'Matalino, magaling, matino': Vice Ganda endorses Chel Diokno for senator

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Posted at May 10 2019 02:57 AM | Updated as of May 10 2019 03:16 AM

MANILA - At the homestretch of the 2019 midterm polls, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno’s bid for a Senate seat got a major boost with the endorsement from comedian Vice Ganda.

"Matalino, magaling at MATINO si CHEL DIOKNO. Iboboto ko sya para sa lahat ng Madlang People na naghahangad ng bansang may hustisya," the Unkabogable star wrote to her 12.3 million followers on Twitter Thursday night. "Sana maisama nyo rin sya sa iboboto nyong 12."

The Otso Diresto-bet has lagged in surveys, but won several mock elections in universities all over the country.

Diokno settled at the 25th to 31st bracket with 50-percent voter awareness and a 5.3-percent voter support in the Pulse Asia survey conducted from April 10 to 14.

Several celebrities and musicians, which the senatorial aspirant dubbed as "CHELebrities," have expressed support for Diokno's candidacy. 

They include Kris Aquino, Vilma Santos-Recto, Dingdong Dantes, Enchong Dee, Bianca Gonzalez, Chito Miranda, and Ebe Dancel.