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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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Be Inspired! Join the 2019 NEXTGEN Fellowship – Apply Today


Apply for the 2019 NEXTGEN Fellowship and travel to the Philippines July 2019. Be inspired like Crystle Dino, create a path of success for yourself, discover the spaces in between and the connection to your heritage and beyond. Continue reading

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Plans for Three Exciting Projects for 2019


In 2019, the Bayanihan foundation plans three exciting projects to promote environmental conservation of whale sharks; help abandoned children; and build a state-of-the-art computer lab for the disabled. 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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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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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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