CHELdren’s choice: Diokno thankful for youth’s support
Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Chel Diokno is grateful to the youth’s support for his senatorial bid, as reflected in his consistent lead in mock polls held in schools.
Among the mock polls which Diokno has topped include those held by De La Salle University campuses in Manila, Dasmariñas and Laguna; University of the Philippines campuses in Diliman, Manila, Los Baños, Cebu and Visayas, Ateneo de Manila University, Ateneo de Naga University, and the University of Santo Tomas.
Diokno also led mock polls held by the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Bicol University, University of Asia and the Pacific, University of San Carlos and Wesleyan University Philippines.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa ating kabataan. Hindi naman ako kilala noong nagsimula ang kampanya, wala rin tayong malaking pera o makinarya, kaya hindi ko inasahan na ganito katindi ang magiging suporta nila sa akin,” he said.
Diokno said the youth inspire him to serve the country, as he wants the next generation to enjoy a better Philippines.
“Ang gusto kong iwan sa kanila ay bansa na makatarungan, dahil ang ibig sabihin niyan ay bansang maunlad, payapa at malaya sa krimen at korapsyon,” he said.