Biography: 
Bernadette Ellorin​ is the current chairperson of the US Chapter of BAYAN, or BAYAN USA, an alliance of 20 Filipino organizations in the US fighting for genuine independence, sovereignty, and democracy in the Philippines and the rights and welfare of Filipinos in the US and the diaspora. BAYAN Philippines is the main political center of the historical and ongoing Filipino peoples struggle against US imperialist war and militarism in the country, and was instrumental in the shutting down of the former permanent US military bases in the Philippines in 1991. Ellorin is also a member of the International Coordinating Committee of the International League of Peoples Struggle or ILPS, a global anti-imperialist and democratic formation with over 300 member groups in over 45 countries and autonomous regions.