Jun 12, 2021 @ 20:56
Chel Diokno ‘very honored’ with 1Sambayan nomination but…
Abogado Chel Diokno would rather continue with his pro bono legal services than mount another national campaign for the 2022 elections.
The former senatorial bet was one of six names drawn up by the 1Sambayan coalition as their nominees for the presidency and vice presidency next year, along with the likes of Vice President Leni Robredo, ex-Senator Sonny Trillanes, and Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos-Recto.
“I am very honored by the nomination, although I never aspired for those positions,” Diokno said after the big reveal on Saturday, June 12.
“Right now, I am focused on my Free Legal Helpdesk, and I hope to serve our country in any way I can, especially the youth and the ordinary Filipino, who are crying out for justice, accountability, and relief from the pandemic.”
There’s still four months left for him to decide to file his certificate of candidacy to be the opposition’s standard bearer. Will he change his mind?