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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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100 MIFG: Fe Hyde – Artist
Feb21

100 MIFG: Fe Hyde – Artist

100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Fe Hyde – Actress and Producer   Her list of achievements is long. Aside from being awarded as Gawad Urian 2011’s Best Actress, Fe Hyde won for her film Ang Paglalakbay Ng Mga Bituin Sa Gabing Madilim (The Journey of the Stars into the Dark Night) Cinema One Originals 2012’s Jury Prize winner, and Gawad Urian 2013’s Best Picture; for her film Dapol Tan Payawar Na Tayug 1931 (The...

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100 MIFG: Danabelle Gutierrez – Artist
Feb21

100 MIFG: Danabelle Gutierrez – Artist

100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Danabelle Gutierrez – Poet, Writer and Actress   Growing up, Danabelle Gutierrez didn’t have any prominent Filipina authors to look up to. And while she doesn’t think her work is important or that she is important enough to be looked up to, she thinks that what she offers people is a certain form of brazenness – in that her mere act trying to do the work, and putting the...

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100 MIFG: Nathaniel Alapide – Artist
Feb21

100 MIFG: Nathaniel Alapide – Artist

  100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Nathaniel Alapide – Painter/Sand Artist   He believes that there is always uniqueness in the arts because humanity as a whole wants to see “a new language of expression” and that humanity always wants to see something different.     “But, you have to remember too that whatever discipline you are in – whether a photographer, a writer, a musician,...

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