The OFW Vote: 87% Vote Duterte in Illustrado Filipino Expat Poll Across 92 Countries
Dec20

The OFW Vote: 87% Vote Duterte in Illustrado Filipino Expat Poll Across 92 Countries

The OFW Vote: 87% Vote Duterte in Illustrado Filipino Expat Poll Across 92 Countries Dubai, 20th December 2015:  Rodrigo Duterte has topped a Filipino expat presidential election survey with a landslide 87%.  The online survey conducted from the 15th to the 20th December 2015 by Illustrado Magazine – a Filipino lifestyle-community publication based in Dubai, UAE had 5,000 respondents, composed mainly of OFWs/Balikbayans (82%) from...

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Life is Art: Filipino-Belgian Painter Christian Van Maele
Sep07

Life is Art: Filipino-Belgian Painter Christian Van Maele

Chancing Upon Filipino-Belgian Painter Christian Van Maele’s 4th Solo Exhibition in Belgium By Kristine Abante Photo credits: Mark Ganzon   Antwerp, a city known for its diamond trade, revealed to me during an unplanned visit that it was also hiding other gems like Christian Van Maele. It was an unusually cold summer day when we arrived at the private viewing of Filipino-Belgian painter Christian Van Maele’s solo exhibition.  ...

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Filipino Foods In Manila and In Dubai: Eat Right
Jul20

Filipino Foods In Manila and In Dubai: Eat Right

Eat Right Inseparable is a word to describe Pinoys and food. But do we actually know what we’re eating? Maria Rivera eats her way to healthier food. The fact cannot be denied: Filipinos love to eat. Whether it’s on a Sunday after going to church where the entire clan gathers at their ancestral home to feast, at a friend’s birthday party, or at the mall (aka our favorite hangout), one thing’s for sure – we eat like we mean it! Save for...

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Filipino in UAE: It’s What I Do
Jul07

Filipino in UAE: It’s What I Do

May 2015 – It’s What I Do Jowin Provido Marketing and Events Executive Emaar Malls, Dubai My Job I work as Marketing and Events Executive in one of the largest conglomerates in the Middle East and around the globe, Emaar Malls. My main task is to research and analyze marketing trends, identify target markets, plan thematic campaigns and develop strategies.  I also manage the budget, as well as administer and evaluate the...

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Filipino UAE:  It’s What I Do
Sep23

Filipino UAE: It’s What I Do

Filipino UAE: It’s What I Do Daniel Francis Maningas, Network Engineer – PHD Network Solutions, UAE Daniel Francis Maningas works as a network engineer for PHD Network Solutions UAE. To perform his job, he has to get his hands dirty, and probably his body, too. “I deal with wireless devices, network switches, cabling and configuration of network devices,” he explains. He spends most of his day crawling on all fours to...

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