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Love thy Kabayan?
Apr04

Love thy Kabayan?

By Lalaine Chu-Benitez In the harsh glare of rampant barrio politics, crab mentality and unnervingly presumptuous behavior within the Filipino expat community, do we still have enough reason to love our kabayan? There is nothing like being abroad to strengthen one’s “Filipino-ness.”  It is out here, where we exist in contrast with other cultures, that we really get to see, appreciate and sometimes even hate, the nuances that make us...

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16 Habits OFWs Need to Change in 2016
Jul17

16 Habits OFWs Need to Change in 2016

16 habits OFWs Need to Change in 2016 By Ion Gonzaga – Boy Dubai All nationalities have certain habits attributed to them. It has become a norm to define the character of a person by his nationality – not right at all, but this seems to be inevitable in a melting pot like the UAE. Forget inferiority complex, maniana, ningas kugon, and crab mentality for now. Let’s look at 16 specific habits, attitudes and behaviors that we...

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Pinoy Pride: 5 Things Filipinos Need to Get Rid Of to be Truly Free
Jul12

Pinoy Pride: 5 Things Filipinos Need to Get Rid Of to be Truly Free

THE NEW LIBERATED: How to be a Filipino, truly free By Nicholo Jallores Just what does it mean when a Filipino is referred to as “liberated?” Used to be that the word “liberated” carried a sinister connotation amongst Filipinos. Before, to be “liberated” suggested promiscuity and wobbly morals; a degradation of the traditional social values that were associated with the Filipino family archetype. To be “liberated” was to be...

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