New Lifestyle Online Community Launched for Global, Progressive Filipinos

Illustrado, a Dubai-based publication, introduces Illustrado Life ( to serve as the online lifestyle community for Filipinos living and working outside the Philippines

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 24, 2010 --( In conjunction with its fourth year anniversary, Illustrado, the unique Filipino lifestyle-community magazine published in Dubai, marked this day as the ‘go-live’ date of the freshest online community portal highlighting the lives of global, progressive Filipinos: Illustrado Life

From the Middle East to the rest of the world, Illustrado Life serves as an extension of Illustrado Magazine and gives a glimpse of the different facets of the lives of Filipinos working and living outside the Philippines, in different parts of the world. With the so many aspects in the lifestyles of international Filipinos, Illustrado Life provides an interesting read and an interactive global venue on the worldwide web. The site also allows readers to follow up-to-date reports and features about fashion, travel, lifestyle, issues, events and Filipino community gatherings as read from its mother publication – Illustrado

According to Lalaine Chu-Benitez, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Illustrado, “Inspiring the birth of Illustrado Life is the growing interest for wholesome, positive and highly engaging stories about millions of Filipinos based around the world. We are also responding to the demand for further communication with Illustrado readers and our growing number of followers, particularly, on the WWW, showing them the 'life' that surrounds the magazine through rich new media.”

“Illustrado Life promises to present distinct perspectives on the lives of global Filipinos – the stuff that you don’t normally see in popular media. This is an online venue where fellow Filipinos can take a glimpse at the actual lifestyle of those working and living outside our home country. Indeed, we know that Illustrado Life is going to be the definitive bridge that connects Pinoys in the Gulf to any where else, and vice versa,” she concluded.

Built on the philosophies of its print counterpart, ‘Taas Noo, Filipino’ and ‘Helping the Filipino flourish – global vision, native soul’, Illustrado Life is more than just a website – it is also social vehicle providing due respect and recognition to the international Filipino community. Like the magazine’s signature projects Empowered Filipina and Women of Substance, Illustrado Life also aims to be a tool for uplifting and empowering progressive-thinking Pinoys around the world.

For more information and press inquiries regarding Illustrado Life, please email or call +971-4-3654543.

Illustrado Communications FZ-LLC
Lalaine Chu-Benitez