QCinema 2021 is a booster shot for the film festival experience as it comes back to cinemas after two years.
Babaeng BiyaHero seeks law to protect Filipina migrants
UN Women seeks law to protect Filipina migrants
‘Inshallah, I will be home soon’ : Honoring OFW Mothers in Saudi Arabia
No amount of distance can ever quantify how Filipina mothers are willing to go through for their family and children especially those working overseas.
Two Pinays in Denmark launch tech scholarship for young students
Two Filipinas abroad are giving back to the Philippines through a scholarship grants for STEM students.
#FiestaFilipinas Virtual Celebration: A Reverse Balikbayan Box for OFWs
Coming home meant a lot of things. It meant enjoying the warm seas and burning sunshine. It meant fresh seafood and ripe mangoes. But mostly, coming home meant family.
Kabuhayan ng OFWs sa Doha, Walang Katiyakan Ngayong Pandemya
Kahit ang mga expat hired ng gobyerno ng Qatar ay hindi sigurado sa kanilang trabaho dahil sa pandemya.
In Post-Lockdown France, Filipino Scientist Hopes for A ‘Better Normal’
A Filipino scientist in the French Alpine City of Grenoble reflects on embracing the ‘better normal’ after the lockdowns.
Pangungulila at Pag-iisa sa Panahon ng Corona
‘Nakita ko ang isang mukha ng bansang ito na kadalasang naikukubli ng matataas at mararangyang gusali’
New Normal in Dubai: A Test of Survival
Thousands of OFWs in the Middle East were repatriated back home but many are still in the game.
Not a Lost March: A Tribute to ‘Corona’ Graduates
I heard the call of home from more than a thousand miles away. I went home to my alma mater, Sindangan National High School, to address its 2019 graduands. That was a year ago, but it remains one of the most meaningful journeys I have ever made. As I sat among school officials and dignitaries…
Father’s Day in Isolation: Celebrating Filipino Heroes Overseas
Father’s Day celebration is a bit different this year, no thanks to COVID-19, especially for first-time OFW fathers stuck abroad.
Babaeng BiyaHero: A Free FB Live Webinar from UN Women and ILO
We have a free Facebook Live webinar for you! It features Glaiza de Castro, Kaladkaren Davila and Suzi Abrera. The topic is relevant for today. During this difficult COVID-19 pandemic, how can we make sure that Filipino overseas Filipino workers are safe? This free Facebook Live session will premiere on May 28, 2020 on Facebook…
Of Home, Hotel and Quarantine — Manila to Macau
Metro Manila was gearing for a lockdown, and I had yet to find a flight to Macau. For an overseas Filipino worker like me, time was ticking. With the impending threat of COVID-19, my travel to Macau and the ensuing quarantine were nothing short of an adventure. March 16, 2020. I was in my small…
The Modern Slaves of Hong Kong
A SubSelfie.com Exclusive Habang abala ang marami sa pag-ungkat sa buhay ni Lola Eudocia at kung paano siya inalipin nang ilang dekada ng kapwa Pilipino, libu-libong kasambahay naman ang kasalukuyang nakararanas ng hindi patas at hindi makataong pagtrato sa Hong Kong. Marami sa mga tinaguriang domestic helpers (DH) na mga Pilipino at iba pang migranteng domestic…
Care Divas: An Important Story in These Trying Times
To celebrate their golden anniversary, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) re-staged the award-winning musical hit “Care Divas,” a story about five gay Filipinos working as caregivers in Israel and doing drag shows as a sideline. Without divulging much of the plot, let me attempt to explain why you should watch ‘Care Divas’ and take away with it…
Christmas In London, Finally
The story starts at a high end hotel on Drury Lane in London one summer day in June of 1997. Regina ‘Regie’ Laborce, then 31 years old, was scrambling to get in contact with someone she knows in the United Kingdom. If they don’t answer their phones, she has nowhere else to go. The fancy hotel was…
“I Will Not Interfere”
“Kayo lang po ang pag-asa ko (You are my only hope),” an emotional Mary Jane Veloso pleads to newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte. Under the Noynoy Aquino administration, Veloso received a temporary reprieve from execution last April 29, 2015 — the only one to be spared among drug convicts that included leaders of the Bali Nine, an infamous group…
How I Got by — and Said Goodbye — in Dubai
A former overseas Filipino bids good bye to Dubai to go back home in the Philippines.
Para kay Ama: Makuha Ka Po sa Isang Salita
Haligi ng tahanan kung ituring, ilaw din tahanan para sa ibang pamilya, marami ang tawag natin sa kanya: Ama, Tatay, Papa, Pa, Paps, Daddy, Dad at marami pang ibang sa inyo lang may kahulugan. ‘Di man nagdugtong ang pusod natin sa kanila, siguradong sila rin ang dahilan kaya naririto tayo ngayon. Kaya naman sa hirap…
The Italian Job
“Mama, Italyano ba si Papa?” (Mom, is dad Italian?) my six year-old self shouted to my mom who was in the kitchen, which was actually only about a meter away from the supposed living room where I was doing my homework. She emerged teary-eyed from laughing uncontrollably, a ladle in one hand and a wok…
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