Chel Diokno on Imee’s opposition to term limits: Hindi pa ba tayo nadala noong Martial Law? MANILA, Philippines — Opposition senatorial candidate and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno countered his rival Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos’ stance on term limits by citing the situation during Martial Law. On Saturday, the two aspiring senators faced off in a televised debate and were asked about their position on the removal of term limits in the draft federal constitution. Marcos said she agrees with it, citing that it avoids political dynasties. 'No to term limits for public officials' “Tanggalin na ang mga term limits, (Remove the term limits),” Marcos said. “Imbis na mabawasan ‘yung dinastiya e talagang naging prangkisa pa ‘yung apelido, (Instead of lessening the dynasty, the surname has become a franchise),” she added. Marcos, who is part of a political dynasty in the Ilocos … [Read more...] about Chel Diokno on Imee’s opposition to term limits: Hindi pa ba tayo nadala noong Martial Law?
MANILA, Philippines — Human rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno believes the Senate remains an institution that can serve as a bastion for democracy and he will push for judicial reforms should he become part of it next year. Diokno, who came from a family that fought for the country’s freedom from tyranny, said he did not aspire to be a politician, but silence is no longer an option for those who do not want dictatorship to return. For Diokno, the Duterte regime is using fear, violence and systematic lies in running the government, which is very evident in the existence of the so-called narco-list or names of people linked to the illegal drug trade without bases or cases. “That is what they are doing and the only way to combat it is to speak the truth. That it is the only way,” Diokno said in an interview with The STAR. Diokno is the son of former senator Jose “Pepe” Diokno, an opposition leader detained during martial law and one of … [Read more...] about Chel Diokno: Justice system is top hindrance to development
Manuel “Chel” Diokno is the founding dean of the De La Salle University College of Law and heads FLAG, a human rights group. He is also the son of Sen. Jose W. Diokno, political icon and outstanding La Salle alumnus. Recently, two La Salle Brothers endorsed his bid for the Senate. Here are their statements of support in remarks delivered by Br. Victor Franco, FSC, president of De La Salle Green Hills: This morning when my administrative assistant handed me my schedule for the day, I found this entry, “6.00 dinner with Senator Chel Diokno.” Looks like she can read the future. Two weeks ago our LSGH NCAA Junior Basketball team was playing for the championship. The team had fought back from a 15-point deficit and tied the score. But towards the last few seconds of the game our opponents were leading by three points. Then, with five seconds to go, we had possession of the ball. There was hope! A 3-point shot would have tied the game, bringing it into overtime. … [Read more...] about La Salle Brothers endorse Chel Diokno
Chel Diokno, son of Martial Law opposition leader, files COC at same time as dictator's daughter (philstar.com) - October 15, 2018 - 12:32pm MANILA, Philippines — Human rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno on Tuesday made official his bid for a Senate seat. The son of the late Sen. Jose “Pepe” Diokno is one of the candidates of the erstwhile ruling Liberal Party for the May 2019 elections. Diokno ranked in the 44th to 62nd bracket in the most recent Pulse Asia survey. Only 1.6 percent of the respondents said they would vote for him. As a human rights lawyer, Diokno has condemned, many times, the thousands of killings under administration’s deadly war on drugs. The chairman of the Free Legal Assistance Group and founding dean of the De La Salle University College of Law filed a petition against the drug war before the Supreme Court. Son of Martial Law victim files at same time … [Read more...] about Chel Diokno, son of Martial Law opposition leader, files COC at same time as dictator’s daughter
Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv MANILA - Former President Benigno Aquino on Tuesday endorsed the senatorial bids of his cousin Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel "Chel" Diokno, and former Quezon representative Lorenzo "Erin" Tañada II for next year's elections. The lawmaker, Diokno and Tañada were the first 3 candidates in the Liberal Party's senatorial slate. The trio, however, were not among the top 12 preferred senatorial bets in a Pulse Asia survey released over the weekend. Women top 2019 senatorial survey: Pulse Asia 2019 Senatorial Preferences: Pulse Asia … [Read more...] about News Aquino backs cousin Bam, Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada for Senate polls