Chel Diokno on renewed Senate bid: 'The pandemic has been an eye-opener'

For lawyer Chel Diokno, a lot has changed since the midterm elections, particularly the impact of the administration's pandemic response, making it worth another shot at a Senate seat in the upcoming polls.

9/17/2021 8:42:00 AM

For lawyer Chel Diokno, a lot has changed since the midterm elections, particularly the impact of the administration's pandemic response, making it worth another shot at a Senate seat in the upcoming polls.

For lawyer Chel Diokno, a lot has changed since the midterm elections, particularly the impact of the administration's pandemic response, making it worth another shot at a Senate seat in the upcoming polls.

The Source.He said:"The staggering impact on the economy, the soaring debt of the government, the problem with unemployment,marami na sa ating nagugutom at nangangilangan sa ilalim ng pandemya. Kailangan mabigyan ng high priority ng ating pamahalaan yan

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."[Translation: A lot of Filipinos are getting hungry and are in need amid the pandemic. The government should give them a high priority.]"I don't see it happening under this administration and I want to be part of a movement that will really be able to help the ordinary Filipino," added the founding dean of the De La Salle University College of Law and son of late opposition Senator Jose W. Diokno.

Diokno first sought a Senate post in 2019, with a campaign promise of reforming the country's justice system. The human rights lawyer, along with other opposition candidates of Otso Diretso, failed to get a single seat in the higher chamber and lost to allies of the Duterte administration. headtopics.com

READ:2019 for the opposition: The uphill climb that fell flat Diokno acknowledged that they were"at a big disadvantage" in 2019 because President Rodrigo Duterte still had three more years in his term. Now, he sees a huge difference in a term-ending election.

"So much has changed since 2019. We did not have a pandemic at the time. The people did not see how it was managed, now they have seen it first hand and it has affected everyone directly," he said."Yung buong buhay natin ay talagang nabaligtad nitong COVID-19 at pamamahala ng ating pamahalaan pagdating sa issue ng pandemya."

[Translation: Our whole lives were turned upside down by COVID-19 and by the governance of the administration when it comes to the issue of pandemic.]Diokno added that he also draws his strength from the youth, whom he described as a source of"the energy of change in our country."

Diokno will run as an independent candidate in 2022. He said he is open to becoming a guest candidate of other political parties and still supports the initiative of opposition coalition 1Sambayan. Read more: CNN Philippines »

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ChelDiokno iampinkywebb Sa inidoro pa din ang bagsak mo ChelDiokno iampinkywebb Ok fine!! You're barking again kc 2022 election is coming. 👎👎😁 ChelDiokno iampinkywebb As if you have the solution to the pandemic problem. You are just full of talk and no substance. Just like last time bound to the toilet bowl...

ChelDiokno iampinkywebb All politicians are good declamators but never been good & as pure as it may sound to be. Choosing the less evil among the heads. ChelDiokno iampinkywebb The big difference are your big teeth! ChelDiokno iampinkywebb Bakit kasali ba si Chel sa usapan? Hindi naman relevant si Chel ngayon, kahapon, at sa 2022. No minsan wala naman ambag ang abugado ng panay FAKE cases lang ang kaya. At ang favorite phrase sa SC. Please your honor please na nagmamakaawa sa pag supalpal sa kanya. 😂

ChelDiokno iampinkywebb 😴😴😴 ChelDiokno iampinkywebb Ambisyoso ang gagong to. Sa kanal ka deretso ChelDiokno iampinkywebb Asa. ChelDiokno iampinkywebb ay tlga..ahmm.. mabuti nag Solo n po kayu.. diritso tuloy sa inidoro yung candidacy nyu noon.. naniwala kasi kayu s fakenews ChelDiokno iampinkywebb Diokno will once again join the senatorial race, this time as an independent candidate, three years after he and other opposition bets of Otso Diretso failed to win a seat in the upper chamber against allies of the Duterte administration.

Trusting 'a lot has changed,' Chel Diokno tries again for SenateFor now Chel Diokno is an independent candidate, but says he is 'open as a guest candidate' to the Liberal Party. PHVote WeDecide Swimming again sa tae sa inidoro Better than all the HNP Senators now combined. If he stays as an independent, then i will vote for him.

Derecho inidoro uli to😂😂😂 No for this guy in the senate Your teeth won't make you win. Not now, not ever. 🤣🤣🤣

Rights lawyer Diokno to run for senator as independentICYMI: “The opposition’s chance would really grow if everyone unites and we can all unite behind a common slate,” said human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, who confirmed he would run for senator as an independent candidate next year. The Senate of the Philippines sorely needs a man with the mind and heart like ChelDiokno's. Flushback na naman 🚽🪠 Good luck beating religious cults who block vote as one like the INC.

Trusting 'a lot has changed,' Chel Diokno tries again for SenateFor now Chel Diokno is an independent candidate, but says he is 'open as a guest candidate' to the Liberal Party. PHVote WeDecide Swimming again sa tae sa inidoro Better than all the HNP Senators now combined. If he stays as an independent, then i will vote for him.

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Rights lawyer Diokno to run for senator as independentICYMI: “The opposition’s chance would really grow if everyone unites and we can all unite behind a common slate,” said human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, who confirmed he would run for senator as an independent candidate next year. The Senate of the Philippines sorely needs a man with the mind and heart like ChelDiokno's. Flushback na naman 🚽🪠 Good luck beating religious cults who block vote as one like the INC.