Call center agent now runs jobs site for Filipinos displaced by pandemic

By Jojo Dass DUBAI, United Arab Emirates:  A Filipina, who have had her share of the travails associated with working abroad, including employment loss, now runs an online jobs site for fellow Filipinos displaced by the pandemic, saying it’s her way to “help and give back to the community.” See: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/pinoyachievers/786263/call-center-ofw-now-runs-jobs-site-for-filipinos-displaced-by-pandemic-in-uae/story/ “We have experienced andContinue reading “Call center agent now runs jobs site for Filipinos displaced by pandemic”

Dubai’s hospitality on the rebound, top hotelier says

Dubai’s hospitality sector is showing progress when it comes to attracting visitors, due to the government’s “very liberal view,” coupled with stringent health and safety protocols making travel to this city convenient and “very safe,” a top hotelier said. “It is definitely on the rebound,” said Colin Baker, StayWell Holdings regional director for the MiddleContinue reading “Dubai’s hospitality on the rebound, top hotelier says”

Former Ermita dishwasher is now Dubai top chef

DUBAI: When he was in college pursuing a career in law, Ricardo R. Bojador, then a working student, washed dishes at a five-star hotel in Ermita, Manila to support himself. Also see: https://www.rappler.com/nation/ermita-dishwasher-ricardo-bojador-top-dubai-chef “I began my first job in the kitchen as a dishwasher in one of the five-star hotels, followed by a couple ofContinue reading “Former Ermita dishwasher is now Dubai top chef”

Dubai OFW takes break from corporate life, opens restaurant showcasing Filipino food to the world

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: An overseas Filipino worker (OFWs) has taken a break from her career in the corporate world to pay it forward by way of opening a restaurant showcasing Filipino food to the world. Related link: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/news/784852/dubai-ofw-takes-a-break-from-corporate-career-opens-restaurant/story/ Gina Valbuena took a big turn following her job as Business Support Manager to the CEOContinue reading “Dubai OFW takes break from corporate life, opens restaurant showcasing Filipino food to the world”

REVIEW:Lamentasyon – why everybody is talking about it

A lot of you may not anymore remember, much less know, the late, great Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” where Jack Nicholson played a deranged dad click-clacking on his typewriter all day, every day, only to later on turn out he was filling up pages upon pages with a one-liner: “All work no play makes JackContinue reading “REVIEW:Lamentasyon – why everybody is talking about it”

Over 100 Filipino entrepreneurs in Dubai band together to overcome pandemic’s disruption

DUBAI, UAE: Over 100 former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) here who have opened their own businesses – from salons to restaurants, even public relations and professional consultancy services – have banded together to help each other amid disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Related link: https://www.rappler.com/nation/dubai-ofw-entrepreneurs-pandemic-disruption The “Filtrepreneurs,” as they are called, said it’s aboutContinue reading “Over 100 Filipino entrepreneurs in Dubai band together to overcome pandemic’s disruption”

Michael Cinco wishes to create gown for Madonna

DUBAI: Iconic Dubai-based fashion designer Michael Cinco has dressed up countless celebrities – from Beyonce to the Duchess of York, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Mariah Carey, to name a few. There’s one star though that he has longed to see wearing his creation but has not: Madonna. “It has always been myContinue reading “Michael Cinco wishes to create gown for Madonna”

Cancer-stricken OFW finds relief in YouTube; raises awareness about the disease online

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – An overseas Filipina worker (OFW), who has been battling cancer for over a year, has turned to social media for solace and, as well, to raise awareness about the life-threatening disease. “Through YouTube, I get to know different people from all over the world, may they be virtual friends, co-YouTubersContinue reading “Cancer-stricken OFW finds relief in YouTube; raises awareness about the disease online”

Raju Gidwani: One man’s journey from supermarket shelf boy to Dubai top executive

When at a hypermart, be nice to the “shelf boys,” the guys who arrange merchandises across the racks and help you find your way to the cookie jar you’re looking for, or was it the peanut butter jam? You never know. That guy could be the next Raju Gidwani, whose colorful story goes back toContinue reading “Raju Gidwani: One man’s journey from supermarket shelf boy to Dubai top executive”

Barrio school teacher’s son is now a multinational energy firm exec in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – When he was a little boy, Ben Lebig, Jr. would tag along with his mother, a teacher at a barangay in Iloilo province, Central Philippines, on her way to school. “My nanay (mother) and her co-teachers would cross two knee-deep rivers before reaching the foot of a hill where theyContinue reading “Barrio school teacher’s son is now a multinational energy firm exec in Dubai”

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