By MARY SOL PIMENTEL
It’s the season to be jolly!
The Filipinos are known to have the longest celebration of the Christmas season. We celebrate with joyous hearts with our families here in the UK and back in the Philippines.
In this issue, we feature, amongst other stories, the introduction of Filipino El Union’s specialty coffee in the UK and also the introduction of Baybayin to Filipinos and non-Filipinos as part of our cultural heritage.
We also share the joy of discovery with Apollo Exconde, a radiographer who designed a toy to help patients struggling with anxiety. We also share the story of Adriana Lagman, a young figure skater who glided her way to 17th spot in the recent 40th Volvo Open Cup in Riga, Latvia.
The good ambassador, Antonio Lagdameo, has also shared his Christmas message in our issue.
We might be far from our country but the spirit of the Filipino christmas continues to live on.