PBC or Philippine Business Council Dubai Landmark Interface 2015
Aug10

PBC or Philippine Business Council Dubai Landmark Interface 2015

The PBC or Philippine Business Council Dubai, under the patronage of the Embassy of the Philippines and the Philippine Consulate General of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, held a landmark event on the 11th of June 2015 at the Raffles Hotel Dubai, on the occasion of the 117th anniversary of Philippine Independence.  The inaugural PBC Dubai Interface 2015 event brought together captains of industries, entrepreneurs and top executives,...

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Towards a Truly Free Philippines
Jun24

Towards a Truly Free Philippines

VOX POP Photo by: Antonio Oquias – Dreamstime.com   Towards a truly free Philippines In June 12, 1898, the sovereignty and independence of the Philippines as a nation was declared with the public reading of the Act of the Declaration of Independence, in Kawit, Cavite under the leadership of General Emilio Aguinaldo. 114 years on as we commemorate the historic occasion, and look back to triumphs and progress, political and...

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Over 2,000 Pinays Pledged to “Take Charge”

Over 2,000 Filipinas took the “Pinays Take Charge Pledge” at the Philippine Independence Celebrations held at Al Shabab Sports Club, Deira, Dubai on the 10th June 2011, organized by the FILCOM (Filipino Community) the umbrella organization of some 60 Filipino associations in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. “Pinays Take Charge” campaign is in line with the Women of Substance event, Illustrado Magazine’s annual project for...

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Editor’s Note: From the Outside Looking In
Jun06

Editor’s Note: From the Outside Looking In

I used to be a parochial silly little Filipina. I thought my parents were traitors for opting to work abroad when they could have stayed on in the Philippines and stood by me and my siblings, as we came of age. In college, my friends and I would gossip about a fellow “Iskolar ng Bayan” who came from the US, and who claimed that English was her first language.  We would wince in disbelief whenever she would “try” to speak in badly...

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