Campaign fund to be raised by Otso Diretso online

Campaign fund to be raised by Otso Diretso online

The opposition will be needing a lot of gas to have their aspirations become reality. As early as now the coalition Otso Diretso will be launching an online fund-raising project to primarily to help finance the campaign of its official candidates for the midterm elections.
“We will launch that in the next few days… we can get actual donations from the volunteers,” Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Otso Diretso campaign manager, told editors and reporters of The STAR.

Opposition's Otso Diretso (photo credit to owner)

“If you don’t want the killings to continue, vote for our candidates,” Pangilinan said in Filipino.
Senator Kiko said the fund raising program will comply with the rules laid down by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
The opposition acknowledges the challenge they are in need to ‘connect’ to the voters. Of the 8 – 6 are practically new.     
Pangilinan admitted that some individuals fear publicly supporting the Otso Diretso ticket.
“Endorsements are being welcomed but they are afraid at this point. Hopefully online contribution will allay their fears. Some of them get bashed down the road,” said Pangilinan, whose being bashed in social media.
Otso Diretso senatorial candidates include Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, re-electionist Sen. Bam Aquino, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, Marawi civic leader and peace builder Samira Gutoc, former solicitor general Florin Hilbay, election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, former senator Mar Roxas and former deputy speaker Erin Tañada.

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