WHAT IS ANAKBAYAN?
Anakbayan is a comprehensive National Democratic mass organization of the Filipino youth that aims to arouse, organize and mobilize youth for national democracy with a socialist perspective.
It unites youth workers, farmers, urban poor, students, professionals, women, migrants, Moro and other national minorities to contribute to the advancement and success of the National Democratic struggle of the Filipino people. Along with the struggle for the immediate and long-term needs of the youth, it will strongly and deeply integrate with the strength and the struggle of the toiling masses.
Founded on November 30, 1998, the day of birth of the great revolutionary Andres Bonifacio and the founding of the first comprehensive youth mass organization, it holds the principles and upholds the great and honorable tradition of Kabataang Makabayan (KM). As a continuation of the beginnings of the Katipunan and KM, it strongly stands for, unites, and advances the struggle of the people for national freedom and democracy against the semi-colonial and semi-feudal system that is governed by imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat-capitalism.
Since its founding, Anakbayan has been arousing, organizing and mobilizing thousands of youth for National Democracy through its chapters across the country. It tightly unites the struggles of the youth sector with the struggles of all the masses.