He’s easily the busiest Filipino in the emirates. With almost all of his waking moments spent in the service of the people, Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes works tirelessly to serve the community, whizzing through, inspiring and uniting masses wherever his feet land. Learn more about the Congen here: #illustradolife #taasnoofilipino #pinoypride
Illustrado Magazine: Expect nothing but darkly seductive looks! It’s our 12th year anniversary and what’s a more fitting way to celebrate than asking the fabulous fashion circle of UAE to come party with us in their own interpretation of our theme for the evening: “Dark Seduction”. Spoiler alert? They did not …
Congen Paul Raymund Cortes speaks out on bias and prejudice among Filipinos and shares his side of the story on the matter. “I grew up in the 70s and 80s in a time when being Manileño was hip and trendy. Corollary to that, it was also the time when speaking Ilokano meant being teased as one from the barrios or the mountains.” #illustradomagazine #taasnoofilipino
A Funky Asian Party in Bur Dubai? Illustrado Got It SceneZoned at Miss Wáng.
Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes talks about his life in Dubai – his typical weekend, giving insight on how Filipinos in the Middle East are in an enviable position of having the best of worlds – “with a vibrant Islamic economy that generously shares opportunities, a multi-cultural community that has respect for others’ faiths, a crossroads for migrants and policy-makers that make it an avenue for the pollination of ideas and opinions, a breeding ground for the migrant youth ready and raring to join the global community as active players, and an oasis that germinates what is essential to humanity.” #illustradomagazine #taasnofilipino
“It’s been Asia’s best kept secret,” he tells me. And I silently wonder back:” Yes, a secret we’ve long been whispering to the whole world for so long.” ConGen Paul Raymund Cortes talks tourism through marketing the Philippines as a travel destination. #illustradomagazine #taasnofilipino
2016 was an exciting year for the country — the campaign, the elections, President Duterte’s first few months in office, the newfound confidence of our people in government and in our leadership, and the euphoria of a people who finally have a leader they truly liked and were mesmerized with – one whom they were willing to follow to wherever he deemed it worthy. With all these things that have happened, the only way for us is to move forward and pave new routes ahead. The year flew by so fast, the new year seems to have just snuck right in: a new one that made it so obvious how important it was to define for ourselves where exactly we hoped to go.
Photo Exhibit of Filipino Fashion Photographer, Eros Goze – The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai, in collaboration with the Filipino Ladies of Dubai, successfully held a Photography Exhibit titled “Chiaroscuro Art & Style” featuring Eros Goze at the Rizal Hall, Philippine Consulate on September 01.
Pinoy Pride nga ba? No particular ethnicity is predisposed to greatness. Everyone is and Filipino Pride is just as authentic as Japanese Pride or Aussie Pride or British Pride or any other type of national pride. It is one thing to shout out Pinoy Pride and it is another to use that as a jump-off point for one’s expedition for his own pinnacles. That anyone could be the Michael Cinco of their own towns or the Lea Salonga of their communities is a belief one should cling on to. By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes
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