Chicago hosts first U.S. rally for Roxas-Robredo

Mar Roxas for President; Leni Robredo for VP

Mar Roxas for President; Leni Robredo for VP

While political parties are gearing up for the much anticipated 2016 elections in the Philippines, Filipinos overseas are also staging various online campaign strategies to vouch for their presidential and vice presidential candidates.

Filipino Americans have expressed through social media their favorites.

In Chicago, “Filipinos Abroad and Friends of Mar and Leni” was organized to rally behind the ‘Dream Team of Mar Roxas for President and Leni Robredo for Vice President’ in the coming 2016 national elections.

Chicago is the first city in the U.S. to stage a political rally for Mar and Leni. This is going to be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare. Up to a hundred supporters of Mar and Leni are expected to show up on December 5, 2015. RSVP is required to attend this political rally that will start at 12 noon.

“No less than the most notable, highly-respected and outstanding Filipino American leader, Loida Nicolas-Lewis, is going to lead the campaign-rally for the Dream Team of Mar and Leni for 2016” said the organizers in a press statement.

Jun De Guia, one of the organizers, said, “This is our way of influencing our friends and relatives to vote for the continuation of Daang Matuwid. We truly believe that Mar and Leni are the most capable of taking the leadership in the 2016 elections.”

“Lewis will meet with community leaders and Dream Team supporters to discuss political and economic development in the Philippines, and the need to support competent leaders in the forthcoming 2016 elections.”

In a phone interview, Lewis said that “Filipino Americans should actively voice out their opinion and get involved in the coming 2016 Philippine elections.”

She encouraged everyone to become dual citizens so they could participate in this “significant” political process.

“I like the Dream Team of Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo because of their intent to pursue President Aquino’s vision of Daang Matuwid,” she added.

The Chicago political rally for Mar and Leni is expected to be echoed in other key cities in the United States, said Cindy Flores, who is one of the organizers.

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