Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno shakes the hands of a vegetable vendor at the Iloilo Terminal Market on January 11, 2019. PHOTO by Allan Peñaredondo
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo — Four of the eight Otso Diretso senatorial candidates asked the support of local residents in Iloilo City on Friday afternoon as they visited the Iloilo Terminal Market.
Former Deputy Speaker Erin Tañada, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, civic leader Samira Gutoc, and election lawyer Romulo Macalintal interacted with sellers at the market’s fruits and vegetables and dried goods sections.
Tañada checked on the rice dealers and vegetable stall owners while Diokno and Gutoc talked with the mango vendors. Tañada also explained to shoppers why the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law is to blame for the high prices of basic commodities.
Former Deputy Speaker Erin Tañada chats with a rice dealer at the Iloilo Market Terminal on January 11, 2010. PHOTO by Allan Peñaredondo.
Civic leader Samira Gutoc checks out the mango stalls at the Iloilo Terminal Market on January 11, 2019. PHOTO by Allan Peñaredondo
The trip to the Iloilo market is the last destination for Otso Diretso, who has been touring Roxas City in Capiz and Barotac Viejo in Jaro and Iloilo City in Iloilo province since Thursday for town hall meetings, talks with students and business people, and the clergy. /ee
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