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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Madame Yoko Ramos – Vingno – Trailblazer

Madame Yoko Ramos – Vingno

Wife of the Philippine Ambassador to the UAE


Madame Yoko had a thriving career in public service back home before she took on the challenging role of wife to the Philippine Ambassador to the UAE. As a diplomat’s spouse, she sees her position as that of a cultural representative, and a mother to the hundreds of thousands of OFW’s in her host country. She attests: “The role of a diplomat’s spouse should be quite simple to many – provide support to your husband, move with him to his various countries of assignment, and help him promote your country.  This is, however, easier said than done because most of the time, you have to give up your own career and shift your focus to something that you are not used to at all.”


Aiding her husband in carrying out diplomatic duties is a full-time job – one that she takes in great stride, as she continues to conduct various events and activities aimed at promoting Filipino culture and building strong connections with key leaders of other nationalities.  Madame Yoko expounds: ““I believe that the tolerance and understanding which developed from these interactions will, indirectly, help the Ambassador in his formal duties of forging closer ties and cooperation with the UAE and other countries as well.  The activities also contributed to developing more coherence and unity among members of the Filipino community (FilCom) in Abu Dhabi.”


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

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