NAFCON Remembers the Life of Filipina American Professor and Community Activist Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2018 CONTACT: Aurora Victoria David, NAFCON Secretary General info@nafconusa.org NAFCON Remembers the Life of Filipina American Professor and Community Activist Dawn Bohulano Mabalon On August 10, 2018, beloved Filipina American historian, professor, and community activist, Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, tragically passed away while vacationing with family in Hawaii. National Alliance for […]

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NAFCON Echoes Call to End Family Separation and Detention

For Immediate Release June 23, 2018 Reference: AV David, NAFCON Email: alliancesec@nafconusa.org NAFCON Echoes Call to End Family Separation and Detention Over the last week, anger has grown at the “zero tolerance” policy of the US government towards migrants at its borders. Actions were held across the country calling to end family separation as reports […]

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NAFCON Stands with Harvey-Affected Communities

For Immediate Release   September 1, 2017 Reference: Terrence Valen, NAFCON President, president@nafconusa.org   NAFCON Stands with Harvey-Affected Communities HOUSTON, TX- On August 25, Texas and other surrounding Gulf Coast communities were hit by the worst rainstorm in U.S. history, Hurricane Harvey.  In just the first three days since landfall, Harvey has already doubled Houston’s […]

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NAFCON on the Duterte Administration’s First Year

For Immediate Release    June 30, 2017                   Reference: Terrence Valen, NAFCON President Contact: president@nafconusa.org, 415-203-0696 NAFCON on the Duterte Administration’s First Year A year ago, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) presented the Duterte administration with the Filipino Migrants’ Agenda for Empowerment, Sustainability, and Peace, which were concrete and meaningful changes that Filipinos […]

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No to Martial Law

  NAFCON Foreword: With Filipinos across the United States, NAFCON expresses deep concern regarding the peace and security of the city of Marawi in southern Philippines, where clashes have been occurring between the Maute group and the Philippine military and police since May 23, 2017. We share the fear and anger over civilians being affected […]

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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 […]

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The Assassination of Hermie Alegre and the Struggle of the Bagobo People

Our successful mission to the remote villages in Talaingod, Davao Del Norte had finished and we convened at the International Conference for People’s Rights in the Philippines (ICPRP) to link with human rights activists around the globe to continue our efforts in pursuing justice for the lumad and people of the Philippines. The colorful reportbacks […]

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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 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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