A netizen shared a story on how he met a defeated senatorial candidate several days ago, showing how the politician came back from his humble life after months of intense campaigning.
Eric Oebanda, claimed that he met Chel Diokno who’s according to him, chasing a taxi.
Diokno even offered the taxi to him, however, he let the politician ride the vehicle first.
“That man chasing the Taxi is Chel Diokno. The man I voted as a Senator. Makikipag-agawan pa sana ako, pero medyo may edad na siya. Bitbit niya ang kanyang trademark na bag at mga envelope, he even signaled na kunin ko na ang taxi. Sabi ko ok lang po, he then smiled at tumakbo na papunta sa loob,” Oebanda said.
According to Oebanda, he was saddened that the people didn’t vote for smart people like Diokno, but he’s still hoping that the latter would enter politics again.
The netizen also vowed to campaign for Diokno in the next election because he believed in his ability to serve the people.
He even said that Diokno is not really meant to be a Senator, but to be the next President of the Philippines.
“Kung gustuhin mang tumakbo ng mamang to sa susunod na eleksiyon ikakampanya ko siya. Dahil ang mga katulad niya na napanatili ang paa sa lupa kahit siya ay mayaman, kilala at matalino ay hindi sinasayang. If we want him, we have to fight for him.” Oebanda said.
“Baka ang kapalaran ni Mang Chel ay hindi maging Senador, baka ang kapalaran ng mamang ito ay maging Pangulo. Ipagkakatiwala ko ba ang kinabukasan ng mga anak ko sa kanya? Oo naman!” he added.
Oebanda ended his post with a hashtag Diokno2022.
This is not the first time that someone used #Diokno2022 in their post, many netizens on Twitter also pushed the defeated senatorial candidate to become the standard bearer of the opposition in the next Presidential election.
The story is also almost the same with the story about Vice President Leni Robredo “waiting for a bus” that went viral during the 2016 presidential elections.
As of writing, the post which reached 100,000 likes 27,000 shares on social media has been deleted because of unknown reasons.