We are ORPHEUS, the organization of Filipino students and professionals currently based in the European Union.

We are a diverse collective coming from various interests, backgrounds and professional tracks but we are united by the fact that we are away from the Philippines, taking chances on professional and personal development by being based here in EU.

Following the footsteps of the Illustrados who tread this path before us, we turn to writing and expression. We are exploring out identity by writing. We are defining ourselves, our ideas and interests by writing. We are reaching out to a bigger audience by writing. And we have the chance to promote change by writing. A number of those who came before have been great people filled with inspiring ideas that have changed the course of our nation’s history. We might have the capacity to do the same – we are writing to explore this capacity.

This blog, more than anything, is an invitation to write and to express, to share and to discuss, to reach out and to communicate, to group and to collect and, ultimately, to be.

We are ORPHEUS, the organization of Filipino students and professionals currently based in the European Union. We are writing and we hope that you will enjoy reading.