Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Robredo 'Caravan of Hope' Goes to New York City



In New York, supporters and volunteers of vice president Leni Robredo and senator Kiko Pangilinan, running for president and vice president of the Philippines, in the 2022 national elections, gathered on Sunday morning October 31, 2021 and drove by the streets of Queens in a district fondly called 'Little Manila'.

You can watch the video on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/m5ErTYwMriI
The 'Pink Caravan of Hope' in the big apple was organized by the group Global Filipinos for Leni.

After the caravan, Kababayan Media interviewed Ms. Loida Nicolas Lewis, co-founder of Global Filipinos for Leni. We met and talked to Chit Traballo, a high school classmate of candidate Robredo. We also interviewed New York nurse Ami Domingo, a member of 1Sambayan USA, and also a volunteer for senatorial aspirant Chel Diokno.

During the caravan, we observed some people along the route express their disapproval while others showed their support. We asked people who joined the caravan, "Why Leni?" and got a few short responses. We counted about 80 vehicles at the meeting point along Queens Boulevard and noticed a few others waiting on a couple of cross streets, we also learned that more vehicles joined, after the caravan started. We can report that there were a hundred vehicles, with at least 2 people in it and say that there were at least two hundred people, some in halloween costume and a few furry friends who joined the 'Pink Caravan of Hope' for Leni Robredo and Kiko Pangilinan in New York City.

The caravan ended around noontime in Woodside and people filled the shops and restaurants in the area. The distinct scent of Filipino BBQ and the aroma of Filipino food filled the air. 

It was a beautiful autumn day. Text and Video by Lambert Parong lambert@kababayanmedia.com Kababayan Media Corp © 2021 All Rights Reserved ___________ Support Independent Community Media. Support Kababayan Media, Buy or License our Content. Grants, Donations and Advertisements are welcome. Email us at info@kababayanmedia.com

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