Clockwise, from top left: Cris Valenzuela, Darbs Estrebilla, Darwin Quinones, Fred Tuiza, Kevin De Ocampo and Edmar Pascual.


Who will be top Filipino bae in UAE?


DUBAI – Six Filipino expatriates in the UAE are in the finals for LBC Balikbayan Box Baes, a hunt for the logistic company’s ambassador in the Middle East.

The finalists were selected through combined scores from a panel of judges, online votes and challenges that included creating their own short commercial video about the logistics company.

The videos were uploaded on LBC’s Facebook Page on Saturday (July 13) and are open for voting until July 31. Voters will also get a chance to win an exclusive LBC Balikbayan Box Bae shirt and a free Junior Box shipment.

Ahead of the August 2 finals, the contestants were presented to the media on Friday. The finalists include Cris Valenzuela, a Sharjah-based visual merchandiser; Abu Dhabi-based teacher Edmar Pascual; Dubai-based multi-awarded bartender Kevin De Ocampo; purchasing assistant Fred Tuiza and vloggers Darwin Quinones and Darbs Estrebilla.

Speaking to, Veronica Rey, Marketing Communications Officer of LBC Express, said that the brand ambassador must embody LBC’s values of “moving hopes, dreams and aspirations”.

The winning qualities that judges are looking for? “Strong, like an LBC box, dependable and trustworthy,” Rey said. She revealed that the winner will get a six-month contract worth Dh10,000, LBC services, among others. ICA/Expat Media


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