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About daleasis

President of the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide

Balikbayan Boxes: Symbols of Homesickness, Colonial History, and Family


Filipinos in the diaspora send over 4.8 million “balikbayan” boxes full of goodies to their relatives and friends back in the Philippines, becoming a billion dollar industry. But balikbayan boxes became more than that – it became a symbol of Philippine colonial history and Filipino ideas about family. Continue reading

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The Philippines Ranked Third In the World Most Vulnerable to Climate Change


2018 Nobel Prize winner in Economics says climate change is real. The Philippines ranked 3rd in the world most vulnerable to climate change. Continue reading

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Free Film Showing November 4 in LA: “Vapor Trail Clark” The Unfinished Business of Toxic Contamination Left Behind


Bayanihan Foundation co-sponsors free film screening on November 4, 2018, 12 PM in LA: “Vapor Trail Clark” about the unfinished business of toxic wastes left behind in Clark and Subic, former US bases in the Philippines Continue reading

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Five Years Later: Evelyn Castillo Sees Mangrove Forests Growing, Successes And Challenges


In 2013, Bayanihan Foundation has partnered with with Visayas Mindanao People’s Resource Development Center (VMPRDC) and planted over 30,000 mangrove seedlings in Liloan, Cebu. In 2018, some of the seedlings have matured into mangrove forests protecting fish, wildlife and help local fisher folk community. However, challenges remain and support needs to continue. Continue reading

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It’s About Time: FilAm Leaders Urge The Return of Bells of Balangiga


US Secretary of Defense recently notified US Congress of their plans to return the Bells of Balangiga back to Samar after 110 years. The bells are often seen as a divisive symbol of the Philippine-American War. Filipino Americans should contact their Congressional Representatives and hasten the return of the bells. Continue reading

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Pagbabalik: 2018 NEXTGEN Camillo Geaga Travels Back to the Philippines


On September 2018, NEXTGEN Fellow Camillo Geaga traveled back to the Philippines. He wrote an essay of his personal thoughts of his 2017 trip at the same time reflecting on his recent trip. Continue reading

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Will Dix, Juvenile Protective Association (JPA) Donate Over 2,400 Books for Library


Willard Dix, Juvenile Protective Association (JPA) donated over 2,400 children’s books to the Bayanihan Foundation’s ‘Balikbayan Box’ Book Drive. The books will be used to build two libraries in Giporlos, Samar and Iligan City. The generous book donation will hopefully motivate others to donate https://bit.ly/2MEdsu1 Continue reading

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