Filipino Institute founder: ‘FI is not only for Filipinos but also for all nationalities’


Promoting inclusiveness and diversity within his campuses in the Middle East, Filipino Institute founder and president Mr. Gabriel John Rimando said that their campuses are not only for Filipinos but also for all nationalities. Noticing an increase of non-Filipino enrollees each time they open courses, Rimando said that with non-Filipinos learning in the training institute, it makes the campus a more interesting and personally enriching environment for everyone. 

“Cross-cultural communication is very important. Today, more than ever, we’re likely to interact professionally with people from different cultural backgrounds to our own, especially here in UAE,” he said. 

Some non-Filipinos were, in fact, excelling in the Filipino Institute. During the face-to-face graduation last December 4, Alice Bizimana of Rwanda got the second spot in the Massage Therapy (Basic and Advance) class. 

According to Rimando, the Filipino Institute also welcomes diverse individuals. “They are welcome, we don’t look at age, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, and gender. Everyone is welcome,” he added. 

Currently, the Filipino Institute, which has campuses in Dubai, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, has Ugandan, Sudanese, Russians, and Arab enrolled students. 

To enroll in short-term courses and professional diploma programs, please contact the nearest campus: 

Dubai Campus:
Point of Contact: Dean Cheryl Delim, Mr. Trebb Gomez, Mr. Lorenzo Florendo
Call / WhatsApp: +971 56 113 0989, +971 55 583 9969
Telephone: +971 4 234 0401
Address: 604, Al Zarooni Building, Al Rigga, Deira, Dubai, UAE

Virtual Campus:
Point of Contact: Dean Sunshine Estrada, Dean Lloyd Perez
Call / WhatsApp: +971 54 458 5434 or +971 54 515 1767

Al Ain Campus:
Point of Contact: Dean Andy Green
Call / WhatsApp: +971 56 284 1822
Address:  M1, room 2, same building ng Al Ansari Exchange, opposite ng KFC, Khalifa Street, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi Campus
Point of Contact: Dean Leny Retotar
Call / WhatsApp: +971 50 203 9916
Address: Office 301 Burj Al Arab Building, same building of EMAX Showroom, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi

Mansoura, Qatar Campus
Point of Contact: Dean Antoinette Concepcion
Call / WhatsApp: 55975138, 50725199, or 33597049
Address: 3rd Floor, Room 7, Al Manama Building, Mansoura (the same building with Hyundai Showroom), B Ring Road, Doha, Qatar

Manama, Bahrain Campus
Point of Contact: Dean Gem Reyes
Call / WhatsApp: 36198188, 33098683, or 35978778
Address: Office 112, Building 268, Old Palace Road, Block 308, near Gudaibiya Police Station, Manama, Kindom of Bahrain