LIGAYA (n.): A Tagalog noun meaning joy, happiness, delight. Also a popular first name for Filipino women.

LIGAYA MAGAZINE (ligaya.me) is an online publication chronicling the lives and times of Filipino American women. What makes us unique is our distinct Filipino American female perspective.

Founded in July 2012, by broadcast journalist Rose Tibayan, LIGAYA has short, timely, and relevant, stories about a variety of topics which affect women’s lives. Our site is an evolving work in progress and, as such, encourages diverse points of view.

Cover Model: Arabella Santiago, San Francisco, CA / Photographer: Alfred Castino