Racial Discrimination in the UAE: It’s a Two-Way Highway
May31

Racial Discrimination in the UAE: It’s a Two-Way Highway

Racial Discrimination in the UAE: It’s a Two-Way Highway By Rache Hernandez   The UAE is a melting pot of various nationalities and that has infused the country in general, and the corporate world in particular, with a whole gamut of work values, priorities, customs, and the like. In such a diverse environment, it is sometimes difficult to keep pre-conceived notions at bay, making the workplace conducive for racial...

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Sino ka, Pinay? Beyond the Filipina Stereotype
May15

Sino ka, Pinay? Beyond the Filipina Stereotype

Sino ka, Pinay?  Beyond the Filipina Stereotype By Karen Galarpe Photography By Alan Desiderio, Models – Tracy Javelona and Meg Arreza Back in the early ‘90s while waiting for my turn at the immigration counter in Tokyo, the Filipina woman — my seatmate on the plane — in front of me seemed to be squirming. I could hear the immigration officer asking her the usual questions and asking the same things over and over again. Then...

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Filipina Empowerment: Women at the Top of their Game
Apr03

Filipina Empowerment: Women at the Top of their Game

Filipina Empowerment: Women at the Top of their Game by Nephele Kirong Across three different countries and various fields, these Filipinas are enjoying the view from the top. In a world still dominated by men in the boardroom and the upper echelons of most organizations, three Filipinas stand out to show that they can hold their own. These three women are at the forefront of a shift to more egalitarian workplace where there is no...

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Beauty and the Beach: The Filipina and her bikini
May26

Beauty and the Beach: The Filipina and her bikini

By: Anna Oposa “Filipina girls/they’re unforgettable/bikini and t-shirt on top.” ~ A parody of Katy Perry’s song, “California Girls”   A bikini and a t-shirt on top—in extreme cases, shorts and t-shirt on top–was probably what most Pinays would wear on the beach. Ten to fifteen years ago. Now, our sunny shores are filled with Filipinas donning two-piece swimsuits in various styles and prints. This month, Illustrado explores why...

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“Day of Sisterhood” gathers over 600 Filipinas in the UAE for a day of Pinay Power
Apr14

“Day of Sisterhood” gathers over 600 Filipinas in the UAE for a day of Pinay Power

Dubai, UAE – The free for women-only event, “Day of Sisterhood”, saw a successful end to a day filled with activities dedicated to female empowerment and self-improvement. More than 600 Filipinas gathered at the Almas Tower Ballroom in Jumeirah Lakes Towers last Friday, April 12, 2013, in no-holds barred discussions of women’s issues. The event hoped to establish ties among Filipinas in the region, and ultimately cultivate a...

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