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Dear Kababayans, Autumn Issue

Dear Kababayans,

Welcome to the autumn 2016 issue of Roots&Wings which is also our 7th year anniversary issue. It has been seven years of enriching encounters with Euro-Pinoys from all over Europe, seven years of forging friendships, seven years of fun making Roots&Wings, which we consider an apt name for our magazine. Because when all is said and done, we will seek and find our roots and then fly away in the wings of love and adventure.

The world that unfolds before us continues to be filled with wonder, surprises, promises, great expectations. How good or how bad the look of things are, is entirely dependent on our personal perspective. Take heart, the history of mankind has shown that in the end, good always triumphs over evil. As one wise man said “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.”

In this issue, we are delighted to share with you the magnificent artworks of Jojo Austria, who recently had another great exhibition in Germany. Our artists continue to gain awe and admiration wherever they go. Something we should be very proud and be supportive of.

ENFiD (The European Network of Filipino Diaspora) recently held its annual general assembly in Prague, with the theme, “The Filipino Community in Europe, Facing the Challenges while Maximizing the Potential in the Spirit of Inclusiveness”. Unforgettable meeting in an unforgettable city, great memories.

True, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But there is a kind of beauty that are awarded titles and are crowned with glitters and glams. Like Cloie Syquia Skarne, Miss Earth Sweden and Sophia Sanchez Bergehed, Miss Teen Europe, both half Filipinas, both down-to-earth and simply irresistible. At the recently concluded beauty pageant held in Stockholm, Sweden, they stunned the audience with their cool and regale bearing, wit and composure.

We wish you an awesome autumn, enjoy its vibrant colors, its intoxicating air, its bountiful harvests. Autumn is a good time to visit museums, to go to concerts, to explore and to continue doing all the good that we can.

Mabuhay at Maraming Salamat..

Rachel Hansen


From the Autumn 2016 Issue of Roots and Wings. Read the Full Magazine here.

Betsy von Atzigen, Editor in Chief The 12th of June ushered the 124th Philippine Independence Day celebrations nationwide. But with over 10 million Filipinos residing overseas since 6 decades or so, t

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