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Kristine Abante is regarded as major force in promoting Filipino talents in the local music scene. This is despite the industry being predominantly male-driven. Of this challenge, she says: “I think coming to work every day being the only lady in a den of men or going into meetings where the decision makers would most often be men and still manage to get my voice heard and put forward...
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There is no deficit in talented Filipino photographers and visual artists in the Gulf, but few have reached the level of success and relevance that Eng. Milo Torres currently has. As a digital media creative, he has had over 13 years of success in designing various material for an impressive lineup of clients.
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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Milo Torres - Thoughtleader

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With all the success that he has achieved at his age, Jacob Nicholas Sangalang Alcala says that his father keeps him grounded by constantly reminding him that “It’s not enough to rely on talent alone, you have to have passion. You must love what you do and not treat it like it is ‘work.’ Most of all you have to treat yourself as an “amateur” because no matter how good you are, there is always...
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02/19/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
It took about ten years of courage and practice for Rosan Reodica to finally realize that she was great at writing, and that she wanted to pursue it in some way. With an exciting career in the design and events industry, Rosan is grateful to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who espouse creativity with the same level of gusto as she does.
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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Rosan Katlea Reodica - Tastemaker

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02/19/2017 at 11:01. Facebook
Nagmahal. Nasaktan. Nag-Dubai.
Nagmahal. Nasaktan. Umuwi ng 'Pinas. Luhaan.
Anuto, ikot-ikot lang?

Many of us Overseas Filipinos make the mistake of prioritizing love over the one true reason why we went abroad: to WORK.

To work on our careers, on our financial statuses, on building a better future for our families back home. Love is a many splendored thing, but only in as much as it...
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Chris Calumberan works closely with the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai in transforming the Consulate office in Dubai into a true hub for Filipino arts and culture. Marking the 118th Philippine Independence Day, Chris launched his ‘Kumer-Solo’ exhibit on the 12th of June. With a strong collection of compelling photographs, he used these images as representation of the never dying...
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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Chris Calumberan - Thoughtleader

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02/19/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” This adage applies to young photographer Collin Torres , son of renowned photographer and entrepreneur Milo Torres . A student of The Westminster School, two of Collin’s photos were shortlisted at the 2016 Expo2020xHIPA Photography Competition – an exceptional achievement that he credits to the loving guidance of his father.

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Collin Torres - Trailblazer

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02/18/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
Buoyed by the massive technological advancements of the recent decades, a lot of what happens in life today is accessible online. As the most predominant Filipino Vlogger in Dubai, YouTube personality Junie Franco Sorsano is one step ahead of current trends with his videos sharing useful content and advice about his “Buhay sa Dubai” with fellow OFW’s.

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Junie Francisco Sorsano - Tastemaker

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02/18/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
A content director by trade, multi-award winning Patrick Fronda is widely recognized as one of the UAE’s most prolific authorities in videography and filmmaking. His is a unique eye for finding the heart of any frame and turning it into stunning visual.

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Patrick Fronda - Thoughtleader

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02/18/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
Watch out, Venus and Serena! A new breed of sibling tennis champs is on the rise, and it goes by the name of The Acena Sisters. Renee and Bea have been displaying prodigious skill in tennis from a very young age, and through hard work and discipline, they have individually become exemplary champions in their sport. Renee Acena Bea Acena Brenda Martinez Acena

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02/17/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Joy Caasi is a digital marketing executive, and a rising star in the blogosphere. Joy compiles travel, lifestyle, food and even DIY ideas via bold, bright and punchy images. Many of her shots are fly-on-the-wall style. These photos give an honest insight into her unique style sensibilities, which are mostly centered around being fashionable whilst being cost-conscious. Jhoysi Caasi

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Joy Caasi - Tastemaker

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02/17/2017 at 09:01. Facebook
Fashion photographer Rozen Antonio knows how to capture the essence of beauty and translate it into stunning photos. Currently running his own company that specializes in boutique event management and fashion & beauty photography, Houz of Zen, Rozen on several occasions has had the opportunity to produce work for big clients here in the UAE and back home.

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Rozen Antonio - Thoughtleader

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02/17/2017 at 08:47. Facebook
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02/17/2017 at 06:01. Facebook
Salons are said to be haven for loose talks, rumors, and gossips but Teng Roma is serious about this business. It is his duty to make people look and feel good through world-class grooming and a luxurious salon experience. He is a co-owner manager of his flagship Emphasis Salon in Rockwell – an institution of style and beauty in the Philippines, with a 15-year track record of providing...
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02/16/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Make-up artist.Beauty blogger. Brand ambassador. Triple-threat Louise Monique is a well-rounded beauty specialist who has the cleverness and marketing savvy to match her incredible talent. Propelled by her innate charm, plus her background as an advertising creative, Louise Monique has become one of the UAE’s go-to makeup artist, and a brand ambassador to popular international brands.
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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Louise Monique - Tastemaker

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02/16/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
The journey which eventually led to where Aldrin is in his career today required immense dedication and patience, and he shows no signs of slowing down. To his fellow Filipinos, he has these fighting words: “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you’ve come. Remember everything you have faced – all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have...
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Most Influential Filipinos in the World: Aldrin Dela Vega - Thoughtleader

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02/16/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
Despite his success in the business sphere, Atty. Barney still finds time to lead numerous initiatives that help improve the lives of the Filipino expats in the UAE. This year, he distributed interactive digital kiosks at RTA bus stops in Dubai and at the Philippine Consulate to help Filipinos get up to speed with UAE laws.
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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Atty. Barney Almazar - Trailblazer

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02/15/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Young, beautiful, and armed with a cleverness that belies her tender age, Bettina represents the future of fashion blogs in the Middle East. Her style mindset is decidedly practical and inclusive. She says, “Never judge! Even if I see an outfit that I know isn’t my style, or something I don’t immediately identify with, I always remind myself that we all have different taste and ways of...
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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Bettina Micu - Tastemaker

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02/15/2017 at 09:01. Facebook
In just a few years, Alex has transformed from a sought-after international model into one of the region’s most prolific Filipino fashion and commercial photographers. His secret: “Don’t be onion-skinned. In this type of industry, you need to be able to stand up for your aesthetics, whilst staying open to constructive critique.”
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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Alex Calleng - Thoughtleader

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02/15/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
A master in food innovation and distribution, Jovy Tuano of La Comida Express Gourmet is a true Filipino success story in the food industry of the UAE. He is living on a mission that goes beyond the call of duty to help build a viable business ecosystem that can provide livelihood to industrious people in the community.
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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Jovy Tuano - Trailblazer

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