Author Archives: daleasis

About daleasis

President of the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide

It’s The Right Thing To Do: US Should Return the Bells of Balangiga


On June 12, the Philippines celebrates its independence from Spain and the US. Part of that fight for independence was the massacre in Balangiga, Samar. In 1901, the US Army murdered every male over the age of 10 years in town of Balangiga and took the church bells with them to Wyoming. It’s about time the US return the bells to Samar. The US should not keep them as war booty. Continue reading

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Making a difference, providing clean water for hundreds of children


Bayanihan Foundation makes a difference by providing clean water for children in the remote village (barangay) of Salvacion, Samar Continue reading

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Forgotten history Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Will history repeat itself?


The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 is an almost forgotten piece of US legislation but it forms the basis of the US ambivalence towards immigration. It excluded the Chinese but later on also excluded Filipinos and Asian immigrants altogether. With President Trump’s increasing anti-immigrant rhetoric, will history repeat itself? Continue reading

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Filipinos in the US: The Latest Demographic Trends


The Trump administration continues tighter immigration controls in the US, affecting Filipino migration to the US. Filipinos in the US aging and the latest demographic trends from the Migration Policy Institute. Continue reading

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Honoring the late Jolynne Andal Biljetina- helping children and the community


The Bayanihan Foundation honors the late Dr. Jolynne Andal Biljetina, PhD. and her spirit of helping children and the community. A scholarship award is set up in her honor Jolynne’s commitment of helping others. Continue reading

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My Trip to the Philippines: The Power of Colorism and Colonial Mentality


Filipinos desire to be lighter skinned – just look at aisle upon aisle of “whitening lotions” in any local grocery store in the Philippines. Filipinos’ desires to be lighter-skinned are merely the results of 400+ years of Spanish and American colonialism. Continue reading

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Camillo Geaga: 2017 NEXTGEN Fellow, A Trip of A Lifetime


2017 NEXTGEN Fellow Camillo Geaga shares his thoughts about his trip to the Philippines and how it was a valuable and enriching experience of a lifetime. Continue reading

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