Tag Archive: OFW

Balikbayan sa NAIA

Ika’y Babalikbayan: Yakap ang maletang dinugong pasalubong na puting Adidas, sa usok ng NAIA pitong taon nang huling binuksan mo ang mundo, umaalangan ang ‘yong kamay sa salamin ng pinto. Natalikuran mo na… Continue reading


The vans, crowded with sleeping mats and hand fans, as the whole family zooms to the city, closing their store for a day, to shove through the extended queue of immigration: the children… Continue reading

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

She was mopping off the dextrose spills at Corridor C when she heard her name over the intercom. “Janice, to the ER please. Janice, to the ER.” She turned to look at kind… Continue reading

Saan kami lulugar? The Role of Filipino Expats in National Elections and Issues

Back in college, one of the common mantras I’ve heard from professors and students alike was that one of their pet peeves was Filipinos who go abroad and yet continue to write about… Continue reading