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Illustrado Portrait: H.E. Ambassador Constancio Vingno Jr.
Jul25

Illustrado Portrait: H.E. Ambassador Constancio Vingno Jr.

Illustrado Portrait: H.E. Ambassador Constancio Vingno, Jr. By Lalaine Chu-Benitez Photos by Eros Goze for Illustrado Magazine   The atmosphere was light and airy, as we took in one of Reem Island Abu Dhabi’s most impressive views through expansive floor-to-ceiling glass windows.  Here, with our perfectly chilled drink in hand, we listened as the delicate plucking of acoustic guitar floated through immaculate floors, sparkling...

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#MoveOnPilipinas
Jun22

#MoveOnPilipinas

  #MoveOnPilipinas By Consul General Paul Raymond Cortes   My country just ended a month-long campaign to entice registered Filipino voters in Dubai and the Northern Emirates to participate in 2016’s Presidential elections. Every six years, Filipinos across the globe choose their leaders through what is possibly one of Asia’s, even the world’s, most frenzied democratic processes. The particular election year seemed quite...

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Meet Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes, Dubai & the Northern Emirates
Sep22

Meet Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes, Dubai & the Northern Emirates

By Rav de Castro   Hon. Paul Raymund Cortes, the Consul General of the Philippines in the United Arab Emirates, did not dream of working in the Foreign Service. In fact, as a graduate of Computer Science from the prestigious Ateneo de Manila University, he thought he would be working in the IT industry. It was not until he met some Foreign Service officers during an event in the early 90’s at the Department of Foreign Affairs...

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