Pinoy politician in Honolulu pushes for support of TPS

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

May 16, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – In Hawaii, a resolution to support temporary protective status has been introduced by a Pinoy politician.

Honolulu City Council Member Joey Manahan introduced the resolution after it was brought to his attention by the national chair of U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance Loida Nicholas Louis.

The resolution asks that the secretary of Homeland Security grant temporary protected status to eligible Filipinos in the U.S. due to Typhoon Yolanda.

The resolution is currently up for a committee hearing next Thursday which is poised to pass the city council.

Manahan hopes his resolution will get President Barack Obama’s attention since it comes from his home state of Hawaii.

“It’s always special when it’s coming you’re your hometown, right?” Manahan said. “We are hoping that the President and his cabinet take notice and give it some consideration. But I’m also hoping other legislative bodies around the nation, other boards of supervisors, other city councils and assemblies support TPS.”

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  • PAWS
    18 May 2014 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    BS Aquino, Amb. Cuisia……..ANYARE NA? mga bwiset kayo

  • JRB
    18 May 2014 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Joey Manahan, be very careful when you say “It’s always special when it’s coming from your hometown?” To Obama, he is not well like by the people of Hawaii? And who are you first time I heard of your name in Hawaii? Look it’s good for only the Filipinos that has family that got hurt due to Typhoon Yolanda? The Filipinos that don’t live around the area of the Typhoon Yolanda should have NO support for TPS? The city councils should take a good look at the Resolution good before poised to pass the city council? I say No to any free rider in America that don’t belong here in America.