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Love for the Philippines: The Foreign Side
Jun21

Love for the Philippines: The Foreign Side

By Paolo Benitez Filipinos are known to be some of the most adaptable people on earth. With over 10 million Pinoys working abroad, you can almost guarantee a Pinoy in every country. Mga Kababayan, our love for the motherland is never ending, and that’s a given. We all look forward to going home in the summer, seeing our family and friends and breathing in that provincial air. And while away, we all speak of our country with a certain...

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A NEW HOPE: What We Want From The Philippine Government in 2017
Jan19

A NEW HOPE: What We Want From The Philippine Government in 2017

A NEW HOPE What we want from the Philippine Government in 2017 By Kristine Abante   2016 has been a tumultuous year in Philippine politics, yet in essence, it also has been a triumphant year, if you will consider the effective gains of the current administration in just over six months and how the disruptive, controversial style of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has turned things around. “Change” was the banner cry of Duterte...

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It’s a Man’s World. What’s so great about being a boy?
Dec10

It’s a Man’s World. What’s so great about being a boy?

  It’s a Man’s World:  what’s so great about being a boy? Ika nga ni James Brown, “It’s a man’s world!” Or is it really? Decades of intellectual and cultural evolution have lessened the proverbial divide between the male and the female of our species, pero hindi mapagkakaila that boys sometimes still get a pass just for being boys. The recent US elections, case in point.   We asked some of the boyest boys we know: “Ok so you’re a...

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Fil-Ams: I, Filipino
Dec05

Fil-Ams: I, Filipino

Photography Irvin Rivera – Graphics Metropolis No crisis of identity here. Filipino is as Filipino feels. The Philippines, perhaps more than any other Southeast Asian country, has always been about diversity. Even more, as our people scatter all over the world. Our community is a quintessential melting pot of cultures, beliefs, and idiosyncrasies. We are not one boring blanket of color. We are a rich and vibrant tapestry. We were born...

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Pinoy Fashion: Fashion nga ba yan, o fashion-fashionan?
Nov24

Pinoy Fashion: Fashion nga ba yan, o fashion-fashionan?

Pinoy Fashion: Fashion nga ba yan, o fashion-fashionan? FASHION VS. FASHYOWN! Fashion nga ba yan, o fashion-fashionan? Filipinos are obsessed with looking good. Di na kailangang i-memorize yan! We put a high premium on being well-groomed and well-presented, but is fashion still as important to us as we think?   How Important is Fashion to you? Shadda Berr, Dubai Fashion is a huge statement for each of us. It defines what we...

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USAPANG ILLUSTRADO: What Is The Best Thing About Working And Living Abroad?
Oct28

USAPANG ILLUSTRADO: What Is The Best Thing About Working And Living Abroad?

  The Philippines has one of the largest diasporas in the world. Just what is it exactly about working abroad that appeals so fabulously to us Filipinos?  What Is The Best Thing About Working And Living Abroad?   MARY JANE MIRANDA- USA The best thing about living and working abroad is that it gives you greater opportunities for supporting your loved ones back home. That is certainly my experience. In the Philippines, my...

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