From F & B Hostess to Credit Manager: Filipina makes waves in Dubai


From being a big sister at home to become the Credit Manager in three of many International and local 5 star hotels in Dubai is no small feat. Chona Garcia Canimo was able to climb the ladder of corporate success because of sheer determination and faith. Continue reading

Footwear Guru: ‘My journey is a gift’


Wallei Bautista Trinidad is a Dubai-based footwear designer who specializes in creative direction, product research and development. He has particular expertise in Arabic footwear styling and designs for local and international brands in United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Continue reading

World-class Filipino architect shines in Dubai


Suzette Peachie Bayonito is a licensed architect with 10 years of extensive experience in architectural and construction works, 8 years of which was spent in UAE, with a solid background in preparing authority drawings from schematic to construction phase. Continue reading

From Admin Coordinator to Nielsen’s top-level executive, Filipino shares secret of happy living in “little Saudi”

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I had the privilege of meeting one of the inspiring Filipino executives in Middle East. He’s presently the Senior Human Resource Manager and Business Partner, Global Business Services for Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan of The Nielsen Company. He lives in Sharjah, the “Little Saudi” as expats call this emirate. Continue reading

Top 10 Award-Winning Filipino Photographers in the United Arab Emirates

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Migrant Pen’s choice of the Top 10 award-winning Filipino photographers in the United Arab Emirates include Mario Cardenas, Manny Fajutag, Architect Jeffrey Farannial, Cesar Julius V. Parroco, Jr., Donnel Gumiran, Buddy Gadiano, Engineer Roger Alfonso, Architect  Anthony Tario Austria, Michael Cruz and Architect Suzette Peachie Bayonito. Continue reading