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Duterte blasts ‘swell headed’ Teddy Casiño: You never bothered to thank me when you campaigned in Davao

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President Rodrigo Duterte has slammed former Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Teddy Casiño for his alleged arrogant behavior when he campaigned in Davao City years before to land a seat in Congress.

Facing reporters in Negros Oriental Thursday (July 27), Duterte took Casiño to task for criticizing his appearance at the so-called “People’s SONA” after the President gave his State of the Nation Address on July 24.

“Sabihin mo umakyat kayo sa stage walang permiso. Bakit? Noong nagkampanya kayo noon sa Davao, tumatakbo akong mayor, tumatakbo kayo ng mga partylist, bigla kayong dumating, umakyat kayo sa stage, nagpermiso kayo sa akin?” Duterte asked.

“I was campaigning then, then you — dumating kayo and you assumed na magkaibigan tayo and akyat kayo sa stage. Hindi ka na nga nagpasalamat sa speech ninyo na, binigyan kami ng panahon ni Duterte na makipag-usap sa inyo,” he added.

Duterte said Casiño’s head has become so big his brain “does not work at all.”

“Huwag kang masyadong mahambog, wala kang maipakitang ano. What is your contribution to our nation-building? Nothing, except theft and destruction,” he said.

In a Facebook post after Duterte’s appearance at the People’s SONA, Casiño said he was unsure why the President wanted to see the rallyists.

“Maybe he simply wanted to explain why his government has failed so far in delivering the change he promised. He even asked us to be patient and not to rush him. But if he really listened, it’s not the pace of the change but the direction of his programs and policies that leftists are questioning,” he said.