Here’s to Work and Play
Jul08

Here’s to Work and Play

  It’s mid-year travel time in the emirates, as we downshift to a slower pace with the incoming summer hiatus.  For those who are not in a holiday mood, especially entrepreneurs like me, the quieter season is a welcome respite giving us time to review and plan for the busy months ahead.   So, just like our month of contrast where one foot’s into rest and recreation, and the other one’s on staying put and continuing the...

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Editors Note: When greatness comes to the fore, it brings the rest of us with it.
Feb11

Editors Note: When greatness comes to the fore, it brings the rest of us with it.

  What do a scientist, architect, world issue crusader, hip hop dancers, experimental musicians, fashion designers, public servants, entrepreneurs, including a mother and her autistic child, and a bunch of new media personalities have in common?  Perhaps, nothing at all on the surface, except in this case, their mere ethnicity.   But look a little bit deeper and you will see that all these people, from various walks of life,...

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Power to the Pinoy: Kindness Stories
Aug20

Power to the Pinoy: Kindness Stories

By Lalaine Chu-Benitez     Most of us Filipinos, were brought up with kindness as one of the virtues we hold dear.  “Magpakabait ka” (be kind) is a common phrase we would have been told time and time again by our elders growing up.  Whether owing to our religious orientation, or the way we, as a people, value family and community, the idea of having concern and helping our ‘neighbors’ or ‘kapatid’ has always  been deeply...

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Editors Note: Global and Ever-Evolving
Jul31

Editors Note: Global and Ever-Evolving

  How ‘Filipino’ should a Filipino be? In this increasingly globalized world, where 11 million of us live outside the homeland, and where as Filipinos in diaspora, we are often made acutely aware of our ethnicity in contrast to the ‘others’ that surround us, we get a lot of questions pertaining to our identity – “What is Filipino?” “What does it mean to be Filipino? “Filipino nga ba talaga?  “Are we being true to ourselves”?...

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