A daughter learns that her father has always loved her.
I never really realized the challenge of being a woman until I was in high school. Back then, I couldn’t go on dates unless my youngest brother accompanied me, and the whole evening was focused on pleasing him rather than my date. But my brothers never had such problems. Afterwards, I couldn’t go to the university of my choice for fear that my mind would be infiltrated with liberal ideas, but my brothers travelled to other countries to study. Later, when my marriage crumbled, I was expected to act like a dutiful and loyal wife, in other words, a martyr. But no one asked my husband to do the same thing. It was only when the “shackles were removed” and I took control of my own life without any interference from anybody that I began to realize the power of being a woman.
Thank you so much for visiting Positively Filipino and forwarding it to your relatives and friends. We officially launched our first issue on January 1, 2013-- although we had a beta version up in December 2012-- and we are happy to report that you all have visited us more than 42,000 times, from almost every continent. And more than 75 percent of you come back every week. Your confidence will certainly make us work harder to ensure that Positively Filipino remains your number one source of information and well-written stories about us.
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We do a major update with several new articles at the start of each month, and we post at least two new stories each week, so make it a habit to check us out daily. February is the month of love, and we will post love stories throughout the month. Thank you to those who have answered our call for stories about “the one who got away, or didn’t.” Though we can’t publish all of them, we appreciate your response and are grateful for your support of PF. We also celebrate with our African American brothers and sisters in February as Black History Month, and we have stories that highlight our kinship.
We wish you love every day of the year, and may you pass on this love to others, so the world can be a better place to live. As Lao Tzu says, “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
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Love to you all.
POSITIVELY FILIPINO is the premier digital native magazine celebrating the story of Filipinos in the diaspora. POSITIVELY FILIPINO online magazine chronicles the experiences of the global Filipino in all its complexity, covering the arts, culture, politics, media, sports, economics, history and social justice. Based in San Francisco, California, POSITIVELY FILIPINO magazine is your window on the Filipino diaspora.