Wednesday, February 8: Anakbayan NJ General Meeting

You are invited to Anakbayan NJ’s second General Meeting of the year! Just a few steps from the PATH Station. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and why we do what we do in organizing the Filipino youth community in NJ. Participate in launching the STOP Campaign, organizing fundraisers, and preparing for the historic Anakbayan USA launch in May 2012. Let’s keep this movement going!

You can RSVP here:

Please bring the following:

1. Notebook/ Laptop

2. Schedule/ Availability

3. Bright Ideas

For inquiries, email or contact Yves Nibungco (201) 253- 5662.

January 16: Anakbayan NJ Info Session

Time to join the movement.

Anakbayan New Jersey is calling on the Filipino youth of New Jersey to join the growing Filipino youth movement.

Get to know what Anakbayan stands for, why you should be a part of it and meet other like-minded Filipino youth who seek to make a difference in their communities and lasting change back home.

Monday, January 16, 2012

3:00 pm – 6:00pm

Desi Perdesi Restaunrant (584 Summit Avenue, Jersey City, NJ) near Red Ribbon at 5 Corners

For more information, you can call Anjel Baquiran (347)7419722, Melvin Concepcion (201)8923195 or email us at

NYC Premier of “Sigwa: Rage of Perils and Hopes”

SIGWA: Rage of Perils and Hopes
A film by Joel Lamangan
Screenplay by Bonifacio Ilagan

NYC premiere
Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Greenwich Village School Auditorium (PS 41)
116 West 11th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

Tickets: $12/each
available for purchase online at brown paper tickets
or by calling (646) 833-8053

This event will be followed by a short commemoration of the
41st anniversary of the First Quarter Storm in the Philippines

About the film:SIGWA (Philippines, 2010), which means storm, is a multi-award-winning film about six young lives caught in the tempest of the First Quarter Storm during the 1970s. Set in persecution, intrigue, torture and betrayal, a bloodstained page in the history of the Philippines. The movie recounts and exposes untold stories of the horror and sins of an abusive regime.

Featuring an all-star cast including Zsa-Zsa Padilla, Tirso Cruz, Marvin Agustin, Dawn Zulueta, and Gina Alajar.  Directed by award-winning film and tv director Joel Lamangan (Mano Po, The Flor Contemplacion Story) and written by award-winning Philippine playwright Bonifacio Ilagan. Both director and writer are former youth activists who participated in the First Quarter Storm in the 1970s and were incarcerated under Martial Law.

SIGWA received 13 nominations from the prestigious 2011 FAMAS awards in the Philippines, including Best Picture. It won the 2011 FAMAS Awards for Best Story, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (Allen Dizon).
sponsored by:
Road to Resistance
Peoples Art: Shaping the Society of the Future

co-sponsored by:
Anakbayan New York/New Jersey
Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE-Gabriela)
New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP)
Philippine Forum

FLASH Open Mic II Open Mic Fundraiser

Anakbayan New Jersey is co-sponsoring FLASH’s second open mic this coming Friday, Jan.6. 50% of the funds raised will go directly to the BAYANIHAN Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation efforts.

If you want to sign up as a performer, please be there by 7:00pm. Performances will start at 8:00pm.

General Admission is only $5!!

Performers please contact Sean the performer at
There will be a 5-7 minute time cap and we will only take as many performers as allowed within the time constraint of the space.


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Anakbayan NJ December Calendar of Events


Pasko sa Pilipinas: Parol-Making Workshop

What: The Filipino School of NY and NJ, endorser of NAFCON’s Lantern Festival, is hosting a holiday lantern-making workshop. For more info, visit:

Time: 11am – 12:30pm

Venue: PACCAL Neighborhood Center (380 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ)

Educational Discussion on CASER

What: BAYAN discussion on Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms in light of the Peace Negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

Time: 12pm- 3pm

Venue: Bayanihan Community Center (40-21 69th Street, Woodside, NY)

Lights for Rights

What: NYCHRP marks International Human Rights Day. Remembering victims of human rights violations. For more information, visit:

Time: 4:30pm- 5:30pm

Venue: Red Steps on Times Square, New York, NY


Anakbayan NY and NJ 6th Anniversary Celebration

What: Night of celebrating youth empowerment and action. Reportback from the Summer Exposure Program in the Philippines. Great cultural performances. For more info, visit:

Time: 7pm- 10pm

Venue: Hudson Pride Connections Center (23 Jones Street, Jersey City, NJ)


First Annual Lantern Festival 

What: NAFCON’s commemoration of International Migrant’s Day. Cultural performances, ecumenical service, and a lantern parade. For more information, visit

Time: 2:00pm- 8:00pm

Venue: Bayanihan Community Center (40-21 69th Street, Woodside, NY)


Educational Discussion on N30

What: Anakbayan NJ discussion on the significance of November 30- Andres Bonifacio, Kabataang Makabayan and Anakbayan. For more information, contact Bea Sabino at (201) 779-6886.

Time: 3:00pm- 6:00pm

Venue: TBA in Jersey City


AB Monthly General Meeting

Time: 4:00pm- 6:00pm

Venue: TBA in Jersey City

Anakbayan New Jersey and New York’s 6th Anniversary

Come and celebrate Youth empowerment as Anakbayan New Jersey and New York turns 6. Share a day of empowerment, inspiration and community building. There’ll be fun, food and music.

Anakbayan was founded on November 30, 1998, the 135th birthday of a revolutionary Filipino patriot named Andres Bonifacio. Andres Bonifacio a young worker in Tondo, helped found the “Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan”  or Katipunan for short. Andres Bonifacio, together with other youth, primarily peasants and workers, together with intellectuals will lead the Katipunan and wage the first anti-colonial armed revolution against the Spanish Empire. It signifies Anakbayan’s recognition of its role to continue the unfinished revolution for national liberation and genuine democracy.

2 years after its founding, Anakbayan played a crucial role in the EDSA People Power Uprising in 2001 as it mobilized hundreds of thousands of youth nationwide by effectively uniting the youth from peasant and working class background up to the students and professionals.

Meanwhile, in New York and New Jersey, a young Filipino migrant/worker organization called MAKABAYAN or Magaaral at Kabataan para sa Bayan (Students and Youth for the People) and JERSEY YOUTH heeded the call of Anakbayan in the Philippines to organize the Filipino youth to participate in our people’s unfinished struggle for genuine freedom and democracy. Though thousands of miles away from the Philippines MAKABAYAN and other progressive youth organizations in the U.S. saw the concrete link of our history of migration and identity to the ongoing revolutionary struggle in the homeland.

In 2005, MAKABAYAN and JERSEY YOUTH, united to officially found the New York and New Jersey chapter of Anakbayan. Since then, Anakbayan has participated in countless local struggles in New Jersey and New York area, from Anti-trafficking campaign to worker strikes, from relief operations to campaigns against human rights violation in the Philippines, in line with the general struggle of our people for national liberation and genuine democracy.