Tag Archives: Filipino diaspora

George Floyd’s Death – We Should Start Conversations of Anti-Blackness Within Filipino Families

The deaths of George Floyd and others prompted Asian Americans to call for solidarity and allyship with Black communities. At the same time reexamine the notions of anti-Blackness in our own lives. Continue reading

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2019 NEXTGEN Fellows

In July 2019, the Bayanihan Foundation continues another successful NEXTGEN Travel Fellowship with Richelle Caday, Camillo Geaga, and Jacob Olaguir. The immersion trip is coordinated to promote diaspora philanthropy; know more about Filipino culture; learn about the foundation’s sustainable projects; develop potential sustainable projects; and connect with relatives. Continue reading

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Honoring Jolynne’s Spirit of Helping Others

The Bayanihan Foundation honors the indefatigable spirit of Jolynne Andal Biljetina PhD by supporting a community scholarship award in her honor for the second year in a row. The scholarship award keeps Jolynne’s spirit alive in making this world a better place. Continue reading

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FilAm Kids Kick Off ‘Balikbayan Box’ Book Drive Building Libraries in Philippines

Bayanihan Foundation launched NEXTGEN ‘Balikbayan Box’ Book Drive with plans to send 3,000 books to Samar and Iligan and build libraries there. Filipino American kids also put together mini-balikbayan boxes of book & supplies, hopefully spurring others to donate and help support education and long-term sustainability. 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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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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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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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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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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Your Donation Reaps Big Rewards: Top TEN ACCOMPLISHMENTS

For 2017, the Bayanihan Foundation would like to reflect on its accomplishments for the last five years. Your donation reaps big rewards. 97% of donations goes directly to programs. Donors and supporters like you made these accomplishments possible. Thank you! Continue reading

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