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Keeping up with Congen: Are Filipinos too kind to a fault?
Aug28

Keeping up with Congen: Are Filipinos too kind to a fault?

By Con Gen Paul Raymund Cortes     There are an estimated half a million Filipinos in the gem of the Middle East, Dubai. Compared to Dubai, however, there are not as many Filipinos in Istanbul. In a megalopolis of 15 million souls, the Filipino population of just around 3000 are almost invisible, inconspicuous. Just as our experience in Budapest some 20 years ago taught us, locals are genuinely amazed and pleasantly surprised...

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Illustrado Faces Batch 11: Celebrating Filipino beauty and charm
May23

Illustrado Faces Batch 11: Celebrating Filipino beauty and charm

Illustrado Faces Batch 11: Celebrating Filipino beauty and natural charm Sponsored by Liali Jewellery – Dubai Voting is now on!  Visit Illustrado Magazine on Facebook to support your favorites!     Alross R. Almoguerra Alross “Ots” Almoguerra is a 24-year-old Pinay based in Abu Dhabi. The youngest of two siblings, she has a knack for art, music and films.       Alvin Lauron Hawane Alvin “Jae Lau” Hawane...

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A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED
Apr02

A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED

A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED by Krip Yuson Any objective reckoning can only lead to the bottomline of criticism against President Duterte: that he has polarized the country since he took office. And that he continues to exacerbate the situation. Oh, on occasion he takes pause from provocative statements, and actually softens a bit on a previous hardline stance. He has pulled off the PNP from a ruinous campaign that has cost over 7,000...

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Illuminati: Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy
Feb28

Illuminati: Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy

  Creativity and the Awesome Pinoy By: Krip Yuson    I wake up daily to an education in art. Honest, that’s what happens from the first moment I open my eyes. While still in bed, I have a view of wall parts around me, where hang some works from artist-friends. On the corner to my right, framing a pendent lamp are two beloved collectibles, if a rather immodest acquiescence to vanity. One’s a sketch by Rock Drilon of the...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ambassador Alfonso Ver – Trailblazer
Jan22

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Ambassador Alfonso Ver – Trailblazer

  AMBASSADOR ALFONSO VER Embassy of the Philippines – Bahrain   Ambassador Alfonso Ver moved to Bahrain to assume Head of Post for the Philippine government in 2015.  This was his first assignment as an ambassador.  Just over a year hence, the 60,000 strong Filipino community has warmed up to his hands-on leadership style that has made him a much-loved figure in the island nation. As the head of the community, Ambassador Ver...

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