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It’s What I Do: Milanie Sanchez Regalado
Sep18

It’s What I Do: Milanie Sanchez Regalado

Milanie Sanchez Regalado  Freelance News Presenter/ Reporter – Arabian Radio Network, UAE Correspondent – ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel Dubai, UAE       My job I work as a freelance news presenter/ reporter at Arabian Radio Network where I regularly write news copies and conduct interviews in both English and Tagalog.  I also present hourly newscasts for the first and leading Filipino radio station in the UAE, Tag...

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My Pinoy Life in Sydney
Aug31

My Pinoy Life in Sydney

Robert Monico A. Gualberto Jr.   Can you briefly recount briefly why you moved there? I arrived here in October 2011. The primary reason why I moved to Sydney is to study Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu (LCB). I chose Australia because this is the only branch of LCB that offers industry placement, which is similar to what they call in the Philippines as OJT or on-the-job-training. Once we are finished, we will be LCB graduates,...

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FEME Connect: business with a purpose
Aug21

FEME Connect: business with a purpose

Typical businesses exist with the sole objective of generating profit.  Then there are those enterprises that have been created to support a specific advocacy to benefit people, while making financial gains. FEME Connect is one of those ventures.     FEME Connect is a social enterprise developed by Joanna Morales, Rachel Los Banos, Christine Esguerra and Leilanie Garcia – batch mates under the Ateneo School of Government in...

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The Annie B Chronicles: Da Idols of My Life
Aug03

The Annie B Chronicles: Da Idols of My Life

The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles The adventures and misadventures of a ‘not so average’ Pinay trying to make it in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai.     In my thirtysomething years of existence in this kaleidoscope world of ours, masasabi kong masaya na rin ako sa buhay ko. Ow, hindi man ako lumaking mayaman, eh at least marunong akong magsaing ng bigas, tumawid sa kalsada, sumakay ng jeep at mag-book ng sarili kong flight....

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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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