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Janine Gutierrez, Jason Abalos, other celebs, netizens cheer for Chel Diokno’s participation in the 2022 elections

Chel Diokno is currently the founding dean of De La Salle University’s College of Law, chair of the Free Legal Assistance Group, and a member of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes. 

Celebrities and netizens cheered as they vowed to support the human rights lawyer Jose Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno who announced his intentions of running in the 2022 elections.

“Given all the factors, yes I will be running in the 2022 elections,” he declared during an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel.

“I think it’s so important that we have people who can be the voice of ordinary Filipinos and who can be the voice of youth.

“People of my generation, pa-exit na kami, but the young people, they are crying for justice and accountability. They want to have a future.”

In one of her tweets. she cheered for Diokno, actress Janine Gutierrez wrote, “Yes, please!” 

https://twitter.com/janinegutierrez/status/1405004793458790405

Jason Abalos also begged for the people to put the lawyer in the position.

Diokno also confirmed his decision on his twitter account, stating that thinking about it was not easy, and he never aspired to have a position as high as the Vice President or President of the country, but the youth needs to have a voice.

“Our justice system is not gonna get fixed unless people in power see the problem and do something about it. I’ve been a lawyer for three decades. Every day I work on my Free Legal Helpdesk, and I’ve seen it firsthand. I know how we should fix our justice system.”

Singer and theater actress Bituin Escalante promised to give her support and vote for Diokno in the upcoming elections.

Former Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacerna claimed that he voted for the lawyer when the latter ran for a spot in the Senate in 2019, and he would do so again in 2022.

A netizen advised the supporters of Diokno to encourage the people around them to know more about the lawyer.

“It’s still important to campaign for him offline as well.”

“This isn’t Chel Diokno’s second chance to win. 

“This is our second chance as citizens to get leaders we deserve,” a twitter user wrote.

Inspired by Diokno’s declaration, the youth are now pushing for unity in going “against” the Duterte regime. Regardless of the political differences, the seat must go to those who are worthy of the position.

Some are also spreading Diokno’s credentials.

They showed “reasons” as to why Filipinos should vote for the lawyer along with the call for volunteers who would want to help with the campaign.

https://twitter.com/4NG3LINO/status/1405035578752598019

Chel Diokno is currently the founding dean of De La Salle University‘s College of Law, chair of the Free Legal Assistance Group, and a member of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes

He was also the Presidential Advisor on Human Rights of Integrated Bar of the Philippines until 2019.


He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree in the University of the Philippines Diliman, and became a Juris Doctor after graduating magna cum laude at the Northern Illinois University.

Written by J M

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