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Items That Should NOT Be In A Balikbayan Box


Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) commonly sends gifts to the Philippines via a Balikbayan box. Profoundly, “balikbayan” means “returning to one’s country”. Perhaps, this tradition of “pasalubong” best exemplifies Filipino thoughtfulness. Today, an estimated number of 10 million Filipinos have migrated abroad to the United States, Canada, Australia, Western Europe and the Middle East. The Balikbayan box is one way for OFWs to…

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15 Things That You Will Only See In Dubai


Dubai is the capital Emirate of the seven Emirates of the UAE and is also the most populated. By the 1960s, Dubai’s economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil was not discovered until 1966. Oil revenue first started to flow in 1969. Dubai’s oil revenue helped accelerate the early development of the city. As…

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5 Things you wished you knew before visiting El Nido, Philippines


El Nido is one of the last remaining untouched places of the Philippines. Although now it is quickly gaining popularity. Tourists and balikbayans alike are putting El Nido in their bucket list. Like any other popular tourist destination, there will always be pros and cons. Things you wished you knew so you don’t leave like a disgruntled tourist, waving your…

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Presidential Debate was like a poorly organized Beauty Pageant


  This morning when I woke up and realized the Philippines was having it’s very first Presidential debate in ages, I was extremely undeniably ecstatic. I felt that for the first time, we will finally be able to grill some of our politicians about relevant topics that concern the Filipino people like poverty, corruption, and our beloved OFWs. That for the…

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