Filipino celebrities took to social media on Sunday, November 8 to urge followers, especially the youth, to register for the 2022 Philippine elections. (READ: ‘You can feel warm now’: American stars celebrate Biden-Harris win)
Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump during the 2020 US midterm elections. Biden’s win is widely seen as a new beginning for the country, which has been divided over Trump’s policies in the last 4 years.
With Biden’s victory, Filipinos on social media reminded fellow Filipinos that it’d be the country’s turn to elect the right leaders in 2022. The hashtag #Halalaan2022 even trended on Twitter. (READ: ‘Tayo naman’: After Biden victory, Filipinos urged to register for 2022 elections)
Actress Janine Gutierrez told followers: “Can’t wait for our turn to vote them out #RegisterToVote.”
Social media star and Laugh Out Loud host Macoy Dubs wrote: “Surveys aren’t always accurate. Philippines, may pag-asa pa (there is still hope). Register to vote! 2022 is near.”
TV host Robi Domingo shared tips on how to register to vote.
Miss Trans Global 2020 and LGBTQ+ advocate Mela Franco Habijan also encouraged millennials and Gen Zs to register for the elections.
Popular group Ben & Ben also called on everyone to register.
Tin Gamboa, aka Magic 89.9’s DJ Suzy, tweeted: “This shows us that it isn’t just some pipe dream. It CAN be done. The good guys CAN win! WE JUST HAVE TO PUT IN THE WORK! Pilipinas, KAYA DIN NATIN TO! (We can do this too).”
Other expressed excitement over Kamala Harris’s election as Vice President. Harris is the first woman of color and of South Asian heritage voted as the United States’ second highest official.
KC Concepcion tweeted: “Kamala Harris. First female, American Vice President. A half Jamaican, half Indian woman. In the seat of power.”
Saab Magalona retweeted a photo of Harris beside all of the US’s previous vice president – who were all white men.
She also shared Harris’ speech.
Host and volleyball player Gretchen Ho tweeted a quote from Harris’ speech.
Host Bianca Gonzalez-Intal said the win was one of the “hopeful changes to come out of 2020.” She also tweeted a photo of Biden and Harris.
Actress Agot Isidro also congratulated the US, saying it was “time to reset.”