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Robbie Antonio's Unicorn Startup Seals $3.2-B Deal to Build Luxury Villas in Dubai

PH builder to bring prefabricated structures to one of emirate’s 300 artificial ‘World Islands’

Robbie Antonio with Seven Tides CEO Abdulla Bin SulayemThe Philippines’ first unicorn, real estate startup Revolution Precrafted, has signed a landmark $3.2-billion agreement with a Dubai-based property developer that will bring its prefabricated designer structures to the famous man-made archipelago The World ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 13, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

The World's First Robot Police Officer Just Debuted in Dubai

Robocop utilizes the internet of things to catch offenders and detect emotions

From fast food cooks to concierges at restaurants and hotels, robotsare slowly infiltrating the workforce in nearly every industry. Most recently, the world welcomed its first operational robot policeman.“Robocop,” the newest member of the Dubai police force, debuted on May 22 at the ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 26, 2017 02:00:00
Business Ideas

The Filipino Institute: A chain of schools in the Middle East set up by a Filipino, for Filipinos

One OFW who wants to help fellow OFWs does it with an entrepreneurial spirit

Entrepreneurship with social responsibility – that is the advocacy of Gabriel John Rimando, founder and president of the Filipino Institute, an academic institution that offers affordable and quality education to all Filipinos based in the United Arab Emirates.Starting with one branch in ...

by Jo Hannah Lou Garcia  | October 26, 2016 07:00:00
Business Ideas

OFW's housing firm caters to Pinoys abroad who want property back home

This local real estate business has started targeting OFWs who want to buy homes back in the Philippines as investments or as dwellings for their families.

Although Melesa 'Elsie' Chua had been a successful banker, manufacturing executive, and real estate developer in the Philippines, she still opted to become an OFW to seek greener pastures.Now, she spends most of her time in the Middle East, selling homes in ...

by Jimbo Owen Gulle and Jimbo Owen Gulle  | May 04, 2015 12:00:00