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...

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Re-branding the Image of the Filipino
Feb10

Re-branding the Image of the Filipino

By Didi Paterno-Magpali  Changing stereotypes take time. But these women say that with the right packaging and mindset, the Filipino image can be positively re-branded. Most every Filipino can remember the uproar that ensued when the Oxford English Dictionary included in its definition of Filipina “a nanny or maid”.  The nation went up in arms to complain and fight for their honor. An editorial by the Philippine Center for Journalism...

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