S0E0 Zero Problem Never Exist Very Filipino Problems

Very Filipino Problems? What is this podcast all about? Questions answered in this short introductory trailer.

A personal take on the different issues and problems Filipinos encounter in their daily lives.

Brought to you by Arvin Cudanin, a Filipino professional living in Finland, and the program co-hosts.

This podcast is co-created by different Filipinos around the world.


  • The Educators Club are back in the podcast with Eugenio and Tiana talking about their personal experiences regarding different problems in the education sector. How does the lack of financial capacity and infrastructure affects poor kids on how they access the schools and educational facilities around the Philippines? Why are there still problems with FIlipinos going to school despite the increasing national budget being allocated for education and the facilities being built around the country? Are Filipino educators paid enough or are they receiving just the right amount to survive daily living expenses? How much stressful it is for educators […]
  • The Engineering Club is back in this episode with Noel coming back to the Philippines and joining again our podcast after a short business trip in Armenia. We talked about some toxic family culture in the Philippines, including disagreeing with older family members and tolerating harmful people just because they are your relatives. Why do we always hesitate to have different opinions and expressing it in front of our family members? Why do Filipinos think that is so disrespectful to contradict older family member even though you have a valid point? Why are some of older Filipinos close minded and […]
  • Warning! Long episode ahead. But this is a very important episode regarding the hardships every Filipino jobseeker encounter in their lives with the Engineering Club discussing certain points of our jobseeker lives. Why do we feel that local companies offer lower salaries against overseas companies? Why are employers looking for certain things that are not so important with the job they are offering? What is the Filipino padrino system and why nepotism at the workplace is really bad for us? Why is that there are a lot of contractual jobs in the Philippines and how companies are exploiting the workforce […]

Hosted By

Arvin Cudanin

Arvin is a Filipino professional living in Finland. He grew up in a small peaceful town in the Philippines. At the age of sixteen, he moved to the capital city Manila to attend the university. He became interested to learn different cultures and traditions and started wandering around Southeast Asia while working in different industries. In search of a better life, he ended up with a Nordic way of living, fell in love with the idea of equality and balance and adopted a very different culture from what he used to have.

Our Co-Hosts

Engineering Club

A circle of friends from Mapúa University who started their network from voluntary work through peer advising in a school program. They spent a lot of time traveling, drinking and playing with a lot of funny, weird and wild stories in between. Nowadays, most them are located far from each other so they maintained communications through digital gatherings.

Independent Streamers

Independent streamers that co-hosts different topics for the podcast.

Kumu Europe

A group of streamers from Kumu that are co-located in Europe and Nordic region and shares the same life experiences, struggles and European way of life. They mostly hang out in tambay, music, games and discussion livestreams and creates interesting content relating to the countries they reside in.

Lui Sajorda

Lui is a Filipina doctor based from United Kingdom. She moved to the UK in search of better opportunity in life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, she is happily living the European way of life and is currently practicing her chosen profession while traveling around in her free time.

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