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Chel Diokno to teary-eyed supporters: ‘I will never forget the love you gave me’

May 14, 2019 - 8:40 PM

'I’m not at all sad at the outcome of this elections... What is important is the light that we have shone in the darkness,' says opposition senatorial candidate Chel Diokno

GRATITUDE. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Chel Diokno thanks all his campaign staff and volunteers for standing by him in his hard fought campaign. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

May 14, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Chel Diokno's supporters pour out their heartbreaks and gratitude the morning after the election

Diokno on PH justice system: Too many vacancies in judiciary, lacks transparency

May 10, 2019 - 8:54 AM

In the Supreme Court, President Rodrigo Duterte has lapsed the constitutionally-required 90 days to fill a vacancy

Laban PInas holds its miting de avance at Plaze Miranda, Manila. on May 7, 2019, endorsing its partylist and senatorial bets for the midterm elections. Candidates took turns explaining their platforms to the crowds cheers. Otso Diretso senatorial bets Gutoc, Hillbay, Diokno, Tanada we're on hand endorsing Neri Colmenares. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Ex-SC justices, ombudsmen endorse Chel Diokno

May 09, 2019 - 2:06 PM

'We have a wonderful guy here, who can really serve our country more than many of our candidates who may be popular because they're exposed to media,' says former SC justice Roberto Abad

ENDORSEMENT. (L-R) FEU Law Dean Mel Sta Maria, former SC justices Antonio Nachura and Roberto Abad and former Ombudsmen Conchita Carpio-Morales and Simeon Marcelo, and Lyceum Law Dean Sol Mawis throw their support behind opposition Senate bet Chel Diokno in a news conference on May 9, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Diokno campaign

Otso Diretso thanks rain-soaked supporters: 'You are the spirit of this campaign'

May 08, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Heavy rain pours during the opposition senatorial ticket's thanksgiving concert at the UP Sunken Garden. But the crowd stays to listen to their speeches.

THANK YOU. Otso Diretso candidates pose for a selfie together with their supporters, who were all soaked from the rain on May 8, 2019. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Kris Aquino endorses Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno in San Pedro, Laguna

May 06, 2019 - 7:20 PM

'I hope you'll like them,' Kris Aquino says during a mini-rally

Celebrity host and actress Kris Aquino visited Sen. Bam Aquino’s sortie in San Pedro, Laguna to greet her cousin on his birthday. With them is Senatorial candidate Chel Diokno. May 6, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Recto endorses Aquino and Diokno for the Senate

May 06, 2019 - 4:47 PM

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says of Senator Bam Aquino and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, 'I want to work with both of them in the Senate'

ENDORSEMENT. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto (Center) raises the hands of Bam Aquino and Chel Diokno during a press conference held in Lipa City on Monday, May 6. Photo by Otso Diretso Media

At Angkas event, Grace Poe promises to fast-track legalizing motorcycle taxis

May 04, 2019 - 8:28 PM

'Binibilisan ko, pinag-aaralan ko, para ang prangkisa na maghahatid ng mas maganda, mas mabilis, at mas affordable na transportation sa lahat, at pagkakakitaan ninyong lahat sa ligtas na paraan, ay maipasa na,' says Senator Poe

RIDING COMMUNITY. Reelectionist senator Grace Poe appeals to the riding community to vote for her in the upcoming 2019 elections. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Rene Saguisag endorses Diokno, the ‘voice of human rights’ in Senate

May 02, 2019 - 11:29 AM

‘Kung ang mananalo lamang ay ‘yung tipong kapag pinalundag ni Digong from a high-rise ang itatanong lang, ‘from what floor sir?’ mamamatay ang demokrasya natin,’ says former senator and veteran human rights lawyer Rene Saguisag

HUMAN RIGHTS. Otso Diretso candidate Chel Diokno visits Marawi on April 23 to provide free legal assistance to victims of the siege. Photo courtesy of the Diokno campaign

Bam Aquino on endo bill: It's pro-worker, but needs improvements

May 01, 2019 - 12:59 PM

Otso Diretso bets Chel Diokno and Erin Tañada throw full support behind Senate Bill 1826, but the fine print of the proposed law needs to be examined

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT. Reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino of the opposition slate Otso Diretso says the Security of Tenure Bill pending at the Senate needs improvement but a version that is pro-worker. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Diokno wants probe into police inspection of vote-counting machines warehouse

Apr 29, 2019 - 6:28 PM

In a letter to the Comelec, senatorial candidate Chel Diokno says Baguio police's inspection of a warehouse for vote-counting machines is a ‘serious breach’

WORRISOME. Otso Diretso senatorial bet Chel Diokno files a request with the Comelec to investigate what he called as the "worrisome" inspection of policemen of a vote counting machine (VCM) warehouse in Baguio. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Election law needs reforms, says Chel Diokno

Apr 13, 2019 - 8:47 PM

If elected, Diokno says he will give an equal fighting chance to those who do not have enough means to seek office due to lack of funds

IN BATANGAS. 2019 senatorial candidate Chel Diokno campaigns in Batangas. Photo from Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

‘Mahaba pa ang laban’: Survey laggard Otso Diretso bets still positive

Apr 12, 2019 - 11:35 AM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo also suspects black propaganda against Otso Diretso candidates Mar Roxas and Bam Aquino, but did not give any evidence for her claim

UNFAZED. Vice President Leni Robredo (center) raises the hands of Otso Diretso bets Samira Gutoc, Romy Macalintal, and Chel Diokno in Bohol on April, 5, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte critics lead Day of Valor rally vs China

Apr 09, 2019 - 4:59 PM

On Araw ng Kagitingan, protesters say the Philippines needs a leader who is brave, not macho, in defending the country's rights in the West Philippine Sea

ARAW NG KAGITINGAN. Critics of President Rodrigo Duterte, including opposition senatorial bets Chel Diokno and Neri Colmenares, stage a protest against China in front of the Chinese consulate in Makati City on Araw ng Kagitingan, April 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

If Duterte declares revolutionary gov’t, Robredo becomes president – Macalintal

Apr 05, 2019 - 12:16 PM

'Once President Duterte declares a revolutionary government, he ceases to be President having divested himself of the presidency,' says opposition senatorial bet Romy Macalintal, a veteran election lawyer

AGAINST REVGOV. Vice President Leni Robredo has long been against the declaration of a revolutionary government. File photo by OVP

SC ruling on drug war documents 'big first step' toward accountability

Apr 03, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Otso Diretso candidate Chel Diokno, a human rights lawyer, says the documents will help confirm the pattern they observed in killings in the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs

WAR ON DRUGS. Police watch over the bodies of two dead women outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Otso Diretso on Facebook takedown of fake accounts: Good but not enough

Apr 03, 2019 - 12:32 PM

'They should have taken measures way back, and not let so much time pass before they actually did these concrete steps to actually stop the weaponization of the social network,' says senatorial bet Chel Diokno

NO TO FAKE NEWS. Otso Diretso candidates Florin Hilbay and Chel Diokno are joined by Magdalo's Manuel Cabochan, who represents Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, in a press conference on April 3, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

At U.N. event, Chel Diokno calls for more international pressure on Duterte

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:15 AM

Between campaign sorties, opposition senatorial bet Chel Diokno speaks via video conference call to delegates at a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime event in Vienna

PRESSURE ON DUTERTE. Chel Diokno addresses an international audience at an event organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Screenshot from StoptheDrugWar.org

Pro-environment, IP groups ask gov't to publicize Kaliwa Dam documents

Mar 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The groups' legal counsel, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, says they are 'worried' that the government is 'hiding' details of the Kaliwa Dam project

PUBLICIZE THE CONTRACTS. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (center) is representing the groups that are opposed to the China-funded Kaliwa Dam. Photo from Diokno's office.

[OPINION] Alternative candidates (and what we can do to help them)

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Alternative candidates love to talk about change. But harping on change can only backfire. A popular and highly trusted administration will not be replaced.

Better PH education? Pay teachers more – Otso Diretso

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The opposition senatorial bets also say teachers must be given proper technical and technological support

SALARY INCREASE. Applicants prepare their visual aids during a teaching demonstration as part of the itemization requirements for public school teachers at Araullo High School in Manila on March 15, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Otso Diretso to ‘work twice as hard’ to pull up survey numbers

Mar 19, 2019 - 5:14 PM

(UPDATED) The awareness ratings of several Otso Diretso bets go up in double figures in the latest Pulse Asia survey, but less than 5% of respondents say they'd vote for the opposition candidates

MORE WORK AHEAD. Otso Diretso candidates Gary Alejano, Chel Diokno, Pilo Hilbay, and Romy Macalintal with former senator Wigberto Tañada Sr representing Erin Tanada at the #YouthVote Forum in De La Salle Medical and Health Institute in Cavite on March 19, 2019. Photo from Otso Diretso Media

Give incentives to companies helping poor LGUs – Otso Diretso

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay proposes giving tax breaks to companies that would expand operations to the provinces

TALK WITH EXECS. Otso Diretso candidates Gary Alejano, Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, and Florin Hilbay attend the forum organized by FINEX, MAP, MBC, and PCCI on March 18, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Otso Diretso to Duterte: 'Stop fueling fire of persecution vs Church'

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:10 PM

The opposition senatorial bets argue that President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church are emboldening some to threaten members of the clergy

PROTECT THE CHURCH. Otso Diretso senatorial candidates condemn the death threats received by priests and bishops critical of the drug war. File photo by OVP

Win or lose, Otso Diretso bets to push for their advocacies

Mar 12, 2019 - 2:55 PM

A resident of Mandaluyong City asks the Otso Diretso candidates what they would do if they lose in the May polls

WIN OR LOSE. Otso Diretso candidates Samira Gutoc, Romy Macalintal, and Chel Diokno pose with residents of Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, on March 12, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Inexcusable that gov't is unprepared' for water shortage – Otso Diretso

Mar 12, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Otso Diretso senatorial bet Chel Diokno says the government must implement a comprehensive program to prevent another water shortage

WATER WOES. Otso Diretso senatorial candidates Samira Gutoc, Romy Macalintal, and Chel Diokno suggest ways how to prevent another water shortage on March 12, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Chel Diokno fires back at Sara Duterte: 'Do not insult voters'

Mar 06, 2019 - 11:05 PM

'Ganyan na ba kaliit ang pagtingin natin sa mga Pilipino para sabihing ayos lang ang magsinungaling?' opposition senatorial bet Chel Diokno asks President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter

Chel Diokno to Duterte: Stop weaponizing lists

Mar 05, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Otso Diretso candidates Erin Tañada and Florin Hilbay also slam the government for threatening to release a new narco list, saying it is aimed to influence the elections

LISTS AS WEAPONS. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno speaks during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant forum on March 4, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PAO must be ‘more professional’ in gathering evidence – Diokno

Mar 04, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Human rights lawyer and senatorial bet Chel Diokno says there are 'inherent conflicts of interest' in PAO that cause its indigent clients to lose representation in court

'MORE PROFESSIONAL' PAO. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno suggests way how to strengthe the PAO. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo, Diokno hit death threats vs bishop critical of Duterte’s drug war

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:19 PM

'Kailan ba ito mahihinto? At bakit pinapayagan natin itong kulturang ito na siyang manaig sa atin?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

TEACHING HIS FLOCK. Calookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David delivers a scathing homily against extrajudicial killings on July 2, 2017. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Chel Diokno: Duterte worse than Arroyo in human rights violations

Feb 20, 2019 - 9:55 AM

‘Never in our history have we seen this kind of killing,’ says Otso Diretso candidate Chel Diokno, who also has a petition before the Supreme Court seeking to declare the bloody campaign against illegal drugs unconstitutional

HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER. Chel Diokno of the Otso Diretso slate says the Duterte administration is worse than the Arroyo administration in terms of human rights violations. Rappler screenshot

Chel Diokno gets support of Nacionalista land Taal, Batangas

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:49 PM

(UPDATED) Chel Diokno's recent debate performances help bring awareness to his campaign, at least on social media, but he still has a long way to go

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Feb 18, 2019 - 2:23 PM

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Senate bets agree: Bahay Pag-Asa funding needed for children in conflict with law

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:52 AM

Senatorial candidates are divided on the proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal liability

WRONG MOVE. Human Rights Watch urges lawmakers in the Philippines to reject proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old.

'No to death penalty, not even for terrorists' – Senate candidate Gutoc

Feb 17, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Opposition senatorial bets reiterate their stance against the death penalty during the first edition of ABS-CBN's 'Harapan 2019' senatorial forum

Opposition bets say it's time for divorce law in Philippines

Feb 17, 2019 - 10:22 PM

In a TV forum, opposition senatorial candidates Florin Hilbay, Chel Diokno, and Samira Gutoc push for a divorce law in the Philippines

PRO-DIVORCE. Opposition candidates said during ABS-CBN's senatorial forum that they are in favor of legalizing divorce.

Opposition bets on Duterte's best policies: Smoking ban, MSME programs

Feb 17, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Issues hounding President Rodrigo Duterte – from his health to accountability for abuses under his administration – are asked of senatorial bets during ABS-CBN's forum

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with his supporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Moscati Meadows Residential Treatment Facility (MMRTF) in Laur, Nueva Ecija on February 13, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Diokno tells Imee: Impose term limit to avoid corrupt Marcos dictatorship

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:42 AM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos cites a study that says imposing term limits ended up installing unqualified family members to political positions

TERM LIMITS. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno clapped back at an old family political foe, Imee Marcos, on the issue of removing term limits. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Priority bills of Senate bets cover death penalty, tax suspension

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Eight senatorial hopefuls discuss the priority bills they would push for should they win in the 2019 elections

PRIORITIES. Senatorial aspirants Gary Alejano, Serge Osmeña, Francis Tolentino, Juan Ponce Enrile, Chel Diokno, Bam Aquino, Bato dela Rosa, and JV Ejercito joins CNN Philippines senatorial debate on December 2, 2018. File photos by Rappler

Senate bets on labor issues: End 'endo,' gender discrimination

Dec 02, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the government must set an example by regularizing its own contractual hires

Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Senate bets on drugs: Solve poverty or kill drug lords in Luneta?

Dec 02, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Duterte appointee Ronald dela Rosa wants drug lords shot in Luneta, while Duterte critic Gary Alejano says government should start by addressing poverty

WAR ON DRUGS. Crime scene investigators and media surround the dead body of a drug suspect. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte’s NPA death squad will target the poor – opposition

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Human rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Chel Diokno says the only lasting solution he sees is the resumption of peace talks between the government and the Left

OPPOSITION COALITION CANDIDATES. Former Quezon congressman Erin Tañada is running for senator in the May 2019 elections under the Oposisyon Koalisyon ticket. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

‘Wheels of justice completely stopped’ 9 years after Maguindanao massacre

Nov 23, 2018 - 9:54 PM

Opposition members condemn the slow pace of justice for the victims of what remains to be the deadliest attack on journalists in the world

ELUSIVE JUSTICE. The families of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre seek justice for their loved ones. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Strengthen human rights awareness of Filipinos, say opposition bets

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Senatorial aspirants Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, and Erin Tañada believe Filipinos should be made more aware of their human rights, so they won't be afraid to file reports when abuses happen

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS. Senatorial bets Erin Tañada, Chel Diokno, and Samira Gutoc say Filipinos should be made more aware of human rights. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Opposition on wooing voters: Make it about them, not Duterte

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:25 PM

‘Many of them support the President and I get that, and I don’t think you need to challenge that at this point,’ says reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Reelectionist Senator Bam Aquino addresses supporters at the launch of the Oposisyon Koalisyon senatorial candidates on October 24, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Chel Diokno on running for senator: 'Fight the fear'

Oct 30, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'I just couldn't sit and watch it happen,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno as he tells Rappler why he decided to run for the Senate at this time of extrajudicial killings

Manuel "Chel" Diokno at the Rappler Headquarters on October 24, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Chel Diokno on legislation beyond human rights

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Does Chel Diokno have it in him to convince the tougher judge – the Filipino voter?

The week in photos: October 13-19, 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SCULPTURE. A child plays in front of a sculpture titled Damien Hirst Looking For Sharks, part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibiton in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

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Oct 16, 2018 - 9:44 PM

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Hilbay, Macalintal complete official opposition senatorial slate

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The opposition coalition, led by the Liberal Party, will field only 8 senatorial candidates

OPPOSITION SLATE. The 8 candidates who make up the opposition's official slate for the 2019 senatorial elections.