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Back in Batangas: Chel Diokno ends campaign in hometown

Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Chel Diokno honored his ancestors’ memory by ending his campaign in their home province, Batangas.

Diokno held a motorcade with volunteers starting from Lipa City, going to San Jose, and ending in Batangas City. This was followed by visit to public markets across the province.

The prominent human rights lawyer also joined the motorcade of Taal Mayor Pong Mercado and his subsequent miting de avance at Plaza ng Taal.

Diokno became sentimental reflecting on his campaign as the election nears.

“Hindi naman ako kilala noong sinimulan natin ang kampanya sa Taal. Wala rin akong makinarya o political dynasty, kaya malayo na rin ang narating natin ngayon,” he said.

Diokno has been endorsed by Mercado and Taal’s local officials, as well as by fellow Batangueños Sen. Ralph Recto and Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto, and local political party One Batangas.

Generations of Dioknos hail from Taal, including the veteran human rights lawyer’s grandfather Ananias who was a general in the revolution, his grandfather Ramon who served as a senator, and his father Jose or Ka Pepe, who was a former Justice Secretary and the lawmaker who became the first head of the Commission on Human Rights.