TFEM Magazine

The Filipino Expat Magazine Issue 17 cover


Writing in Filipino language while in disapora
Column: Ulila sa Wika

Poet and writer Karessa Ramos examines our longing for speaking and hearing our mother-tongue while living abroad, our speechless way of communicating with one another, and how our Filipino identity is connected…

How I made €7,000 one summer working in Ibiza

More than a decade ago, I worked in a fancy restaurant in the district of Huertas in Madrid. You know those places that use humungous plates for puny little meals and ridiculous…

War in Ukraine, Filipinos in Ukraine
War in Ukraine: A Filipina’s point of view

Eliza, a Pinay from Antique, was just about to start building a family in Kyiv when Russia invaded Ukraine. Then her husband enlisted in the army. A portrait of a Filipina’s life…

Giovanni Hidalgo: Winning at Life

From janitor to restaurant director: this former drug user overcame the hurdles of life to become successful and provide a bright future for his family in Barcelona. Among Filipinos back home, there…

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