Yesterday we had candidate Atty Aquilino Pimentel III over at the Inquirer.net office to record
In a podcast that lasted more than an hour, Pimentel, a lawyer who is running for senator as a member of the Partidong Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan or PDP-Laban, under the grand opposition coalition, gamely answered all questions thrown by the editors and reporters of INQUIRER.net led by editor in chief JV Rufino and Breaking News editor Lynette Luna. [source]
This is a monumental event for Philippine voters around the world as you will never have the chance to hear your senatorial pick talk for more than an hour about pressing issues. TV and radio will not allow you to do this, but with new media efforts being hastened by local media, this is now possible. Joey Alarilla talks about this more in his blog. Infotech reporter Erwin Oliva reflects well on how new media is changing the job description.
Atty Koko Pimentel III is our first guest and I’m as excited as ever to listen in on the other candidates so that we can make a more informed choice this coming May. You can listen in here.
This is indeed good news!