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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…

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Editor’s Note: A relief for the senses

Summer is finally over. And what a suffocatingly hot summer it was. Europe was hit by one of the worst heatwaves in years which created havoc across the continent. Coming from a…

Why Choosing a Name for Your Website is the First Step to Starting a Business

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to starting a new business. This is perhaps why some leaders choose to put aside aspects that they deem less important; such as choosing…

Unexpected 72 hours: Conquering Matterhorn

When she was 20 years old, Teresa Corti dreamed of climbing the mighty Matterhorn, one of the highest peaks in the Alps Mountain. Four years later, she made it come true. And…

Expat living in Bologna, Italy

Greasy food, intellectuals, Italian bureaucracy and a welcoming community. Elisha Gay Hidalgo tells us about expat living in Bologna, Italy. It’s December in Bologna, a city located somewhere in Northern Italy. I…

A taste of Filipino Barako coffee in Germany

Certified coffee lover Patricia Villasenor is bringing the taste of Philippine coffee varieties to Germany, including our unique Filipino kapeng barako. Patricia Villasenor is a certificated coffee lover. When she moved to…

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Amores Oriental Mart: Let the good times roll

Twenty-something entrepreneur Paola Amores, owner of Filipino grocery store Amores Oriental Mart in London, proves that, to run a thriving retail business in the UK, fortune indeed favors the brave. While it…