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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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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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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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‘Salo salo’ The Spirit of Sharing Food With Others


‘Salo salo’ sharing food with others, the Top 10 Foods I Enjoyed In Samar. TV food networks in the US celebrate the latest trendy cuisine or the hottest elebrity chef. The Philippines celebrates ‘salo salo’, the community spirit of sharing and giving with others. 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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What’s Next? Support Women Vendors and Their Children To Have Access to Clean Water


In 2014, women vendors of Carbon Market, Cebu’s largest market were displaced by a devastating fire. In 2017, they’re still waiting for justice. Their substandard homes lack a basic sewer system that created a public health hazard of filthy, standing water and resulted in the death of a toddler due to dengue fever. Can you donate $25 to help build a basic water sewer system and provide access to clean water to 67 families? Continue reading

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