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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

Kumusta, I’m your publisher!

(Posted on October 31, 2009, Beta launch of Hello, everyone! I’m Perla and I’m your publisher for I’m still doing the work of getting this beta baby off the ground and working closely with Nimrod Abing of Arsenic web development to get this site going. Through my (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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