Association of Filipino Teachers In Eastern America, Inc.

Building Lives, Building Families, and Building Professions

Our Indirect Community Service via Conducting Research for the Common Good 

Advocacy Engagements

One of the Board of Directors of AFTEA, Inc., Ms. Artenita Dante, has been conducting an information campaign thru lectures on Literacy, as well as giving some materials to some schools and the indigenous communities in Davao City, Philippines.   

Due to the initiative of her brother and family, they constructed buildings for the elementary and high school and the road networks among the Manobos and Dimamabnon tribes with the assistance of the Department of Education (DepEd.).  In addition, thru political affiliation, there are now 100 houses built for the Camansi tribal community. 

She said, "the teachers and the people, too, are so inspired by our stories and rich experiences and they are really listening and very appreciative of our gifts, ideas, and support,  And the respect, so inspiring."








Community Involvement for the Less Fortunate


Dr. Edna Alcantara, AFTEA, Inc. assistant treasurer, and her family have been sharing their love and thanking God for all His graces.








AFTEA, Inc.'s Pledged Donation 2022

"Let's be a blessing to others."  That's what our dedicated President, DR. ESSY MALIBIRAN says, together with the officers and members by donating $200.00 or equivalently, PHP 10,300.00 intended for the feeding program in the 3rd to 4th week of June to complete the one-month (5 days per week) feeding for 60 pupils at Sinunuk Elementary School, Sinunuk, Zamboanga City, Philippines.  AFTEA, Inc. sent the pledged amount thru Dr. Shamir Kassim, our AFTEA Chapter coordinator at Zamboanga City.

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The volunteer teachers of the above-mentioned school have amazingly served with compassion with a passion to serve.







AFTEA Shares in these times of Calamity/Pandemic  

Our newly elected President, Dr. Essy N. Malibiran, proudly and gratefully initiates a wonderful Christmas move, a giving of gift as part of our great "Operation assistance" to those in need during this 2021 Christmas season, a season for giving worth $350 Fundraising Donation to the people of Pagadian City, Mindanao, Philippines, for the two (2) recipient schools, an "Adopt a School", namely: Tetuan Special Education Elementary School and Niyog-Niyog Elementary School with the help of course, by Dr. Shamir Kassim through Dr. Elsie Reyes, as well as in Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines, worth $474 Donation to more than 45 families residing at LPU (Lyceum of the Philippines University) restoration village as facilitated by Dr. Alex D. Ylagan and Mrs. Antonette E. Malibiran, both from Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU), Batangas.
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Another group's community Outreach program by donating two wheelchars, etc.  to the needy as facilitated again by Dr. Vivian Alforque, the AFTEA, Inc. Deputy Vice-President for external affairs  at Pagadian City, Philippines , in collaboration with  the little foundation, "For the  LOVE of GOD"  managed  by Ms. Lilian Guinia. 

 Mr. John Williams , who has the foundation at Las Vegas, Nevada, had promised to donate some wheel chairs to AFTEA, Inc., under the  presidency of Roger Cuerquez , Ph.D.  with the  help, of course  by Ms. Judilyn Franco Canete, Ms. Pacita Ros &  Ms. Josie Harrison, the amazing hosts of "The Teacher Voice" program.
AFTEA, Inc., headed by President, Dr. Roger Cuerquez, has been a platform for sharing professional developments and educational research that serves as resources with links of interests for various subject areas.  In fact, in addition to that, our group extends a work of charity to people who are special, particularly in Zamboanga City, Pagadian City and Batangas City, Philippines.



Group's Community extension project as facilitated by Dr. Vivian Alforque, the AFTEA, Inc. Deputy Vice-President for external affairs  together with other Ph. D. scholars.
Another AFTEA's Community extension project having been initiated by Dr. Elsie P. Reyes,  the Group's Assistant Secretary
Dr. Shamir Kassim, the Zamboanga City AFTEA Chapter coordinator, had helped in distributing the donations, a charitable gesture from New York City, USA.
AFTEA's distribution of donations at Pagadian City, Philippines

AFTEA, Inc. Outreach Program in the Philippines, Aug. 2018


AFTEA, Inc. Community service program at DSWD (Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development) in Region 09, Barangay Talon-Talon Orphanage center, together with the AFTEA, Inc. Staff - Zamboanga Chapter headed by Ms. Elsie Paragas Reyes, AFTEA, Inc. Vice-Chairman of External Affairs, New York Chapter.





AFTEA, Inc. Community Feeding Program Part 2, Queens, New York City 2017







AFTEA, INC. Participation in Feeding Program in Collaboration with the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, 2016





Helping food and clothing drive for Far Rockaway residents in Queens, and in Brooklyn

Volunteering in the New York Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

In response to NYC's call for Hurricane Sandy humanitarian effort, some of us worked as volunteers in different evacuation centers nearest us.

Cleaning the park, 2010

Thanks again Mr. Pancho Bernaldez for coming to help out Saturday in Queens, New York City. The parks department told us that we helped clear over 50 yards of debris!  Pretty impressive for just 4 volunteers.



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AFTEA, Inc. has been granted TAX-EXEMPT STATUS by the IRS of the United States of America (USA).

Based on our Determination Letter, and Employer Identification Number: 26-1960768


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