Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf:  Lea Cordon Rouf – The Wellness Connoisseur
Nov12

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Lea Cordon Rouf – The Wellness Connoisseur

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Lea Cordon Rouf – The Wellness Connoisseur Professional. Passionate. Proudly Pinay. Lea Cordon Rouf, founder of the award-winning Spa Cordon in Dubai, is the type of lady that little girls aspire to become. Over the last 15 years Lea has been an hotelier and spa expert – working as Spa Director for prestigious hotels Shangri-La, Raffles and Le Meridien across the globe. She knows...

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Filipino Entrepreneurs:  Surviving and Thriving in the UAE
Jul13

Filipino Entrepreneurs: Surviving and Thriving in the UAE

With the growth of entrepreneurship in the UAE, a country with a vibrant SME sector accounting for 60% of the country’s non-oil GDP, Filipinos, who are amongst the largest expat groups, are catching on.  More options for start-ups including flexible free zone facilities offered around the emirates are driving more and more Pinoys to leave the workforce to start their own business ventures or go into self-employment.  Whereas, Filipino...

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From the Red Carpet and Beyond – Shots from Illustrado’s WOS 2012 Event

Photos by Donald Rosales.  Additional images from Marlon Bautista and James Tasarra At the Anlene section Photographer Harry Cruz with wife Desiree Illustrado EIC Lalaine Chu-Benitez with contemporary artist and WOS 2010 Honoree Tini Meyer (L-R) Agnes Pedrosa Marelid, Lalaine Chu-Benitez and Philippine Commercial Attache Jose Dinsay and wife Jinggay Dinsay (L-R) Lilian Lee Bautista and WOS 2009 Honoree Engr Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi...

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