‘We had one shot’: #SalamatChel trends for Twitter’s woke lolo

‘We had one shot’: #SalamatChel trends for Twitter’s woke lolo
Chel Diokno's supporters pour out their heartbreaks and gratitude the morning after the election

MANILA, Philippines — It was a morning filled with heartbreaks for supporters of Otso Diretso candidates. Based on the partial and unofficial results from the Comelec’s transparency server, opposition senatorial bet and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno failed to make it to the top 15 candidates.

Diokno is Twitter’s favorite “Woke Lolo”, having the biggest share of voice among the Senate candidates in the past month, according to Crowdtangle data.

His supporters expressed their dismay and gratitude over the unofficial results using #SalamatChel which eventually trended on Twitter.

But other followers still have hope, saying that should Diokno run again, they would vote for him.


Here’s what the rest had to say:

What about you? Which win or loss do you feel strongly about? Let us know in the comments or using #PHVote. —Rappler.com

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