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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Chris Calumberan – Thoughtleader
Feb19

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Chris Calumberan – Thoughtleader

Chris Calumberan Photographer   Being a photographer means having a deep connection with one’s surroundings and knowing how to make it come alive. Nowhere is this clearer than in the work of Chris Calumberan. Chris started working in Advertising in 2003. From there his career progressed to encompass other facets of media communications such as model booking and talent coordination. In 2008, he decided to pursue photography...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Outstanding Filipino Photographers
Nov08

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Outstanding Filipino Photographers

  Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Outstanding Filipino Photographers Over the last 6 years, the rise of the Filipino photographer has been an unstoppable phenomenon in the UAE and the larger Gulf. What with the unprecedented popularity of photography as a hobby and the growth of photography groups, the community has spawned a new breed of lensmen that have promoted Filipino creativity in a new niche. Previously the...

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Filipino Entrepreneurs: Surviving and Thriving in the UAE
Jul13

Filipino Entrepreneurs: Surviving and Thriving in the UAE

With the growth of entrepreneurship in the UAE, a country with a vibrant SME sector accounting for 60% of the country’s non-oil GDP, Filipinos, who are amongst the largest expat groups, are catching on.  More options for start-ups including flexible free zone facilities offered around the emirates are driving more and more Pinoys to leave the workforce to start their own business ventures or go into self-employment.  Whereas, Filipino...

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From the Red Carpet and Beyond – Shots from Illustrado’s WOS 2012 Event

Photos by Donald Rosales.  Additional images from Marlon Bautista and James Tasarra At the Anlene section Photographer Harry Cruz with wife Desiree Illustrado EIC Lalaine Chu-Benitez with contemporary artist and WOS 2010 Honoree Tini Meyer (L-R) Agnes Pedrosa Marelid, Lalaine Chu-Benitez and Philippine Commercial Attache Jose Dinsay and wife Jinggay Dinsay (L-R) Lilian Lee Bautista and WOS 2009 Honoree Engr Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi...

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At the Red Carpet – Women of Substance 2011

Photos Courtesy of Lightcatchers – Harry Cruz, Benny de  Guzman, Edwin Riguer, Erwin Nieva, John Soriano and Roy Francis Manalang Rowena Niduaza and Andrea Niduaza Agnes Pedrosa Marelid and Stephan Marelid WOS 2011 Honoree Tata Kapfer and husband Vincent Kapfer with guest Artist Darwin “Japat” Guevarra & Michelle Santos Mike and Jenny Ortega Best Dressed Lady of the Day Anna de Leon Clarita de Quiroz & Yann...

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