Duterte for President campaign gains ground in Vancouver

  • Page Views 5187
  • The movement among Filipinos in Canada to help elect Rodrigo Duterte as President of the Philippines in the May 9 national election is snowballing.

    In Metro Vancouver, the movement started when one principal supporter from the Duterte camp in Davao City called for support from the Filipino Community.

    An organizing committee was formed and had their initial meeting at Metrotown Centre in Burnaby on February 9, 2016. A headquarters was also set up at 8578 Fraser Street in Vancouver courtesy of Glenn Delfino, one of the strong supporters and a member of the organizing committee.

    After a series of meetings, it was decided that a gathering of supporters would be held on March 27, 2016 (Easter Sunday). It was published in Facebook and calls were made by the organizers inviting friends and known Duterte supporters to attend. The gathering was attended by more or less 100 people. It was a big success more than what the organizers expected.

    Another mini rally is scheduled this coming April 2, 2016 (Saturday) at the Duterte Movement headquarters (8578 Fraser Street, Vancouver ). A major will also be held on April 16, 2016 at a venue to be announced.

    Efforts are made by the organizing committee to coordinate with other Duterte support groups and individuals in Surrey, Burnaby and other areas of the Lower Mainland for joint activities including volunteer poll watching. Coordination is also done with other groups in Canada and parts of the U.S. through video conferencing as well as in the social media like Facebook.

    Nicknamed Digong, Duterte is a lawyer. He has served in many elected capacities in Davao City, primarily as mayor. He has also served as vice mayor and congressman for the city.

    Duterte has earned a reputation of being tough on criminals. He has turned Davao City from the so-called murder capital of the Philippines to the most peaceful city in the country.

    Last year, Duterte declared his candidacy for President of the Philippines in the upcoming 2016 election.

    The organizers of the Vancouver chapter of the Duterte for President Movement are Manny Abuel (604- 765-0921), Rene Bahena (604- 710-5275), Glenn Delfino (604- 831-2258), Via Fearnley (778- 999-8939), Rey Fortaleza (778- 895-6667), Bob Ocio (604- 782-1440), Antonio Ortega (604- 562-1451), Eddie Ubalde (778- 320-8863), and Vic Villamera (778- 928-7539).

    In the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), Duterte is within striking distance of current frontrunner, Senator Grace Poe.

    Poe remained the Filipinos’ most preferred candidate for president based on the TV5-commissioned Bilang Pilipino SWS mobile survey conducted last March 22.

    Poe obtained 35 percent, followed by Duterte with 26 percent.

    In the survey, Duterte was ahead of Vice President Jejomar Binay with 18 percent, Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Mar Roxas with 17 percent, and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago with two percent. (Photos by Christian Cunanan)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 24 April 2018
      24 hours ago No comment

      New web series sheds light on Pinoy millennials’ lives

      ABS-CBN’s online streaming and video-on-demand content platform, iWant TV, is releasing a new and original web series by award-winning director Pam Reyes titled “#Adulting,” a coming-of-age, light drama-comedy that follows four young Filipina women from different colleges who are about to leave the comforts of their university life for ...

    • 23 April 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Academic releases new book Bayanihan and Belonging: Filipinos and Religion in Canada

      Professor Alison Marshall of the Brandon University in Manitoba has a new book. The book titled Bayanihan and Belonging: Filipinos and Religion in Canada “seeks to understand the link between Filipino migrant settlement experiences in rural and urban Canada, and religion,” according to an abstract The book was published ...

    • 23 April 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Dennis and Jennyln

      Dennis Trillo taped some advanced episodes of “The One That Got Away” before he left for his GMA Pinoy TV shows. “We’re happy that the show is gaining more regular viewers,” he says. “The story is also getting to be more and more intriguing with the introduction of more ...

    • 23 April 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Megan and Mikael

      Megan Young’s relationship with Mikael Daez has been going strong for seven years now. What’s their secret? “I think it’s because we always keep our communication lines open,” she says. “When he does something na hindi ko nagustuhan, I’m not afraid to approach him and tell him about it. ...

    • 23 April 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Carlo and Angelica

      Carlo Aquino shared the progress of his upcoming movie with Angelica Panganiban. The actor relayed they just had the pitching with Star Cinema. “Baka mag Direk Dan (Villegas) kami. Kung sakali, ito ‘yung first major [project] ko with Direk Dan kasi ‘yung una ko siyang nakatrabaho is with Gerald ...

    %d bloggers like this: