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100 MIFG: Christopher Lawrence Frostyle Trasmaño – Dance Artist
Feb21

100 MIFG: Christopher Lawrence Frostyle Trasmaño – Dance Artist

  100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Christopher Lawrence Frostyle Trasmaño – Dance Artist   For Christopher “CL Frostyle” Trasmaño, dance is not just about grace, fluidity or motion – but it is about culture.   “Hiphop culture in general – especially dance culture – has been such a positive influence in the world,” he says. “One of the legendary bboys Remind once said –  “We...

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100 MIFG: Mario Cardenas – Photographer
Feb21

100 MIFG: Mario Cardenas – Photographer

  100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Mario Cardenas – Photographer   Mario Cardenas is perhaps ‘the’ most awarded Filipino photographer of his time, racking up over 350 awards and nominations from countless international competitions, and gaining recognition in over 20 countries including the U.S.A., Japan, Australia, Turkey, and of course the U.A.E.   To name a few of Mario’s achievements, he earned the...

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100 MIFG: Susan Villanueva – Artist/Educator
Feb21

100 MIFG: Susan Villanueva – Artist/Educator

  100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Susan Villanueva – Artist/Educator   Although she considers her work abstract with a lot of stories to tell, and contemporary that does not explain itself visually, Susan Villanueva finds pride and joy in bringing a new form of work to the Philippines and the world. “It brings a wealth of knowledge and ideas about Philippine heritage,” she says. “Art has moved to a wider...

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100 MIFG: Ryan Arbilo – Photographer
Feb21

100 MIFG: Ryan Arbilo – Photographer

100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ryan Arbilo – Photographer   Ryan Arbilo knows what sacrifice is all about. He grew up without a mother, knowing full well the extent of their hard work and the price that they have to pay raising their kids. This concept gave way to “Chicken Hands,” a photography exhibit focusing on the struggles of overseas Filipina housemaids who work abroad to provide fof their families,...

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100 MIFG: Tambay Jam – Championing Pinoy Music
Feb21

100 MIFG: Tambay Jam – Championing Pinoy Music

100 Most Influentials Filipinos in the Gulf: Tambay Jam – Championing Pinoy Music   Who would have thought that impromptu ‘just for fun jam’ sessions would serve to champion the obscure original Filipino alternative music scene in Dubai?   But that’s precisely what happened with Tambay Jam – a platform of sorts created by a group of music-minded and zany friends.   An online tambayan scene for Overseas Filipinos...

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