Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Nick Nadal – Trailblazer
Feb20

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Nick Nadal – Trailblazer

NICK NADAL Advisor at the Executive Council, Government of Dubai Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno   Most often in modern society, those who deserve recognition are the ones who desire it the least. Such is the case with the elusive Nick Nadal – a corporate governance and policy-making powerhouse who, in his capacity as Advisor at the Executive Council of the Government of Dubai, is quite possibly the...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Rex Bacarra, PHD – Thought Leader
Jan17

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Rex Bacarra, PHD – Thought Leader

Rex Bacarra, PHD University Professor Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno   A cut above your average college professor, Rex Bacarra exemplifies the Filipinos’ ability to excel in an environment of diversity and ambition. A teacher of Philosophy and Humanities at the American College of Dubai, Rex considers his work – shaping the impressionable minds of today’s youth – as the acme of his...

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On the Prowl in the Know
Sep05

On the Prowl in the Know

Comparison is inevitable By Ion Gonzaga – Dubai Our guests had talked about how impressive Dubai is as soon we picked them up from the airport. It’s quite amusing to hear what they had to say in just their first 24 hours.  The comparison to our homeland is just inevitable. On the road, they noticed that the lamp posts are very bright and the streets are widely spaced and well-lit. The observation earned a comment on the...

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It’s What I do
Aug21

It’s What I do

VEN JUNAS MANAYAN Graphic Designer for a Fashion Retail Company I’m a graphic designer for a fashion retail company. I work in the Marketing Department and I design materials like magazine ads, newspaper ads, and the like. Occasionally, I also do photography. A typical creative day My day starts with creative brief from my manager. From there, I start doing my research and creating ideas for the artwork I have to design. I create...

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Woman of Substance: Ambassador Corazon Yap Bahjin
Apr05

Woman of Substance: Ambassador Corazon Yap Bahjin

Photo Courtesy of the Philippine Embassy in Bahrain   COMMITMENT Ambassador Corazon Yap-Bahjin First Muslim Filipina Ambassador   “Forget that you are a woman; because dignity and humanity has no gender.   Women do not need any special treatment, because we can do it just like everyone else can.” That philosophy might sound quite radical in a world where specific gender roles – male versus female – are still as...

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