November 18, 2020

Most Filipinos know the word “kudyapì”… but what does it mean? It’s a musical instrument with two strings and a long narrow body that reminds of a boat. These so-called boat lutes come in many different sizes and designs, depending on the ethnic group using them. They...

November 11, 2020

I have known Myra and Martin Nizaradze since 2011, and I can tell you that they are the epitome of Filipino entrepreneurship. Their ‘love story’ is equally as interesting :) Originally from Tarlac City, Myra met Martin, a Czech national, in Doha, Qatar in 2005.  The co...

November 4, 2020

Ferdinand "Budgie" Montoya, owner of Sarap in London, didn't plan on opening a restaurant months before a global pandemic. The 38-year-old, who was born in Mindanao and lived in Australia between the ages of 5 and 30, spent years developing his brand through pop-ups, s...

October 28, 2020

Kids get asked by their parents what they want to become in the future when they grow up. Many would say that they would like to become a police officer, a doctor or a lawyer, but only a few would say I want to become a building contractor that wants to build houses. T...

October 21, 2020

Cattleya Romero-Faude’s SAGANÀ had won the 2014 Zurich edition of the Social Impact Award (SIA) when I first met her. On my second interview with her, I get to find out how the first Filipino-owned premium Swiss brand has been doing since. 

“My sister and I wanted to fu...

Resolute Filipino-European entrepreneurs have succeeded at breaking through the European market with enduring vision, revolutionary ideas, unique products, services, and offerings primarily for the Filipino community alongside the host countries in the region. 

They are...

October 7, 2020

After having lived on Camiguin Island for seven years, Spanish anthropologist Andrés Narros Lluch wanted to contribute to the dissemination of the island’s ethno-history a publication recounting episode that, as he points out, have been silenced up to now. 

On the beaut...

September 30, 2020

A woman who loves reading about Russia, Armi Lopez Garcia has been fascinated by the country’s rich history and culture since she was young. “I used to read books about them and I (discovered) that we have more similar values than differences. (For one), we are both pr...

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...

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