Langga Speaks Podcast

Langga Speaks Podcast

'Langga' [lang.gâ.] means 'Beloved' in Ilonggo/Hiligaynon, one of the gazillion Filipino dialects. Raising a family as Filipino expats in Dubai is not as simple as it may seem. Join show hosts, Apple and Jeric Defante, for downright honest conversations and full-packed laugh marathons as they share about family, faith and everything in between!

Recent Episodes

LSP 133: Don’t Worry Langga

Sept. 24, 2022

ARE YOU WORRYING A LOT? Super daling mag-worry, as in minsan walang ka-effort effort. But it’s essential to move away from it. Sabi nga nila, “Worry is like praying for something you do not want to happen.” Worrying prevents…


LSP 132: Supporting Your Langga’s Dreams

Sept. 17, 2022

ARE YOU SUPPORTING YOUR LANGGA? Dreaming together is part of a couple's journey. The opportunity to pursue a dream is indeed a blessing from God. There is something special about seeing a couple support each other in their …


LSP 131: Thank You Langga!

Sept. 10, 2022

Salamat Langga! It is essential however to be intentional in making the attitude of gratitude grow in your journey. It’s needed to maintain harmony and happiness in the relationship. So we want to touch base on gratitude in …


LSP 130: Are You Insecure, Langga?

Sept. 3, 2022

ARE YOU INSECURE? Today is all about insecurity. We all know that in order for us to have healthy relationships yet instead of nurturing a healthy interaction with others in our circle, this insecurity sabotages it. Even whe…

She Speaks

LSP 129: SHE SPEAKS: Facing My Inner Monsters

Aug. 27, 2022

WHAT ARE YOUR INNER MONSTERS? This episode is from the JEWELS 2021 Conference session given by Apple. In this one she shares about her journey with Overthinking, Anxieties, Worries, and All The Things That Steal Genuine Happ…


LSP 128: Help Me Learn To Read My Heart

Aug. 21, 2022

In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about DISCERNMENT . Discernment involves all the experiences of our lives — how God has called and formed us. A healthy discernment puts our gifts into focus and, equally important, cu…


LSP 127: More Prayer Tips For Couples

Aug. 13, 2022

HOW CAN WE PRAY DEEPER TOGETHER? Continuing from episode 125, we share more tips from Fr. Michael Denk, last time we did VOCAL prayer tips this time we’ll touch base on meditative forms and contemplative ones. In this episod…


LSP 126: Best Version of You

Aug. 6, 2022

DO YOU GIVE THE BEST VERSION OF YOU? It's so easy to give our best in the initial stages of a relationship. In reality, when a relationship is headed towards marriage or more so in one, we sometimes find ourselves giving les…

Faith Relationships

LSP 125: Pray Together, Stay Together

July 30, 2022

Do you PRAY TOGETHER? We’ve come across a blog by Fr. Michael Denk about the importance of prayer in a couples journey towards intimacy. He said that when we pray, we share our deepest longings and deepest part of our lives…

In Betweens Relationships

LSP 124: Handling Money Together

July 23, 2022

PERA MO O PERA NIYO? Money is a hot-button topic in marriage and one of the most common things married couples fight about. In this episode we talk about how you can handle money together. It's easy to just put these topic u…

Recent Blog Posts

Beyond Misconceptions

Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.   Which is a major source of misconception even a…

Multitasking a Lot? Balance the Practical & the Spiritual

I’m bad at multitasking.Handling many things at the same time isn’t something I do well.More so, when it comes to administrative stuff.I just…

Love Leads Us to Look Deeper

What’s more common nowadays than viruses?   Fake news.   With the rise of social media and ease of access to information no…

About the Hosts

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Apple Defante

Wife, Nanay, Catholic

Apple is an Ilongga by blood, raised in Dubai since 1989, and in the Catholic Lay community life with her family through Couples For Christ since the early 90s.

A panganay of 5 siblings, she is now a Nanay to Joseph and Zelie and a wife to Jeric.
A lover of good books, good food and good music, but more than that, a beloved of the ultimate "Langga".

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Jeric Defante

Husband, Tatay, Catholic

Jeric is a Laguna native who started his Overseas Filipino life in Dubai in 2011.

He also serves as the Feast Builder of Feast St. Mary's Dubai, a prayer gathering of the Catholic Lay community, Light of Jesus Family. However, his true passions lie in his love for his family as a husband and father, whom he also documents through his personal brand, Tatay Jeric.