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 120: How to Feel Rich in Love & Life

June 25, 2022

DO YOU FEEL RICH? The question here isn’t, “are we rich?" "Do you feel rich?" is a much better question because it turns out to have almost nothing to do with the monies in your bank account. In this we share the tools tha…

LSP 119: Agree To Disagree?

June 18, 2022

IS IT OK TO FIGHT? A lot of us are not comfortable with the idea of disagreeing, lalo na if you’re talking about being in a Christian Marriage. Many people are crippled with this idea to the point of being scrupulous about i…


LSP 118: Choosing Careers or Us?

June 11, 2022

HAVE YOU EVER FELT THAT LIFE WAS NOT FAIR? In the ever-changing seasons of life, we may find ourselves in situations where we might have to choose make compromises in our personal career growths. But why do we need to even c…


LSP 117: Things We Knew Before We Said "I DO"

June 4, 2022

DO YOU KNOW WHAT "I DO" ENTAILS? Even though marriage is sacred in every way, it’s never easy and in the marriage journey you’ll never have all the answers. Given that, one of the things na that helped us all these years was…

Faith Relationships

LSP116: Speaking Your Langga's Spiritual Language

May 28, 2022

WHEN DO YOU FEEL CLOSEST TO GOD? There are many valid ways for finding spiritual fulfillment. Hindi naman ito one size fits all. Magkakaiba tayo ng way on how we can relate to God. When we fail to understand and appreciate e…


LSP 115: Empowering Affirmations for Your Langga

May 21, 2022

DO YOU SPEAK LIFE TO YOUR LOVED ONES? Regular affirmation is a great way for you and your Langga to stay close and connected. But of course, as with all things na worthy, it needs consistent effort to bear fruit. In this epi…


LSP 114: Finding Jesus in the Desert

May 15, 2022

ARE YOU AWAY FROM HOME? In this episode, we share our story of being OFWs and on how we can find Jesus wherever we are planted. There are moments in our lives where we seem to feel and think that Jesus is far away. We hope t…


LSP 113: Rest & Rejuvenate With Your Langga

May 7, 2022

ARE YOU RESTLESS? Life is hectic, busy, fast-paced and full of noises. Many of us struggle to find rest in this hyper-busy world we live in which results to a lot of stress in our relationships. Rest is essential in order fo…


LSP 112: Nurturing Your Langga's Heart

May 1, 2022

IS YOUR HEART HARDENED? In this episode, we talk about how we can nurture the heart of one another and on how we can avoid the hardening of hearts. They say that a h ardened heart is the kiss of death to any relationship. Jo…

Relationships In Betweens

LSP 111: Gift of the Gap

April 23, 2022

ARE YOU EASILY TRIGGERED? In this age of instant reactions whether via a text message, email or social, it's so tempting to just express what we feel at the moment. In this episode we discuss of the GIFT OF THE GAP can help …

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

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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.