NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR FILIPINO CONCERNS (NAFCON)

Caribou that was donated by NAFCON at one of the KBKN 2015 mission sites in Eastern Visayas.

NAFCON is a national multi-issue alliance of Filipino organizations and individuals in the United States serving to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos by fighting for social, economic, and racial justice and equality.

Our Mission

  • Protect and advance the rights and welfare of Filipinos by fighting for social, economic and racial equality

  • Respond to the basic needs and interests of Filipinos in the US through education, action and national unity

  • Promote Filipino heritage as a positive cultural identity and contribution to US society

  • Pursue the call for international peace, based on social justice

Our Vision

  • Empowers and gives voice to Filipino communities in the United States

  • Celebrates Filipino heritage

  • Protects and respects Filipino rights and welfare

  • Effectively addresses Filipino interests and concerns

  • Gives Filipinos the opportunity to uplift the Philippine homeland and diaspora through social and economic reforms that strive for justice and lasting peace

CURRENT ACTIONS

Adopt A Community Program

1. What is the "Adopt a Community Program"?

  • On Earth Day, April 22, 2015, NAFCON launched the Adopt A Community Program which supports communities in the Philippines by strengthening their capacity to survive and develop in the face of environmental challenges.

  • These environmental challenges range from lack of access to clean and sustainable water sources, to recovery from typhoon devastation,  to defending indigenous communities and their ancestral lands against environmental degradation and displacement due to corporate mining, military harassment, and/or governmental corruption.

2. What is the program's current project?

  • This year NAFCON’s goal is to help raise $10,000 to build a water system in Dulyan, Palma Gil, Talaingod, Davao del Norte. Comprising of 65 families or 325 peoples of the Manobo Tribe, this community has no contained system for potable water. Because this Manobo community resides in the highlands, they get water from sources mostly 20 to 30 minutes away including streams, wells dug beside the rivers, and from natural rainfall, limiting their ability to ensure personal and household needs. The current project will provide a sufficient and sustainable water supply for the entire community and adjacent areas that will greatly improve health conditions for the people there.

3. How can we support the Adapt A Community Project?

  • Donate via NAFCON Regional Coordinators or on our website via PayPal. 

  • Download and share the “River Song” by Diskarte Namin which highlights the struggles of indigenous communities to survive in the face of governmental and corporate land grabbing. 

  • Donate by making purchases through Amazon Smile and choosing NAFCON as your 501(c)3 recipient. 

  • Host educational and fundraising events, and we can provide educational resources and other materials. 

  • Visit Dulyan, Palma Gil to meet firsthand the people and their community’s needs and be part of the grassroots solution. (email: info@nafconusa.org)  

Donations for Typhoon Lando Victims

You can also donate to PACE's Donation Jars which go straight to NAFCON. Contact any Kore member for more info.

October 18, 2015

 

Press Statement

 

AV David, Secretary of Alliance, alliancesec@nafconusa.org, 650-491-4561

 

NAFCON Calls for Donations for Typhoon Koppu Victims 

 

As Typhoon Koppu (local name Lando) lashes through the northern Philippines, NAFCON calls for donations for affected communities through our ongoing Bayanihan Relief and Rehabilitation program.

 

In provinces where Typhoon Koppu has made landfall, flash floods, toppled posts causing loss of electricity, torn roofs, overflowing rivers and submerged villages were reported. Although latest reports state that Typhoon Koppu has slightly weakened, it will take a few more days to completely pass through the northern island of Luzon, which could result to even greater floods, storm surges, and landslides. Over 20,000 people have been displaced as several provinces are still placed on storm alert and heavy rains are expected until Wednesday.

 

Given the history of inadequate response to disasters from the Philippine government, it is important that we act in this time of need and that we donate to organizations with a proven, trusted, and positive track record of genuinely helping disaster-affected communities.  NAFCON is one of those organizations.  We raised over $1 million in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines in November 2013 and reported how 100% of the proceeds went towards helping survivors. Our relief efforts is part of our Environmental Justice for the Philippines (EJ for PH) campaign, and we have been consistent in delivering timely monetary relief to victims of Haiyan, Hagupit, and now Koppu.

 

NAFCON is collecting exclusively monetary relief (not material goods) and we ensure that your donations will go quickly and directly to the communities adversely affected by the typhoon. Donations will be coursed through Sagip Migrante, a relief project of our partner organization Migrante Partylist whose members are on the ground in Nueva Ecija and Pampanga.

More information on how to donate can be found here.

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