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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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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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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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History Matters: Magellan Didn’t ‘Discover’ the Philippines After All


Were precolonial Filipinos ‘primitive’ before the Ferdinand Magellan ‘discovered’ the islands in 1521? Were Filipino tribes consist of ‘savages in loin cloths’ when the Americans came in 1898? History matters. It’s time to change the narrative and that the islands had a rich culture even before the colonizers came. Continue reading

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10 Famous Foods You’ll Love in the Philippines


Bayanihan Foundation NEXTGEN participants enjoyed the many food delights of the Philippine Islands. I shared my top 10 list of famous foods you’ll love in the Philippines. Continue reading

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