Archive for the ‘Filipino Community’ Category

After the standard contract scheme, Overseas Filipino Workers in the country are set for more good news, with the Philippines and Qatar working on increasing their minimum monthly wage to QR1,400 or $400. Vivo Vidal, Philippine Labour Attache in Doha, told The Peninsula he is waiting for guidelines on the bilateral labour agreement between the […]

Dozens of Filipino wannabe singers turned up for an audition of the annual ‘Kantahan sa Doha 2008’ (Sing Out Doha) singing contest on Friday at the Central Café Restaurant. The audition for the longest-running all-Filipino singing competition saw aspiring singers belt out English and Filipino contest numbers a capella. "Ten contestants were chosen to compete […]

After breaking all records and outwitting its current feathers in its own cap, ABS-CBN Middle East brings to all the kababayans in Qatar two exciting and explosive happenings that will surely bring again the Filipinos in the limelight – FILEXPO 2008 in Qatar: Tiangge, Bazaar, Atbp. and Rakrakan Reload!

Be part of another history as 60 establishments and companies from the Philippines and the Middle East converge to bring the best of the Philippines in one roof for two days! Feast on a wide array of products and services as you visit this one-stop-shop for the Pinoy expat in Qatar! Laugh your hearts out after a tiring day of shopping as Pooh delivers his crazy antics and impersonates your idols, and belt out the singer in you as Yeng Constantino does her renditions of her hits.

Right after the FILEXPO, the festive mood will not yet be over. Make way for the most attended and most successful annual concert series in the Middle East – Rakrakan Reload 2008! Celebrate the glory of Pinoy rock music as The Dawn and Kamikazee unleash the rocker in each and every Juan dela Cruz. This annual rock phenomenon in the Middle East has catapulted the OPM in this part of the globe, so be there and be heard as you rock on and partake in another history in Qatar!

Don’t be left behind. Be there when all the things that you’ve been waiting for since the start of this year unfold and happen! October 9 & 10 for FILEXPO 2008 in Qatar: Tiangge, Bazaar, Atbp., and Rakrakan Reload 2008 on October 11.

Rakrakan Reload – The Dawn And Kamikazee

October 11, 2008
Time: 8:00pm (Gate opens at 4:00pm)
Venue: Qatar Sports Club
Ticket Price: QAR60

Two Filipino rock bands from two different generations are set to take Doha by storm as they conquer the stage for the ‘Rakrakan Reload Qatar’ to be held on Saturday at the Qatar Sports Club.

Dubbed as the biggest rock event this year, ‘Rakrakan Reload’ is being hosted by ABS-CBN Middle East, a Philippine-media conglomerate, for the second straight time. Last year, the media network brought ‘Rakrakan Overload’ which received very warm response with a big turnout of Filipino rock fans. The Dawn and Kamikazee are the bands set to enthral rock fans in Doha with their hit songs and exceptional performance.

Gaining popularity in the late 1980s, The Dawn has already recorded more than a dozen albums including their immortal hits Enveloped Ideas, Salamat (Thank You), Iisang Bangka (One Boat) and Tulad ng Dati (Just Like Before). These songs had made an indelible mark in the mainstream Filipino music with Enveloped Ideas having been voted the greatest New Wave song of all time in the Philippines.

Kamikazee, who have penetrated the music industry six years ago have already established a very strong presence in the rock scene with their popular hits Girlfriend, Chiksilog and Tsinelas among others. Their greatest song probably is Narda which had dominated the airwaves as one of the most requested songs in the Philippines in 2006.

"Gary V World 2008 Tour: Gary V….Live in Qatar !" which will feature Gary Valenciano and guests Yeng Constantino, Gabriel Valenciano, Paolo Valenciano with his band members!

Who doesn’t know Gary V.? Mr. Pure Energy and remains in his throne as the highest paid, most marketable international Filipino performer around the globe. What maybe new for you to know is that, he became Doha loved performer as he was the first performer who jam-packed the Khalifa Stadium – Doha, Qatar back in the 98’s. He is also the popular singer who sung the promotional song of the 15th Asian Games in Doha 2006 and also the Ambassador of Goodwill for UNICEF.

Gary V. Live in Qatar!!!!!

November 28, 2008 (Friday)
Al Ahli Stadium (Near Lulu Hypermarket -The Mall Round about – Behind Regency Hall)

Tickets Available in the following outlets:

1. Souq Asiri – Damascus Salon (beside Pilipino Bakery)
2. Philippine School Doha
3. Mediacom – Souq and Ras Abu Aboud
4. Honda Showroom – Al Saad , Industrial Area etc.
5. Al Khor – Nayong Filipino Restaurant – Food Court, Food Center

Other outlets will be announced soon
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