Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Bong Guerrero – Trailblazer
Feb23

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Bong Guerrero – Trailblazer

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Bong Guerrero, Trailblazer   BONG GUERRERO Founder and CEO – Fashion Forward (FFWD); Managing Partner at Brag Events As Founder and CEO of Fashion Forward (FFWD) – Dubai’s most prestigious fashion industry event, and Managing Partner at Brag Events, the Alpha male of the Dubai style scene, Bong Guerrero has not only carved a name for himself as an entrepreneur: he has transformed...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Kenneth Surat – Tastemaker
Feb22

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Kenneth Surat – Tastemaker

KENNETH SURAT TRAVEL BLOGGER Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno   Kenneth has gone for every traveler’s dream scenario – that is, to quit one’s day job and make a living out of seeing the world. Of this transition, he attests: “Some people might not think of it that way, but being a nomadic traveler is challenging. Not knowing if I will be able to afford my next accommodation or if I’ll get...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Nathaniel Alapide – Trailblazer
Feb21

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Nathaniel Alapide – Trailblazer

Nathaniel Alapide Artist   We live in an age of digitized aesthetics, where art can be churned out quickly, and online platforms can ensure that it lives forever. Hence, it’s rare to find artists like Nathaniel Alapide who are still willing to utilize a medium as difficult and fleeting as sand. Working for the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Nathaniel uses his unique talent and resourcefulness to create breathtaking sand-drawn art and...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Kristine Abante – Tastemaker
Feb20

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Kristine Abante – Tastemaker

  Kristine Abante Writer, Social Advocate   Backed with over 10 years of entertainment industry know-how, Kristine Abante heads the Sales and Marketing Department of Rhythm Records, a major distributor of music in the Middle East. And when she’s not busy marketing records, she works as a Freelance PR and contributing writer to various publications, including Illustrado and Illustrado Go. Kristine elaborates: “Steve Jobs once...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Milo Torres – Thoughtleader
Feb20

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Milo Torres – Thoughtleader

Engineer Milo Torres Photographer   There is no deficit in talented Filipino photographers and visual artists in the Gulf, but few have reached the level of success and relevance that Eng. Milo Torres currently has. As a digital media creative, he has had over 13 years of success in designing various material for an impressive lineup of clients, including Dubai Duty Free, Sharjah Duty Free, Air France, Turkish Airline, MAERSK,...

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Most Influential Filipino in the Gulf: Jacob Alcala – Trailblazer
Feb20

Most Influential Filipino in the Gulf: Jacob Alcala – Trailblazer

Jacob Alcala Film maker   Jacob is a 15-year old film maker with an eye for imagery that belies his young age. In 2016, his film was nominated for Best Picture and won Best Editing at the 2016 Thimun Qatar Northwestern Film Festival. Entitled “Connectedly Disconnected” the film tackles the pitfalls of seeking comfort through temporary connections. With all the success that he has achieved at his age, he says that his father keeps...

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