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Sino ka, Pinay? Beyond the Filipina Stereotype
May15

Sino ka, Pinay? Beyond the Filipina Stereotype

Sino ka, Pinay?  Beyond the Filipina Stereotype By Karen Galarpe Photography By Alan Desiderio, Models – Tracy Javelona and Meg Arreza Back in the early ‘90s while waiting for my turn at the immigration counter in Tokyo, the Filipina woman — my seatmate on the plane — in front of me seemed to be squirming. I could hear the immigration officer asking her the usual questions and asking the same things over and over again. Then...

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Woman of Substance: Ambassador Corazon Yap Bahjin
Apr05

Woman of Substance: Ambassador Corazon Yap Bahjin

Photo Courtesy of the Philippine Embassy in Bahrain   COMMITMENT Ambassador Corazon Yap-Bahjin First Muslim Filipina Ambassador   “Forget that you are a woman; because dignity and humanity has no gender.   Women do not need any special treatment, because we can do it just like everyone else can.” That philosophy might sound quite radical in a world where specific gender roles – male versus female – are still as...

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