Category Archives: Philippines

Take Your Giving To The Next Level: Establish a Donor Advised Fund


Take your charitable giving to the next level. Establish a donor advised fund with the Bayanihan Foundation and see your donation make a difference up close and personal. Your directed giving will provide you with the right, altruistic feeling and a longer, lasting legacy to your gift. It also makes great financial sense. Continue reading

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Balangiga Bells On Their Way Home


After more than a century, the church bells taken by the US Army from Balangiga, Eastern Samar in 1901 will be returned to the Philippines. Many are excited about the bells’ return. Philippine President Duterte said, “It ain’t here until it’s here.” Continue reading

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2018 NEXTGEN Camillo Geaga Inspired In More Ways Than One


2018 NEXTGEN Fellow Camillo Geaga was inspired in more ways than one. He completed his Associate Degree at the Los Angeles City College and plans to continue his education at the California State University Northridge and attain his bachelors degree in Public Health. His mother, Vicky Geaga was also inspired to encourage her friends and family to give to the foundation. 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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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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Filipino Bajaus Evolved Biologically For A Life At Sea


The Bajaus, a seafaring, indigenous group in Southern Philippines have resisted colonization and have always been known to be excellent divers. But scientists recently discovered that Bajaus have evolved biologically to have larger spleens giving them the physiological feat to dive down up to 200 feet in a single breath. Are we discovering instances of human evolution in just a past few thousand years? Continue reading

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