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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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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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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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Filipino Cuisine – the joy of stinky food


My brother loved Filipino chicken adobo when we were growing up. Nowadays, he disavows it because it ‘stinks up’ the house. For many years, my brother and countless others needlessly felt embarrassment and shame for loving the food of our mothers. In 2018, Filipino cuisine — and Korean, and Sichuan, and Thai — is trendy, elevated by white chefs as the new “it” girl of cuisine. Continue reading

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