCR Buendia @CRchinbuendia

I nominate @teddycasino for a Shorty Award in #activism because the country badly needs his brand of activism.
Angeli Louise Cando

a day agoAngeli Louise Cando @kalayaanj

I nominate @teddycasino for a Shorty Award in #activism because he fights for genuine land reform and social justice.

The SHORTY Interview with Teddy Casiño

The SHORTY Interview with Teddy Casiño

Twitter or Facebook?

Both. It’s better that both communities our cries for meaningful reforms.
What was the funniest trend you’ve seen?
@HecklerForever is PH’s hottest source of political humor. I think I’ve been mentioned here once or twice, though I just take it in stride.

What feature should Twitter add?
Twitter should have free promotions for deserving causes. Numerous issues in PH cry out to be heard like #LandReform and #WhyMining.

Why should we vote for you?
I ask my fellow tweeps to help me push for greater recognition of the politics of change that PH badly needs.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
We hope the whole world helps us say #NoToCybercrimeLaw – PH’s version of the SOPA/PIPA. Also, we could really use some #BetterInternet now.

What’s the most interesting connection you’ve made through Twitter?
When I was bullied by @noynoyaquino’s tirades back in 2012, my tweets-for-tat exposed their poor human rights record to millions of Pinoys.

Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#IbaNaman – the Filipino phrase that means “different for a change.” PH deserves someone different from the usual corrupt for a change.

What inspires you to tweet?
They who have always moved me to move others – the tillers who feed us, the workers who build our economy – the toiling Filipino masses.

Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Not yet. But I don’t think there’s such a thing as too much tweeting for change. Every RT for meaningful advocacies count.

140 characters of advice for a new user?
Make every tweet a tweet for others. The world needs more calls to action than gibberish.

How do you imagine Twitter changing?
We earnestly hope that Twitter evolves further as an accessible tool to build a more responsive and truly equitable democracy.

Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
I hold in high esteem my friend and colleague @tonyocruz for trailblazing the Art of Twitter as a tool for social change in PH.

Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
I always find @teddyboylocsin’s biting wit and, at times, bluntness a refreshing break from our daily dose of grim tweets about PH issues.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
Twitter is not itself the instrument for active democracy. Rather, it is the real people who chose to utilize it for action in real life.

Why should people follow you?
I have consistently given voice to the marginalized and oppressed both in and out of the halls of Congress. It’s high time we hear them out.

Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@oildotcom to keep track of news on oil prices, one of my main advocacies. I also follow @TEDTalks for interesting tech and social trends.

How do you decide what to tweet?
Twitter should be a venue for change. I make it a point to tweet about important & especially under-reported social issues in PH.

How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
My run for the Senate this 2013 is literally a run. Hope it reminds people to stay fit and hard working. Watch this – http://ht.ly/gLuhA

Why’d you start tweeting?
I went on Twitter to engage constituents and fellow change makers online. It really is an effective venue to spread the politics of change.

How will the world change in the next year?
The way it has always changed throughout history – through a worldwide upsurge. The people united shall never be defeated!

What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Hopefully we will have made ripples of social change in the Senate after 10 years. Otherwise we will have made ripples outside of it anyway.

Teddy Casiño was nominated for a Shorty Award!

from Honoring the Best in Social Media

Teddy Casiño was nominated for a Shorty Award!

Social reformist. People’s legislator. Dedicated family man. Twitter Activist. I am a three-term Congressman, representing Bayan Muna (People First) party-list under the Makabayan Coalition who have constantly fought for the price control of basic commodities and services.