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That all teachers will have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential and be of service to their community.

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April 15, 2024: Day 1 of the 1st International Literacy Conference on the Science of Reading, City of Sta. Rosa Auditorium, Laguna. Kudos to AFTA Philippine Chapter Inc., especially to the primemovers:

Sally Labanda, Rosa Alma Olitoquit and Kristine Encio Brown, for bringing along Chalkboard Inc. as our

very dependable partner!


The Association of Fil-Am Teachers of America (AFTA) held its first International literacy conference on the Science of Reading (SoR) at Sta. Rosa City Auditorium, Sta. Rosa, Laguna today, April 15. With the theme, “Empowering Minds, Transforming Futures: A Global Journey in Literacy Education”, the three-day conference gathers experts, policymakers, and educators dedicated to advancing local literacy initiatives. AFTA, Inc., a premier teacher organization based in New York City, aims to strengthen and advance the teaching profession as well as provide inclusive education in the United States and in the Philippines. | via MO, PB, JD; PIA-4A #BagongPilipinas

America's Favorite Teacher? Vote!!


Please support our very own Jovani G. Tablezo who is currently in 1st place in his group!

Your vote matters... please click on the link to vote... tomorrow (4/18) is a quick deadline:

ME-Phil-US 2024


FTEC-AFTA UAE, AFTA Phil. Chapter and AFTA, Inc. will come together in Abu Dhabi on April 21 - 23, 2024 - Forging Ties Across the Globe to Bind Our Advocacies. This is the 3rd ME-Phil-US (Middle East-Philippines-United States) Consortium. With the theme - Sinamay: Ang Hinabing Biyaya ng Pagtuturo (The Woven Grace of Teaching) we hope to create a collective declaration on how to support our learners in the Filipino diaspora. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Lideline Lariosa Kin Sora, chairperson of the host institution, FTEC-AFTA UAE for making this happen. If interested to join, please contact us at

KASIKAS March 2024

Here is a special Easter blessing for all - our March 2024 issue of Kasikas! This month's issue include contributions from Rosa Alma Olitoquit (Philippine Chapter), Sweetie Rose Omondang (UAE Chapter), our very own Doc Melvin and a special feature on Josette "Bubbles" B. Ticzon... and of course featured essays from our editor-in-chief Doc Johjoh and news articles by Doc Rey, among others.... also our lay-out artist for the Photo Booth - Jojo Reynes. Kudos to one and all! Happy Easter and happy reading!

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BaLinkBayan Stakeholders Conference 2023


Nov. 22-23, 2023: As an outstanding Filipino Association Overseas (FAO) and an acknowledged partner of BalinkBayan, AFTA was represented by Sally Labanda, AFTA VP for Teaching & Research and Dr. Lorna Dig-Dino, AFTA Philippine Chapter Chairperson, during the Commission on Overseas Filipinos' BalinkBayan Stakeholders Conference in Tagaytay City. It was a gathering of local government units (LGUs), Filipino associations overseas (FAOs), and the national government partners. As posted by CFO, "This year's Conference boasts of several speakers that will further capacitate our partners in digital innovations and technological trends, monitoring and evaluation, and the use of Canva in content creation." BaLinkBayan aims "to strengthen partnerships between overseas Filipinos and local communities, to achieve sustainable and long-term development of rural and urban localities, toward an economically prosperous Philippines. "Thank you Commission on Filipinos Overseas for trusting in AFTA, and thank you Sally Labanda and Dr. Lorna Dig-Dino for representing AFTA @ the BalinkBayan Stakeholders Conference.


Gawad Pinoy Pride


Dr. JohJoh Demol-Jenae,

AFTA's very hard-working officer and editor-in-chief of KASIKAS, who will be honored @ PAFCOM's Gawad Pinoy Pride Awards. See you on Sunday, Nov. 26th!

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Dr. Mario Sanchez,

AFTA's Dangal ng Lahi Awardee 2022, who will be honored @ PAFCOM's Gawad Pinoy Pride Awards. See you

on Sunday, Nov. 26th!


Jason Gabinez Megálos Aderfós,

an AFTA member and one of the AFTA singers, for being featured as an outstanding teacher from South Carolina during the American Education Week. We are so proud of you, kapatid! Keep up the good work and see you at our concert on Dec. 15th here in New York City!

AFTA shares language expertise to migrants




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AFTA Adopt-a-School Project 2021


Thank you to our co-sponsors:

KAYUMANGGI CHORALE, INC. and MSUeVillage Northeastern USA, for the implementation

of the AFTA Sponsored ADOPT-a-SCHOOL PROJECT for 2021 through Prof. Henry C. Daut and facilitated by Principal Leo, Teachers

Maam Lilibet and Maam Edslyn at Km. 25, Sitio Mibolo, Barangay Dagohoy, Talaingod, Davao del Norte 95 Ata Manobo indigenous school children received backpacks, T-shirts and School supplies (notebooks, ball pens, pencils, crayons, papers).

                                                                                                             Maraming salamat, AFTA's collaborators and supporters! Mabuhay!

AFTA Share: International Virtual Teaching DemoFest 2021

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Congratulations to the winners, finalists and demo-teachers who participated in the recently concluded AFTA Share:

1st International Virtual Teaching DemoFest, hosted by AFTA in partnership with Napsan National High School!


AFTA would like to acknowledge the core team members, the esteemed panel of evaluators, DepEd Officials, foreign teachers from Thailand and Cambodia, teachers from MIMAROPA, staff and faculty of Napsan National High School, donors and supporters of AFTA, guests and attendees and to the demo-teachers who made the AFTA Share:

1st International Virtual Teaching DemoFest a resounding success! Maraming, maraming salamat!Congratulations!

Mabuhay ang mga gurong Pilipino!

Best Virtual Demo-Teachers 




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President's Message

Our mission is to strengthen and advance the teaching profession and provide inclusive services in the national and international settings.

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