Filipino bowlers ramp-in the tutti-fruity themed bowling tournament

by Laliebeth Petancio

Abu Dhabi – Filipino bowlers-members of the Abu Dhabi Dabarkads flocked at the Khalifa International Bowling Center, Zayed Sports City on Friday, August 11 to present their colourful ‘’Tutti fruity’’ inspired team uniforms for the 17th Season Bowling League.


Nineteen teams jam-packed the venue vying for Best Team uniform and other awards to star-stun for the season’s bowling tournament.

Teams were Pin-Apple, Swiss Apple Grapes, Pakwan, Strabowlry, AlaskaDurian, Sparkling Grapes, Dragon Fruit, Melon ‘’X’ n Ice Cream, Pearfect, Passion Bowl, Appbowl Smasher, Chinqua-pin, Gurangbutan 1, Gurangbutan II, Star Apple Strikers, Cute Cumber, Pinya, Berry Blasts, Bowl-berries, and Pacer which uniforms were judged according to innovativeness & creative design; eye appeal, color and lay-out; inclusion of bowling arts and graphics; presence of team members; uniqueness of team banner design and team’s extra effort on props.

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Team Dragon Fruit won the season’s Best in Team uniform while Cutecumbers followed the rank as 1 st runner up. Strawbowlry team grabbed the 2 nd -runner up awards while Pinya, Gurangbutan and Pin-apple followed in the ranking in respective order.

Abu Dhabi Dabarkads organizers, sponsors and judges at the 17th Bowling tournament team uniform presentation

Abu Dhabi Dabarkads organizers,  sponsors, guests and judges of the Team Uniform competition

Ms Mac and Mary Ann (Kabayan Saloon), Ms. Regie Regies (Ayala Land) and Mr. Philip Esteves (Gloria Downtown Hotel) were the judges of the competition who also gave their support and awards to the winners.

Battles for Week 5 in the series of ball games flourished the day’s activities.


SHRPA to award exemplary HR Professionals in UAE

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by Kabayan Laliebeth Petancio

Abu Dhabi-  This Friday, August 18 the Society of Human Resource Professionals and Associates – SHRPA will stage one of the most prestigious search for exemplary HR professionals in UAE at the 1st Anniversary in conjunction with HR Summit to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Five Filipinos will star-stun the event who will receive recognition and share their achievements and inspirations to the delegates.

HR professionals awardee

The HR Summit- the first & one of a kind event hosted by SHRPA this year hopes to bring the Learning Journeys endeavoured by the group through its Executive Committee to a higher ladder in a more substantial and significant affair.

Keynote speakers are famous, well-known and subject matter experts in their fields in the local and international arena with VIP Guest the Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Constancio R. Vingno Jr.


The HR Summit is committed to enabling its members to build relationships and learn from the experiences of Subject Matter Experts  providing timely relevant discussions. Meeting these objectives will enable participants to enhance their careers in the HR field as well as improve performance of their organizations by applying what they have learned.

For registration and questions, please contact Jaymar Ismael at 056 404 1517 or email




Attention: Filipino Electronics engineers and technicians in UAE – Earn CPD points, join technical seminars

by Laliebeth Petancio

Abu Dhabi – The Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP UAE) is urging Filipino professionals who are PECE, ECE, ECT or associate and non-members residing in UAE to attend the technical seminar intended to earn eight (8) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points  required for renewal of licenses with the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) in the Philippines.flyer

In-house resource speakers like Engr. Jef Barra and Eng Ralph Lontoc are tasked to present technical topics on Introduction to Satellite Broadcasting and Fundamentals of VoIP Networks and Signaling, respectively.

Seminar will be held this coming Friday, July 21 at ADVETI Auditorium in Abu Dhabi near Al Maqta Bridge from 8am to 5pm.

For more information or registration, please contact Secretary General Engr, Leo at 056 708 1348 or email or send query to this writer

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GK2017 candidates in Creative Wear

by Laliebeth Petancio

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Dubai –  The fifteen candidates of the Ginoong Kabayan 2017  launched exclusively by Upline Media are expected to ramp in their chosen creative outfit this coming Saturday, July 22 at Star Metro Hotels in Dubai.

This is part of the Judging criteria for this pageant where candidates are judged according to creativity, bearing of attire, stage presence and audience impact.

What’s exciting in the segment is the unique, stylish or classy or futuristic imagination of their designers and how contestants are able to bring out the best in their get up. Of course, a little part from the spectators and fans will contribute to position them by an audience impact points.

Also launched at the affair is the selection of the best in Swim Wear trunks. How it will be judged is based on their projection and physical factors such as face and figure; poise, posture and carriage, proper fit and the overall presentation.

Watch the candidates as they glamourize, stun, add style and sophistication to their natural self on stage.

Ginoong Kabayan 2017 Season 2 is an endeavour of Upline Media Management affiliated with Mister Philippines bringing candidates to a higher level.

For more information, please contact Ms Jinky at 056 9488010 or email

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OFW Kaibigan officers to take oath of office

by Laliebeth Petancio

poster 1Abu Dhabi – The newly elected officers of a socio-community organization OFW Kaibigan are all set for an induction program on July 28, 2017 from 6pm onwards to be held at Murjan Asfar Hotel in capital. New members of the group will also take their oath of responsibilities.

Theme of the event ”Ikaw at Ako at Pilipino at Nagkakaisang OFW tungo sa Pagbabago”

Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Constancio R. Vingno Jr will grace the program and will share his message of inspiration.

Other guests will be Vice COnsul Rowena P. Daquipil among other staff from Philippine Embassy Abu Dhabi.

For questions, please email with subject Event5681 or send a private message or call  Kabayan Laliebeth.






Ginoong Kabayan 2017 Season 2

by Laliebeth Petancio

Now on the 2nd Launching, Ginoong Kabayan 2017 is at its grandest!

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Upline Media is proud to present the 2nd Edition of Ginoong Kabayan (GK2017) as an affiliate of Mister Philippines to bring candidates to a higher ground. This is so realized after the big success of last year’s GK2016 in Dubai.

What it has for Filipino men is to showcase their talents, abilities and confidence from the inside to the outside realities.

Not only modeling, fashion shows and physical presentations in series but GK2017 will bring famous celebrities from the Philippines at the Grand Finals making the finale a grandeur and entertaining night.

GK2017 was conceptualized so that it can feature the true virtues of Filipinos and which bi-product of this endeavor is an awareness that despite the adversities of being an overseas worker there is always a spot to shine, to unite among other kababayans and excel in any field or career they are into.

With the hope to bring the best in the young candidates, Upline Media will serve as a channel to celebrate with their achievements, success and acknowledge every drive of support and commitment.

Certainly proud to also present the Grand Finals with presence of famous celebrity or beauty titlist into the ramp show.

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Private companies in UAE can now save 50% of time processing residency permits

by Laliebeth Petancio

As quoted and published in Khaleej Times on 9th July 2017,  the ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Health and Prevention, and Human Resources and Emiratisation and Emirates Identity Authority have announced measures to reduce by 50 per cent the time required to process a transaction for the issue of a residency permit.

The move is part of the world’s first government accelerators, a new government approach that will accelerate the achievement of the National Agenda of the UAE Vision 2021 in which government bodies will also be tasked with implementing joint projects in record time to transform government services to advanced standards by 2021.

Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the accelerators have multiple tasks and responsibilities to boost the pace for achieving the goals of the National Agenda and projects.

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Caregiver course in Dubai gives you better options

by Laliebeth Petancio


Nowadays, taking a caregiver course does not necessary mean a pain in the pocket and a sacrifice of your most precious time because Master Mind Management Training exists to give the aspiring Professional caregivers a variety of options in terms of tuition fees’ settlement and flexibility of class schedule.

“We offer a very light installment plan up to 3 terms and a discount of AED 500.00 for every registrant”, said Viginarajah Nesarajah, Managing Director at Master Mind.

Evening classes or weekend combinations are well considered for Filipino students to accommodate their hectic workloads.

But it’s not much about  of the flexibility option, rather what future is ahead for Filipino caregivers?

“We are in touch with two employment agencies in Ontario, Canada. Graduates of the caregiver training course will get a certificate of completion stamped by KHDA—a top requirement in applying for jobs as live-in caregivers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand”, Raj added.

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To pre-register and avail of the discount, please email to with a subject REG5681 to get a code.

You may visit their office at Room 402 UBL Bank Building, Bank Street , near Burjuman Metro Station, back of Burjuman Center, Bur Dubai.


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