Chelsea Clinton (right) speaks at a reception with the Filipino Americans for Hillary group at the residence of Loida Nicolas Lewis (left) in New York on Sept. 27.  (Filipino Reporter photo by Marilyn Abalos)

While Filipino Americans for Hillary cheered Hillary Clinton all over the country, Fil-Ams and friends gathered on Sept. 26 in Woodside, N.Y. at a Debate Watch Party and in Hempstead, N.Y. for Hillary Debate Visibility.

East Coast Co-Chair Angie Cruz, Aida Bartolome, along with East Coast Chair Loida Nicolas Lewis, Juliet Payabyab and Edwin Josue met with Fil-Ams at Krystal’s Cafe & Pastry Shop, a popular Filipino restaurant in Queens, to root for Clinton in the first presidential debate.

Meanwhile, East Coast Coordinator Marilyn Abalos and Tess Dela Cruz were at Hofstra University with Fil-Ams, AAPI and volunteers and students to show their support for the Democratic presidential nominee.  

“Hillary pulverized the Donald!” exclaimed Mrs. Lewis.

“She is prepared to be President! She has been fighting for us — now show her that you’re fighting for her too!”

She pointed out that Hillary spent her life fighting for children and families.

Donald Trump has used his campaign to pit us against each other.

Donald Trump is only in it for himself, and is pushing for policies that will help billionaires like himself, at the expense of the middle class, she continued.

Hillary has a plan to build an economy that works for everyone — not just those at the top — with good jobs and a good education.

She encourages Fil-Ams to register to vote and vote on Nov. 8.

Angie Cruz reported that about 25 Fil-Ams from various parts of the Tri-Boro attended the Fil Am For Hillary Debate Watch Party.

She was delighted to note that the group also raised a few hundred dollars to support the Hillary Victory Fund.


Fil Ams for Hillary Debate Watch Party at Krystal’s Cafe & Pastry Shop in Woodside, N.Y. on Sept. 26.  (Filipino Reporter photo)

“We saw Trump’s terrible performance under pressure, and how qualified and prepared Hillary is to become president,” said Aries Dela Cruz, President of the Fil Am Democratic Club in NY.

“Now, it’s our turn to show her we have her back, starting with checking our voter record, updating our records or registering to vote at”

Meanwhile on Long Island, Abalos and Dela Cruz spent their “Malakas Monday” with the Hillary Debate Visibility Group promoting support at Hofstra University where the first presidential debate was held.

Trekking with Clinton volunteers and Hofstra students, the duo talked up Clinton with CNN, MSNBC and major media outlets.

They joined the Hillary Clinton “after debate rally” of volunteers and New York Democratic Committee officials where Clinton thanked the crowd for their support and asked everyone to continue phone banks and canvassing and more.  

Panalo siya!” said Dela Cruz.

She cited that Hillary is a proven leader with not only the experience and steadiness to be commander-in-chief but also someone who has laid out real plans to keep our country safe.

Trump lacks the knowledge, stability and values to be president.

Abalos pointed out that the debate would prompt undecided voters to see who would be the best choice.

Fil Ams for Hillary has scheduled phone banks, trips to Philadelphia and key swing states, grass roots fundraisers and special events in support of Clinton.

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Marilyn Abalos (left) and Tess Dela Cruz of Fil Ams for Hillary at Debate Visibility at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. on Sept. 26.  (Filipino Reporter photo)



Sponsors. From left, Gail Alvarez, Angelica Berrie, Loida Nicolas Lewis, Angie Cruz. Carla Villacorta and Edwin Josue.  (Filipino Reporter photo)



Fil Ams for Hillary Debate Watch Party at Krystal’s Cafe & Pastry Shop.  (Filipino Reporter photo)

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