Thank You for an Awesome Year! Keep Serving the People!

To all our friends, allies and supporters,

We want to thank you for a memorable and productive 2012. We also want to wish you a happy and meaningful New Year. Throughout 2012, you have supported our work in educating, organizing, and mobilizing for our people’s rights and welfare, both here in the US and in the Philippines.
Here are some of our accomplishments for this year

  • Raised awareness and organized community support for the fight against labor trafficking, particularly for the case of the Florida 15 workers [1]
  • Raised awareness on the environmental situation in the Philippines; gathered hundreds of signatures in support of environmental protection in the Philippines and raised thousands of funds for relief effort back home during times of calamity (Typhoon Sendong, Typhoon Pablo) [2]
  • Raised awareness and mobilized community to take a stand in defense of Civil Liberties and against the Cyber Crime Prevention Law in the Philippines
  • Organized and participated in local grassroots relief work in New Jersey and New York after hurricane Sandy [3]
  • Held community forums on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Immigration Reform [4]
  • Participated in the founding of Anakbayan-USA, a progressive national Filipino/Filipino-American youth movement in the United States [5]

We wouldn’t have accomplished all of these without you. We hope you continue to support our work through 2013 and beyond in serving our people. Again, salamat! Mabuhay and maligayang bagong taon! (Thank you! Long live and happy new year!)

With love and solidarity,
Anakbayan New York & New Jersey Family 🙂


Here are some ways you can help and support Anakbayan:
1. Join the movement! Become a member of Anakbayan now. Email us at

2. Make a donation ($5, $10, $25+ ) to Anakbayan by clicking here
3. Stay updated and spread the word about us through social network accounts (twitter, facebook: Anakbayan NJ, Anakbayan NY)
4. Support our on-going fundraiser for the survivors of Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) in the Philippines by clicking here


And in the spirit of the holiday season, we are asking for donations for relief efforts for Typhoon Pablo which hit the Philippines early December and has affected over 5 million people. All funds raised will go towards BALSA Mindanao, a network of churches, schools, and disaster response working to provide relief efforts to support typhoon victims. Funds can be sent online or by mail, through the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON). Click here for the full details:

NAFCON has established cash and check collections centers throughout the U.S and will take donations via Paypal at

For mailed checks please make payable to “Tulong Sa Bayan” and send to 519 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013.On memo please write: NAFCON Bayanihan Relief and your city of residence. Donations of $250 or more will be tax deductible.  Please include return address with donations.

For more information on regional collection centers, fundraising and relief activities in your area please contact NAFCON regional coordinators nearest you or go to our website.

Northeast:    Anne Corotan      (516) 901 – 1832

Midwest:       Lorena Buni       (224) 678-1897

Norcal:           Ryan Leano          (626) 534 – 4971

Socal:              Alex Montances       (253) 381 – 7444

Local Monetary Drop/Send Sites All checks payable to “Tulong Sa Bayan”

Northeast: Philippine Forum: 40-21 69th St. Woodside, NY

Midwest: Good Shepherd Congregation: 4707 W. Pratt Ave Lincolnwood, Il 60712

Norcal: Filipino Community Center: 4681 Mission St. SF, Ca 94112

Socal: Tulong Sa Bayan 519 S. Spring St., LA, CA 90013


True Life: I’m Undocumented. Immigration Forum and Tuition Equity Campaign Info Session

Join us in commemorating International Migrants’ Day in December!

Anakbayan NJ, in cooperation with the Student Government Organization (SGO) at New Jersey City University and the New Jersey Dream Act Coalition (NJDAC), aims to shed light on the struggles of immigrant youth (undocumented or not). This forum will explore young people’s migrant experiences and their fight to gain access to social services, especially their right to education.

Assembly Bill (AB) 1659, or the NJ In-State Tuition Campaign, was

 first introduced ten years ago. If approved, this legislation would allow undocumented students, who can prove residence in NJ for at least 12 months prior to enrollment, to pay the in-state tuition rate instead of the international student rate, which is two to three times the in-state rate. Find out more about the Tuition Equity Campaign and how you can be part of making history by coming to this event. 

RSVP here

WHAT: “True Life: I’m Undocumented”
Immigration Forum and 
Tuition Equity Campaign Info Session

WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2012; 12-2pm

WHERE: GSUB Room 129, New Jersey City University

FREE Refreshments available! 

For more information, email us at

7: Anakbayan Anniversary Celebration

We invite you to Anakbayan’s anniversary celebration.:D

Established in 2005, Anakbayan New York and Anakbayan New Jersey are proud to mark another year of serving our communities and contributing to the Filipino youth and student movement in the United States. 

Come through as we celebrate the progress that we made in the past year, and our vision to move forward into the next. 

Also, join us as we honor the legacy of Filipino revolutionary, Andres Bonifacio, who is alive in our enduring struggle for a society that is genuinely free and truly serves the people. 

WHEN: Friday | Nov. 30 | 6pm – 9pm

WHERE: Project Reach
39 Eldridge Street, 4th floor
(between Canal St and Hester St)
New York, NY 10002

* Take the B or D train to Grand St

RSVP here
Also, come to our AFTER PARTY, click here 

For more information:
Bea Sabino (NJ): 201 779 6886
Jeremy De Nieva (NY): 213 880 4569