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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...

July 10, 2020


ja, antwoorde zij

het begon met dat één woord

en eindigt niet meer

yes, she answered him

it began with that one word

and ended no more

weerzien duurt langer

de zon zucht naar de morgen

er is toch geen keus

to see you takes time

the sun sighs for the morning

now there...

How did your love for art start?

Behind the canvas and paint brushes is me - painter and illustrator - Jesamine V. Totañes (JVTotañes, 1982) born in Butuan City, Philippines, based in Assen, The Netherlands. When I moved to Europe for love, I fell in love with Europe’s...

July 1, 2020

There have been several events in the United Kingdom and the world that I personally witnessed and best described as “unprecedented!” The June 23, 2016 EU Brexit Referendum and the November 09, 2016 Trump winning the US presidency were of the biggest few. 

But there is...

July 1, 2020

Below, I’ve connected with 5 Filipino doctors, nurses, and care workers, asked them about the most trying situation experienced in the service of their community, how they overcame it and which Filipino traits helped them “keep calm and carry on” in these trying times....

June 30, 2020

Like a bear after hibernation, Europe is slowly shaking awake after the long coronavirus quarantine. Restaurants, one of hardest-hit sectors, have been tasked with developing new safety protocols — masks for servers, half-capacity dining rooms — to minimize contact. Fo...

June 30, 2020

Just outside the walls of the Holy See in Rome, the five-year-old Neighborhood Restaurant (featured on an episode of the Eater series "Dining on a Dime" with Lucas Peterson) serves a steady stream of clergy and other Vatican workers. This is prime — and expensive — rea...

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R&W | June 2020

In this Independence Day 2020 Issue of Roots and Wings, we talk about ways to celebrate Filipino Freedom at home, celebrate the Filipino Frontliners of the UK's NHS, meet a multi-generational family of visual artists, and explore the wonders of Bohol Island. Read the June 2020 Roots and Wings by clicking on the cover!


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