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Coastal Pleasures for Adventurous Travellers

Coastal Pleasures for Adventurous Travellers

The Philippines is popular for its beaches and festivals among tourists, but there is more to discover in this country for the adventurous traveller....

Events

History Channel Convention 2016 – The Biggest Entertainment Con This Year

History Channel Convention 2016 –  The Biggest Entertainment Con This Year

August is history month in the Philippines and Manila makes history this year with the first-ever entertainment convention — the History...

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AU Ambassador and OPAPP Undersecretary Launch Book on Mindanao Peace Process

AU Ambassador and OPAPP Undersecretary Launch Book on Mindanao Peace Process

Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely and Undersecretary for Operations Diosita Andot from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process...

Video of the Week

❀ Olympic Gold Medalist Joseph Schooling and Auntie Yolly - 19 years of Unwavering Support ❀

 

Joseph Schooling is the first ever Singaporean gold medalist. For this occasion, he honours his Filipina Nanny, Yolanda Pascual, for 19 years of support for him.
“Auntie Yolly is like a second mom to me. She’s the one who always takes care of me at home, cooks for me. I don’t think I could have a better second mom or nanny by my side to help me through all this.”
There are over 80,000 Filipino overseas workers in Singapore who work as nannies or domestic helpers. They leave their families to take care of another family in a foreign land. An OFW's dedication to work helped made a boy into a champion. Here's a story of a winner.

 

Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016

GNC Sports Clearance Sale

Time 10:00am - 9:30pm
Venue Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description GNC Sports Clearance Sale | August 8- September 30, 2016 | All GNC Stores except GNC Market! Market! | Get up to 70% off on the following brands: | GNC Pro Performance AMP | GO6 | Muscle Milk | bpi Sports | GNC Beyond Raw || Stores: | – Glorietta 4 (09175296786) | – Greenbelt 1 (09175296822) | – Greenbelt 3 (09175296822) | – Power Plant Mall (09175296820) | – SM Aura (09175296511) | – Greenhills Parklane (09175296841) | – The Podium (09175296834) | – Robinsons Ermita (09175296531) | – Rustans Shangrila (09175297953) | – SM Megamall (09175296534) | – Greenhills Virramall (09175996135) | And more! |

♥ Sale: Robinsons Mall Red Hot Sale!

Time 10:00am - 9:30pm
Venue Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description "Let the hunting season begin! Catch the best fashion deals at the Robinsons Malls #RedHotSale2016 with up to 70% OFF for the whole month of August!" Sale is ongoing from August 1-31, 2016 ! | For more information: | http://www.facebook.com/manilaonsale | http://www.twitter.com/manilaonsale |

✽ Art of Healing at Ateneo with Iris Sullivan

Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue Ateneo Institute of Social Order, Ateneo de Manila University, Seminary Road, Social Development Complex, Loyola Heights, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description On 22 August, Iris Sullivan will conduct a give a two-hour evening talk on the importance of art therapy as a tool for healing. She is an artist, therapist and teacher from Australia. "How can a deeper understanding of colour and the artistic process open a new modality for health and healing?" On 23-24 August, a two-day workshop follows. | Fee: Php6700 (inclusive of art materials) and for evening lecture on 22 Aug., Php1500. | Group discounts may also be given for five or more attendees. | For enquiries, please call Nenet at 371-3893 / 0921-716-5197 from 9am - 5pm. |

Thursday, 25 Aug 2016

♔ History Channel Convention ~ The Biggest Entertainment Convention of the Year!

Time 10:00am - 10:00pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Join your favorite HISTORY stars at the first-of-its-kind 4 day event with exhibits, interactive experiences, on-ground activities and talent appearances. | The first-ever entertainment convention of its kind is here, in celebration of all things entertainment at HISTORY CON 2016! HISTORY comes to life, bringing you closer to your favourite shows. Expect to be entertained with something for everyone. Our exciting line up includes exclusive fan-meets, autograph signings, competitions, activities and much more! | Visit http://www.historyasia.com/shows/history-con-2016 for more details. |

American Chamber of Commerce of the Phils., Inc. - with speaker Atty. Vencent L. Salido, CPA, LLB, LLM, Deputy Director, Compliance and Investigation Group, Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat

Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "The presentation will cover the following: brief background of the AMLC, results of the National Risk Assessment, legal and investigation issues as a result of the recent Bank of Bangladesh Heist (proposed amendments to the AMLA), salient features of the soon to be published AMLA Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations and relevant statistics on transactions reports among others." | About the speaker: ATTY. VENCENT L. SALIDO, CPA, LLB, LLM | Deputy Director Compliance and Investigation Group, Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat || ​ "Atty. Vencent L. Salido was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1999. He also passed the Connecticut State Bar Examination back in 2006 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2009. In addition to these, he is also a Certified Public Accountant after passing the exam back in 1993 and is a Career Service Executive since 2005. | ​ He has been working for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas since 2000 and is now the Deputy Director and Head Compliance and Investigation Group of the Anti-Money Laundering Council. Furthermore, he has three published books wherein he was the Editor and Author of the first two books and the consultant of the last one. | Atty. Salido is also a regular lecturer for the Philippine Judicial Academy, Banker’s Institute of the Philippines, MCLE service providers, board of directors of banks and other financial institutions, law enforcement agencies and international organizations." |

British Chamber of Commerce Phils. - Joint Luncheon Meeting with Rt Hon. Richard Graham MP, UK Trade Envoy to the Philippines

Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue Fairmont Hotel, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Join us on 25 August (Thursday) for a joint lunch meeting with Rt Hon Richard Graham MP, UK Trade Envoy to the Philippines at Fairmont Makati. | The event will set the agenda around the future of UK-Philippine trade and investment relations and will feature a keynote speech by the Trade Envoy and a Philippine response from key players. | This event is organised together with the British Embassy Manila, Makati Business Club, and Philippine-British Business Council (PBBC)." | RSVP events@britcham.org.ph or call 02 556 5232 local 102/848. | Registration Fees: | Members: Php1500 | Non-Mebers: Php2000 | RSVP: events@britcham.org.ph or call 556-5232 loc. 102 or 848. |

Wine Depot: Would You Like To Know More About Argentinian Wines? ~ featuring Altos Las Hormigas, Mendoza, Argentina

Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue Wine Depot, 217 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Sit down with Francesca Martin WSET Diploma qualified and Brand Manager of Altos Las Hormigas and enjoy an interactive discussion about everything Argentinian wines. A dinner prepared by Chef Joseph Margate follows the wine tasting. | Costs: | Toast Club Member ~ Php1200 | Non-member ~ Php1500 | Limited to 20 seats. | For reservation, please contact Rose Lustresano at 0917-700-8407 | or email at winedepot@winedirect.com.ph. |

Friday, 26 Aug 2016

♔ History Channel Convention ~ The Biggest Entertainment Convention of the Year!

Time 10:00am - 10:00pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Join your favorite HISTORY stars at the first-of-its-kind 4 day event with exhibits, interactive experiences, on-ground activities and talent appearances. | The first-ever entertainment convention of its kind is here, in celebration of all things entertainment at HISTORY CON 2016! HISTORY comes to life, bringing you closer to your favourite shows. Expect to be entertained with something for everyone. Our exciting line up includes exclusive fan-meets, autograph signings, competitions, activities and much more! | Visit http://www.historyasia.com/shows/history-con-2016 for more details. |

★ The Philippines Readers and Writers Festival 2016 ~ featuring Pulitzer award winning author Adam Johnson and bestselling authors Paula McLain and Anna Todd Books

Time 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, 1224 Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "‪#‎GoReadWrite2016‬ Join National Book Store and Raffles Makati’s Philippine Readers and Writers Festival featuring Pulitzer award winning author Adam Johnson and bestselling authors Paula McLain and Anna Todd Books from August 26 to 28, 2016 at the Raffles Makati. | Admission is free! Attend three days of book signings, discussions, and panels about books, literature, and culture from top Filipino writers and artists. The Paula McLain and Adam Johnson talk and book signing will be on August 27 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively. The Anna Todd talk and book signing will be on August 28 at 2 p.m. | All events will be held at the Raffles Makati with registration starting at 9 a.m. everyday. Sign up at www.readersandwritersfestival.com to receive the latest updates on the events. Tag #GoReadWrite2016 to join the discussion." | RSVP to the event: http://bit.ly/PRWF2016. |

♔ Play: "Tribes" by Red Turnip Theater

Time 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue Power Mac Center Spotlight, Level 2, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Metro Manila
Description A play by Nina Raine | Directed by Topper Fabregas | "Tribes is a thoughtful yet funny portrayal of how one family navigates the fact that their son Billy is deaf. Billy’s unconventional family has tried to raise him as part of the hearing world and neglected to adopt sign language in their home. Now Billy has returned from university and is again struggling to integrate into his hearing family. When Billy meets Sylvia, a young woman who is becoming deaf and been raised by a deaf family, he finally discovers what it means to be heard. She teaches Billy sign language and exposes him to a whole new community of others who are deaf or going deaf. Tribes follows Billy’s attempt to be a part of many worlds at once: his family’s, Sylvia’s, and the Deaf community, all while striving to find his own identity. As he grapples with his own identity, we, too, are forced to ask questions about the meaning of belonging, community, and family." |

Saturday, 27 Aug 2016

♔ History Channel Convention ~ The Biggest Entertainment Convention of the Year!

Time 9:00am - 9:00pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Join your favorite HISTORY stars at the first-of-its-kind 4 day event with exhibits, interactive experiences, on-ground activities and talent appearances. | The first-ever entertainment convention of its kind is here, in celebration of all things entertainment at HISTORY CON 2016! HISTORY comes to life, bringing you closer to your favourite shows. Expect to be entertained with something for everyone. Our exciting line up includes exclusive fan-meets, autograph signings, competitions, activities and much more! | Visit http://www.historyasia.com/shows/history-con-2016 for more details. |

InterNations: Manila Volunteers Launch Event

Time 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue TGI Friday's Galleria, Level 2 East Wing Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description Meeting point: Restaurant Non-Smoking Area | Hello Everyone! | We are so excited to spring into action to serve others - announcing the first activity for those who want to make a difference in Manila! | At this event we aim to gather ideas for future activities, bring together like-minded people and to introduce the Consuls who have stepped up to initiate fun activities for a good cause. | To start, we will be collecting crafting materials to help bring cheer to the children who are in hospitals and live in urban poor communities. | So please bring along: | - your boundless enthusiasm for service | - Names/ideas of non-profit initiatives | - and most importantly crafting materials for the kids! (crayons, scissors, glue, art/construction paper) | Want to Help? We are looking for: | - 2 volunteers who will help in collecting and sorting the materials at the event and bringing them to our house or who can store them at home | - 2 volunteers who help with bringing the donations to the kids who will benefit **Please post your name and availability here or write me a message.** | I look forward to meeting you all! | Please sign up only here if you are sure that you can make it! I need to make a reservation (25max) and will count on you if you are on the guest list. | Food and drinks can be purchased on your own cost. | Claude Ramirez, Activity Host

♔ Play: "Tribes" by Red Turnip Theater

Time 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue Power Mac Center Spotlight, Level 2, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Metro Manila
Description A play by Nina Raine | Directed by Topper Fabregas | "Tribes is a thoughtful yet funny portrayal of how one family navigates the fact that their son Billy is deaf. Billy’s unconventional family has tried to raise him as part of the hearing world and neglected to adopt sign language in their home. Now Billy has returned from university and is again struggling to integrate into his hearing family. When Billy meets Sylvia, a young woman who is becoming deaf and been raised by a deaf family, he finally discovers what it means to be heard. She teaches Billy sign language and exposes him to a whole new community of others who are deaf or going deaf. Tribes follows Billy’s attempt to be a part of many worlds at once: his family’s, Sylvia’s, and the Deaf community, all while striving to find his own identity. As he grapples with his own identity, we, too, are forced to ask questions about the meaning of belonging, community, and family." |

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Pet Relocation – Part II

Last time, we discussed the different ways on how a pet may be transported. (See Pet Relocation – Part I.) Here are more...

Pet Relocation – Part II
posted on: Aug 24, 2016 | author:

In Tagalog: Negosyo and more!

Last time, we learned about the Tagalog words for farmer, engineer and businessman (negosyante). This time, let us focus on...

In Tagalog: Negosyo and more!
posted on: Aug 22, 2016 | author:

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 3 – August 2016

Exciting sports victory continues at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Watch it live on HD at Howzat Sports Bar. This is also a good...

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 3 – August 2016
posted on: Aug 19, 2016 | author:

Tips To Healthy Glowing Skin

Our skin is the largest organ of the body and it is extremely important for good health. It protects our body from external...

Tips To Healthy Glowing Skin
posted on: Aug 18, 2016 | author:
Ride A Horse Carriage in Intramuros Through GrabKalesa – 20-21 August 2016

Ride A Horse Carriage in Intramuros Through GrabKalesa – 20-21 August 2016

posted on: Aug 17, 2016 | author:

The kalesa (or karetela) is known as a horse carriage in the Philippines and has been a reliable and effective means of...

Rainy Day Comfort Food: Sinigang

Rainy Day Comfort Food: Sinigang

posted on: Aug 17, 2016 | author:

Rainy days come and go. With all the stress from traffic, getting stranded or being sick, there is nothing like coming home to...

Pet Relocation – Part 1

Pet Relocation – Part 1

posted on: Aug 16, 2016 | author:

There are two ways of transporting your pets, as accompanied baggage or cargo and as unaccompanied cargo. Your travel agent or...

In Tagalog: People’s Occupations – Part II

In Tagalog: People’s Occupations – Part II

posted on: Aug 15, 2016 | author:

Last time, we discussed the different Tagalog words for model, dressmaker, teacher  and more. This week, we shall learn the...

Sports Schedule from Howzat ~ Week 2 ~ August 2016

Sports Schedule from Howzat ~ Week 2 ~ August 2016

posted on: Aug 11, 2016 | author:

The Olympic flame continues to burn! Catch the highlights and watch the great athletes from around the world as they make history...

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