Be Adobo: An Interview with Philipp Subang

September 23, 2020

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September 23, 2020

“Adobo" is a word that every Filipino knows or can relate to. It may be your favourite dish or ‘go-to’ meal. Just as the Germans have Bratwurst, the French have beef bourguignon, and Czechs have goulash - Filipinos have adobo. For Philipp Subang, adobo is not just a di...

September 16, 2020

The dog days of summer have arrived, and in some parts of Europe it's hot enough at high noon to recall the tropics. There's no better time to seek out the Philippines' best invention against the heat: halo-halo. With few Filipino ingredients available, diasporic chefs...

September 9, 2020


Jaimerie Novella Mortaud, mother of 3 girls and an IT professional, is turning her love for soap-crafting into a scented reality. At 19, she met the loves of her life in the guise of poetry, sculpture and portraiture. Art became a serious hobby when she moved to Franc...

September 2, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it takes for someone to live abroad? If you are moving overseas, do you know how to plan your move? Where do you start? And if you are already away from home, how can you make your life more fun and meaningful? 

The Overseas Fabulous Pinay: A...

August 26, 2020

Who am I really?

Kids, the youth, even young adults navigate themselves through the complexity of life as they grow up. The path is quite rocky until they get to the point of understanding who they really are. It could be more confusing for anyone born in a new country...

A true-blue Filipina hardly 5 feet (1.50m) tall and nothing short of genius, is leading a team of researchers at an illustrious university in Switzerland, the same university Albert Einstein attended as a student and later taught physics.  Her group has developed a met...

Traveling to extraordinary sites is the focal point of any bucket list. Has the Philippine island of Bohol made it to your list? 

Acclaimed as the world’s eighth wonder is Bohol’s Chocolate Hills. Feast your eyes on more than a thousand unusual geological formations tha...

José M. Torres from the Department of Civil Law of the University of Malaga (UMA), and Professor Ruben Balane, well-versed in Filipino legislation in Spanish, wanted a way for Spanish and Filipino students of law to strengthen their understanding of the legal history s...

July 20, 2020

Bending without Breaking: Thirteen Women’s Stories of Migration and Resilience earned the Best Book title at the MAM Awards in 2019. Edited by Monette Bichsel, Lenny Kaye Bugayong, and Lily C. Fen, it is a Swiss-Filipino collection of women’s stories of journeying from...

The artistic legacy of the late Benjamin D. Valenciano Sr. is evident in his multi-generational family of visual artists. His artwork depicts ‘Filipinized’ wooden sculptures of our Lady and the Infant Jesus, St. Joseph, a beardless Crucified Christ, and Stations of the...

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R&W | August 2020

In the August 2020 edition of Roots and Wings, we talk to Catharine Aquino Fournier and her work with Zurich's response to COVID-19, we peer into the lives of Austria's second and third generation Filipinos and we dive into the secrets of Camiguin Island. Read the August 2020 issue of Roots and Wings now by clicking on the cover or downloading the pdf here.


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