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…

SubSelfie.com @ 6 Years Old!

2020 is a difficult year. The COVID-19 virus may have locked down the entire world, but it has never locked down the words and stories of SubSelfie.com. While the global quarantine has been very challenging, there have been stories of perseverance and stories of hope. You may have forfeited your summer for an extended home…

Plant Parenting in the Time of Pandemic

I have been in love with plants long before the quarantine started in the Netherlands, and during the quarantine period, I may probably have transformed into a full-fledged plant mom. The outbreak came in the most ill-opportune time in Europe: lente (spring). Days were becoming longer as the sun started to show up more and…

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…

‘I Do’ sa Panahon ng MECQ

Sa kabila ng pandemya at umiiral na Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), itinuloy ng dalawang magsing-irog ang matagal na nilang pinaplanong kasal sa San Fernando City sa Pampanga.

Coping with Mental Health Struggles During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Living with a mood disorder while in this time of uncertainty is very challenging. Aside from the nagging thoughts about COVID-19, we are well aware that if we leave ourselves unguarded, our quite fragile emotional and mental defenses can easily break down and drag us to a downward spiral. The first week into the enhanced…

Total Lockdown

Update: President Rodrigo Duterte enhanced the community quarantine into a total lockdown, fighting COVID-19 with more police and military visibility. It’s also the entire Luzon island now and not just Metro Manila. There is work suspension and only basic services can resume operations. But the restricted access resulted in more gatherings of people instead of…