‘May pag-asa pa’: Filipino celebs celebrate Trump defeat, brace for #Halalan2022 | Inquirer Entertainment

‘May pag-asa pa’: Filipino celebs celebrate Trump defeat, brace for #Halalan2022

01:16 PM November 08, 2020
Macoy Dubs, Janine Gutierrez, KC Concepcion

(L-R) Macoy Dubs, Janine Gutierrez and KC Concepcion are among those hopeful after Donald Trump’s defeat in the U.S. presidential election. Image: Mark Alvarez via Instagram/@macoydubs, @janinegutierrez, @itskcconcepcion

Filipino celebrities were among those who celebrated with Americans as Joe Biden emerged the victor in the United States presidential election.

After one term, controversial president Donald Trump was voted out of office in a tight race as ballots were counted this week.


“One of the most hopeful changes to come out of 2020 #BidenHarris2020,” said TV host Bianca Gonzalez.

“Well done, America,” said actress Agot Isidro. “Time to reset.”


Some, like KC Concepcion, were in awe of America’s milestone in voting its first female, Black and Asian vice president, Kamala Harris.

“This win might just be the plot twist we’ve all been waiting for,” she said on Instagram.

“Goosebumps!” said “Cheats” singer and podcaster Saab Magalona as she shared a photo of Harris alongside the white male vice presidents before her.

Other entertainment personalities viewed the results as a chance for change in the next Philippine presidential election on 2022.

Actress Janine Gutierrez wrote on Twitter after Trump’s defeat: “[Can’t] wait for our turn to vote them out. #RegisterToVote.”

“REGISTER TO VOTE. #Halalan2022,” urged folk pop band Ben&Ben.

“[Surveys] aren’t always accurate,” said social media star and noontime show host Macoy Dubs. “Philippines, may pag-asa pa (there is still hope). Register to vote! 2022 is near.”

Musician Ebe Dancel and actress Jackie Forster were among those who celebrated a different kind of win: that of character.

“In the end, decency always wins. Kindness always wins. Compassion always wins. I am so inspired today,” Dancel said, who admitted he cried at Biden’s speech.

Forster shared a clip of CNN political commentator Van Jones who became emotional as he said, “character matters.”

“We can all breathe better today!” she wrote. “Let’s get back up and remember all the progress we made for humanity, to end racism and to have equal rights, equal opportunities and the heart to provide healthcare for all. Because it’s a human right and it is what [is] morally right.” JB


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