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Artist Spotlight: Nowhere Birds
Jan17

Artist Spotlight: Nowhere Birds

Nowhere Birds is a Dubai based independent folk music duo. Composed of Jules Suarez and Mitchiko Bagayna, the pair are well known for their intimate style of playing and harmonizing. While both of them do Vocals, Jules’ specializes in the Guitar, whereas Mitchiko plays the Glockenspiel and Melodica.     The duo came together after a spontaneous jam session at a party in 2015. With their newfound chemistry (and the help of...

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Artist Spotlight: Ginny Guanco
Jul09

Artist Spotlight: Ginny Guanco

Ginny Guanco Visual Artist     My Art I believe that each person has a mission in life. Each individual has a calling to do something productive in life and spread that message to the world and even be an agent of change in her own little way. As human beings, many of us tend to just look at the big picture immediately without seeing value in the small things. I value small things a lot. It is through a small seed that a big...

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The New Oppressor: Pinoy versus Pinoy
Jul02

The New Oppressor: Pinoy versus Pinoy

By Lalaine Chu Benitez     119 years of Independence on the 12th of June 2017.  When we think about independence, freedom and liberation, what always comes to mind is breaking free from major forces that subjugate us – from the Spanish conquistadores who took our country as their own for over 400 years, to martial law and oppressive past regimes that curtailed the freedom and growth of our nation.   Liberation...

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Filipino Attitude: Pinoy fears we need to get rid of to get ahead
Jun27

Filipino Attitude: Pinoy fears we need to get rid of to get ahead

Power to the Pinoy: Pinoy fears we need to get rid of to get ahead By Lalaine Chu Benitez     These neOur forefathers have done us well, imbuing us with Filipino values like love for family, friendliness, and resilience, among other things.  These keep us connected to each other as a community, and have endeared us to other people across the globe.  However, not all that is inherited is positive – some of the traits and...

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Kwentong OFW: Maalaala mo pa kaya? Magpakailanman
May18

Kwentong OFW: Maalaala mo pa kaya? Magpakailanman

Kwentong OFW: Maalaala mo pa kaya Magpakailanman 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.     Hey mga avid readers! Eversince, lagi na lang tungkol sa akin ang nababasa ninyo, for a change let us give way to another masugid na tagasubaybay of my column – this time sya naman ang kamuhihan at pagtawanan nyo – charot!!! Nang...

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