The General Assembly of the US Chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan USA (BAYAN USA) held a successful 6th Congress on Sept. 15-16, 2018 in New York, NY USA hosted at the People’s Forum on Manhattan.
48 delegates from 25 of the chapter’s 26 member organizations participated. A total of 241 people registered and were present from member organizations and allies across the US, as well as special guests from the Philippines. Eleven new member organizations were formally accepted—Anakbayan Portland, Gabriela Portland (Pacific Northwest Region), Anakbayan Santa Cruz, Gabriela Oakland, Migrante Napa-Solano (Northern California Region), Gabriela South Bay, Migrante Orange County, Migrante Los Angeles (Southern California Region), Migrante New York, Migrante New Jersey (Northeast Region), Migrante Washington D.C.
BAYAN USA Chairperson Bernadette Ellorin opened and presided over the meeting along with fellow executive committee members Rhonda Ramiro (Vice Chair), Jessica Antonio (Secretary General), Nikole Cababa (Deputy Secretary General), and Romeo Hebron (Finance Officer).