The Guam House of Representatives passed a law making May 9, the President Rodrigo R. Duterte Day, Guam Express reported on Wednesday.
The bill was jointly authored and submitted by three Congressmen with Filipino roots, and was unanimously voted YES by the congress during the final reading on Monday.
The bill also includes nationwide parade of all OFWs living in Guam to honor Duterte, who became the Philippine President on May 9, 2016.
Duterte won a landslide victory in Guam among Filipinos who have the right to vote in the Philippines.
More than a quarter of Guam’s population are Filipinos.
Although Guam was a Federal State of the United States of America, and is mostly influence by the US, the country is still close to the Philippines due to its dominant Asian population.
Contrary to Vice President Leni Robredo, whose visit to Guam was suspended several months ago, Duterte is extremely popular in Guam.
The country is expected to celebrate the first Duterte Day on May 9, 2018. /Apollo Pascual/
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