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Onli in da Pilipins: BA Filipinology
Sep04

Onli in da Pilipins: BA Filipinology

By Aby Yap WARNING: This program isn’t for the unadventurous and/or the humorless. Many have started out zealously – as if audience to Bro. Mike’s “siksik-liglig-umaapaw” moment – then gradually ended up disillusioned and more embittered than ampalaya that they often go on a tirade about the 7,107 reasons why the Philippines and Filipinos suck. Others excel at it naturally and pass with flying colors, and make the world...

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Pocket-sized passion:The perennial appeal of the Tagalog Romance Novel
May09

Pocket-sized passion:The perennial appeal of the Tagalog Romance Novel

By Barbara Marchadesch Every day after work, Carol Ignacio, 32, takes the bus home after clocking in a full day as a salesperson. It used to be the worst part of her day, stuck in unmoving rush hour traffic with nothing to do but play games on her cell phone and stare at the back of the seat in front of her. Desperate to stave off the boredom, she decided to bring along a book that her friend Annette had lent her. It was a slim...

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