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 143: I Love You Isn't Enough

Dec. 3, 2022

What does your your ‘I love you’ mean? Join us in this episode as we talk about what the words "I love you" really mean. In a world where these phrase is taken for granted, we revisit what it truly means for us as followers …

LSP 142: Elements of Discernment: The Desire

Nov. 28, 2022

What do you want from your life? As we continue in unboxing the Catechesis of Discernment by Pope Francis, we discuss in today's episode - DESIRE. Discernment is a form of searching, and searching always stems from something…

LSP 141: Elements of Discernment: Self-Knowledge

Nov. 20, 2022

Do you really know yourself? As we continue unboxing the Catechesis on Discernment, we talk about the other element that makes a good discernment: Self-Knowledge. According to Pope Francis, discernment involves our human fac…

LSP 140: Familiarity with the Lord

Nov. 12, 2022

How do you relate to Jesus? As we continue on discussing the Catechesis on Discernment, we discuss the message of how prayer is fundamental in discerning. According to Pope Francis - Prayer is an indispensable aid for spirit…

LSP 139: Love Me For What I Am with Nimfa & Eng Si

Nov. 5, 2022

Do you love me for what I am? It's a tough question to ask and it's an every day question we have to be able to face even with 43 years as your mileage in a relationship. We finally got the chance to have our 2nd guest for t…

LSP 138: Discerning Decisions

Oct. 30, 2022

Do you DISCERN? Last August 31st, Pope Francis launched a new series of catecheses focusing on discernment. We want to share and discuss that in the podcast and give some insights, hopefully. What is discernment to begin wit…

LSP 137: Life & Death

Oct. 22, 2022

It's a random reflection episode today talking about LIFE & DEATH. Join us as we reflect on what we've been going through this past few weeks and on how the Langga spoke to us through these moments. ------------------------…


LSP 136: Goodness of God

Oct. 15, 2022

When times get tough, when circumstances become so hard, we find ourselves numb or overwhelmed or both at the same time. These are the times where it is so hard to see or even acknowledge God’s goodness and presence in our w…


LSP 135: Feeling Hopeless

Oct. 8, 2022

DO YOU FEEL HOPELESS? Well we do, every now and then more so you may even feel like we're living in a hopeless world. But then again, if we lose hope, we lose everything. That's why in this episode, we wanna share how we can…


LSP 134: Is Your Relationship Toxic?

Oct. 2, 2022

TOXIC NGA BA? A Psychologist named Dr. John Gottman’s claimed that he can watch a couple have a discussion on any topic for 15 minutes and with 90% accuracy, determine if they’re headed to divorce or if they’re going to be f…

Recent Blog Posts

Voice Journey Day 4

I was not able to attend this live so I had to watch in the group. This session was informative as it gave us a structure in starting our a VO career. F…

Voice Journey Day 3

It's been a challenging time for me juggling between this program and time with family. Nevertheless, it's a blessing to be able to catch up even if I wa…

Voice Journey Day 2

Day 2! Being an audio enthusiast myself, I was looking forward on attending the first session in the morning which focused on the the equipment and tool…

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.