Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes – Trailblazer
Jan18

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

Consul General PAUL RAYMUND CORTES Dubai and the Northern Emirates   Curious thing about Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes – he doesn’t exactly fit the mold of what most people would construe as a “quintessential diplomat.” Yes, he is diplomatic, well-tempered, and in touch. Yes, he carries himself with the gravitas and dignity that befit his position. But what makes him truly exceptional is his palpable sense of...

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The Medical City Advances Program to Boost Medical Tourism in the Philippines
Oct11

The Medical City Advances Program to Boost Medical Tourism in the Philippines

The Medical City Advances Healthcare Program to Boost Medical Tourism in the Philippines Delegation shares recent advancements to attract medical tourists to the country The Medical City (TMC), a private tertiary care hospital in the Philippines, will continue to make advancements in its healthcare services in a move to boost the country’s medical tourism. At a press briefing on Medical Tourism in the Philippines held at Millennium...

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Keeping Up with the Congen: New Perspectives In Public Service
Aug18

Keeping Up with the Congen: New Perspectives In Public Service

  By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes Since I assumed my post as Consul General last year, I have always made it loud and clear that the government will never claim to know everything and will never suppose that it has all the answers to the concerns of our fellow Filipinos in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. It cannot prescribe the cure-all to the worries of the fastest growing Filipino community in the world. And yet, the...

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Power to the Pinoy: Goodbye, Mam-Ser.
Jun20

Power to the Pinoy: Goodbye, Mam-Ser.

POWER TO THE PINOY: Goodbye, Mam-Ser. By Lalaine Chu-Benitez   Hello, mam-ser!  Thank for coming mam-ser.  How are you doing mam-ser? Is it a ma’am or is it a sir, or is it both?  Foreigners are baffled.  But that’s just our kababayans being respectful.  The same kababayans, who, for the life of me, just can’t stop referring to me as “madame” (cringe), “ma’am” (sigh), or “miss” (hissss…). Part of our Filipino conditioning since...

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Filipinos in Dubai: PBC DUBAI’s LANDMARK INTERFACE 2015
Jul05

Filipinos in Dubai: PBC DUBAI’s LANDMARK INTERFACE 2015

The Philippine Business Council (PBC) of Dubai, under the patronage of the Embassy of the Philippines and the Philippine Consulate General of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, held a landmark event on the 11th of June 2015 at the Raffles Hotel Dubai, on the occasion of the 117th anniversary of Philippine Independence.  The inaugural PBC Dubai Interface 2015 event brought together captains of industries, entrepreneurs and top...

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