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Home Sections NaFFAAgate The NaFFAA (a Corrupt Organization) Cannot Wage an Anti-Corruption Campaign in the Philippines
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Friday, 15 February 2008 02:03
he following e-mail of a reaction was posted by this writer in several Filipino and Filipino-American e-newsgroups about the announcement of Mrs. Alma Q. Kern, the national chairperson of the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations (NaFFAA). The e-mail was sent also to hundreds of Filipino and Filipino-American screen names. The NaFFAA headquarters issued a bulletin (reproduced hereunder) that asked for transparency in the affairs of the Philippine government, among others.

Here is the posting addressed to “Dear Mila and Friends:


“The NaFFAA is the financially-embarrassed organization that has been claiming to represent Filipinos in the United States. The truth is that honest and law-abiding Filipino Americans refuse to join the NaFFAA because of the financial anomalies committed by some of its national executive officers (NEOs). Some of the NEOs are now facing criminal and civil cases filed by the City of San Jose, CA, and the Santa Clara County District Attorney. And at least three of them have declared bankruptcy because of lawsuits from creditors and civil judgments. How can Filipino Americans who have demonstrated financial, intellectual and moral BANKRUPTCY tell Filipino government officials how to run the country?


“And the NaFFAA NEOs have the gall to ask for transparency from all sectors in the Philippine government when the NaFFAA refuses to release the financial statements of its conventions and global conferences. For instance, Mrs. Kern has not delivered on her promise made during her election in Honolulu, Hawaii, in September 2006 to make public the financial statement of the NaFFAA convention in San Jose, CA, in August 2002 (2-0-0-2). It is, therefore, a vulgar display of hypocrisy to be demanding transparency in the Philippines when the NaFFAA cannot provide transparency in its financial dealings. The NaFFAA refuses to follow the ATIC tenets. ATIC, as I coined, stands for accountability, transparency, integrity and credibility.


“This latest bulletin of the NaFFAA about the National Broadband Network (NBN) government project/scandal is like Judas asking the Romans to investigate the financial dealings of the apostles of Jesus Christ.


“As I have been saying, unless the NaFFAA complies with the ATIC tenets, its NEOs should keep their big mouths shut. Otherwise, people will be reminded more of the ongoing soap opera, ‘NaFFAA-ka-sakit, Kuya Eddie . . .’


“To read more about the scandals and scams in the NaFFAA and the NaFFAA scalawags and scoundrels, please go to the  NaFFAAgate section of the If you cannot access the hyperlink, please just copy and paste to your browser this URL


“For the record,


“Hala bira, hala bira . . .

Bobby M. Reyes

Still the Nemesis of the NaFFAA Crooks

and the Conscience of the Filipino-American Community


“PS: I have dared (and still dare) since September 2002 the NaFFAA NEOs to due me for libel if I have been writing lies about their financial scams and scandals in the national federation. So far, nobody has even sent a demand letter asking for a retraction. It seems that these targeted NaFFAA NEOs are not only corrupt but they are a bunch of mice. They not men enough to confront their accuser in a court of law. Why? There is the maxim, ‘he who must come to court must come with clean hands’ . . .”


In a message dated 2/15/2008 6:21:38 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes:



NaFFAA Views With Concern The Alleged Anomalies
In The Philippine Government's NBN Project



The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) views with concern the recent events in the Philippines surrounding the National Broadband Network (NBN) government project.  The Global Filipino sector contributes more than $1 billion to the Philippine economy every month and the bulk of that amount comes from the Filipino American community and Filipino OFWs in the United States. NaFFAA is the national organization of Filipinos in the United States and we stand for responsible and clean government.  As major contributors to the Philippine economy, we have a right to ask and we do ask for transparency from all sectors of the Philippine government in the investigation of alleged mismanagement or corruption in this and similar instances. 

Alma Quintans Kern
National Chair






National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)
phone: 202.986.1153








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