Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos found herself sitting next to the son of former senator Jose “Ka Pepe” Diokno during the filing of certificate of candidacies at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on October 16.
Just like during their parents’ time, the Ilocos Norte politiko and Chel Diokno have found themselves at the opposite sides of politics.
Ka Pepe was a staunch critic of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
He was was of the opposition figures imprisoned during Martial Law.
The Ilocos Norte governor is running under Nacionalista Party and is an ally of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Diokno is running under the Liberal Party.