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Albay’s Christmas Village of Surprises

Albay’s Christmas Village of Surprises

Celebrate Christmas all over the world and stay in Malinao, Albay in Southern Luzon. It’s the Bicolandia’s version of Enchanted Kingdom in Sta....

Events

The Celebration of The Feast of the Three Kings in the Philippines – 6 Jan.

The Celebration of The Feast of the Three Kings in the Philippines – 6 Jan.

In the past, gift-giving during Christmas was promoted by the celebration of the Feast of the Three Kings (Tatlong Hari in Tagalog and Tres Reyes in...

Business

24 Fortnights and an Extra Month…

24 Fortnights and an Extra Month…

Your Guide to the Working Year and the 13th Month in the Philippines True story: an English employer in the Philippines lost all his staff one...

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16 Dec 2014

Gallery of Instituto Cervantes - 1989 as Seen by Photographers

Venue 855 T.M. Kalaw, Ermita, Manila
Description "To commemorate the 25th anniversary, the Embassy of the Czech Republic and Instituto Cervantes will have a photo exhibit as how the world saw the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. Gallery is ongoing until Dec. 20." For inquiries, please call 526-1482.

⋆★Ayala Triangle: Thanksgiving Mass (Simbang Gabi) - Traditional Christmas Evening Mass

Time 6:00pm
Venue Ayala Triangle Park, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description From 15-23 December 2014, we invite you to join us with a daily Thanksgiving Mass for the Christmas season's traditional Simbang Gabi. Also, enjoy the lights and sound show in the evening every 30 mins. until 10pm. | For more information, please visit www.makeitmakati.com.

⋆♬⋆Festival of Carols - 5th Makati Inter-High School Christmas Caroling Competition

Time 6:00pm
Venue Ayala Triangle Park, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Christmas is in the air. Enjoy great holiday choral music and singing from the different high schools of Makati in this amazing competition at the Ayala Triangle Park. | For more information, please visit www.makeitmakati.com.

17 Dec 2014

Century Park Hotel - Tapas Buffet, Wine and more at the Atrium Lounge

Venue The Atrium Lounge, Century Park Hotel, Ocampo St., Malate, Manila
Description "Relish the tapas buffet, wine, beer, cocktails by the carafe at the Atrium Lounge and get a chance to draw from Day's Lucky Pick." Promo is available from 4:30pm to 8:30pm every Wed. to Sun. For inquiries, please call 528-5851.

Robinsons Applicances Cool Holiday Treats

Time 10:00am
Venue Robinsons Appliances, 3/F West Wing, Robinsons Place Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy Robinsons best offers for air conditioners, air coolers and fans. Promo runs until 31 Dec. 2014.

⋆㋡ Christmas Banketa Fair at Greenhills Shopping Center

Time 10:00am
Venue Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan, Metro Manila
Description Bangketa is a Tagalog word coming from the Spanish word "banqueta" which means "sidewalk". And in the Philippines, bangketa sale means super fun shopping at the street market or sidewalk stalls! | One of the best places to experience awesome Christmas shopping in Metro Manila is at Greenhills Shopping Center at San Juan City. Get the best bargains of branded, imported, local and high-quality products. For more information, please visit http://www.greenhills.com.ph/.

18 Dec 2014

⋆☆㋡♡ World Bazaar Festival!

Time 12:00pm
Venue 2/F World Trade Center Bldg., Gil Puyat Avenue ext. corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Featuring: Woobie Street Dance Competition, Woobie S Kid Idol | Woobie S Food World | Christmas Village | Designers Avenue | Woobie Goodies | Celebrity Pavilion | Manila Flair Open | The World Bazaar Festival is ongoing from 5-21 Dec., | Mon.-Thu. 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Fri.-Sun. 10:00am - 12:00mn |

⋆★Ayala Triangle: Thanksgiving Mass (Simbang Gabi) - Traditional Christmas Evening Mass

Time 6:00pm
Venue Ayala Triangle Park, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description From 15-23 December 2014, we invite you to join us with a daily Thanksgiving Mass for the Christmas season's traditional Simbang Gabi. Also, enjoy the lights and sound show in the evening every 30 mins. until 10pm. | For more information, please visit www.makeitmakati.com.

⋆☆Festival of Lights☆⋆ at the Ayala Triangle Park

Time 7:00pm
Venue Ayala Triangle Park, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Be part of an unforgettable Christmas celebration in the city that makes it happen, Makati! ⋆ Enjoy the sight of 1 million eco-friendly LED lights at the Ayala Triangle Park every 6-10pm daily with intervals every 30 mins. The lights and sound show got its inspiration with the festive atmosphere in the Mardi Gras festival in Brazil. The celebration is ongoing from 12 Nov. 2014 - 05 Jan 2015! Get a dose of Christmas cheer here at the Ayala Triangle Park! Enjoy Christmas like no other. ⋆ For more information, please visit www.makeitmakati.com.

19 Dec 2014

AmCham Kapihan (Coffee Mornings)

Time 7:30am
Venue Elks Club, 7/F Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description American Chamber of Commerce of the Phils. invites you to join their coffee morning or "Kapihan". Everyone is welcome! This is a service information group that will give you an update on what’s the latest on the business industry. RSVP: pauline@amchamphilippines.com

☆☺ Hi-5 House Hits Live in Manila!

Time 7:00pm
Venue Newport Performing Arts Theater, Newport Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description "Hi-5 returns to Manila with its biggest concert ever! " | "Hi-5 House Hits! features all of Hi-5's favorite and best loved songs for kids to sing and dance to. These songs have been chosen by some very special people...the Hi-5 audience! Fans were asked what their favorite Hi-5 hits are and these songs were put all together to create a sing-a-long, dance-a-long concert that the whole family can join in with." | Show times at 11:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm. | Ticket prices: Inclusive of service charge and same for all ages: VIP1: Php4,000 | VIP2: Php3,400 | Gold: Php2,800 | Silver: Php2,400 | Bronze: Php2,100 | To buy tickets: https://www.ticketworld.com.ph | MEET & GREET Hi-5! A limited number of Hi-5 Meet & Greet Passes are now on sale and are available to ticket holders of Hi-5 House Hits! To avail of Meet & Greet Pass and for more information, contact Vivre Fort Entertainment at (02) 470 6956 or 668 9535.

☺♬ Chicago the Musical

Time 8:00pm
Venue Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque, Metro Manila
Description The #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history is now in its 18th year on Broadway. Winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival! "A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dance you've ever seen." | "Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Awards-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, Chicago always delivers." | Schedules: Tuesday 8:00 PM | Wednesday 8:00 PM | Thursday 8:00 PM | Friday 8:00 PM | Saturday 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM | Sunday 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM | We recommend 13 years and older. For tickets, www.ticketworld.com.ph or call 891-9999. | For ticket purchases for groups of 20 or more and corporate ticket purchases please email alma@ticketworld.com.ph.

20 Dec 2014

Weekend Roast at the Strip Steakhouse - Solaire Resort and Casino

Time 6:00pm
Venue Strip Steakhouse - Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Avenue, Paranaque City, Metro Manila
Description Have a traditional roast prepared to premium succulence, served with equally indulgent sides. Enjoy this limited dining offer available for Saturday and Sunday dinners from Oct. 4 to Dec. 28. Reserve now! Call 888-8888.

☆☺ Hi-5 House Hits Live in Manila!

Time 7:00pm
Venue Newport Performing Arts Theater, Newport Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description "Hi-5 returns to Manila with its biggest concert ever! " | "Hi-5 House Hits! features all of Hi-5's favorite and best loved songs for kids to sing and dance to. These songs have been chosen by some very special people...the Hi-5 audience! Fans were asked what their favorite Hi-5 hits are and these songs were put all together to create a sing-a-long, dance-a-long concert that the whole family can join in with." | Show times at 11:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm. | Ticket prices: Inclusive of service charge and same for all ages: VIP1: Php4,000 | VIP2: Php3,400 | Gold: Php2,800 | Silver: Php2,400 | Bronze: Php2,100 | To buy tickets: https://www.ticketworld.com.ph | MEET & GREET Hi-5! A limited number of Hi-5 Meet & Greet Passes are now on sale and are available to ticket holders of Hi-5 House Hits! To avail of Meet & Greet Pass and for more information, contact Vivre Fort Entertainment at (02) 470 6956 or 668 9535.

☺♬ Chicago the Musical

Time 8:00pm
Venue Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque, Metro Manila
Description The #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history is now in its 18th year on Broadway. Winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival! "A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dance you've ever seen." | "Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Awards-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, Chicago always delivers." | Schedules: Tuesday 8:00 PM | Wednesday 8:00 PM | Thursday 8:00 PM | Friday 8:00 PM | Saturday 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM | Sunday 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM | We recommend 13 years and older. For tickets, www.ticketworld.com.ph or call 891-9999. | For ticket purchases for groups of 20 or more and corporate ticket purchases please email alma@ticketworld.com.ph.

Christmas Lights Bring Rio Carnival To Historic Ayala Triangle★

⋆A Holiday Celebration in Makati’s Old Airport ⋆ For the past five years, Ayala Triangle Park has been spreading holiday...

Christmas Lights Bring Rio Carnival To Historic Ayala Triangle★
posted on: Dec 18, 2014 | author:

Christmas In Or Christmas Out? A Merry Mix Of Yuletide Options

Where do you plan to celebrate Christmas next week? Whether you decide to spend it in with family or friends at home or out at a...

Christmas In Or Christmas Out? A Merry Mix Of Yuletide Options
posted on: Dec 17, 2014 | author:

Places Where To Catch Fireworks Displays On New Year’s Eve in Metro Manila – 2015

Rather than lighting firecrackers and fireworks themselves, most folks today in the metropolis get smarter by just watching them...

Places Where To Catch Fireworks Displays On New Year’s Eve in Metro Manila – 2015
posted on: Dec 17, 2014 | author:

The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Turns 79 Years Old

On 21 December 1935, Manuel L. Quezon, the first Philippine Commonwealth president, renamed the Philippine Army into the Armed...

The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Turns 79 Years Old
posted on: Dec 16, 2014 | author:
“Namamasko” – Asking for Love on Christmas Day

“Namamasko” – Asking for Love on Christmas Day

posted on: Dec 16, 2014 | author:

If Michael Jackson urged people to give love on Christmas day, a Filipino tradition encourages children to “ask for love on...

In Tagalog: Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon

In Tagalog: Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon

posted on: Dec 15, 2014 | author:

(MA-LI-GA-YANG PAS-KOH  AT MA-NI-GONG BA-GONG TAH-ON)   Translation: “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”  or...

Jose Rizal: Polymath, Pacifist, Martyr and Hero

Jose Rizal: Polymath, Pacifist, Martyr and Hero

posted on: Dec 15, 2014 | author:

In Celebration of Rizal Day on 30 December 2014 Rizal Day on December 30th commemorates the death in 1896 of one of the...

Weekend Sports at Howzat – 12-16 Dec. 2014

Weekend Sports at Howzat – 12-16 Dec. 2014

posted on: Dec 12, 2014 | author:

Enjoy exciting sports live on HD while hanging out with your friends at Howzat!       Author: Steve...

How Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Dinner) Is The Main Course On Filipino Tables

How Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Dinner) Is The Main Course On Filipino Tables

posted on: Dec 11, 2014 | author:

Food is at the heart of Christmas in the Philippines, underpinning family ties and friendships during the festive season. From...

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