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 85: At Your Service

Oct. 23, 2021

Why do you do what you do? In life, we're all called to carry out different roles, either under or authority or with it. But at all times, we're called to serve out our role. What do you do when you can't fulfill your role a…

Family In Betweens

LSP 84: What Makes A Langga (Beloved) Home?

Oct. 16, 2021

So how can we call a house a HOME? In this episode we talk about the qualities we look for in a home, what it's center should be and on how one can truly make it life's sanctuary. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lo…

In Betweens

LSP 83: To The Girls Who Inspire Me with Chinkee & Donna

Oct. 9, 2021

What makes a girl a girl? As we celebrate United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), join Apple as she reunites with Chinkee and Donna to speak about womanhood, authentic femininity and role models who…


LSP 82: Usapang B2B: Breakup to Breakthrough

Oct. 2, 2021

Have you ever gone through a breakup? or were you the one who broke up? Whether you're the dumper or the dumpee, It just stinks, it hurts. It’s not fun. Since we tackled dating your imagination, we follow through with ending…


LSP 81: Rationalizations in Dating Your Imagination

Sept. 25, 2021

How do you know if you’re making excuses and pursuing a relationship with guy who only exists in your imagination? In this episode we tackle the reasons someone can make just to remain in a relationship even if it's toxic. W…

Relationships In Betweens Faith

LSP 80: Ask Langga Anything II (Mostly SYMBIS)

Sept. 18, 2021

In this episode we answer some of the questions from our livestream in our Langga Speaks Off-The-Record Facebook Group . Most of them are related to our Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) Episodes. Here are the q…


LSP 79: Are You SOLEmates?

Sept. 11, 2021

Marriage thrives when it’s soul is nourished. In this episode, we discuss on how a relationship can last a lifetime by anchoring it to something immovable and constant. We discuss how spiritual intimacy leads to the true mea…


LSP 78: Fighting Well With Your Langga (Away 101)

Sept. 4, 2021

Nag-away na naman kayo? Conflict is an important part of any relationship, it’s unavoidable. It's the price we pay for a deeper level of intimacy. And so in this episode we tackle the Top 5 Conflicts Every Married Couple Fac…


LSP 77: Langga, We're Different! (Bridging the Gender Gap)

Aug. 28, 2021

Do you find your partner weird? Well, to start with, you both are different - biologically, psychologically and even professionally! We know we’re different but do you know how your differences drive your deepest needs? In t…


LSP 76: Usapang Langga Rules (Communication Rules)

Aug. 21, 2021

Do you follow RULES? In this episode, we tackle the different rules a couple needs to utilize in order to give more love to one another, and to make all your relationships grow and thrive with positivity. We tackle here: Mak…

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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.