While I have been writing for years about Filipinos in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions, I felt it was impossible for me to pursue this book project because it was hard connecting with people who are all occupied by their respective career priorities not to mention their desire to fulfill their obligation to their families. Continue reading
Book on Filipino engineers in Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is known for its oil and display of glittering gold. Filipinos in search of a wonderful life for their respective families back home have come to the desert to fulfill their dreams.
This book is a compilation of stories as told by Filipino engineers who have lived and worked or still working in the Arab Kingdom. While not all Filipino professionals featured in the book directly work for the oil and gas industry, the term “oil pipelines” represent, as I believe, a country that mainly cultivates its vast oil reserves.
Book on Filipina women in the Gulf
Allow me to tell you stories of men and women from the Gulf region. This compilation is an addition to the six book titles under my name which were released previously. Continue reading
THE FIRST Filipina employed by the Kuwaiti Government’s Department of Private Education, Sara “Violeta” Malana Yousef supervised and trained Kuwaitis while learning and understanding the job flow by herself. Continue reading
Jeanette U. Gotangogan
Doha-based Jeanette U. Gotangogan starts the interview with this response, “I have nothing to brag. Tulad ng iba, ako ay nagmahal, nasaktan at nagsumikap.” Continue reading
SHE is a dreamer. Ma. Felma Bacalso Taylor was born in a small town in Pikit, Cotabato, Mindanao. “I owe my notable achievements to where I grew up as a child, until we moved to Cebu in1990. I have the best of both worlds, having a Filipino family in the Philippines and an American household here in the Kingdom of Bahrain,” she said. Continue reading
SHE WORKS for InterContinental Hotels Group and has worked in many IHG hotels in Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Qatar and the latest one in Vietnam. Continue reading
ONE OF the inspiring women in Middle East, Leslie Arlen Bautista Garduque is perhaps the first Filipino who fully owns an events company in Bahrain. She’s the first Filipino based in Manama to handle luxury fashion events in Bahrain.Media Circuit is an advertising agency specializing in events management. Continue reading
THE FIRST Filipino lecturer hired at Shinas College of Technology in Oman, Engr. Jenny Santos De la Cruz flies high in the Gulf. She’s the first and only Filipino holding a managerial position at Parsons Oman. Her story was included in the book Builders of Unfulfilled Desires in a Barren Land which is a collection of remarkable stories about influential Filipino engineers in the Gulf. Continue reading