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LOOK: Otso Diretso Senate bets show up in Quiapo, Manila

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 01:32 PM February 25, 2019
LOOK: Otso Diretso bets arrives at Plaza Miranda for supposed debate

Otso Diretso senatorial candidates (from left) Rep. Gary Alejano, former Quezon Rep. Erin Tanada, election lawyer Romeo Macalintal, Chel Diokno and Pilo Hilbay gather at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila to feel the pulse of the public. Photo by FAYE ORELLANA / INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senate candidates on Wednesday opted to reach out to the people in Manila’s Quiapo district after the debate they proposed failed to materialize.

Otso Diretso candidates Gary Alejano, Chel Diokno, Pilo Hilbay, Romulo Macalintal and Erin Tañada instead went on a meet and greet activity in and around Plaza Miranda in Quiapo.

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Election lawyer Romy Macalintal addresses and fields questions from the crowd in Quiapo, Manila on Monday. He was joined by fellow Otso Diretso Senate candidates former Quezon Rep. Erin Tanada, Chel Diokno, Pilo Hilbay and Rep. Gary Alejano. Photo by FAYE ORELLANA / INQUIRER.net

While some pro -administration bets from Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) slate expressed willingness to debate with their rivals, prior commitments got in the way.

HNP Senate candidates have scheduled activities in Meycauayan, Bulacan and Valenzuela City.

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