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Pilipina sa Holland: Ipagdiwang Natin ang Ating Kalakasan
By: Lana Kristine Flores-Jelenjev
Utrecht-The Netherlands
March 30, 2012

In 1910, Clara Zetkin (Leader of the 'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled a proposal for an International Women’s Day during the second International Convention of Working Women held in Copenhagen. This proposal, which was born from the desire of women in the socialist movement to have their demands on political inclusion, economic equality and personal autonomy recognized by society, was granted approval by a conference of more than 100 women from 17 countries. Since then, International Women’s Day has been celebrated every year as a day that helps to push women’s issues onto the political agenda.


In the Netherlands, International Women’s day is celebrated in different cities and towns with fervor and enthousiasm. As an active Philippine women organization, Stichting Bayanihan is doing her share in making the issues of the Filipinas visible.
All you need to know when pregnant in the land of windmills, bikes, dikes and tulips
Lana Kristine Flores-Jelenjev
The Netherlands
May 2, 2010

I could say that after visiting a couple of Filipina friends who have given birth here in the Netherlands, I am now to some extent familiar to the Dutch birth traditions. Below are three most common practices that you need to know and prepare na de bevalling (after giving birth), the typical Dutch way. Too bad I didn’t know these when Milos was born.
MoreAn Affirmation of Love for Children
Lana Kristine Flores-Jelenjev

For 18 years now, Ang Bata at Kalinga (ABaKa) –Volunteers for Children’s Welfare, Inc. have been pursuing...
MoreAll you need to know when pregnant in the land of windmills, bikes, dikes and tulips
Part 2
Lana Kristine Flores-Jelenjev

This is part two of my article on All you need to know when pregnant here in the Netherlands. I...
MoreAll you need to know when pregnant in the land of windmills, bikes, dikes and tulips
Lana Kristine Flores-Jelenjev

In just a few months time two good friends of mine are going to be first time mommies. But before...
MoreMaking Traditions for Christmas
Lana Kristine Flores-Jelenjev

One of my fondest memories as a child is celebrating Christmas with my family and relatives. I can vividly...
MoreWhen Tragedy Strikes Our Native Land, We Muster the Strength to Help
Lana Kristine Jelenjev-Flores

A few days ago, Manny Pacquiao brought glory to the Philippines by winning another boxing title to his name. I...
MoreON HUGS AND KISSES TO SOOTHE LITTLE ACHES AND PAINS
Lana Kristine Jelenjev-Flores

Our daughter came up to me one afternoon hurrying from the playroom to the living room where I was attending...
MoreAm I spoiling my child?
Lana Kristine Jelenjev-Flores

This for me is a recurring question during parenting seminars, not only from first time mothers but parents who at...
MoreRATED PG: PARENTAL GUIDANCE
IN A MULTICULTURAL LAND
Lana Kristine Jelenjev-Flores

A couple of years ago I read the speech “A Borderless World” given by Patricia Evangelista, who at age 19...

Lana Kristine Flores-Jelenjev

A passionate educator, mother and wife are words that I best describe myself. Having been in the field of early childhood education for more than a decade now, I feel I have some insights to share with families, particularly women who are raising their children in a multicultural family.

I graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree on Family Life and Child Development. My experiences include preschool and collegiate level teaching, giving trainings to educators and parents, as academic consultant for preschools, and my current life role now- a devoted wife to my loving husband, a mother to a 16 month old, and soon to a little bundle of joy to add to our family.

In here I write about my experiences as a mother, wife and educator ---all a part of my new life in a new land and with new challenges.
More17th Rizal Commanders Ball at JC’s Banquet Hall  in Toronto
Dindo Orbeso

The Knights of Rizal Canada Region Council led by Regional Commander Sir Ed Prillo, KGOR, held their 17th Commanders Ball at JC’s Banquet Hall in Toronto on October 14th, 2017.

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MoreSeeing a “Bloody” Moon is a chance of a lifetime
Willie Jose

Watching the rising of a” Bloody “Moon on a clear sky last Oct. 5 is an experience of a lifetime.
 
To see the large full moon in red color rising on the horizon, Emily, a good friend told me and my wife that we had to be at the Rouge Hill Park early because at...
More100 global journalists discussed peace journalism at the Conference for Global Peace Media Network in 3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit
Marilie Bomediano

Journalists Advocate Commitment to Building Peace in Our Times

 
In the climate of...
MorePHILIPPINE-LUXEMBOURG SOCIETY EXTENDS ITS HELPING HANDS TO SEVERAL CHARITABLE PROJECTS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Cecille Capacete Hurst

The Philippines–Luxembourg Society (PLS) was founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization with the aim to promote friendship and cultural...
MoreWe are VERY THANKFUL! – FBL Canada Turkey Ball 2017
Emar Sy

FBL Canada cemented its status as the newest prime movers in the basketball with the successful staging of the 2017...
MoreTHE 4TH CONFERENCE PAL- KALAYAAN VOLLEYBALL OPEN CUP 2017 IN JEDDAH
Maki de  Guzman

FIRST WIN FOR JUH-UGAFCO (MENS DIVISION) WITH TOMODACHI-KFAFH/ KAMC LADY SPIKERS & SAUDI GERMAN HOSPITAL (WOMENS DIVISION)
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MoreFil-Oz Liverpool, VAA Inc. and APCO Inc. attend the 19th Children’s Festival of Sydney
Richard J. Ford

 It was such a beautiful sunny day that echoed what will be a great event at Paul Keating Park, next...
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