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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: The Filipino Advertising Mafia
Nov10

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: The Filipino Advertising Mafia

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: The Filipino Advertising Mafia If Filipino talents are a big thing in the many multinational, regional and local advertising agencies in the UAE right now, it’s because they were given a great head start by several creative geniuses who were the pioneers of the virtual “Filipino ad mafia” – a group exerting a huge influence on the industry, albeit not a sinister one, paving the way for the...

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Re-branding the Image of the Filipino
Feb10

Re-branding the Image of the Filipino

By Didi Paterno-Magpali  Changing stereotypes take time. But these women say that with the right packaging and mindset, the Filipino image can be positively re-branded. Most every Filipino can remember the uproar that ensued when the Oxford English Dictionary included in its definition of Filipina “a nanny or maid”.  The nation went up in arms to complain and fight for their honor. An editorial by the Philippine Center for Journalism...

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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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Illustrado Magazine Launch – 20th September 2006

It was in the year 2006 when Dubai witnessed the birth of Illustrado, the first and only Filipino lifestyle magazine in the Middle East. Glamorous attendees from the advertising, retail, fashion industries and more were spotted at the event at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai. To recall this momentous social event, here are some of the images taken from Illustrado Magazine’s launch party. Team Illustrado Publisher &...

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