Envoy says some Pinoys among pro-Trump protesters who stormed US Capitol

  • Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez said some Filipinos joined the Pro-Trump rally at the US Capitol
  • He said the Filipino Pro-Trump supporters came from different states in the US
  • Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the embassy will check if there are Pinoys who got hurt due to the protest

The Philippine Ambassador to the US confirmed that some Filipinos joined the pro-Trump protest at the US Capitol.

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez confirmed that some Filipinos were among those who tried to force Congress to undo President Donald Trump’s election loss.

Asked where the Pinoy Trump supporters came from, Romualez said on GMA’s Unang Balita that they came from different states in the United States.

“Ang balita namin merong mga iba na Trump supporters and nakita namin galing din sa ibang states dito sa Amerika, pero hind namin sigurado kung ilan sila,” he said.

Despite the protest, Romualdez assured that the embassy operations continued because their location is relatively far from the site of protest. He said that they are also taking extra precautionary measures to be safe.

“Ang ginawa namin, ibinoard up din namin [yung embassy], siyempre we’re trying to see kung mag-spillover sa may Massachusetts Avenue kung nasaan yung ating embassy at chancery,” he said.

Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Philippine embassy will verify if there were any Filipinos who got hurt due to the rally.

“Kampante po ang ating Secretary of Foreign Affairs na hindi naman po matitinag ang demokrasya diyan sa Amerika sa panandaliang pagkakagulong nakikita natin,” Roque said at a press briefing.

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“Ang importante lang ngayon ay masiguro na walang Pilipino po na mapasasama sa gulo na iyan,” he added.

The protest occured after several Pro-Trump supporters broke into the US Capitol just as the Congress was set to confirm his defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 US presidential election.

Source :

GMA, CNN, Rappler