Author Archives: daleasis

About daleasis

President of the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide

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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In Memory of Aurora Gagni – Humanitarian, Supporter of Bayanihan Foundation


On October 2014, Aurora Gagni was part of the “Adorables”, a successful fundraiser that raised funds for indigent paitents in Calamba, Laguna. Unfortunately, on January 21, 2018, Aurora and seven other passengers were killed in a tragic accident while in a medical mission in the Philippines. We will miss Aurora Gagni tremendously for her generosity and big heart in helping others. Continue reading

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Plans for the New Year


For 2018, the Bayanihan Foundation would like to invite you to join us in a yearlong activities of promoting diaspora philanthropy and giving. Continue reading

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Bayanihan in Review – You Make The Difference


Bayanihan Foundation is making impact – planting seeds of change, nurturing leadership. 100% of the foundation’s income comes from individual donors like you. 97% goes directly to programs. Donate online at http://www.fdnbayanihan.org Continue reading

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Planting Seeds of Change, Nurturing Leadership


NEXTGEN participant Marc Butiong exemplifies the success of the NEXTGEN Program in planting seeds of change and nurturing leadership for long-term change. The NEXTGEN Program invests in young Filipino Americans so they can discover their roots and heritage, travel back to the Philippines, and find ways to help locally and globally. Continue reading

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History Matters: Four Things I Learned About the Philippine Revolution


History Matters: Four Things I Learned About the Philippine Revolution – it is complex with multiple characters and a complicated plot played along with various, competing interests. Like the Philippine fruit, Balimbing, it has more than one side to its complicated story. Continue reading

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