MAGKAISA AT KUMILOS: Bringing Hope Through Action for the Filipino People

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A gathering of organizations, businesses, & individuals dedicated to the rights, welfare, & wellness of Filipinos everywhere!

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Founded in 2003 to build support for the Filipino community at a national level as a response to the scapegoating of immigrants at the aftermath of 9/11, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) has a proven track record of promoting the rights and welfare of Filipinos in the US. This includes:

  • Successful campaigns for Filipino immigrants and workers on cases related to deportation and labor trafficking.
  • Engagement of Filipino youth across the country through conferences and leadership trainings, tackling topics such as history, culture, and current issues affecting Filipinos in the US and the Philippines.
  • Timely response to disasters in the Philippines through relief and rehabilitation and Adopt-a-Community projects.
  • Regular medical missions serving marginalized communities in the Philippines

This December, NAFCON aims to continue the tradition of bringing people together nationally and create an action-oriented platform for individuals and groups to be engaged to respond to the concerns of Filipinos through the pillars of education, culture and heritage, health and wellness, and advocacy.


  1. Educate and empower attendees on issues affecting the Filipino community
  2. Celebrate Filipino culture and heritage
  3. Promote the rights, health, and well-being of Filipinos
  4. Advocate for marginalized communities


Atom Araullo is a multidisciplinary journalist and documentarist. He currently hosts GMA Network’s “The Atom Araullo Specials,” a regular documentary that tackles pressing social issues and areas of public interest. After joining GMA-7 in September 2017, Araullo has become one of the hosts of I-Witness, the country’s most awarded and longest-running documentary program. He also anchors Stand For Truth, a dynamic digital newscast dedicated to mobile journalism.


Registration and Mixer (Fri, Dec 6)

  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Registration and Mixer

National Conference (Sat, Dec 7)

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker
  • 10:20 AM - 12:20 PM Colloquiums: Education and Culture & Heritage, Health & Wellness, Advocacy
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Breakout By Region
  • 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Plenary
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Closing Speaker

Brunch and Leadership Training (Sun, Dec 8)

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sunday Brunch
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Leadership Training

After Early Bird ticket sales end November 15th, conference and leadership training admission is $60 per participant.

Sunday brunch is a flat fee of $25 per participant.

Please view the conference advisory below for locations of conference activities, lodging suggestions, transportation tips, and more:


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