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LOOK: Opposition bets start face-to-face campaign in Caloocan

/ 05:51 PM February 12, 2019
LOOK: Opposition bets start face-to-face campaign in Caloocan

Otso Diretso senatorial candidates at a campaign sortie in Caloocoan City on February 12, 2019. PHOTO by Gabriel Pabico Lalu/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Candidates from the opposition coalition Otso Diretso made their rounds in Caloocan City on Tuesday, the official start of the campaign period for the 2019 midterm elections.

After the press conference, the senatorial bets visited houses, shops, and markets at the heart of Caloocan City.

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Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano and former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, in particular, discussed the upcoming elections with people inside a barbershop along 10th Avenue.

LOOK: Opposition bets start face-to-face campaign in Caloocan

Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano talks to people inside a barber shop in Caloocan City on February 12, 2019. PHOTO by Gabriel Pabico Lalu/INQUIRER.net

LOOK: Opposition bets start face-to-face campaign in Caloocan

Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay at a campaign sortie in Caloocan City on February 12, 2019. PHOTO by Gabriel Pabico Lalu/INQUIRER.net

Caloocan 2nd District Rep. Edgar Erice accompanied former Deputy Speaker Erin Tañada inside the Poblacion Market, as Maranao civic leader Samira Gutoc and veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal visited houses near the San Roque Cathedral.

LOOK: Opposition bets start face-to-face campaign in Caloocan

Otso Diretso senatorial bets (from left) Erin Tañada, Romulo Macalintal, Florin Hilbay, and Chel Diokno in Caloocan City. PHOTO by Gabriel Pabico Lalu/INQUIRER.net

LOOK: Opposition bets start face-to-face campaign in Caloocan

Erin Tañada at a public market in Caloocan City on February 12, 2019. PHOTO by Gabriel Pabico Lalu/INQUIRER.net

LOOK: Opposition bets start face-to-face campaign in Caloocan

Senatorial bet Samira Gutoc joins the campaign sortie of Otso Diretso coalition in Caloocan City on February 12, 2019. PHOTO by Gabriel Pabico Lalu/INQUIRER.net

Senator Bam Aquino and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, on the other hand, talked to Otso Diretso volunteers and Caloocan residents who attested to the positive effects of Aquino’s legislation.

LOOK: Opposition bets start face-to-face campaign in Caloocan

Senator Bam Aquino on the campaign trail with Otso Diretso Volunteers in Caloocan City on February 12, 2019. PHOTO by Gabriel Pabico Lalu/INQUIRER.net

LOOK: Opposition bets start face-to-face campaign in Caloocan

A supporter (left) takes a selfie  with human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (center) and Senator Bam Aquino (right). PHOTO by Gabriel Pabico Lalu/INQUIRER.net

A concelebrated Mass to be led by Bishop Emeritus Deogracias Iñiguez will be held later at around 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral, which will be attended by the candidates and Vice President Leni Robredo.

The Otso Diretso is a coalition of opposition political parties, including LP, Magdalo, Aksyon Demokratiko, and Akbayan party-list. /ee

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