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 91: To Love or To Use?

Dec. 4, 2021

As we journey on with St. John Paul II's book, Love and Responsibility, we discuss the foundational principle for human relationships, which is St. JP2’s major task in his book. This foundational principle as he defined it i…

LSP 90: The Two Sides of Love

Nov. 27, 2021

How does a person know if he is in a relationship of authentic, committed love or just another fly by night relationship? We continue our journey with St. John Paul II's Love & Responsibility where he defined the two sides o…


LSP 89: The Anatomy of Attraction

Nov. 20, 2021

What is really happening when men and women find themselves attracted to one another? We discuss the other part of attraction - SENSUALITY through the lens of St. John Paul II. We once again, go back and reflect on his persp…


LSP 88: Head or Heart?

Nov. 13, 2021

How could Mr. Right turn out to be so wrong? Many young people have had the experience of feeling that they were in love with someone who at first seemed absolutely wonderful, only later to be greatly disappointed in the per…


LSP 87: A Crucifixion Type Love

Nov. 6, 2021

ARE YOU READY TO DIE TO YOURSELF? In this episode we unpack the spoken word piece by Brent Rice " A Crucifixion Type Love " and unbox its personal meaning in our journey. We discuss how we're all called to pursue the cross o…


LSP 86: Ghostbusting 101 with B2 of Boiling Waters

Oct. 30, 2021

ARE YOU AFRAID OF GHOSTS? 👻 Well, more often than not, it's even scarier to know someone who does it regularly right? Have you been ghosted or baka naman you've been the one doing it? In this episode we talk to B2 of Boili…

Family Relationships

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…

Recent Blog Posts

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

What’s more common nowadays than viruses?   Fake news.   With the rise of social media and ease of access to information no…

Entrust Your Ambitions to God, and Let Him Transform You

I never imagined myself as a preacher.   I had a different plan in mind during my younger years; being a radio jockey was one of them or som…

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.