Fil-Am Clinton, Trump supporters confident of victory
On the eve of the US presidential elections, Filipino-American supporters of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are confident that their candidate will be the 45th president of the United States.
"Hillary Clinton has been in this business for over 30 years. Wala naman siyang nabago," said Joel Inocencio, a Trump supporter, in a report by GMA News' Mariz Umali on Unang Balita on Tuesday.
"Trump has been in business for many years, so he knows how to run a business. Ang Amerika ngayon is baon sa utang. We need somebody who knows how to fix that. We don't need somebody who just knows politics," he added.
Another Trump supporter, Ma. Consuelo Almonte, described the Republican candidate as "a breath of fresh air."
"Trump is not the greatest, he has a foul mouth, he's almost like [Philippine President Rodrigo] Duterte, but he is straightforward, he tells you what he wants, what he needs, and he talks about policies," Almonte said in a separate report on News To Go.
"He may not become good, but we need a change, a breath of fresh air with the stinking air we are breathing now which is one day will annihilate the United States," she added.
She also said that Clinton "has so much baggage."
For her part, Christina Baal, in the News To Go report, said Clinton is "the most qualified candidate we have ever seen in the history of the United States."
She went on to describe the wife of former US president Bill Clinton as "smart, intelligent and strategic."
"I think she is a wonderful role model for the little girls. And as someone who's about to have a little girl I'm very excited for her to become our next president," Baal said of the Democratic candidate.
Maria Cruz Lee, another Filipino-American Clinton supporter said, "[Hillary] cares about our community, she cares about children and families, she cares about reaching voters in a way that's never been done before."
Lee also said there are a lot of Filipinos on the Clinton campaign "so I'm thinking that Filipino issues will be heard at the table." —KBK, GMA News