From the Philippines to North Dakota, Raise the People’s Struggles and Build International Solidarity!

NAFCON Statement on the 3rd Anniversary of Haiyan November 14, 2016 November 8, 2016 marked the 3-year anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan. NAFCON draws a connection between the struggle of disaster victims and indigenous peoples in the Philippines and that of indigenous communities 7,000 miles away at Standing Rock, North Dakota. As Haiyan survivors continue…

Building Communities for Disaster Resilience

In August 2016, two members of the Disaster Support Network for the Philippines (DSNP), myself and Jaki Joanino, participated in a week long program integrating with communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. This trip was hosted by the Leyte Center for Development (LCDe), one of the organizations that…

Rice Not Bullets, “Bigas Hindi Bala”: NAFCON Joins Global Indignation of Kidapawan Massacre

On April 1st, in the face of hunger and starvation due to drought caused by El Nino, nearly five thousand farmers and their supporters in Cotabato Southern Philippines demanded assistance from the government. Instead of support, the Philippine National Police (PNP) indiscriminately opened fire at the large crowd of people leaving at least 3 dead,…

Never Forget Haiyan: A Wake Up Call for Change!

Haiyan a natural and man-made calamity Two years ago on November 8, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated the central Philippines. On the second anniversary of this calamity, NAFCON encourages the community to remember this massive tragedy and pay our respects to the innumerable victims who deserved a better chance at survival. Dr. Efleda Bautista, Chairperson of…

The Real State of the Philippines: NAFCON highlights intensifying political repression and corruption under President Aquino

Press Release July 26, 2015 Contact: info@nafconusa.org Today, in the Philippines, President Noynoy Aquino gives the final State of the Nation Address (SONA) of his six-year term where he will once again present to Congress and the world the accomplishments and challenges under his administration. However, Aquino, like most presidents before him, will mainly highlight…

Aquino’s 10 Crimes Against the People

Download Aquino’s 10 Crime’s (Printable Version) Under the Aquino administration there has been blatant disregard for people’s welfare. Throughout his term, we see consistent examples of negligence–from his failed response to Typhoon Haiyan, Pork Barrel Scandal and the Mamasapano fiasco cover-ups, as well as an absence of meaningful action during the imminent execution of Mary…