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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

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

Time to End Divisiveness


A post from the series Pinay, Shine! 15 Ways to Connect to Liwanag and Shine. Available exclusively to …what we need is not division, but it’s love and wisdom and compassion toward one another. — Robert Kennedy Unsubscribe from divisiveness. –…What we need is not division, but it’s love and wisdom (more…)Read More

10 positive ways to say “Bahala na” in English.


Let’s bring the old sayings of Bahala na (or Bathala na) into the 21st century by uplifting and shifting the meanings to higher consciousness. These 10 translations enlighten situations and deepen our understanding of the hidden wisdom of saying “Bahala na” that many times is translated as flippant fatalism or (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. You’ll 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

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

External Blog Entries

4 generations of women up to me

17 October 2017 | 5:01 pm These are the four generations of women that includes me. I have no sisters or daughters, but I have many soul sisters and mentees. I smile at the contrast of the picture taking styles of the past and today. And just for a peek […]

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Getting to the roots. Facing the pain.

30 September 2017 | 2:52 pm The ghosts and land spirits of my ancestral land paid me three visits. I dreamt of the long-gone aeta on the island of Buglas, dancing. I am being told of forgotten things, by diwata—nymphs—that dwell in the land and by restless souls who need […]

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Baybayin Alive blog

28 September 2017 | 11:07 pm Whenever you get a chance, check out my other blog about the deeper meanings of baybayin writing and other writing symbols around the world. The practice of interpreting writing symbols’ curves and overall meaning is a practice given to nordic runes, hebrew alphabet, sanskrit […]

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“Bahala Na” as a power thought and mantra

27 September 2017 | 5:58 am I’ve been meditating on the phrase of Bahala Na for about 15 years now. I’ve got another blog at What I’m excited to share is that not only did I start an instagram account for memes on this new thought on this old […]

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Everything’s gonna be fine, fine, fine. Bahala na.

14 September 2017 | 12:40 am Filipinos say “bahala na”. Alanis Morissette sings: what it all comes down to is that everything’s gonna be fine fine fine! 💎💎💎 Hoy! They mean the same thing! This is my other project. I’ve been meditating on deeper meanings of bahala na for about […]

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be brave. not a victim.

3 July 2017 | 5:38 am We are brave souls. We are not victims. You chose to be human! You chose to experience humanity in all its joys & pains. You planned all this with God to refine your soul. You just have to remember. When you stop being a […]

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become completely undone…

1 July 2017 | 5:38 am For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~ Cynthia Occelli If you’re you ready for the […]

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Hello, beautiful, brave you…

30 June 2017 | 5:12 am Hello beautiful, brave you—the you who’s willing to be hurt… the you who’s willing to look fear in the face… the you who’s willing to walk through the world naked and unafraid… willing to experience this human life in all it’s glory. Manytimes, it’s […]

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Be strong — let go of what doesn’t serve you

2 June 2017 | 6:04 am Be strong so you can let go of what doesn’t serve you. And wise so you can envision what empowers you to fulfill your highest purpose and calling. ~ Omehra Sigahne #lightandshadow #transformation #bahalana

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The ancient tree, the land cut-off, and my unspoken-of ancestors

15 May 2017 | 4:44 am I feel it—the mystery of this amazing tree. This ancient balete tree is found in the middle of the OISCA farm in Barangay Lumapao. Lumapao means beyond or above in Visayan. This 1300 year-old lunok or balete tree is one of the oldest or […]

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