David D'Angelo Political Platforms

KALIKASAN (Environment)

  1. Pass a law declaring a national climate emergency with key content as follows:
    • Nationwide assessment of climate danger zones by the local disaster risk reduction councils
    • Increase funding for research and development on climate crisis-related technologies including climate-resilient homes, organic farming and food security, transportation, etc.
  2. Impose a moratorium on mineral mining–cause an evaluation of current mining contracts and assessment of their effects and commitment to environmental standards, and focus rehabilitation of current mining sites towards reforestation and food security initiatives
  3. Increased funding for support to sustainable infrastructure and sustainable transportation
  4. Setting as a priority an environmental law giving harsher penalties for environmental crime
  5. Creating an environmental protection and enforcement bureau
  6. Creating a stronger and national law on the protection of watersheds
  7. Pass a national biodiversity restoration program
  8. Pass a national land use law
  9. Pass the Alternative Minerals Management bill
  10. Introduce a bill regulating harmful refrigerants both in industrial and commercial applications, particularly the air-conditioning unit which emits harmful greenhouse gases– phase out the use of R22 refrigerant or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), instead use Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) i.e., R-32 and R-134 (D’Angelo specifically cites “as of now, the most environment-friendly refrigerants available for Air Conditioners in India are R-290 (Propane) and R-600A (Iso-Butane). The Global warming potential of R-290 is 3 and R-600A is 3, and both of them have zero impact on the ozone layer”)


  1. Strengthening security of tenure:
    • Ending ENDO for major enterprises particularly those that are providing regular work
    • Revisiting the law on labor and wages provides a way to make the minimum wage according to the situation in a particular community and with consultation with relevant sectors and stakeholders
    • Protection and empowerment of labor unions
  2. Repeal the Rice Tarification Law
  3. Support and subsidy for the shift to 100% organic agriculture and food production with consultation with local communities and food producers
  4. Subsidy, support, and tax holidays for green companies and green enterprises with particularly increased support for small and medium-sized green enterprises
  5. Creating an incentivization system for those who are participating in green initiatives
  6. Institutionalize a 20% reduction of on-site work and adopt remote work arrangement as we successfully adopted amidst the pandemic– 20% reduction means four days on-site work and one day work from home; work mobility will be lessened which translates to a lesser carbon footprint it contributes to the environment; measure also alleviates traffic congestion, minimizes exposure to air-pollutants as a health hazard, and averts vehicular incident and road accidents
  7. Strengthening support for community and local enterprises, particularly cooperatives

KINABUKASAN (Policies for a Better Future)

  1. Standing up for climate justice worldwide–GPP is part of the Asia Pacific Greens Federation and the Global Greens and this connection will be used to call on all greens to work towards the realization of the Paris Agreement and to be Carbon Neutral by 2030
  2. Create a mutual protection agreement for the West Philippine Sea
  3. Response to COVID-19 and future emerging diseases:
    • Refocus funding towards enhancing health care system which includes better protection and salary/wages for our front liners; providing better facilities; and building new and fully-equipped healthcare facilities to fight the current pandemic and future emerging diseases
    • Synchronize system on disease response through better contact tracing, alert level system, and quarantine protocols, among others
    • Move towards lifting quarantine restrictions towards opening the economy
  4. Subsidy and tax holidays for renewable energy sources and green enterprises
  5. Legislating a policy on the medical use of hemp.
  6. Green education:
    • Strengthening environmental education for teachers
    • Cooperation of teachers, parents, and students toward a green sustainable future
    • Promote green consumerism, green enterprise, and green economics in the educational system
    • Insertion of climate change lessons in the spiral curriculum progression
    • Support for green infrastructure such as school green facilities, hanging gardens, solar roofs, sustainable roofs, and simple rainwater catchment facilities
  7. Subsidy and support for research and development on the environment
  8. Imposition of the carbon tax to encourage better and green enterprises
  9. Improving education:
    • Integrating arts and culture appreciation in all levels of education
    • Creating a system that will integrate parent-student-community support
    • Revising the current K-12 curriculum and shifting to an education that is focused on multiple intelligence and not just academics
    • Ensuring equal pay, salary, and continuing education for teachers
    • Improving the quality control on our books and reference materials
    • Utilizing mass media as an extension of quality education and as part of their commitment under their franchise agreement
    • Giving greater access to free education to indigent Filipinos
    • Providing protection for academic freedom across all levels
    • Creating greater supervisory power of the Commission on Higher Education and the education department on our educational institutions to ensure that all institutions are providing quality education and costs that are not exorbitant
    • Empowering student councils as a partner in ensuring that educational institutions are operating for students’ welfare
  10. Send an open letter to the United Nations calling on all member nations to commit to the Paris Agreement and Net-Zero by 2030
  11. Support the establishment of South East Asia Green Cultural, Economic & Ecological Security Solidarity
  12. Commitment towards global climate justice


  1. Nationwide universal housing program–ensuring peoples’ access to affordable and cost-effective universal housing with support for livelihood and green housing
  2. Amendment of the Anti-Terrorism Act
  3. Amendment of the Cyber Crime Prevention Act
  4. Support for the passage of the SOGIE Equality bill and the rights of the LGBTQ+ sector including the right to public union while preserving religious freedom
  5. Support for the passage of a strict divorce bill, as a fundamental individual right without prejudice to religious freedom and beliefs


  1. Shift to a Parliamentary Form of government.
  2. Strengthen local governance, and create a mechanism for government decentralization (bottom-up approach)
  3. Streamline the electoral process utilizing a bottom-up electoral approach.
  4. Strengthen political parties, and enact an anti-dynasty law.
  5. Empower citizens in the electoral process and increase government subsidies during campaigns.
  6. Shift to a well-being economic measurement from the current GNP/GDP model.
  7. Use of blockchain in governance particularly in elections, and government contracts