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Omehra Sigahne, Publisher


Omehra Sigahne, is's publisher and life coach. She is also a multimedia artist and leader who collaborates with artists, writers, healers, activists, professionals and organizers around the world in digital collage, poetry, photography, painting, online communities, publications, workshops, conferences and organizations.

Omehra is also known as Inday Perla, Perla Daly, BagongPinay and NewFilipina.

Online and at live events, Omehra actively promotes a positive and empowered image of being Filipino and embracing Philippine traditions in a modern world. She has been publishing websites to empower Filipinos for 20 years.

In 1998 she founded the first online community for Filipina women at, also called BagongPinay, it started as an edgy, cool site with the mission to empower Filipinas everywhere and to also fight Filipina stereotypes online.

After she started this site she took on the pen name of NewFilipina or BagongPinay. In the 1990s she was part of an online discussion group called Flipserv and in the early 2000s started two other discussion groups called Pagbabalikloob and Babaylan.

A deep part of Omehra's work is to strengthen Filipino cultural awareness and to shift consciousness to a higher level. In 2009, Omehra also started blogging at to help people understand baybayin, the ancient Filipino script, as a tool for decolonization and exploring Filipino identity.

Omehra has a marketing and creative background, and at the same time has given women's meditation circles, yoga classes, facilitated retreats, organized conferences, speaker panels, fundraising, exhibits and workshops.

She's a member of the Filipina Women's Network since 2000. And in 2011 was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinas of America, 2011.

She Chaired the international Filipina leadership conference of FAWN2005 in New York City in 2005, and co-founded the Center for Babaylan Studies (2009), organizing events, tools, communications. for upholding indigenous spirituality and studies and bridging Fil-Ams in the diaspora with Philippine traditions and indigenous people.

For her online work, community networking and her mentorship of many young Filipinas, she was a recipient of the Babaylan Award in 2000 at the FAWN 2000 conference organized by FWN and Filipinas Magazine.

She strives for bringing out the best in herself and helping others do the same for themselves by sharing her positive attitude towards living and life that she calls Shine Mentality.

She is a proud Bacolodnon, and a St.Scho and UP Diliman graduate.

Omehra is a certified coach in Emotional Intelligence (EQi), a licensed facilitator of The Desire Map, and a member of the International Coach Federation.

More about her art, blogs, events, publishing and organizations at BagongPinay.

My purpose in life is to bring out the beauty in all beings.—BagongPinay aka Omehra Sigahne aka Perla Daly

Posts By Omehra

Miss Universe Pia’s beauty secrets are!

Filipina Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Miss Universe 2015 gave away her beauty secrets. And they weren’t about skin products or makeup! Pia was speaking at the International Language Academy (ILAC) in Canada on cyberbullying, and during the question and answer portion, was asked by a male in the audience, “Would you share some (more…)Read More

Embrace yourself.

Accept, Embrace and Love yourself. You will shine. A post from the series Pinay, Shine! 15 Ways to Connect to Liwanag and Shine, at   Embrace yourself. Accept and love yourself and you will shine. And accept and love others more deeply. Begin by accepting yourself as you are, blemishes and all. Take (more…)Read More

10 Ways You Too Can Shine with Life Coaching publisher Omehra Sigahne (aka Inday Perla) is bringing life coaching services to you this 2016. now offers one-on-one life coaching services to help all you beautiful Pinays shine brighter, create success, live happier. Click here to schedule your complimentary initial session. After years of featuring pinays who shine online and in (more…)Read More

Being Filipina is a gift.

A post from the series Pinay, Shine! 15 Ways to Connect to Liwanag and Shine. Available exclusively to “This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.” —Hafiz Para sa mga kauturan ko nga mga Pinay/ for my sister Pinays:  You were born a Filipina for a (more…)Read More

10 Sparkling Tips for More Confidence from


Do you have good looks but can’t win people over? Are you smart but can’t get people to notice you or your work? Do you know your stuff but can’t get people to care? What ingredient is it that you’re missing then? Many people mistakingly think that they need to be the (more…)Read More

Gliceria Marella-Villavicencio, Enlightened Ilustrada

Gliceria Marella Villavicencio, Filipina Patriot, Enlightened Ilustrada Gliceria Marella was born in Taal, Batangas on May 13, 1852, the third of seven children of Vicente Marella and Gertrudis Legaspi. The family was affluent. At the age of 12 she entered the Santa Catalina College in Intramuros. The Marcella children were (more…)Read More

Be grateful.

“Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.” — Jack Canfield.    A post from the series Pinay, Shine! 15 Ways to Connect to Liwanag and Shine available exclusively at To be able to stand in sunlight and look up at the sky and acknowledge how thankful you (more…)Read More

THE DESIRE MAP WORKSHOP: LEVEL 1 presented by presents The Desire Map workshops in the Philippines. Faciliated by Omehra Sigahne of THE DESIRE MAP WORKSHOP: LEVEL 1 Here is the first TDM workshop to be held in the Philippines. Capacity: 6 people only. empowers pinays around the world to shine. Here’s a great work and (more…)Read More

Pinay, shine! 15 ways to connect to Liwanag and shine in your life

If you’re a Filipina who shines or is looking to shine then is the place for you! Pinay, shine! Filipina, you’ve got this!  Pinay shine is every Filipina’s  Liwanag (inner light) that fills her up, radiates out and lights up her life and others’. (By shine we are talking about (more…)Read More Complimentary Life Coaching Session for Members

Life coaching services are here now at this 2016. Click here to schedule your complimentary initial session. What’s life coaching you might ask? It’s a lot like the way competing athletes work with a coach to succeed and win their sport, but a life coach is for people who are motivated to succeed at the game (more…)Read More

External Blog Entries

Meditation Sounds – Diwa ng Bahala na

12 November 2016 | 12:36 am Without knowing it, I waited to make this public. After this awful election and the post election hate attacks, I realize that Life is too short. We must seek to be kind, speak our truth, take a stand for what is good and right, […]

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Playfulness when unencumbered…

13 September 2016 | 12:35 am To the fun people… who do hefty, serious things in life but are usually ready to have a laugh, add energy and see things in a different light… #Playful: Happy and full of energy; eager to play; having fun; lighthearted; being unencumbered by your […]

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Power of Love

13 July 2016 | 11:47 pm     Our world will know the blessings of peace when the power of love replaces the love of power.    

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Patriarchy versus Pakikipagkapwa

12 July 2016 | 11:51 pm Pakikipagkapwa is a worldview that within one’s loob or deepest inner being, there is not just a shared humanity but also a shared inner life that connects us with each other and with all cosmic existence. 11 years later, how would I rewrite what I wrote for the […]

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Navigate by the stars

11 July 2016 | 5:29 pm There are times we must journey through darkness… and like our ancestors who looked to the stars in the velvety night sky, we can navigate ourselves by the pinpoints of Light from without—and our inner glow from within.

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Wicked distractions…

8 July 2016 | 5:35 pm Divisiveness is a wicked distraction. What really matters is… Who really benefits from a divided people? #distractions #weareallconnected #sacredinterconnection #kapwa #pakikipagkapwa #loveconquersall #peace #thepointreallyis #whatreallymatters @omehra_sigahne #meditation #meditate #love #innerpeace #innerwarrior #fearnothing #courage #fear #fearmongering #watchout #watchoutworld #beware #propoganda #news #divideandconquer

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13 Indigenous Grandmother’s Council

20 June 2016 | 6:03 pm The Babaylan Mandala has been adapted by the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmother’s Council retreat event. With this new rendering, through symbolic art and soul, our Philippine Lolas and the Babaylan are joined with The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. I have given SPECIAL permission […]

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Stand in your sacred center and shine…

20 June 2016 | 5:48 pm We must remember to shine the brightest we can when we are in the darkest times, the darkest places. It can be hard. So very hard when your heart is heavy. And that is when most you are called to lighten up, stand in […]

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Awake, raise your frequency…

11 June 2016 | 5:39 pm AWAKE. Raise your frequency to that of Love. And to whatever is not-love send a beam of light and love. #awakening #awake #wakeup #love #kapwa #pakikipagkapwa #magandakayamoyan #beautifulyoucandohardthings #bestrong #shine #shinementality #sparkle @omehra_sigahne #lifecoach #1to1lifecoach #meditate #contemplate #innerpeace #innerwarrior #lightwork #light #lightinthedarkness

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The missing stapler

23 March 2016 | 9:32 am When I was a little girl, my mom was looking for her stapler. She found me using it with a mess of scrap fabric all around me. When I saw her standing in the doorway while I was stapling a miniature skirt together, I […]

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