Before Illustrado Magazine, all that there was for Filipinos out here was unsavory news. Today, Pinoy pride has become a mainstream ideal, not only here in the region, but also back home. Now you see Filipino achievers being celebrated left, right, and center. Patriotism has seen resurgence and we are glad to have been a big part of that wave in the last decade
“Beyond genetics, it is our unique upbringing that sets us apart from our foreign contemporaries. ” Are Asians Born to Excel in School? Here’s what teen Filipino Antonino Benitez has to say. #illustradolife #taasnoofilipino
Be inspired by the story of strength and faith of Filipina cancer survivor Rea Rabe as she shares her story on surviving the Big C. “Let’s live it to the fullest. Life is too short to be spent on anger, worrying and whining. Forgive those who offended you, let go of hurtful past, spend time with loved ones, for you never know how much time you still have with them.” By Excel V. Dyquiangco
Filipino Indie music producer, Cromwell Ojeda, the driving force behind Dubai-based electro outfit Muhaisnah Four, has just released their second single “Signal”, a track off their upcoming debut album “A Memoir”.
For most people, the ultimate achievement of one’s dream is often anchored to a big impressive house – one with plenty of rooms, big screen TVs and a multi-car garage, plus all the furniture and gadgets that money can buy. But not for Vina Lustado, a new age architectural designer who lives in picturesque Ojai, California,, who found her ultimate dream home in a 140 square foot space.
Pinoy Pride nga ba? No particular ethnicity is predisposed to greatness. Everyone is and Filipino Pride is just as authentic as Japanese Pride or Aussie Pride or British Pride or any other type of national pride. It is one thing to shout out Pinoy Pride and it is another to use that as a jump-off point for one’s expedition for his own pinnacles. That anyone could be the Michael Cinco of their own towns or the Lea Salonga of their communities is a belief one should cling on to. By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes
Want a body that turns heads, stops traffic, and generates a billion double taps on Instagram? It’s not as effortless as some of those social media Aphrodite’s and Adonis’es make it out to be. Oftentimes it could feel like the ascent of Sisyphus. You roll and roll that boulder up the hill and just when it feels like you’ve reached the apex, you stumble on some damnable pebble and you come crashing back down, pride-first. It ain’t easy being fleeky, but it’s ain’t impossible either. Here are some quick and dirty tips on how to achieve that alpha summer-bod, from some of the Middle East’s most admired Filipino fitness pro’s.
Illustrado looks at the lives of diplomatic spouses who play the role of mother, wife and de facto public servant. “There are thousands more women around the world who are fulfilling the role of mother, wife, and de facto public servant. These are the women who wear numerous hats, not just to provide stable family support for their diplomat husbands and a consistent home life for the kids, but also to promote the interest of their country and help serve the needs of their countrymen living abroad. ” By Loraine Balita-Centeno
Divining Digong: Dutertenomics in the time of Brexit. We take a look at how the new Philippine President Duterte’s socio-economic policies are expected to shape up. “In this time of Brexit and anti-elitism, the work is cut out for the new government to make poor Filipinos truly experience inclusive growth.” By J. Albert Araneta Gamboa
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