NAFCON Statement On International Migrants Day 2016

December 19, 2016   For Immediate Release Reference: Terrence Valen, NAFCON President, president@nafconusa.org On IMD 2016, NAFCON Supports Migrante and Grassroots Movement of Migrants, Readies Filipinos in the US for impacts of Trump Administration in 2017 and beyond   On International Migrants Day 2016, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) vows to continue the […]

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NAFCON Condemns the Burial of Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani

For Immediate Release November 19, 2016 Reference: Terry Valen, NAFCON President, president@nafconusa.org NAFCON Condemns the Burial of Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) joins our kababayan (fellow Filipinos) worldwide in condemning the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ […]

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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 […]

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Beyond the Ballot, Organize and Unite Our Communities!

Nov 9, 2016 Reference: Terry Valen, NAFCON President, president@nafconusa.org   Beyond the Ballot, Organize and Unite Our Communities! NAFCON on the 2016 US Elections   Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States.  Using hate speech, he has fashioned himself as an unorthodox presidential candidate, who despite lack of political experience would […]

Bay Area Filipinos and Supporters Assess 100 Days of Duterte, Vow to Continue Engagement on Platform for Change

REFERENCE: Michael Tayag, NAFCON NorCal Regional Coordinator; mtayag3@gmail.com, (760) 831-8789   Bay Area Filipinos and Supporters Assess 100 Days of Duterte, Vow to Continue Engagement on Platform for Change San Francisco, CA – On Saturday, October 8, marking Rodrigo Duterte’s 100th day as President of the Philippines, over 100 Filipinos and supporters from throughout the […]

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NAFCON On Philippine President Duterte’s First 100 Days

For Immediate Release October 8, 2016 Reference: Terry Valen, NAFCON President, president@nafconusa.org   NAFCON On Philippine President Duterte’s First 100 Days The overwhelming victory for the Philippine Presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who promised to break from traditional corrupt politics and eradicate criminality in the nation, is an indication of the Filipino people’s deep desire […]

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NAFCON Celebrates Victory with NBC’s Cancellation of Racist “Mail Order Family” TV Show

October 3, 2016 Reference: Terry Valen, NAFCON President, president@nafconusa.org NAFCON Celebrates Victory with NBC’s Cancellation of Racist “Mail Order Family” TV Show On Friday, September 30, NBC Entertainment executives announced that they will not move forward with the pitch for Mail Order Family after backlash and criticism from Filipino Americans and the larger Asian-American community. […]

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On the 44th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law

Reference: Terry Valen, NAFCON President, president@nafconusa.org   NAFCON sees our work as not only honoring and upholding the legacy of the anti-fascist People Power movement, from the legacy of Andres Bonifacio, and the fighting legacy of the Filipino farmworkers (whom we celebrated at last year’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the Delano grape strike), to all […]

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NAFCON on Trump’s Anti-Filipino Migrant and Anti-Muslim Statements

Reference: Terry Valen, NAFCON President, president@nafconusa.org The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) in the United States denounces in the strongest possible terms the recent inflammatory insult made by Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump at a rally in Portland, Maine last Thursday. In his consistent fueling of anti-immigrant sentiment and Islamophobia during his entire […]

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U.S. Filipinos Amplify Call for Real Change Under President Duterte

By Aurora Victoria David, Fr. Esteban DeLeon, Janet Basilan Gardose, Wayne Jopanda   With his no-nonsense style and salt of the earth demeanor, Rodrigo Duterte captured the hearts, minds, and votes of 39% of the 55 million Filipino people —including 72% of around 432,000 overseas Filipinos voters — who participated in the May 2016 election. […]

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