Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Roy Tamano - Thoughtleader

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Roy Tamano – Thoughtleader

Sahron Roy Tamano

Community Leader


“As a Moro from Mindanao, I dream to see a future progressive country wherein its people live harmoniously in peace and no one will leave his family to go abroad for financial needs.” A proud member of the Maranao community, Roy Tamano carries the resilient and majestic spirit of Mindanao wherever he goes. This is the torch that has illuminated his path all throughout his journey in the Middle East. Powered by a formidable background in HR, Roy spearheads many community events in the UAE, all designed to foster a sense of unity amongst Filipinos, especially amongst the Muslim OFW’s.

Having launched many charitable projects in 2016, Roy emphasizes how faith in God is fundamental: “At times, people go after the ‘perfect life’ – which is an impossible task. Every human being has the ability to define his own contentment as to what extent. Through all of my challenges, my faith with the oneness of God, Allah has kept me stronger and thankful. My faith and my strong family life are my two most prized possessions. These are my biggest blessings this year, and for every year hereon.”

His advice to his fellow fellow OFWs: “UAE is consistent top destination for both tourists and workers, with first-class infrastructure that makes everything easy for the working expatriate. As migrant workers and guests of this noble nation, we should do our part in maintaining the strength of the society by being excellent at our jobs – approaching them with utmost care and dedication.”


Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno Special thanks to – Giordano, Nikon, Liali Jewellery, Lulu, Mitsubishi and Western Union.