Magugunita na sa pagdinig sa senado ay binunyag ni Jeffrey Celis aka Ka Eric na miyembro ng Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) si former Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño.
Si Ka Eric ay dating New People’s Army (NPA) na ngayon ay nagbalik-loob na sa pamahalaan.
Sa isang panayam, sinabi ni Casiño na tinitignan nila ang posibilidad na maghain ng kasong libelo laban kay Ka Eric.
“I think that is not only unfair. That is bordering on the criminal. They can be liable for libel actually… Some lawyers I talked to are saying that all the elements of libel are already there. So that’s one of the option I’m looking at,” sabi ni Casiño.
Naniniwala si Casiño na walang illegal sa pagiging miyembro ng CPP.
“Even if they proved that someone is a member of the CCP, even if they carry an ID cards that says “CPP”, what is the crime? Did they robbed a bank? Did this person shoot a government soldiers? Membership is not illegal under our law,” ani Casiño.
Iginiit naman ni Casiño na hindi siya miyembro ng CPP.
“I was not recruited to the communist party. I am not a member of the communist party. I am a national democrat. I have a socialist perspective… I believe in the many teachings of Marx but does that make me a member of the communist party? Does that make me a member of the New People’s Army (NPA)? Does that make me a terrorist?” dagdag pa ni Casiño.