Happy Mother’s Day, Dad…

8 May

Macoy Leyba has learned to cook, take care of the children, and balance the family budget, but he still misses his wife everyday.

It’s a setup that may be hard to imagine in a country of swaggering macho men, but in this era of large-scale transnational female labor migration, even certified barakos (toughies) are being forced to play nanay (mothers), albeit in varying degrees.  Read more on the impact of Filipino diaspora on masculinity and gender roles: Men as Mothers by Alecks P. Pabico, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

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