UH013: Ang Tunay na Alas with Shella

In the Philippines, playing games such as bingo, mahjong, and cards is one of the common ways to pass the time. To many, this is their way of trying their luck and hoping they would bring home many winnings from minimal “investment.” To others, it is their way of unwinding and diverting stress. When the … Continue reading UH013: Ang Tunay na Alas with Shella

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Episode 12: Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig with Victoria Li Gan

Someone once said, “The best medicine in the world is a mother’s hug.” Well-intentioned mothers want only the best for their families, especially their children -- the best family, education, and future. Ideally, children find comfort in their mother’s arms. A husband feels like the king of the world to his wife. But when things … Continue reading Episode 12: Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig with Victoria Li Gan

Episode 11: “Molestya” with Nyca Pablo

History journals sexual abuse back to as far as the 1700s. In today’s highly digitized world, a Unicef study revealed that 8 out of 10 Filipino children are at risk of either online bullying or sexual abuse. Categorized by setting, the home ranks first in the places where sexual violence happens. Who's on Usapang Hugot Nyca … Continue reading Episode 11: “Molestya” with Nyca Pablo

Episode 10: “Lalaki, Babae, Lalaki” with Kenneth Andaya

While calls for acceptance and respect for diversity are steadily increasing in favor of LGBTQ+ rights, many still wonder about the root cause of homosexuality. Some people blame genetics. Others point their finger at the person's childhood and circumstances. There are those who say it's simply a matter of choice. Who's on Usapang Hugot Joining … Continue reading Episode 10: “Lalaki, Babae, Lalaki” with Kenneth Andaya

Episode 9: “Bugbog Sarado” with Tin Benitez

Domestic violence has been an age-old issue that tremendously affects people from all walks of life everywhere in the world. More than the physical harm, this kind of abuse ranges from verbal, emotional, psychological, and even sexual. Its effects are so severe that it crosses generations and significantly impacts families, communities, and nations. In the … Continue reading Episode 9: “Bugbog Sarado” with Tin Benitez

Episode 8: “Insecure Daw Ako” with Andy Benitez

Lack of affirmation. Repressed emotions. Having absentee parents. These are some of the factors that can plant seeds of insecurity in a child's heart and mind. More often than not, children develop ways to cope with these situations as they grow up. While a person may not be aware nor readily admit being insecure, his … Continue reading Episode 8: “Insecure Daw Ako” with Andy Benitez

Episode 7: “May Nakakakita Ba?” with Dhon Buenaventura

According to the study on the Filipino youth aged 15 to 24 done by the University of the Philippines Population Institute in 2013 and posted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), 2 out of 5 Filipino ladies have watched a pornographic movie or video while 3 out of 4 men have watched the same. Usually … Continue reading Episode 7: “May Nakakakita Ba?” with Dhon Buenaventura

Episode 6: “May Halaga Ba ang Buhay” with Susan Blancaflor

Contrary to the society's notion of sex, God created sex as a gift and an expression of love to be enjoyed by married couples. With this generation's idea of liberty, sexual freedom has turned this gift into something that God did not intend it to be -- pain, trauma, even addiction.  When the sexual act results in … Continue reading Episode 6: “May Halaga Ba ang Buhay” with Susan Blancaflor

Episode 5: “Laki sa Layaw, Jeproks” with Boy Valenzuela

If you can do everything you can in your power so that your loved ones, especially your kids, won’t have to suffer any pain, trouble, and humiliation, would you give whatever it takes? Probably not. Getting all that you want doesn’t mean you’re getting exactly what you need. When you don’t get what you need, … Continue reading Episode 5: “Laki sa Layaw, Jeproks” with Boy Valenzuela

Episode 4: “I Deserve to Be Happy” with Salve Mariano

Is it wrong to seek one’s happiness first? You’ve done everything you could to make other people happy. Why not put yourself first this time? “It doesn’t take much to make me happy.” You normally hear this during courtship. When the nitty-gritty of a "coupled" life sets in and each spouse tries to carry on … Continue reading Episode 4: “I Deserve to Be Happy” with Salve Mariano