Dubai: The Filipino Times Watch List: Top Engineers and Architects in the Middle East has been launched in Dubai, UAE, in appreciation of Filipinos’ remarkable contribution to introducing new concepts and solutions in the Arab World.
The inaugural awarding and summit of the international event, to be held on 17th March 2023, will feature esteemed speakers and industry leaders from the Middle East and the Philippines. The Filipino Times Watch List serves as the culmination of the commitment of The Filipino Times the leading newspaper and digital platform for Filipinos in the Middle East to uplift the image of the Philippines and showcase the extraordinary skills and expertise of its people in the international arena.
Well-known for their world-class innovative and effective skills, these highly skilled Filipino professionals have risen through the ranks not only as decision-makers and industry leaders but also as ‘choice architects of the future’. Their prominent role across the Middle East goes beyond design, procurement, and execution. They also hold a key influence in policy creation.
Filipino engineers and architects rank among the highest-paid and most in-demand overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with salaries ranging from $220457 to $661372. Their success in these lucrative fields both contributes to the changing narrative and increasing purchasing power of OFWs. Currently, more than 12 million Filipinos live and work across the world. The Middle East is among the countries with the highest concentration of Filipinos, estimated at 3.5 million.
“Since the 1970s, Filipino engineers and architects have been integral partners of governments and businesses in the Middle East in creating sustainable and more livable spaces and innovative solutions that continue to stand the test of time. It is only apt to recognise their invaluable contributions as designers, inventors, and builders of our modern age. The Filipino Times Watch List highlights these crucial roles they play in addressing current and future needs,” Dr. Karen Remo, CEO and Founder of New Perspective Media Group organiser of The Filipino Times Watch List, remarked.