01 8 / 2014

On July 12th, 2014, Anakbayan LA was invited by Foundation Funkollective to table at their all Ultimate All Styles Hip Hop Bboy Battle in Chino. We sold some income generating projects (IGP’s), spoke about AB & Filipino youth movements, and connected with some ultra talented youth!

On July 12th, 2014, Anakbayan LA was invited by Foundation Funkollective to table at their all Ultimate All Styles Hip Hop Bboy Battle in Chino. We sold some income generating projects (IGP’s), spoke about AB & Filipino youth movements, and connected with some ultra talented youth!

31 7 / 2014

On July 9th, 2014, at the Interfaith Vigil for Central American Refugee Families in Murrieta, hundreds turned out at City Hall, welcoming refugee children and their families to the Inland Empire. Anakbayan LA participated in a Women’s Circle with IDRUM (Indigenous Defense Resistance Unity Movement) that called for the protection of all children, especially those in countries struggling for peace.

30 7 / 2014

Please check out these links of the many media sources that covered all of BAYAN-USA’s State of the Nation rallies from New York, to San Francisco, to Los Angeles! The masses had heard us all the way from the Philippines! Where were YOU during People’s SONA 2014?!

NY: Balitang America: http://www.balitangamerica.tv/fil-ams-stage-peoples-sona-in-new-york/
SF: CNN photo: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1156528
Balitang America: http://www.balitangamerica.tv/ofw-protesters-say-aquino-needs-to-prioritize-protecting-overseas-filipinos/
LA: Balitang America: http://www.balitangamerica.tv/la-activists-call-for-pnoy-impeachment-following-sona/
Online Prop:
BUZZFEED: http://www.buzzfeed.com/anakbayanla/13-ways-president-noy-noy-aquino-has-failed-the-ph-mpqy
SONA in the Phills 2014: 
Photos from SONA in the Phills 2014
Video of SONA in Manila 
Video of SONA in Mindanao 

28 7 / 2014

Please share widely! Join BAYAN-USA in exposing the true conditions of Filipinos around the world today at the People’s State of the Nation Address! 5:30PM in front of the Philippine Consulate at 3600 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010. See you there!

10 6 / 2014

On June 1, 2014, Anakbayan LA was invited to UC Riverside Filipinos in Health Science (FIHS)’s end-of-the-year banquet to celebrate their outgoing and incoming leadership as well as everything that they had accomplished this past year. ABLA did a presentation on the Save Our Schools (SOS) campaign. We showed a video of the Panaghiusa mission that our AB members and Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network missioners will be going to this upcoming summer as well as presented about the network and mission for their membership who had expressed interest for future missions. UCR FIHS will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the SOS campaign to support the Manobo indigenous youth of Talaingod in gaining access to the basic right of education.

On June 1, 2014, Anakbayan LA was invited to UC Riverside Filipinos in Health Science (FIHS)’s end-of-the-year banquet to celebrate their outgoing and incoming leadership as well as everything that they had accomplished this past year. ABLA did a presentation on the Save Our Schools (SOS) campaign. We showed a video of the Panaghiusa mission that our AB members and Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network missioners will be going to this upcoming summer as well as presented about the network and mission for their membership who had expressed interest for future missions. UCR FIHS will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the SOS campaign to support the Manobo indigenous youth of Talaingod in gaining access to the basic right of education.

10 6 / 2014

On May 31, 2014, the Kapit Bisig Kabataan Network, Filipino Migrant Center, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), Anakbayan LA, Bayan-SoCal, & Jarritos all co-sponsored an adobo cook-off in order to raise funds to help support sending missioners to the typhoon-impacted areas this summer. Community members lined up to indulge in many different varieties of adobo. Our judges included “The Talk” producer Marc Anthony Nicolas, Cabrillo High School Sama Sama Youth’s Rhea Garcia, incoming City Councilman Roberto Uranga and video journalist Steve Angeles who awarded the best unique/fusion adobo dish as well as the best traditional adobo dish. The people’s choice award went to ABLA Chair, Romeo Hebron! Thank you to everyone who helped to coordinate, donated, and participated in this great community event. Check out the media coverage here!

10 6 / 2014

On May 24, 2014, Anakbayan LA tabled at the hip hop show to benefit the action to stop the XL pipeline from being built on Lakota land being coordinated by our solidarity allies from IDRUM (Indigenous Defense & Resistance Unity Movement). We gave a brief solidarity statement that propped what’s going down in Mindanao and the murder of Freddie Ligiw. IDRUM is asking how they can be part of/help our campaigns to support indigenous people’s issues. NO to XL pipeline on Lakota land! STOP the killings in Chiapas! US troops OUT of the Philippines! Check out this article for more info and this inspiring and agitating video about their resistance efforts!

On May 24, 2014, Anakbayan LA tabled at the hip hop show to benefit the action to stop the XL pipeline from being built on Lakota land being coordinated by our solidarity allies from IDRUM (Indigenous Defense & Resistance Unity Movement). We gave a brief solidarity statement that propped what’s going down in Mindanao and the murder of Freddie Ligiw. IDRUM is asking how they can be part of/help our campaigns to support indigenous people’s issues. NO to XL pipeline on Lakota land! STOP the killings in Chiapas! US troops OUT of the Philippines! Check out this article for more info and this inspiring and agitating video about their resistance efforts!

09 6 / 2014

25+ kasamas from Bayan SoCal, the Filipino Migrant Center, and the National Ecunemical Forum for Filipino Concerns (NEFFCON) camped out in the Angeles National Forest over Memorial Day weekend to unwind, unplug from cell phones & computers, and practice collective living. Some of the activities included hiking, tai chi, board games, and of course…campfire sing-alongs that consisted of revolutionary Filipino/tagalog songs as well as hits from the 1990s and early 2000s. We had such a fun time that we decided to make this a yearly Memorial Day Weekend tradition! Mark your calendars for 2015!

25+ kasamas from Bayan SoCal, the Filipino Migrant Center, and the National Ecunemical Forum for Filipino Concerns (NEFFCON) camped out in the Angeles National Forest over Memorial Day weekend to unwind, unplug from cell phones & computers, and practice collective living. Some of the activities included hiking, tai chi, board games, and of course…campfire sing-alongs that consisted of revolutionary Filipino/tagalog songs as well as hits from the 1990s and early 2000s. We had such a fun time that we decided to make this a yearly Memorial Day Weekend tradition! Mark your calendars for 2015!

09 6 / 2014

May 19th commemorates the 5th year anniversary of the abduction of Melissa Roxas. She was on a medical mission in Tarlac and became a victim of human rights violation when she was abducted at gunpoint and held against her will for six days, while being subject to physical and psychological torture until her surfacing in Quezon City on May 25, 2009. Bayan SoCal held a cultural solidarity night sharing poems, songs, and cartoon art to demand justice for Melissa and all victims of human rights violations. In order to show our solidarity and commitment for justice, the night ended powerfully with letter writing to Andrea Rosal, a political prisoner who was captured during her pregnancy, which ended in tragedy as her newborn daughter Diona Andrea died two days after her birth.

May 19th commemorates the 5th year anniversary of the abduction of Melissa Roxas. She was on a medical mission in Tarlac and became a victim of human rights violation when she was abducted at gunpoint and held against her will for six days, while being subject to physical and psychological torture until her surfacing in Quezon City on May 25, 2009. Bayan SoCal held a cultural solidarity night sharing poems, songs, and cartoon art to demand justice for Melissa and all victims of human rights violations. In order to show our solidarity and commitment for justice, the night ended powerfully with letter writing to Andrea Rosal, a political prisoner who was captured during her pregnancy, which ended in tragedy as her newborn daughter Diona Andrea died two days after her birth.

09 6 / 2014

On May 9, 2014, Hotel Maya workers in Long Beach launched a picket line to fight for a fair labor contract that doesn’t make them pay out of pocket for healthcare. To support the workers, Anakbayan LA marched at a 7:00AM action with Unite Here Local 11, a union in LB, and other progressive organizations and allies. The Hotel Maya workers’ struggle is similar to the Measure N Campaign that we have participated in and the current Wage Theft Campaign that the Filipino Migrant Center launched last month, both of which seek to create opportunities for all workers in Long Beach to have good jobs with a decent living wage and proper health benefits.

On May 9, 2014, Hotel Maya workers in Long Beach launched a picket line to fight for a fair labor contract that doesn’t make them pay out of pocket for healthcare. To support the workers, Anakbayan LA marched at a 7:00AM action with Unite Here Local 11, a union in LB, and other progressive organizations and allies. The Hotel Maya workers’ struggle is similar to the Measure N Campaign that we have participated in and the current Wage Theft Campaign that the Filipino Migrant Center launched last month, both of which seek to create opportunities for all workers in Long Beach to have good jobs with a decent living wage and proper health benefits.