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

In Betweens

LSP 66: Loving Yourself with Sha Nacino

June 12, 2021

Sabi daw ni Justin Bieber, "You should go and love yourself." It's so easy to say but hard to do, r…

Guest: Sha Nacino

LSP 65: Faithful Motivation with Alec Cuenca

June 5, 2021

"We can do no great things; only small things with great love" - Mother Teresa Join Jeric and Apple…

He Speaks Faith

LSP 64: HE SPEAKS: Mama's Boy with Bernz Caasi

May 29, 2021

MAMA's BOY KA BA? Jeric talked again to Bernz Caasi of Unboxing Catholicism to unbox his personal j…

She Speaks Faith

LSP 63: SHE SPEAKS: Belo Beauty with Niña Nepomuceno

May 22, 2021

HOW DOES ONE MEASURE TRUE BEAUTY? Throughout the world there are many standards of what should be c…

Faith Family

LSP 62: Completely Yours with Tina & Anthony Rodriguez

May 15, 2021

What does it mean to completely belong to someone? We talk to Tina & Anthony Rodriguez of about the…


LSP 61: Be My Lady with Joby Provido

May 8, 2021

This week's episode combines the celebration of Mother's Day with our Marian month as we speak to C…

Guest: Joby Provido

Recent Blog Posts

ReBlog: The God of the Second Chance

Have you ever been given a second chance at something?   After 9 months of being jobless in Dubai, I was given another chance to be intervie…

ReBlog: Faithful in Little Things, Faithful in Big Things

St. Crescentia’s life embodies the verse from Luke 16:10.“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if yo…

ReBlog: You Are God’s Mustard Seed

The biggest things sometimes start with the smallest steps.This can be said about the Carmelite Order, the religious family that gave the world such spir…

About the Hosts

Apple and Jeric Defante


Apple and Jeric met through their parish delegation to World Youth Day Rio 2013. After 7 months of courting, they finally became a couple in 2014. Engaged at World Youth Day Krakow 2016, they finally got married at their parish in Saint Mary's Dubai UAE in 2017 and are now happy parents to Joseph and Zelie.

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.