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CRAB MENTALITY AND FILIPINO IDENTITY

Some known Filipino leaders in Vienna contend that crab mentality is one of the major obstacles preventing the community from gaining unity. Crab mentality, or the proverbial “talangka” mentality, refers to infighting among Filipinos. Often…

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Young blood

Hinahanap-hanap kita, Manila. Ang ingay mong kay sarap sa tenga. Mga jeepney mong nagliliparan. Mga babae mong naggagandahan. Take me back in your arms Manila . And promise me you’ll never let go, promise me…

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Coming to Austria

Like most Filipinos, coming to Austria is a dream come true. I know a number of “kababayans” who are willing to give up everything just to get  hold of that much coveted Austrian visa –…

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Filipino Values

Filipino Values, where are they? This question might cause some reactions to “kababayans” here who feel the importance of  this query. I am alarmed by the way Filipino values have changed with the changing times,…

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… of crabs and men

Smaller, younger crabs will reach up with their laws to hang on to a strong leader crab trying to climb out. All are trying to gain liberty out of the crab basket. From too much…

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Be a role model!

A lot of Filipinos working and living abroad and in many parts of the world can help our country. Filipinos abroad formed different kinds of organizations most of them with charitable aims for the good…

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When are we proud to be Filipinos

At the mention of the word „Philippines“, what do foreigners think of? Chances are, they wouldn‘t know where the country is. They wouldn‘t know that we are friendly, hospitable, musical and great to be with,…

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