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Filipina Explores Identity in Theatre Production

I sit encircled by my students reading an excerpt of the most recent incarnation of “The Journey of a Brown Girl (JoBG).”  I posed the question to them: “what is the voice that resonates through this piece?” Their responses filled the space. One student said, “It is the voice of (more…)Read More

When Indigenous Peoples Are Evicted or Displaced, We Are All Culpable

The last time Leny wrote for me and my online publications was in 1999 when she wrote about pagbabalikloob. This week she writes about Bai Bibyaon, indigenous Filipinos, their plight and how they are our kapwa. At our essence, we “modernized” and global Filipinos are still connected to them, despite the differences (more…)Read More

What You Should Know About Dating a Filipina

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Once, when my husband had revealed to his Vietnamese barber that he’s married to a Filipina, the excited barber exclaimed, “You married Asian, now you sit back and relax.” My husband almost fell off his chair. It was the furthest from the truth. When he married me he had these (more…)Read More

Filipina Book Writers: What is Your Child Reading?

What is your child reading? Three Filipina book writers says it’s time to engage children with fairy tales and adventures in the Philippine setting. Instead of foreign characters, why not local characters who can inspire children to learn about Filipino values. Why shouldn’t the setting be in our home country? Why (more…)Read More

When You Google Pinay, What Do You See?

That’s right! When you google Pinay, these labels pop up:  sexy hot Pinays, yummy hot Pinays, nice Pinay striptease, Pinay scandals, sensual Pinays, and so on. In Pinay.com’s site stats, the ugliness just keeps coming with Pinay porn, Pinay xx, bisexual Pinays, hot Pinays, naughty American Pinay.com, Pinay actress sex drugs (more…)Read More

Blog Count: (8) Meet Sampaguita Girl

We love working with passionate people. Sampaguita Girl or M.T. Vallarta or Maria is one of them. At 22, she is not afraid to take on big topics; her stage is the Internet; and her community are all of us Pinays who sometimes forget to celebrate who we are and (more…)Read More

On Stage Ate Reg Acts and Looks Like Regine

Known as a tribute artist to Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, 32-year old transgender stand-up comedian Ate Reg (Marvin Cleofas in real life) is rising to fame because of her uncanny likeness to the Pinay diva. She has become such a great impersonator that even Regine’s husband, singer Ogie Alcasid, at times (more…)Read More

Pinay Power Talk | Pinay.com

Pinay Power Anthology of Essays, by Melinda Luisa de Jesus As of this Fall 2014, a call for proposals will be going out for the Pinay Power II book, an anthology of essays, edited by Melinda Luisa de Jesus. 10 years ago, almost to this date, I was invited to contribute to (more…)Read More

I See You: From One Divine Soul to Another

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Sawa bona. (I see you.)   Sikhona. (I am here.) Also translated as: Until you see me I do not exist. When you see me, you bring me into existence. ~ Traditional Greeting from the Samburu tribe of North Africa We are all interconnected.  The need for validation comes from the (more…)Read More

I Found Myself on My Way to Joining a Sorority

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“May good come out of this tragedy.” This is a line from a text message sent to the media by Antonio Cesar Servando, the uncle of one of my young kababayans, who died two months ago because all he wanted was to belong to a fraternity, like I once did. These (more…)Read More

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