It’s What I Do: UAE Power Pinays
May30

It’s What I Do: UAE Power Pinays

It’s What I Do: UAE Power Pinays Illustrado takes a peek at the lives of 3 Power Pinays based in the UAE – Danelle Palang, Dusit Hotel’s Dir. of Marketing Communications, Phil. Business Council – Abu Dhabi Chaiman, Entrepreneur Jan Barlow, and Entrepreneur and Cacao Farming Advocate Iman Suguitan , to find out what makes up the life of a successful Filipina living each day to the fullest.   Marketing and...

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Philippine Laws Affecting Overseas Filipinos
Jun18

Philippine Laws Affecting Overseas Filipinos

By Atty. Barney Almazar Our government treats its people as an export commodity and a means to earn foreign exchange, disregarding the social cost to Filipino families. President Aquino, in his social contract with the Filipino people, committed to transform the government to one that creates jobs at home, so that working abroad will be a choice rather than a necessity, and when its citizen do choose to become OFWs, their welfare and...

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Infidelity:Opportunity, alibis and consequences
Nov02

Infidelity:Opportunity, alibis and consequences

  By Lalaine Chu-Benitez Infidelity is widely acknowledged as part of the social cost of the Filipino diaspora; the by-product of “sheer loneliness” Overseas Filipinos (OFs) need to contend with.  Former Ambassador to the UAE Roy Señeres calls it “another kind of calamity that has been causing more havoc upon the lives of millions of Filipinos both here and abroad than the natural calamities that visit the Philippines regularly.”...

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Filipinos Abroad: It’s a Small World
Aug29

Filipinos Abroad: It’s a Small World

Filipinos Abroad: It’s a Small World By Loraine Balita Do you feel trapped in this strange land with a boss whose accent you cannot understand, trying to survive a cold winter and what seems like unbearable homesickness that comes with being an Overseas Filipino?  While it seems as if all the elements of the universe have conspired to make you the loneliest being on Earth, you know that you are not alone. There are a lot of...

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