In the Shackles of Anti-Intellectualism
Jun15

In the Shackles of Anti-Intellectualism

In the Shackles of Anti-Intellectualism By Rex Venard Bacarra   A passage in the book, ‘A Canticle for Leibowitz’, by science fiction writer Walter Miller, echoes resoundingly what ails the Filipinos’ global progression- “Ignorance is king. Many would not profit by his abdication. Many enrich themselves by means of his dark monarchy. They are his court, and in his name they defraud and govern, enrich themselves and perpetuate...

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Filipino Entrepreneur – Dowel Deligos, Adobo Authentic Filipino Cuisine
Oct20

Filipino Entrepreneur – Dowel Deligos, Adobo Authentic Filipino Cuisine

Filipino Entrepreneur Dowel Deligos, Adobo Authentic Filipino Cuisine – Muscat, Oman   Why did you establish your own business?  Can you tell us when and how you started? I started Adobo Restaurant in March 28, 2014. I worked at Muscat Duty Free when I came to Oman as a Marketing Executive and decided to establish my own business along with the help of my Omani business partners, Ibrahim and Salim. I wanted to serve...

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Third Culture Kids—How Pinoy Are They?
Aug30

Third Culture Kids—How Pinoy Are They?

By Rav De Castro   For most of us, the concept of home is a very simple thing—it’s our permanent address where everyone we know lives. It’s the place where we grew up alongside our families, relatives, and friends. But for some, home is a complex map of different cities with different cultures. For third culture kids, the concept of home takes on different meanings. Having parents with different backgrounds and having lived in more...

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If the skirt fits: Tales of Andres de Saya
Apr16

If the skirt fits: Tales of Andres de Saya

  By Dante Gagelonia We’ve all watched Philippine TV shows where the husband is at his wife’s beck and call, heard men who affectionately call their wives, “Kumander” and seen doting boyfriends/hubbys carry the teeny weeny handbags of their significant other. Doormat or chivalrous and yielding partner? Dante Gagelonia examines the why’s behind Andres de Saya. One of the most familiar caricatures of Filipino relationships is that...

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Relationships: Too Big for Her Britches
Jan09

Relationships: Too Big for Her Britches

Dear Dr. Holmes and Mr. Baer: I am 28, an English major and a teacher. I have been emailing, Skyping with this American, James, 36. We met three years ago at a party, and last month he proposed to me, after asking my mother and father permission to do so.  My parents were very happy, because they saw this as his willingness to respect our Filipino culture.  Also, he has never been married and is willing to convert from Protestantism...

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