Written by Manuel Caballero
JERSEY CITY, NJ - Filipinos in the State of New Jersey, home to over 100,000 Filipinos, according to the latest US census, are getting excited as they prepare to hold a Pink Caravan For Vice President Leni Robredo in Jersey City on Dec. 12, 2021. Robredo is running for president of the Philippines in its May 2022 elections.
It is being organized by Leni supporters under United Filipinos of North America USA-New Jersey and 1SAMBAYAN USA-NJ Chapter
Two Bicolano organizations in NJ are actively supporting the Leni Caravan.
According to Edwin Josue, Loida Nicolas Lewis, originally from Sorsogon and regarded as "Mother of Filipinos in America" due to her long-time involvement in Fil Am community activities, will attend the pro Leni event. She is an ardent Robredo supporter. In fact, Loida is co-founder of Global Filipinos For Leni (GFFL) with members from over 30 countries.
We also learned that Jillian Robredo, daughter of VP Leni who is studying for a college degree in New York is being invited to attend. Her aunt lives in NJ.
Anyone who wishes to join the Caravan may proceed to Lincoln Park by Duncan Avenue side starting at 8 A.M on Dec. 12. Caravan starts at 10:00 A.M. There will be group photo op and registration for the unregistered participants before the start. Fellowship will follow at same park at the end of motorcade.
Those who will join may bring food. They are requested to wear pink and decorate their cars with pink, but not with balloons (balloons are not allowed in Jersey City public activities like motorcades).
According to Google, weather forecast in Jersey City on Dec 12, day of Pink Leni Caravan, will be Sunny, High of 45 deg., Low of 33 deg.