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ANNIE B CHRONICLES: My Christmas Wishlist
Dec22

ANNIE B CHRONICLES: My Christmas Wishlist

ANNIE B CHRONICLES: My Christmas Wishlist Simula pa sa pagkabata, laging sinasabi ni Nanay na magpakabait lang daw ako siguradong madami akong pwedeng hilingin sa yo. Pwes, since I believe and I insist na mabait ako, here is my wishlist for this coming holidays:   A fairier, clearer and flawless skin. Masyado talagang harsh ang weather at water dito sa Dubai. Miski anung gawin kong pagmo-moisturize araw-araw at gabi-gabi ay hindi...

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Parental Woes: The Difficulty of Letting Go
Sep21

Parental Woes: The Difficulty of Letting Go

  Parental Woes: The Difficulty of Letting Go By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes Our oldest boy turned 18 this year and life in the university beckons. It’s time for him to build the foundations that would define his future in his terms, or so we said. During his senior high school years, my wife and I were heavily involved in the process of helping him choose a major, patiently detailing for him the pros and cons of each...

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Keeping Up With the Con Gen: Of Being Consul General and the Real Me
Jun05

Keeping Up With the Con Gen: Of Being Consul General and the Real Me

Of Being Consul Generl and the Real Me By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes I reached one of the twin peaks of my diplomatic career a little over eighteen years after I took my oath as a Foreign Service Officer.  About 11 of us were blessed with the lucky charm of promotion into Chief of Mission rank, each of us pondering how our new responsibilities would change our worlds. I recall how one of my new batch mates jokingly counseled...

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Philippine Business Council-Dubai Targets 500 members by end-2016
Feb28

Philippine Business Council-Dubai Targets 500 members by end-2016

The Philippine Business Council-Dubai (PBC-Dubai) is aiming to have 500 members by the end of the year as it is now openly encouraging professionals to sign up. This was announced by PBC-Dubai chairman Marian Celeste ‘Bobbie’ Carella during the group’s pioneering ‘Speedy Gonzales’ networking event held over the weekend, February 20. The highest number of members recorded in the council’s almost 15-year history is 50, with more than a...

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OPM Hitmen live in Dubai
Feb10

OPM Hitmen live in Dubai

They’re back! Enjoy pure original Filipino music from the OPM Hitmen live in Dubai (The Return of the Comeback!). The 2015 Aliw Awardee for Best Major Concert by a group and four of the country’s most versatile entertainers – Chad Borja, Rannie Raymundo, Richard Reynoso and Renz Verano will be performing on Thursday February 25, at the Al Nasr Leisureland. Tickets are available at www.platinumlist.com, UAE exchange...

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