On November 6 (November 7 in the Philippines), Americans voted for
their president, vice-president, 33 senators, and all of their
The whole world awaits the outcome with bated breath, (and U.S. President Barack Obama is already deemed the winner) knowing that the leadership choice in the world’s only superpower will have a major, if not decisive, impact on the rest of the world. The Philippines, with more than enough historical, economic, political and social ties with its former colonizer, is no exception.
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In a personal way and also within the context of state affairs,
Filipinos will be affected. For one, there are already at least 3.4
million Filipino-Americans or 1.1 percent of the U.S. population, making
them the second largest Asian minority group.
These Fil-Ams also remits to the Philippines a substantial percentage of their income, providing a major source of spending money to their families, and