President Donald Trump on Thursday, August 27 accepted the Republican Party’s nomination and delivered remarks at the White House South Lawn. | Photo courtesy of CSPAN/Republican National Convention

Car parades will take place on Oct. 4 in the greater Los Angeles, San Francisco areas

AS the 2020 election enters its final, most crucial stage, Filipino American political leaders across California are ramping up last-ditch efforts to raise support for the presidential candidates.

On Sunday, Oct. 4, Filipino American conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump are hosting a caravan rally across California as a way to raise support for Trump as well as celebrate Filipino American History Month in October.

The caravan rally was organized by former congressional candidate Edwin Duterte and National Federation of Filipino American Associations Greater Los Angeles area Chairman Noel Omega.

“Filipinos have a strong and rich history in the United States,” Omega said in a statement. “We are proud of the accomplishments within our community that [have] shaped the U.S.”

According to Duterte, the rally is also meant to serve as a “unifying event” to honor “the successes of the president from domestic to foreign policy.”

“If the Filipino American population were a state, we would be the 29th largest state,” said Duterte, who bears no relation to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

The rally in Los Angeles will begin in the parking lot of the Jollibee restaurant in West Covina at 1561 E. Amar Road at 9 a.m. Organizers estimate that more than 100 cars from LA and Orange counties will participate in the event.

The organizers also emphasized that the event is in compliance with social distancing mandates.

As previously reported in the Asian Journal, Filipinos are the second-largest Asian group in the United States, comprising 19% (just under 4 million Filipinos) of the overall Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, according to the last census.

The 2020 Asian American Voter Survey from APIA Vote, AAPI Data and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC also found that Filipinos are the most “enthusiastic” for the 2020 election among other AAPI groups, as previously reported in the Asian Journal. Filipinos are also the second-largest Asian ethnic group supporting Trump in 2020, the study also found.

Though California — an unyielding blue state — is currently showcasing overwhelming support for Trump’s opponent former Vice President Joe Biden, founder and CEO of Asian Industry B2B Marc Ang said in the statement that, “Fil-Ams are recognizing their conservatism and entrepreneurship is more inline [sic] with the Republican Party and are throwing support behind President Donald Trump.”

Currently, Biden is leading in California at 60 points with Trump trailing far behind at 30 points, according to a recent survey from the Public Policy Institute of California. Another study from UC Berkeley released on Friday, Sept. 25 puts Biden at 67 points and Trump at 28 points.

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  1. So, …this Asian group of voters who are traditional and predominantly Catholic or Christian support a man who admits to grabbing and molesting women. In addition, this president has been proven to make dangerous and unAmerican lies and has been impeached for his treason and belief in conspiracy theory based on untruths and conspiracy theory. President Trump has been caught cheating on his wife multiple times including while she was at home taking care of baby Barron. There are also several women claiming that he has molested them or has committed sexual crimes violating these women. He has had relations with pornstars and prostitutes and seems to be completely unapologetic about his actions. This person they support Trump is a president who has lied to the American people countless times including falsely making claims that the Coronavirus is a hoax, and it will go away. And, he has numerous times said we as US citizens do not have to worry about gathering in masses and don’t have to worry about wearing a mask in public. I don’t get it. Many friends of mine who are Filipino-Americans are in the health industry, many are doctors, nurses and care givers and have seen what the coronavirus pandemic has done to people first hand. This siding with a un-holy lying person is confusing and disturbing…Is it simply the ultra conservative policies, for instance Trump being anti-abortion, so important that a mostly devoutly religious group of immigrants close your eyes to an obviously non-religious unthinking person who has proved many times over he cares about no one except for himself and his chances for re-election? I have heard the leader of this caravan event complain about reverse racism which is an untruth, are the Filipino Americans also racist against blacks?? That is completely against the Bible and what Jesus has taught us. Sounds like selective beliefs and selective choice of which group or minority peoples deserve attention and equal justice and equal treatment. This is very suspicious to me, and it’s evident these questionably based reasons for support of an illegitimate president and un-holy person who is obviously non-religious and non-spiritual is antithetical to the ideas presented by Jesus and teachings of the Catholic Church I go to.

  2. just because filipinos support trump doesnt mean we support what he did bad..if we support trump,its because what he did goid were inline of what we believed in. example of that one is his’ stands against abortion.

    about racism; racism exist only on a racist mind.

  3. Filipino Americans for Trump is syonymous with Roaches for Raid. With all the anti immigrant rhetoric of Trump it goes beyond reason for Filipinos to back Trump, knowing that he is doing everything that he can to trample on their rights.

  4. No people support a president who shows by his actions 3 things most american care about economy growth border security small government that equals lower taxes. Most of us aren’t pissed off sheep like you are sir. Get a life quit believing everything you see in the media and think for yourself. He never said anything about immigrants nobody else has said you jerk off. This country is not separated by gender race color sexual orientation thus country us made up of wise people and FOOLS and fools let themselves be divided wise up sssholes

  5. @fred Lol comparing Filipinos to roaches just showed your bigotry. This is why you will never understand why a group of minorities would vote for Trump.

  6. Many Filipinos now in Orange County are voting RED. I’m glad to see this as OC returns to its roots and why the county has been better represented. I think the Vietnamese feel the same way. In CA48 we have Michelle Steel who I think with an ASIAN GOTV will beat and take back the Congressional seat.

    California as a whole needs balanced party solutions, right now the one party rule is driving the state into an abyss. Don’t be fooled as well on the propositions, more tax grabbing in PROP 15 and 19 sponsored by greedy realtors and lobbyists.

  7. I looked at his accomplishments. He eliminated the ISIS, neutralist the top two terrorists. I’m better off now than four years ago. Thanks for the tax cuts. Just to name few. As of this writing the market is solid.

  8. VOTE FOR TRUMP. IF WE DON’T, OUR GREAT AMERICAN ECONOMY WILL BE DESTROYED BY SOCIALIST/COMMUNISM. All the Rich people would start leaving from a tax standpoint. Then, whose gonna provide US AMERICAN JOBS? The reality is rich people create jobs. If not, there is no source of income for any of us. Look at Cuba or Venezuela. Why do you think thousands of immigrants from there left for the USA. BECAUSE SOCIALISM NEVER WORKS.

  9. ANYONE WHO LOVES OUR COUNTRY LOVES TRUMP & EXCITED ABOUT HIM BEING OUR PRESIDENT FOR 4 MORE YEARS IM EXTENDING AN INVITATION TO YOU TO JOIN US TOMORROW SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2020 FOR A CAR CARAVAN. WE WILL MEET UP AT THE FRYS NEXT TO THE WALMART OFF AREO DRIVE IN SAN DIEGO @ NOON. DECORATE YOUR CAR WEAR YOUR TRUMP CLOTHING & CRUISE WITH US TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR OUR COUNTRY, GOD BLESS YOU, OUR PRESIDENT & GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

  10. @ CHRIS I guess you’ve never heard of Europe, which is predominantly socialist, as well, as the neighboring Canada, which is alot more socialist than USA. And for your information, rich corporations already left the USA. If you’ve heard of call centers in India and the Philippines, they’ve outsourced alot of their functions in foreign countries already. In fact, Jeff Bezos recently created a campus in India, in the midst of the Trump administration. So don’t tell me his tax cuts did anything to convince Bezos to not outsource a good chunk of his business elsewhere.

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