CONVERSATIONS: #USvote: Is it about Filipinos, too?
MANILA, Philippines - On Tuesday, November 6, Americans will begin casting their votes. Will they want Barack Obama to stay on as president, or will they ask Mitt Romney to take over?
A few hours after that, the world--and the Philippines--will know how the #USvote will affect the rest of us.
On Tuesday, November 6, at 4 p.m. Manila time, Rappler will host an online conversation to talk about the US presidential election and to what extent it is a vote on Philippine interests, too.
The race to lead one of the world's biggest economies and the Philippines' key political, diplomatic and economic partner comes amid the South China Sea disputes; the booming outsourcing industry that transfers some US jobs to the Philippines; the vulnerable jobs in the US held by Filipino workers; and the continuing financial crunch affecting the growing number of Filipino-Americans.
Will the Filipinos be better off with a Democrat or a Republican in the White House?
Among those joining our Conversation will be Rappler's Carmela Fonbuena, who is covering the elections with NBC in Ohio, Malou Tiquia, who has done legislative work for both Republican and Democratic representatives.
Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #USvote. Leave a comment on Facebook. Or send your video reactions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you online! - Rappler.com