Casiño believes that poverty is still the main problem of farmers, workers, and other ordinary Filipinos. He proposes a systematic change, hence, he will push for the following in the Senate if he will be given a seat:
A law on agrarian reform to ensure land, equipment, subsidies and other forms of support to farmers to uplift them from poverty and attain food security
A law on the development of local industries–from small enterprises to big factories–to create adequate jobs and provide living wages to workers
A law to lower the prices of electricity, water, and oil through the removal of the VAT and scrapping of EPIRA and the Oil Deregulation Law
A law to rescind the privatization of public hospitals, water districts, and other social services
Legislative Agenda for Netizens
HB 6631- Bill Repealing The Cybercrime Law
HB 4271- Free Public Wifi Act
HB 6818- Magna Carta for Internet Users
Cut VATCasiño pushes HB 6416- Cut VAT on power, oil and water. He believes that cutting the VAT will give economic relief to the Filipino people; that smaller tax would mean more mony for food, healthcare and savings.
Over-all Programs, Makabayan Coalition
Empowering the Citizens – Push for empowering the citizens as the key to change the governance and society; fight foreign control and oligarchy to establish a government which is a true representative of the people
‘Good governance – Establish good governance with sole accountability to the public; fight against a government dictated by the few and the foreigners; hold the corrupt accountable and cleanse the bureaucracy from corruption
Pro-Filipino Economy – Encourage and develop an economy which is pro-Filipino and pro-citizens. Refuse the economic impositions by the US, IMF/WB, and its subsidiaries; promote programs for real agrarian reform, agricultural modernization and national industrialization
Poverty Alleviation – Fight for the alleviation of poverty by assuring that there are enough jobs with decent wages, supporting the farmers, and allocating food security; ensure that there are enough affordable education, health services, housing, electricity, water, communications, transportation, etc.
Environment Protection – Protect the forest, the ocean, and inner waters against widespread abuse and destruction especially by the big commercial industries; accept the problem posed by climate change and promote the use of clean and renewable energy
Multilateral Foreign Relations – Craft a new relationship with other countries based on recognizing national sovereignty and mutual gains; invalidate the asymmetric relationship between US, Japan, and other nations; safeguard the rights and welfare of Filipino migrants
Democratic and Human Rights – Protect basic human rights; stop the political discrimination against activists, journalists and critics of the government; prosecute the guilty; promote the right to autonomy of Bangsamoro and other indigenous tribe
Nationalist and progressive culture – Develop nationalist, pro-environment, scientific and progressive education and culture; promote national language and national unity; celebrate different cultures of the country; renounce the colonial, corrupt, and rotten culture
Women’s rights and gender equality – Insist women’s rights and gender equality in all levels of bureaucracy and social services; combat every form of abuse, discrimination, and violence against women and LGBT
Justice-Based Peace Process – Push for peace talks and implement the agreement between the government and the National Democratic Front and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Seek for the policies to resolve the root cause of the armed struggle in order to achieve peace based on justice
Disclosure: Blog Watch does not accept compensation or payment in kind or in cash for any of our interviews. Blog Watch interviews senatorial candidates to provide more context to platforms and election issues. For candidates that want to schedule an interview with us, you may contact us via contact(at)blogwatch(dot)tv.
Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 16 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 26 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 benguetarabica.coffee keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.
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. I was part of accredited media covering the Office of the Vice President and Leni Robredo as she ran as a presidential aspirant in the 2022 National and local elections.
On August 5, 2021, YouTube announced that I was selected as one of 50 Program participants of its Creator Program for Independent Journalists
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 June 6, 2022