Honoring Jolynne’s Spirit of Helping Others

the late Dr. Jolynne Andal, PhD – a social justice fighter for children’s rights, a mother of two children, and a friend

In 2019, for a second year in a row, the Bayanihan Foundation will help support the Jolynne Andal Biljetina Community Leadership Award and Scholarship  The scholarship award honors the late Dr. Jolynne Andal Biljetina’s commitment to children and her community. In June 2018, the scholarship committee will select the scholarship recipient honoring Jolynne’s spirit by making this world a better place and her indefatigable spirit to help.

(left to right); Dale Asis, Bayanihan Foundation; Jocelyn Azada, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair: and Kristy Liu, recipient of the 2017 Jolynne Andal Biljetina Community Scholarship Award (July 2018)

In 2018, the selection committee awarded the Jolynne Andal Biljetina Community Award Scholarship to Kristy Liu. She was selected from a competitive list of applicants. Kristy embodied the community spirit of Jolynne and her dedication to help others. Kristy is currently studying nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

(left to right): Dale Asis, Bayanihan Foundation; Jocelyn Azada, scholarship committee Co-Chair; Pastor Glenn Aguiree; and Pastor David Kokiong of Hinsdale Fil-Am Seventh Day Adventist Church (July 2018)

In 2017, my friend Jolynne Andal Biljetina PhD passed away peacefully at her home after a courageous battle with mesothelioma. The Bayanihan Foundation honors her indefatigable spirit by assisting in awarding a community scholarship award in her honor.  The Bayanihan Foundation is honored to play a small and critical role to make this scholarship award come true.

(left to right): Linda Andal, mother of the late Jolynne Andal Biljetina; Kristy Liu, recipient of the scholarship award; and Shirley Pintado looking on (July 2018)




The Jolynne Andal Biljetina Scholarship Award embodies the Bayanihan Foundation spirit of giving. The scholarship award  continues Jolynne’s spirit of helping others. To learn more about the scholarship, click HERE.

You can also contribute to the Jolynne Andal Biljetina Scholarship Award by clicking HERE.

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President of the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide
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