Chel Diokno eyes Senate seat anew in 2022

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15)— Lawyer Chel Diokno on Wednesday confirmed he will be vying for a senatorial seat again in the 2022 elections.

“Yes, tatakbo ulit ako sa Senado,” Diokno wrote on his Twitter page, confirming the news to his followers.

Napakaraming bagay ang hindi patas dito sa atin — sa batas, sa ekonomiya, sa mga patakaran sa COVID. Gawin nating mas makatarungan ang buhay ng mga Pilipino,” he added.

[Translation: Yes, I will run for the Senate again. There are a lot of things that are not fair in the country — in the law, the economy, the protocols for COVID. Let’s make the lives of Filipinos more just.]

As early as June, Diokno already revealed he would be running in next year’s polls, but was still undecided on the post at the time.

Diokno ran for senator in the 2019 elections but failed to win a seat.