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Parental Woes: The Difficulty of Letting Go
Sep21

Parental Woes: The Difficulty of Letting Go

  Parental Woes: The Difficulty of Letting Go By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes Our oldest boy turned 18 this year and life in the university beckons. It’s time for him to build the foundations that would define his future in his terms, or so we said. During his senior high school years, my wife and I were heavily involved in the process of helping him choose a major, patiently detailing for him the pros and cons of each...

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Keeping Up With the Con Gen: Of Being Consul General and the Real Me
Jun05

Keeping Up With the Con Gen: Of Being Consul General and the Real Me

Of Being Consul Generl and the Real Me By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes I reached one of the twin peaks of my diplomatic career a little over eighteen years after I took my oath as a Foreign Service Officer.  About 11 of us were blessed with the lucky charm of promotion into Chief of Mission rank, each of us pondering how our new responsibilities would change our worlds. I recall how one of my new batch mates jokingly counseled...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes
Nov06

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes Philippine Consulate General – Dubai & Norther Emirates   It isn’t easy being the Philippine Consul-General – and it sure is doubly more difficult when you are assigned to one of the busiest, most demanding OFW epicenters in the world.   Filipinos in the UAE number at close to 1 million, and an estimated 450,000 of them are concentrated in...

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