Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago – Thoughtleader



Dedicated to using his platform in serving his fellow kabayans, Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago has earned a reputation as a journalistic hero in the Filipino community in Saudi Arabia.  As a media veteran and lone Arabic-speaking Filipino journalist in the kingdom, he has utilized his skills not only to foster understanding within the local community, but also to advocate for the rights of fellow Filipinos.

In 2016, he received various awards for his outstanding body of work in media, such as the Filipino Media Icon Of The Year from 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awardsin New York, Bagong Bayani Star Award from Star Pinoy TV, and WOWHERO Award from WOWTV. He also led various, well-attended speaking engagements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His advice to his fellow kabayans: “Don’t let your mistakes stop you. It’s your weapon to continue and face the day with all your heart and make the best out of it. Every change must come first within yourself.”


Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno Special thanks to – Giordano, Nikon, Liali Jewellery, Lulu, Mitsubishi and Western Union.

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