Filipinos in US and Canada to hold rally Sunday in support to President Duterte’s drug war

MANILA — Filipinos in the United States and Canada will hold a rally on Sunday to show their support to President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s all-out war to end the drug menace gripping the Philippines.

“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 called US Pinoys for Real Change in the Philippines (USPRCP), in an e-mail to this writer.

“Like every Filipino, we simply want to save our country!” Gatchalian stressed, adding that “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!”

Gatchalian said that the rally in Washington, DC will be held at the Philippine Embassy at 3 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 11).

The same gathering will 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 would attend the rally to wear white shirt to show that we are there ready to support REAL CHANGE and nothing else.”

The rallies in the US and Canada is the way USPRCP showing its “support to the national leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte and to the members of the Philippine National Police and military in their quest to end the drug menace in the Philippines.”

“We also want to show support to the many initiatives of Pres. 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 pointed out. Ben Cal/PNA/