Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno got another major celebrity endorsement ahead of the May 13 elections.
In a Twitter post Thursday night, television host Vice Ganda has declared support for Diokno, a senatorial candidate running under the Otso Diretso slate, and urged others to vote for him too.
“Matalino, magaling at MATINO si CHEL DIOKNO. Iboboto ko sya para sa lahat ng Madlang People na naghahangad ng bansang may hustisya. Sana maisama nyo rin sya sa iboboto nyong 12,” the Kapamilya star tweeted.
Among the celebrities endorsing Diokno are Kris Aquino, Dingdong Dantes, Bianca Gonzalez, Jaime Fabregas, and Enchong Dee.
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Humanga ako kay senate candidate #25 Chel Diokno because i agree sa SENSE ng STATEMENT nya: We all want to put a stop to corruption. We want criminality to stop. But we don’t talk enough about the 🇵🇭 justice system. i only have 1 minor point to raise, when he singled out politicians about not wanting a long discussion about the justice system, from firsthand experience, kahit hindi po pulitiko gustong takasan ang matinong talakayan tungkol sa pagsunod sa batas at sa pagharap sa mga kaso… everyone who committed a crime, not just high profile politicians or organized crime bosses, must be held accountable. KAPAG NAKASUHAN KA DAHIL NILABAG MO ANG BATAS, HARAPIN MO ang prosecutor, at DEPENSAHAN MO ANG IYONG SARILI. We are after all presumed innocent until proven guilty. BUT we must face the charges filed against us at the prosecutorial level- may sistema tayo na dapat sundin. It’s called the RULE OF LAW. Flying home from my 🇸🇬 checkup. (YES- super happy, we got assigned the @flypal A321 NEO, among their small planes, it’s my FAVORITE, this isn’t a sponsored post, i paid for our tickets BUT had to give you this travel tip: try to book flights on the A321 NEO when you can, bongga sya, promise, may wifi pa) #25 is the 2nd national candidate who gets a post of me wearing my bought from Divisoria, printed in Fisher Mall, size 12 from the girls’ section pink shirt. Long Shot sya but just because a man isn’t in the “sure win” category, it doesn’t mean hindi na ko pwedeng mabilib sa kanya. 🇵🇭
Kung naghahanap pa po kayo ng iboboto, paki-insert naman po dito sa top 12:— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) April 11, 2019
(Opinyon ko lang po ito, hindi "bayad", hindi din pinakiusapan na ikampanya.) https://t.co/tvdXsWJsLF
@ChelDiokno— Maricel Laxa-P. (@mommymaricel) May 9, 2019
Graduated with honors from La Salle, Philosophy from UP, studied law at Northern Illinois University -magna cum laude. Civil rights advocate, Philippines' foremost human rights lawyer, chairman- Free Legal Assistance Group and founding dean DLSU College of Law.