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Editors Note: Global and Ever-Evolving
Jul31

Editors Note: Global and Ever-Evolving

  How ‘Filipino’ should a Filipino be? In this increasingly globalized world, where 11 million of us live outside the homeland, and where as Filipinos in diaspora, we are often made acutely aware of our ethnicity in contrast to the ‘others’ that surround us, we get a lot of questions pertaining to our identity – “What is Filipino?” “What does it mean to be Filipino? “Filipino nga ba talaga?  “Are we being true to ourselves”?...

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Kabayan Starter Guide to Living in the UAE
Jun18

Kabayan Starter Guide to Living in the UAE

A Kabayan Starter Guide By Kieth Walter Ayuso     Living in the UAE where there is no income tax can be a dream for some Filipinos back home. While we savor the lifestyle in the emirates, let us not forget some basic essentials that should guide us as we venture into a life away from EDSA traffic and Manila pollution.   Here’s a guide for kabayans who are in the UAE for the first time.   Do not be picky when job...

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FEME Branding Forum for Filipino Entrepreneurs
May14

FEME Branding Forum for Filipino Entrepreneurs

FEME Branding Forum for Filipino Entrepreneurs Photos by Chris Calumberan Three branding experts were the guests at the second FEME Forum held last April 29 where more than 50 Filipino entrepreneurs, professionals and community leaders benefited from their presentations and insights. The forum was held at Fiesta Pinoy in Deira. Giordano Middle East (FZE) CEO and Managing Director Ishwar Chugani explained: “Brands determine in more...

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Love thy Kabayan?
Apr04

Love thy Kabayan?

By Lalaine Chu-Benitez In the harsh glare of rampant barrio politics, crab mentality and unnervingly presumptuous behavior within the Filipino expat community, do we still have enough reason to love our kabayan? There is nothing like being abroad to strengthen one’s “Filipino-ness.”  It is out here, where we exist in contrast with other cultures, that we really get to see, appreciate and sometimes even hate, the nuances that make us...

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The Wais Pinoy… Bow!
Feb21

The Wais Pinoy… Bow!

The Wais Pinoy… Bow! By Aby Yap   On the nth day, God said, “Let there be a shower of resourcefulness.” And all Pinoys rushed outdoors, eager to grab the freebie from heaven. Many brought out containers—wine bottles, tabos, timbas, palangganitas, palangganas, steel drums, and what have you—to save some for the rainy, er, dreary days. Consequently, some have become more amusingly or annoyingly wais than others. Long Live the...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Roy Tamano – Thoughtleader
Feb13

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Roy Tamano – Thoughtleader

Sahron Roy Tamano Community Leader   “As a Moro from Mindanao, I dream to see a future progressive country wherein its people live harmoniously in peace and no one will leave his family to go abroad for financial needs.” A proud member of the Maranao community, Roy Tamano carries the resilient and majestic spirit of Mindanao wherever he goes. This is the torch that has illuminated his path all throughout his journey in the Middle...

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