National Alliance for
Filipino Concerns Mission
NAFCON is a national alliance of Filipino organizations, institutions, and individuals that responds to the concerns of Filipinos in the US and in the Philippines by creating an action-oriented platform that brings people together through culture & heritage, education, health & wellness, and advocacy.
NAFCON launches campaigns that reflect the immediate and long-time concerns, issues, aspirations and demands of the Filipino community in the United States.
Our campaigns are forged through series of town hall meetings, community discussions, fora and other creative means to solicit the input on a wide range of issues and platforms for collective action from broadest possible number of Filipinos across the country.
Filipino American Agenda
Justice for Angelo Quinto
NAFCON was founded to protect the rights of Filipino immigrants from the anti-immigrant sentiment in the aftermath of 9/11. Filipino groups and church leaders recognized similar impacts across the U.S. and aimed to bring the discussion and support for the Filipino community to a national level.
Since then, NAFCON has tackled immigration issues such as deportation and labor trafficking. We have also taken on concerns of Filipino workers like workplace discrimination and wage theft. NAFCON members have won over $1 million unpaid wages through campaigns for Filipino caregivers, hotel workers, and others.
Through conferences and leadership trainings, NAFCON has also engaged, empowered, and united Filipino youth across the country, We educate the youth and larger community on our history, culture, and current issues affecting Filipinos in the US and the Philippines.
NAFCON continues to engage individuals and organizations in the US in lending a hand to marginalized communities in the Philippines through medical and solidarity missions, community-based learning engagements, and other projects.
Every June 12th, Philippine “Independence” Day is celebrated as the day that Filipinos exercised self-determination in their fight for freedom after centuries of Spanish colonial rule. It is also a day that is recognized as “Hindipendence” Day to challenge the idea that our country is free when foreign influence continues to impede our sovereignty.
NAFCON on the Return of the Marcos-Duterte to Power: The True Power for Genuine Change is with the Filipino People, Wield Your Voice and Action for Democracy
The 2022 Philippines elections concluded on May 09, 2022 naming Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as the new President and Sarah Duterte as the Vice President, continuing the trend of dynasties, or political succession of people in power coming for the same family. What will be the reality of the Filipino people with the Marcos – Duterte tandem in power? While they are not their fathers, they continue to deny the societal realities of widespread poverty, rampant corruption and will continue to uphold the criminal actions of their families.
On January 20th, Biden became the 46th President of the U.S., and made promises to solve the current economic, health, and social crises. Millions of people, including Filipinos, clamored to his campaign with hopes for change, however much of the problems remain the same.