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Pirate siege: A seaman’s nightmare on the high seas

Pirates attack an oil tanker with Filipino seamen in the Gulf of Guinea. A harrowing account from one of the crew of MT Maria E showing that life at sea for almost…

Bridge of time: Letters from Belmonte

Through a letter exchange that spans more than a century, a Filipino Spanish family was able to maintain their ties. Writer and anthropologist Antonio Montalván traces his family lineage from Mindanao to…

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Usapang Bakla with Filipino LGBT Europe’s Chris Sta Brigida

Filmmaker Berger Capati talks to Filipino LGBT Europe founder Chris Sta Brigida on coming out, being gay, and LGBT rights. Married in Europe yet single in the Philippines.  Married with kids in…

MobileRecharge Review

Load online: MobileRecharge review

“Sorry, wala na akong load,” is perhaps the most annoying thing to hear when you are video-chatting with your mother, especially when it’s about something important. But it’s a situation familiar to…

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Column: Home in an aisle (a trip to the Asian store)

For writer Karessa Ramos, a shopping trip to an Asian grocery or a Filipino sari sari store in Madrid evokes warm memories of home. It’s that time of the month, and I’m…

Ambassador J Eduardo Malaya on books and writing

In Diplomat Off-Duty Ambassador J Eduardo Malaya of the Philippine Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands tells us about why he writes, his favorite books and what he loved about Malaysia. To talk…