Saturday, May 23, 2020

Nov 26 18, 12:50 pm

Japan allegedly flattens COVID-19 curve without lockdowns, mass testing

Nearly a month after Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency, many experts believe the country has beaten coronavirus disease (COVID-19) without implementing stern measures. According to Mikihito Tanaka, a science professor at Waseda University...

PH to increase entry quota to 1,000 per day for OFWs flying back home

The Philippines' chief officials handling the country's Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) are now focusing their efforts to allow more Filipinos to fly back home by slowly increasing the entry quota for flights headed to the country....

Abu Dhabi-based Pinay tops SPLE for Architects in the Middle East

by | Feature

Nov. 26, 18 | 12:50 pm

For Filipinos who work here in the UAE, they continue to strive for excellence in their jobs by taking additional steps to reinforce and further their career ladder. This was achieved by 23-year old Rigina Jeanne Young as she topped this year’s Special Professional Licensure Examination for Architects, together with 228 examinees who passed all over the Middle East.

Hailing from Caloocan in the Philippines, Young decided to go to the UAE in December 2016 to try her luck in creating her own career ladder here in the Middle East. As she begun working in Abu Dhabi, she strived to develop her knowledge and skills further by attempting to take the exam for Architects. Young shares that reviews took most of her time as she prepared for the exams: “We had these review sessions every Friday starting last January, and since that day I used all my free time studying our lessons.”

However – since she has a full time job in the UAE, she also struggled to maintain a delicate balance between work, family, friends, and her career. “The toughest challenge is really to review after a long stressing day from work. A lot of temptation to just take a rest but I needed to pull myself up from the bed and study,” shares Young.

With help from her colleagues at the United Architects of the Philippines – Abu Dhabi Chapter, she together with her fellow examinees at her batch ‘Akeem’ managed to do a comprehensive review of the topics for the exam. “Kumbaga sa war, iba yung marami tayong bala, basta basa lang ng basa at intindihin din. Kasi ‘di naman ‘yun paramihan ng nabasa, kung ‘di paramihan ng naiintindihan,” said Young.

Young now plans to delve into other fields to be in line with her long term goals: “I’m planning to study again and take courses for either environmental planning or urban design. It was actually my goal since I was in college.”

When asked for advice about taking the exam, Young suggests for exam takers to study constantly. “I want to tell them that they may feel that they will never be ready to take the board exam, but just take it and move forward. The important thing is that they do prepare themselves by studying constantly. The time and effort for the preparation is what makes it different.” shares Young.

She also wishes to extend her gratitude to everyone who supported her along her journey – as well as for her journey up ahead. “I want to thank all the people who made this success possible especially to my family and friends who never fails to believe to what I’m capable of,” said Young.

The UAP-Abu Dhabi chapter will be launching a series of review sessions for SPLE 2019. Interested exam takers can reach them via their email at [email protected]

Jobs

Latest News

PH to increase entry quota to 1,000 per day for OFWs flying back home

PH to increase entry quota to 1,000 per day for OFWs flying back home

The Philippines' chief officials handling the country's Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) are now focusing their efforts to allow more Filipinos to fly back home by slowly increasing the entry quota for flights headed to the country....

WATCH: Philippine Airlines captures netizens with heartfelt video

WATCH: Philippine Airlines captures netizens with heartfelt video

Filipino netizens were moved by the new video released by Philippine Airlines (PAL) on May 21, where it featured members of its staff and some of its initiatives to help in the fight against coronavirus disease (COVID-19).   PAL shared the video on its Facebook page...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 2.5 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

BROCHURES

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 2.5 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

BROCHURES

© 2020 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in Feature
Experience a new wave of fitness tracking with Huawei Watch GT
Published On  November 26, 2018
5 Reasons why OFWs should look into purchasing pre-selling condo units
Published On  November 26, 2018
Khalid Al Ameri serves customers at Jollibee in Burjuman
Published On  November 26, 2018
Close