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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

Connected as kapwa

3 September 2019 | 1:15 am WE ARE KAPWA relation, kin, kindred with each other We are kapwa with kapatid, kasintahan ka-klase, barkada We are kapwa with friend or stranger across the globe… with ancestors and descendants across time We are kapwa with all living creatures with Earth, Fire, Water, Air with Nature and Forces […]

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Pakikipagkapwa, Sacred Interconnection

6 October 2018 | 8:47 pm I’ve updated my page about Pakikipagkapwa. It includes quotes from authors and friends about kapwa and pakikipagkapwa. It also includes quotes from authors and writers from around the world who speak of Oneness and connection. I’m alone in translating pakikipagkapwa as “sacred interconnection.” But it […]

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The night the aswang attacked my cousin

22 July 2018 | 8:38 pm In the Philippines, the aswang is a fiendish, supernatural creature that will drink the blood of an unborn baby. Long time ago, when a was about 10 years-old, I was walking home by myself, next to a nipa hut, next to a bamboo grove […]

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Meditating on the deeper meanings of the saying of “bahala na”

21 April 2018 | 12:48 am notes for the book: Say “bahala na to evolve in the universe and activate love on Earth by your thoughts, words and actions. Bahala na. Panahon na. It’s the 21st century! Upgrade the tradition of Bahala Na. Panahon na upang palabasin ang pag-iisip ng […]

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Refresh and renew the “bahala na” tradition

15 April 2018 | 7:59 pm This is my new project: Bahala na for the 21st Century. It’s the 21st Century!! From now on, say Bahala Na as a positive affirmation and attitude of boldness and determination. Panahon na! Time to uplift each other, ourselves and our traditions up. Please […]

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New Filipino Music

25 March 2018 | 1:50 am Pakinggan n’yo ang kagandahan ng mga bagong musika galing Pilipinas natin. Listen to the beautiful new music coming from the Philippines. Watch out for these pinays— Aira and Yara… New Filipino Music Playlist by Joel Quizon.

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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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