Chel Diokno’s Platforms & Accomplishments | May 2022 Elections

Chel Diokno’s Platforms If He Wins Senator & Accomplishments

CHEL DIOKNO’S PLATFORMS – Here are the accomplishments of lawyer Chel Diokno and his plans if he wins the May 2022 Senatorial Election.

There are 64 senatorial candidates vying for a seat in the Senate. Some of them are prominent individuals in the field of politics while others are taking their first election candidacy. Many of them are lawyers – including Chel Diokno.

Chel Diokno
Photo Credit: The Manila Times

Personal Background:

Jose Manuel Tadeo “Chel” Icasiano Diono was born on February 23, 1961 in Pasay City, Metro Manila. He is currently residing in San Juan City. He is the son of former senator and justice secretary Jose “Ka Pepe” Diokno and Carmen Icasiano Diokno. He is married to Divina Aromin-Diokno and they’re blessed with six (6) children. Here is a background of his education:

  • Admitted to the Bar, State of Illinois, USA, 1986
  • Admitted to the Bar, Republic of the Philippines, 1988
  • Juris Doctor of Laws; Northern Illinois University; 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy; University of the Philippines – Diliman; 1983


Chel Diokno was a member of the presidential human rights committee under former Presidents Cory Aquino and Fidel Ramos. He was the head of the prosecution panel during the first impeachment trial against former Pres. Joseph Estrada. From 2017 to 2019, he was a presidential adviser on human rights of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. In the Supreme Court, he was part of the core committee of the National Conference for the Revision of the Rules of Civil Procedure and the post-trial Cluster Technical Working Group. From 2004-2006, he was a special counsel of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP).

Chel Diokno’s Platforms:

  • provide the Filipino people access to free legal aid in their barangay through a law that strengthens the barangay justice system
  • boost the laws against corruption to make sure that the government officials are held accountable
  • pass an alternative penalties act covering minor offenses
  • push for the reform of the healthcare system
  • pass a pandemic management law
  • provide healthcare frontliners sufficient benefits
  • support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and ordinary workers through business loans, cash aid, unemployment insurance and modernized agriculture and local industries
  • pass laws that seek to provide quality housing for the poor Filipinos
  • stop contractualization
  • push for a “green” or environment-friendly moves in the transportation sector
  • push for penalties for officials who block the release of SALNs
  • pass a freedom of information law and other laws to ensure transparency in the use of public funds
  • push for the protection of the West Philippine Sea

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