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From caregiver to singer, Rose Fostanes is living her dream


When Rose Fostanes stepped into the waiting room for Filipinos hoping to secure a work visa at the Israel Embassy in Manila, the recognition she received was nothing short of surreal.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Giving back to OFWs through education

ALISON Gailan, Emir-Diogene Mendoza, Andrei Karoly Hernandez, Joseph Kennedy Tabor Jr., Nel Jason Haw; (front row) Raoul Daniel Manuel, Louise Ann Florelle Pasadilla, Christine Joyce Agapito, Joezelle Salunga and Cloie Anne Rabinetas during BPI 2013 Search for the Ten Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children. PHOTOS BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

Raoul Daniel A. Manuel stared at the giant screen where a recorded video message of his dad Raul, a Canada-based caregiver, was being shown.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Feels like home

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The sound of voices speaking in Tagalog catches our attention as we enter Holiday Inn in Cotai Strip Resorts Macau. “Pinoy,” says one of the bellhops, smiling at our group while helping carry our luggage.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Travel | Read More »

Philippe Lhuillier: ‘I’m a different kind of diplomat’


Businessman-diplomat Philippe J. Lhuillier has a soft spot for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). After serving 11 years in a plum post like Italy as Philippine ambassador, Portugal may seem like a letdown.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

This Filipino–the first Asian–aiming to run around the globe is almost there

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After a 30-year journey, traversing rugged mountains and concrete jungles around the world, Cesar Guarin, the Filipino who aims to be the first Asian to run around the world, is almost halfway through his dream.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

When bad ‘yayas’ happen to good people


Two weeks ago, I was stunned to read on ABS-CBN’s website about a yaya who had been named and shamed for abusing a three-month-old child.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Betrayed by a Filipina he married and brought over to New Zealand


I have just seen your articles in the newspaper about OFWs having affairs. I am a New Zealand man, 64 years old, who spent nearly four years in an immigration office struggling to bring to my country a Filipino lady. Three times, I visited your beautiful country and met many wonderful people who I came to admire. Finally, I was able to get permission for my lady, aged 48, to come here.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Should they work overseas and be away from kids, confused mom asks


My husband and I are planning to work overseas, for higher wages of course. But we have two kids, aged 4 and 2, who I think are too young to be left without our personal guidance. My husband is unaware of my uncertainties because this will only start a quarrel.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Gifts of health and wellness in the Philippines

SHOPPING TREAT. A balikbayan family at one of Metro Manila’s shopping centers.

Christmas in the Philippines is the most anticipated event for many Filipinos living and working overseas; at no other season does everything of value and meaning for Filipinos come together in one joyous package: family and friends, religious faith, and food! No wonder many balikbayans and those of Filipino descent come over to the homeland every December.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Amazed at illicit relationships among OFWs


I’ve been working here in Saudi Arabia, and it’s amazing to see some of our married kabayans engage in illicit relationships while they still have spouses there in the Philippines. We call them TFCs, or “the false couples.” They even show bogus marriage certificates to the religious police, live in apartments reserved for families, and have the gall to attend church functions as couples. If you didn’t know these people, they can, in fact, pass as married.

Posted: December 31st, 2011 in Columns | Read More »

Finding hope on Orchard Road

Becoming computer savvy with Excel with the help of volunteers

SINGAPORE – That Sunday, despite a downpour, I walked into Orchard Road with a bounce to my step. I had found Aidha, a non-government organization (NGO) that has enabled expats, volunteers and migrants to help fellow migrants reach for their dreams.  I was filled with hope for a better life for OFWs in this tiny [...]

Posted: September 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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