- Samira Gutoc said that Chel Diokno could be a leading figure of the Liberal Party
- She also mentioned that Diokno is what people want in a politician
- Gutoc shared the possible reason as to why they did not win in the recent polls
Marawi civic leader and Otso Diretso candidate Samira Gutoc talked about their loss in the recent mid-term polls.
KAMI learned that for Gutoc, her party-mate Chel Diokno, can be the standard bearer of the Liberal Party in the 2022 elections.
“Chel can represent that aspiration. Lawyer, dean, all the things that we want in a politician. Very honorable, prinsipyado. Sana po, he fulfills the vacuum,” Gutoc said.
“He could be [standard bearer] if he can mobilize as many forces, democracy forces in the community,” she added.
Gutoc also mentioned that the opposition slate could have won if they had more time.
"Hindi namin nadala ang boses hanggang sa grassroot. When we're in the palengke, grabe po, hindi kami kilala. But when they get to see us, talk to us, okay pala kayo. Kulang lang talaga kami ng reach," she said.
As previously reported by KAMI, the supporters of Diokno were emotional after his defeat. He had a thanksgiving dinner for his supporters and some were heard crying. Nonetheless, Diokno remained hopeful despite the election results.
KAMI also reported earlier that the new senators have been proclaimed by the Commission on Elections. No opposition candidate made it in the “Magic 12” this time.
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