Filipinos in the United States and Canada will hold a rally on Sunday to show their support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to end the drug menace.
“There is no political color here. Like every Filipino, we simply want to save our country,” said Jess A. Gatchalian, one of the organizers of the newly formed group US Pinoys for Real Change in the Philippines (USPRCP).
“The drug problem has indeed become a crisis now in the Philippines hence it’s a 9-11 situation…This is our chance to show support,” he added.
Gatchalian said the rally in Washington, DC will be held at the Philippine Embassy.
A rally will also be held in Anchorage, Las Vegas and Vancouver in Canada where thousands of Filipino immigrants live, he said.
“Let us all join hands and show support to end the drug menace in the Philippines,” Gatchalian said.
He asked all those who will attend the rally to wear white shirts “to show that we are there ready to support Real change and nothing else.”
“We also want to show support to the many initiatives of President Duterte in uplifting the lives of all Filipinos, the real change that we so direly need all these years. We, the US Pinoys for Real Change in the Philippines, want our voices to be heard all over the world,” Gatchalian said.