Former Presidential Communication Undersecretary Manolo Quezon is betting on human rights lawyer Chel Diokno to be the flag bearer of the opposition in the 2022 elections.

Chel Diokno to lead opposition in 2022 if Leni, Mar don’t show up – Manolo Quezon

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Former Presidential Communication Undersecretary Manolo Quezon is betting on human rights lawyer Chel Diokno to be the flag bearer of the opposition in the 2022 elections.

That is if the yellow group’s heavyweights – Vice President Leni Robredo and former Senator Mar Roxas – decide to make a pass on a presidential run.

“If Mar Roxas will bow out, and considering Leni Robredo will be embattled and might decide not to compete in 2022, then Middle will be leaderless. Means Chel Diokno will be a man to watch because only he bridges seemingly insurmountable EDSA-Left divide of past 3 decades,” said Quezon in a tweet.

Diokno placed No. 21 in the recent senatorial elections based on partial and unofficial results tallied by the Commission on Elections with 6.301 million votes as of May 20.

In his baptism of fire, he captured the imagination of the youth who called him a “woke lolo” for his cool brand but sharp edged politics.

“So ang silbi ng (pagtakbo) niya ngayon naipakilala ang pangalan at kuwento ng mga Diokno sa bagong henerasyon at ang kabataan mismo na nakarinig, sila ang excited mangampanya para kay Chel,” said Quezon.

Diokno himself was amazed by the outcome of his first run in politics with all the odds stacked against him. A day after the polls, he thanked his supporters and left the door open for a probable run in the 2022 polls.

Diokno is the chairman of the Free Legal Assistance Group and as founding dean of the De La Salle University College of Law. He is the son of national Jose “Pepe” Wright Diokno, a fiery anti-Marco senator and founding chair of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).

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Holiday na nagka-pasok pa! Netizens fume as Duterte declares Nov 2, Dec 24, Dec 31 2021 as working days

Netizens expressed dismay with President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to lessen the number of non-working days in 2021 in a bid to spur economic growth amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duterte on Friday (February 26) signed Proclamation No. 1107, which categorized three days that had been declared special holidays as special working days. These are Nov. 2 (All Souls’ Day), Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), and Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve).

“For the country to recover from the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need to encourage economic productivity by, among others, minimizing work disruption and commemorating some special holidays as special (working) days instead,” Duterte’s proclamation read.

Writer @JerryGracio tweeted: “Hindi na special non-working holiday ang All Souls Day. Wala kasing kaluluwa si Duterte.”

Journalist @prinzmagtulis said: “Duterte government’s strategy to revive the economy: Ease monetary policy || Reject additional fiscal stimulus || Lessen holidays.”

Twitter user @Punongbayan_ asked: “Payag ka rito pero si Duterte, 365 days ang non-working holidays?”

Netizen @nicoquejano tweeted: “Okay. Sa mga nagsasabi na pumapasok naman talaga sila pag December 24 at December 31. Mga teh, Duterte just took away the holiday premium you get for working on a holiday! Suck on that, mga DDS. Puñeta.”

Twitter user @Nicocoleeta said: “Sana di na magkaroon ng masarap na ulam ever si Duterte at pamilya nya. pwede naman kasi tanggalin yung Nov. 30, Day of Valor, or Chinese New Year as holidays eh, pero nope yung mga holidays na in a way ‘need’ para macelebrate yung occassion with families.”

Markahan na kalendaryo! Here are the important dates for May 2022 elections

The election fever is expected to rise in the coming months as the May 2022 polls near.

While a number of politikos are still coy about their political plans, they are for sure laying down the groundwork for next year to meet the key dates set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Resolution No. 10695 issued by the Comelec on February 10, 2021 detailed the calendar of activities in the run-up to the 2022 elections.

Among the important poll-related dates and activities listed in the resolution are:

May 31, 2021: Last day for filing of petitions for registration of coalition of political parties

October 1, 2021 to October 8, 2021: Period for filing certificates of candidacy and certificates of nomination for all elective positions

November 15, 2021: Last day for the substitute of an official candidate of a political party or coalition who withdrew, died, or was disqualified by final judgment to file certificate of candidacy in order to reflect the name of the substitute on the official ballot.

February 8, 2022 to May 7, 2022: Campaign period for candidates for president, vice president, senator and party-list groups.

March 25, 2022 to May 7, 2022: Campaign period for candidates for members of the House of Representatives and other local positions.

DOJ assures review of gov’t drug-related ops will continue

The government will continue to review anti-illegal drugs operations where deaths have occurred, Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Adrian Sugay assured on Friday (Feb. 26).

“What we have thus far is an initial report,” Sugay pointed out.

“And we intend to continue the review of cases involving anti-illegal drug operations where deaths occurred,” he assured.

“We intend to come out with further findings and recommendations,” he added.

Last Wednesday (Feb. 24) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra reported there were irregularities in the police drug operations during the review conducted by the DOJ-led inter-agency panel.

“Any and all possible administrative/criminal liability against those involved in these anti-illegal drug operations where deaths occurred may be pursued depending on any further findings/recommendations,” Sugay also assured.



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