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Filipino Thailand: My Pinoy life in Songkhla
Oct27

Filipino Thailand: My Pinoy life in Songkhla

Filipino Thailand: My Pinoy life in Songkhla     Angel Jerlin Balais Since when have you been staying there? Can you recount briefly why you moved there? I came to Thailand in 2005 to join volunteers assisting programs for migrants and refugees at the Thai-Myanmar border. At that time, I was working as Educational Assistance Program Coordinator in Families and Children for Empowerment and Development (FCED) and a basic...

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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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Filipino China: My Pinoy Life in Beijing
Aug02

Filipino China: My Pinoy Life in Beijing

Filipino China: My Pinoy Life in Beijing Felicity Tan: Living out of a suitcase While others have email signatures that read: sent from my Blackberry Wireless or iPhone, Felicity Tan’s email signature reads: “Sent from the road”- literally. As a journalist, 26-year old Felicity is constantly on the go; moving from one country to another. She has spent the last couple of years traveling and living in various cities around the world and...

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Filipinos Abroad: It’s a Small World
Aug29

Filipinos Abroad: It’s a Small World

Filipinos Abroad: It’s a Small World By Loraine Balita Do you feel trapped in this strange land with a boss whose accent you cannot understand, trying to survive a cold winter and what seems like unbearable homesickness that comes with being an Overseas Filipino?  While it seems as if all the elements of the universe have conspired to make you the loneliest being on Earth, you know that you are not alone. There are a lot of...

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Filipino Kazakhstan: My Pinoy Life in Almaty
Jul13

Filipino Kazakhstan: My Pinoy Life in Almaty

Filipino Kazakhstan: My Pinoy Life in Almaty Take a peek at the lives of the Filipinos around the world. Read on as Juliette Casabal reveals her life in Kazakhstan. Tell us something about your host city and country. Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan, a Central Asian country bordered by Russia and China.  The city has a population of 1,348,500 (as of 1 September 2008), which represents nine percent of the country’s population. ...

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