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Discovering the Babaylan in Me

Babaylanism is a form of organic feminism. I was raised by women. Even as a child, I know that Filipinas are powerful. They have their own voices but they could do immense sacrifices for the sake of their loved ones. The photo was taken in 1925. My grandmother Lorena was (more…)Read More

Stellar Director Sockie Fernandez Inspires Youth

Sockie Fernandez’s credits could fill a page. She is a multi-awarded TV commercial, documentary and Indie films director. She is a trailblazer and started carving her path when most TV commercial directors were men. Today, there are so many women following her footsteps, and more promising, is a young generation (more…)Read More

Traditions I Keep on Christmas Holidays

I live in Bronx, New York. This is now my home and where I will spend my Christmas holiday. This time of the year, I get homesick. As I get older, I get more nostalgic. I left California when I was 22 years old, and this year I’ll be 28 years (more…)Read More

It’s Vampire, Romance Movie for Anne Curtis

Aussie Pinay actress and TV variety show host Anne Curtis, 29, is all grown up, and making waves in the international front. Since she started in show business in 1997, she has taken on different roles, and with that a big following. She is the most followed Filipina celebrity on Twitter. (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

Blog Count: (5) Meet Czech the Flip

The last time we checked Czech the Flip was visiting Czech Republic’s North Bohemia with her family. A few months ago, she was camping with family and friends at Vltava. Our featured blogger is Grace, a Filipina in her late 30s. She describes her blog as “musings of a Flipino (more…)Read More

She’s in Love With a Frenchman and France

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Lately, the New York Times is on a roll with articles that are extremely critical of the French culture. There was Roger Cohen’s recent article titled “France Decapitated” that criticized the French economy and another by Mark Bittman called “French Food Goes Down” that details the demise of French cuisine. (more…)Read More

Blog Count: (2) Meet Pinay Jubu in Korea

Have you wondered what it’s like to live in Korea? Twenty-nine years old Jeremy Gascon, or Jem as she prefers to be called, is a  Jubu(주부). That means housewife or homemaker. She moved to Korea in 2011 from her Philippine home province of Laguna. We were drawn by her blog, Pinay (more…)Read More

Don’t Forget to Honor Our National Heroes

What does Philippine Independence Day really mean? Independence Day or Araw ng Kalayaan (Day of Freedom) is a national holiday that is celebrated annually in the Philippines. It marks the country’s Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. The raising of the Philippine flag is a significant part of the (more…)Read More

T’boli Mothers Take Part in Saving Culture

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Vivian Antang, a young Pinay T’boli mother of three, listened intently to the speaker in front who enumerated the elements of a good children’s story. A few seats away from her is Sally Dala, her neighbor who seemed to enjoy remembering numerous indigenous games of their tribe. On her left (more…)Read More

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