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Kickass Filipino Makeup Artists Make The Case For “Racist Projects”
Aug01

Kickass Filipino Makeup Artists Make The Case For “Racist Projects”

  Behind the flawless editorials, beauty campaigns and glowing brides are the unsung heroes who makes sure that the face, hair and everything that has to be glammed up are picture perfect. Recently, an article UAE firm denies discrimination in hiring started circulating on Facebook which angered netizens from all over the region. The issue was raised after an expat complained about a racist remark directed at Filipino job...

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My Life in Dubai: The ConGen’s Weekend
Jun19

My Life in Dubai: The ConGen’s Weekend

By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes     My past weekend was typical of my Dubai weekends – packed, extremely hectic. Fridays, for most, even for most of my staff, are reserved for families, outings and gallivanting around the malls, or just plain lounging at home. I harbor no complaints though. I get it.  Weekends are when the Filipino community schedules their organizations’ events and activities, and what better...

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Illustrado Eats: Pax Ristorante & Lounge
May19

Illustrado Eats: Pax Ristorante & Lounge

La Dolce Vita in Dubai A Review of Pax Ristorante & Lounge by AJ Choleng Marasigan There’s a piece of Italy hidden in between the iconic tower of Dusit Thani. PAX is unassuming and quite subtle in its presence. Most of its tables were strategically placed right next to the windows regaling you with the beautiful top view of the majestic Sheikh Zayed Road. The lights are dim and the ambiance cozy. If you ever feel like...

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The Annie B. Chronicles: “Pitness Preak”
Mar14

The Annie B. Chronicles: “Pitness Preak”

“Pitness Preak” The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles The adventures and misadventures of a ‘not so average’ Pinay trying to make it in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai   Summer is here na talaga! Time to put my purr coat and velvet knee high boots to rest and increase my lotion’s SPF – 15 may not be enough for my bukid-bred skin – so the higher the fairier! But since I got here in Dubai, I noticed that I’ve added a lot of pounds...

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Models Interview
Jan03

Models Interview

ALEXANDER DOMINGUEZ RED MODEL MANAGEMENT How did you become a model? Did you always want to be one? I did not always plan on being a model. After I graduated college I wanted to work in different fields to see what I truly enjoyed doing. After a couple of job I did not enjoy a photographer from Maryland (Randolph Garret) reached out to me for a photo shoot. I sent out some photos to at least 30 agencies around the world. Finally RED...

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