#blogwatch video interview with @Koko_Pimentel

Read more about him from the #Knowyourcandidate: Koko Pimentel and at his website, kokopimentel.org

Listen to the podcast via stream or in iTunes.

Here is Part 1 of our video

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Legislative Agendas

BIGGER PIE, BIGGER SLICE BILL: redefines the source(s) of funds which the national government shares with the local governments, leading to bigger amounts to be given to all local government units, from the provinces, cities, municipalities, all the way to the smallest barangays, to be called “SNT” or share in the national tax;

Bill making criminal the intentional withholding of travel documents and other government-issued identification documents for the purpose of getting money or some other form of benefit. This is meant to protect our Overseas Filipino Workers and OFW-applicants;

Philippine Boxers Welfare Bill: meant to protect our boxers so we can continue producing world champions by forcing the adoption of world-class safety standards in boxing as well as providing incentives and benefits to the boxers;

The Cordillera Autonomous Region Bill;

Bill providing for The Boy Scouts of the Philippines Charter;

The Social Housing Development and Finance Corporation Bill;

Amusement Industry Safety Board Bill;

Bill requiring Mandatory Training in the Identification of Dead Bodies for Local Health Officers;

Other legislative ideas, among many others, which Pimentel plan to pursue in the next Congress are:

Anti-Chamber Practice Law;

Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Law;

Amendments to the Speedy Trial Act;

Amendments to our system of taxation, specifically income taxation;

Additional benefits for senior citizens, and Incentives for the continued employment or re-employment of senior citizens;

Strengthening of Math and Science Education;

Strengthening of Government Scholarship Program;

Party-list Reform Law;

Amendments to the Consumer Code, Securities Act, etc., designed to prevent many forms of cheating the public;

Review of the Nature and Purpose of PAGCOR;

Continuing review of all our election laws and processes;

Logging Ban;

Basic Law for the Mindanao Peace Framework;


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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 12 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 22 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as aboutmyrecovery.com (parenting) , pinoyfoodblog.com (recipes), techiegadgets.com (gadgets) and beautyoverfifty.net (lifestyle), benguetarabica.coffee keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.

Disclosure:

I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I do not support or belong to any political party but I am a volunteer for senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares. I am also voting for #OtsoDiretso plus two :Neri Colmenares and Leody de Guzman

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and aboutmyrecovery.com.

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated April 20, 2019

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