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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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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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The Philippines Promotes ‘Balik’ (Return) Scientist Program


The Philippines signed into law the ‘Balik’ (Return) Scientist Program providing incentives to Filipino scientists in US and around the world to return back home and share their expertise. Like Bayanihan Foundation’s NEXTGEN Program, this new program might help reverse ‘brain drain’ and have long-term positive impact. Continue reading

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Awarding A Scholarship in Honor of Jolynne’s Spirit of Helping Others


The Bayanihan Foundation honors the indefatigable spirit of Jolynne Andal Biljetina PhD by assisting in awarding a community scholarship award in her honor. In this way, her spirit lives on in making this world a better place. 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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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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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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