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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Lucille Ong – Pioneering Entrepreneur
Nov12

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Lucille Ong – Pioneering Entrepreneur

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Lucille Ong – Pioneering Entrepreneur   Over 30 years in the emirates and a string of prestigious employment taking her from hotel, to fashion business, then her own entrepreneurial ventures has given Lucille Ong the kind of enviable experience and leverage that anybody operating locally could only wish for.  Through her extensive connections with the local government authorities, and...

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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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Filipino Dubai: The First Terno Ball in the UAE
Nov10

Filipino Dubai: The First Terno Ball in the UAE

Filipino Dubai: The First Terno Ball in the UAE Photos by Eros Goze   Filipino Culture showcased at prestigious Terno Ball in Dubai Illustrado, under the patronage of the Diplomatic Ladies of the Philippine Consulate General together with the Ladies of the Filipino Community in the UAE hosted a unique and prestigious showcase of Filipino culture in the United Arab Emirates for a select group of VIPs. The Terno Ball, attended by...

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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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At the Red Carpet – Women of Substance 2011

Photos Courtesy of Lightcatchers – Harry Cruz, Benny de  Guzman, Edwin Riguer, Erwin Nieva, John Soriano and Roy Francis Manalang Rowena Niduaza and Andrea Niduaza Agnes Pedrosa Marelid and Stephan Marelid WOS 2011 Honoree Tata Kapfer and husband Vincent Kapfer with guest Artist Darwin “Japat” Guevarra & Michelle Santos Mike and Jenny Ortega Best Dressed Lady of the Day Anna de Leon Clarita de Quiroz & Yann...

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