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!



LSP 72: What Love Stage Are You In?

July 24, 2021

L-O-V-E. Such a tricky word. Marriage is a journey through these predictable LOVESTAGES: Romance, power struggle, cooperation, mutuality, cocreativity. In this episode, we go through them one by one to help you identify which stage you're in right now. More about SYMBIS here >>>…


LSP 71: Let's Take It Slow: Pre-Marital Sex & Cohabitation

July 17, 2021

SEX IS GOOD! Do you agree? Since we’ve been talking about SYMBIS, and on how to increase the possibility of a forever kind of love, we have to talk about PRE-MARITAL SEX & COHABITATION. We talk about a few reasons to just say WAIT to having SEX and LIVING TOGETHER before marriage. More about SYMBIS…


LSP 70: What's Your Love Style?

July 10, 2021

Paano ka ba magmahal? In this episode we talk about the Love Triangle and the different LOVE STYLES. We discover the importance of Passion, Intimacy and Commitment and how one can balance these components to make a marriage work. More about SYMBIS here >>> ❤️ Support Our Mis…


LSP 69: Myths of Marriage

July 3, 2021

DO YOU BELIEVE IN 'HAPPILY EVER AFTER'? Join us as we talk about the common myths that people have about marriage, and why it's important to be aware of them before entering into a relationship. More about SYMBIS here >>> Timestamps: (05:37) - Myth #1 (11:10) - Myth #2 (21:0…


LSP 68: Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS)

June 26, 2021

Praying to be married one day? You could currently be engaged, or in a serious relationship, or you could even be single... but it's never too late to start #vocationprep Join us as we start a new series discussing Dr. Les & Leslie Parrott's SAVING YOUR MARRIAGE BEFORE IT STARTS . —————————————————…


LSP 67: Tatay Figure

June 19, 2021

Fatherlessness is the biggest problem we're facing today. In this episode, we discuss on why is it important to have a father figure in one's life. We also talk about on how we have a Tatay up there who can always be a father we can count on. ——————————————————————————— Check out and download KUMU …

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About the Hosts

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".

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.