100 MIFG: Ambassador. Constancio Vigno Jr – Trailblazer
Feb18

100 MIFG: Ambassador. Constancio Vigno Jr – Trailblazer

100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ambassador. Constancio Vigno Jr – Trailblazer   Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, Constancio Vigno Jr. has been the Filipino community’s pillar of support since he assumed Head of Post in 2015, and last year was a significant year with landmark achievements under his able leadership.   After years of negotiation, the Philippine and UAE governments have finally signed an MOU...

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Diplomatic Spouses:  Mother, Wife, De Facto Public Servant
Jul25

Diplomatic Spouses: Mother, Wife, De Facto Public Servant

Diplomatic Spouses: Mother, Wife, De Facto Public Servant   By Loraine Balita-Centeno It’s not always a bed of roses. Being a diplomat’s wife is not all pomp and pageantry in diplomatic events, or jetting-off and getting to live the privileged life in exotic locations around the world.  For most, it involves significant sacrifice, a dash of homesickness, a tinge of loneliness, lots of unconditional support for their husbands, and...

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Illustrado Portrait:  H.E. Ambassador Constancio Vingno Jr.
Jul25

Illustrado Portrait: H.E. Ambassador Constancio Vingno Jr.

Illustrado Portrait: H.E. Ambassador Constancio Vingno, Jr. By Lalaine Chu-Benitez Photos by Eros Goze for Illustrado Magazine   The atmosphere was light and airy, as we took in one of Reem Island Abu Dhabi’s most impressive views through expansive floor-to-ceiling glass windows.  Here, with our perfectly chilled drink in hand, we listened as the delicate plucking of acoustic guitar floated through immaculate floors, sparkling...

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