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The Philippines’ K12 Program Is Now in Thailand!

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Bangkok, Thailand--The Philippines’ K12 program offers 12 years of basic educational curriculum from Prep to Senior High School in four different tracks, which are based on your kid’s interest.

You can choose either the academic, technical vocational and livelihood, sports, art and design track for your kid.

The best part is that you can now avail these courses at the same package cost in the Philippines from ISO-certified Saint Roberts International Academy* through the Bellarmine Global Education in Thailand.

Our regular class schedule is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; we can also work on a flexible schedule or conduct online-based classes—whatever suits you!

To grab this exciting opportunity, or if you have further inquiries, contact GeorServices Co Ltd

*Saint Roberts International Academy is accredited by the Philippines’ Department of Education.

How to Strike a Balance Between Work and Personal Life

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By Oliver Oliveros, Editor-In-Chief

“Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.” — Thomas Kinkade

Those words from the late American painter Thomas Kinkade (1958-2012) perfectly describes our cover-story subject in this summer issue of Fil-Am Who’s Who: veteran psychiatric nurse Darlene Dilangalen-Borromeo.

Originally from Lagao, General Santos City, Darlene specializes in mental health and gerontology while raising her family, together with her husband, Jesus “Bong” Borromeo. With more than 30 years of professional experience, she takes pride in what she does. “Whatever project I do or whatever I’m involved in, it’s still about my being a nurse. I’m a nurse first before I became a wife before I became a mother. But all of these come together to define who I am,” Darlene shares more on pages 10-12.

Unlike Darlene, if you find it difficult to achieve a balance between your working …

Promoting the Philippines

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By Oliver Oliveros, Editor-In-Chief

Filipinos around the world are exceedingly proud of the Philippines, warts and all. That’s why when it comes to promoting the country by way of an international television (TV) commercial, everyone seems to have a say in it. Take for instance the most recent falling out between the Department of Tourism (DOT) and a global marketing-advertising agency whose latest collaboration had gone awry because of plagiarism allegations. Plagiarized or not, save for the surprising twist in the end, the TV commercial in question showed nothing really new. Like any other tourism promotional video, it banked on sweeping crane shots of some of the country’s finest tourist destinations and top tourist activities—unfortunately, it didn’t touch upon the other quirkiness of the Philippines such as its food, its numerous languages, or, even, its music and popular entertainment.

Although he never spoke Tagalog or Bisaya at home or school growing up in New Jersey, physica…