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A Trip to San Fernando, La Union’s Ma-Cho Temple

A Trip to San Fernando, La Union’s Ma-Cho Temple

While in San Juan or San Fernando, La Union, many historical and cultural attractions are near by, luring you for a brief side trip. You should...

Events

Come Fly With… Michael Bublé In Manila on January 31st 2015

Come Fly With…  Michael Bublé In Manila on January 31st 2015

“I can’t wait to tour Asia…  I look forward to seeing my friends and making new ones.  Thank you for supporting my music. I have...

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Spend Or Swap!

Spend Or Swap!

Use Old Peso Bills To Buy Things This Year Or Exchange For New Notes Before 2017   In December 2010 the central bank, or Banko Sentral ng...

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Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

26 Jan 2015

BMW: Start your new adventure this new year with BMW Motorrad motorcycles!

Time 8:00am
Venue Autoallee BMW, Eton Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Description Ride a rad motorcycle by BMW! "Enjoy a special treat on us. Receive a gift certificate worth up to Php100,000 for BMW Motorrad riding gear and motorcycle accessories when you purchase select BMW Motorrad motorcycles, only from January 12 to 31, 2015. Your newest adventure is one ride away. Call or visit your newest BMW dealership for more details." | For more information, please contact Mr. Manny M. Montilla, Sales Executive at Autoallee BMW. +63-2-433-8818. | website: www.bmw.com.ph | Other branches: Autohaus BMW, Libis Quezon City - 638-0734 | Autobahn BMW, Talisay City, Negros Occidental - 034-495-0082 | Premium Motoren BMW, Mastersons Avenue, Cagayan de Oro - 088-851-7965 | Premium Cars BMW, San Fernando, Pampanga - 045-963-7777 |

Lunch: Dim Sum Plus at Makati Shangri-La

Time 11:30am - 2:00pm
Venue Makati Shangri-La, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Experience a one-of-a-kind dim sum prepared by Dim Sum Chef Leung Ka Fai at the Shang Palace. "Eat all you can of dim sum, appetisers, soup, noodles, rice, and one choice of main course for only PHP 888 /person (subject to tax & service charge)." Available only for lunch from Monday to Saturday (Ayala Ave., Makati) Contact number: 813 8888 Email: rric.slm@shangri-la.com.

Our Home - End of Season Sale - up to 50% off on great selections

Time 10:00am
Venue SM Supermalls, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description Avail of up to 50% off on selected items on SM Supermall's Our Home. Participating branches are SM Megamall, North EDSA Interior Zone, Mall of Asia, Lanang Davao, Bacoor, Bacolod, Baguio, Batangas, BF Paranaque, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Clark, Dasmarinas Fairview, Iloilo, Lucena, Marilao, Pampanga, San Lazaro, Southmall, Santa Rosa and V-Mall Greenhills. | For more information, please visit www.ourhome.ph.

27 Jan 2015

Visit the Modernised Museum of Dr. Jose Rizal, Philippine National Hero!

Time 8:00am
Venue Rizal Shrine, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila
Description Dr. Jose Rizal is the national hero of the Philippines. Get to know the man who is the role model of almost every Filipino when it comes academic excellence and becoming an upright citizen. | Museum Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00 am to 4:00pm For more information: http://nhcp.gov.ph/rizal-shrine-fort-santiago/ or https://www.facebook.com/139610596142735/photos/a.442177592552699.1073741853.139610596142735/442177645886027/

Fashion: Cinderella Biggest Year End Sale! Up to 70% off on selected items!

Time 10:00am
Venue Cinderella - Glorietta 3, Parkway Drive, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Start the year right with Cinderella's BIGGEST Year End SALE! | Up to 70% OFF on selected items from British India, Mexx Philippines, Pierre Cardin, Prettyfit, C Women, C Teens, Seventeen, Clarks Philippines, Oshkosh and Carters. Promo is available until February 1st. | Wishing you prosperity this 2015, | Cinderella

The Australian Grocer - Clean, Green, Safe at Rustan's Supermarket

Time 10:00am
Venue Rustan's Supermarket, Glorietta 4, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "G’Day Mate! Visit The Australian Grocer at Rustan’s Supermarket and shop for Australian beef, lamb, wine, cheese, chocolates, confectionery items and many more! From January 9 to February 1, a minimum purchase of Australian items will also give you a chance to win a trip for two to Melbourne, Australia via Qantas Airways." Participating branches: Market Place at Taguig - Central Square BGC, Marketplace-Makati Rockwell, Makati-Century City Mall, Makati-Greenbelt 1, Makati-Glorietta, Makati-Paseo Center, Makati-San Antonio, Makati-Magallanes, Makati-Alphaland, San Juan-P. Guevarra, Shangri-La Plaza, Corinthian Hills, Gateway Mall, Katipunan, Tomas Morato, Daang Hari-EVIA, Ayala Alabang, Cebu Ayala, Cebu Banawa, Cebu - Oakridge Business Park Mandaue and CDO-Centrio | Minimum purchase applies. Please see posters for details.

28 Jan 2015

Outback Steakhouse: Butcher Cuts

Time 10:00am
Venue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description Australian Outback Steakhouse presents "Butcher Cuts" in their menu. Enjoy food that's big on flavour and servings, meant for sharing. Available until March 2015 at Outback Steakhouse branches in Glorietta 3 in Makati, Alabang Town Center, Libis in Quezon City and Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City.

Shangri-La Plaza - Shang's Post Holiday Sale - up to 70% off on selected items

Time 10:00am
Venue Shangri-La Plaza, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Description Shangri-La Plaza - Timeless Luxury - Endless Pleasures | The holidays are over but the excitement remains from 9 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2015! Enjoy of up to 70% off on selected items. Every Php2,500 single receipt purchase entitles you to one raffle coupon. Double your chances of winning by using your MasterCard. For more information, please visit their Facebook page at shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage or www.shangrila-plaza.com.

♬㋡ Happy Hour at Serendipity Lounge with Jazz Singer Tricia Rivka Garcia - Discovery Suites, Ortigas

Time 7:00pm
Venue Serendipity Lounge, 22/F Discovery Suites, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description Tricia Rivka Garcia is a very talented jazz and pop singers and recording artist in Manila. | "Listen to her repertoire of jazz and nostalgic standards every Wednesday and Friday at the Serendipity Lounge. Her musical set begins at 7:00pm." To know more about Tricia, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/TriciaGarciaTV. | For inquiries and table reservations, call +63 2 719-6822 | 719-8888

29 Jan 2015

BMW: Start your new adventure this new year with BMW Motorrad motorcycles!

Time 8:00am
Venue Autoallee BMW, Eton Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Description Ride a rad motorcycle by BMW! "Enjoy a special treat on us. Receive a gift certificate worth up to Php100,000 for BMW Motorrad riding gear and motorcycle accessories when you purchase select BMW Motorrad motorcycles, only from January 12 to 31, 2015. Your newest adventure is one ride away. Call or visit your newest BMW dealership for more details." | For more information, please contact Mr. Manny M. Montilla, Sales Executive at Autoallee BMW. +63-2-433-8818. | website: www.bmw.com.ph | Other branches: Autohaus BMW, Libis Quezon City - 638-0734 | Autobahn BMW, Talisay City, Negros Occidental - 034-495-0082 | Premium Motoren BMW, Mastersons Avenue, Cagayan de Oro - 088-851-7965 | Premium Cars BMW, San Fernando, Pampanga - 045-963-7777 |

AmCham: "Prospects and Recommendations for Better Job Creation in the Philippines" with speaker Dr. Karl Kendrick T. Chua, Senior Country Economist, Poverty Reduction and Economic Managment Network, The World Bank

Time 9:00am
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Speaker: Dr. Karl Kendrick T. Chua, Senior Economist, Poverty Reduction and Economic Managment Network, The World Bank | Panelists: 1. Hon. Dominique R. Tutay, Director IV, Department of Labor and Employment | 2. Mr. Ruben C. De Lara, Founder, President and CEO, SHED (Serving Humanity through Empowerment and Development) | Tariff: Members: Php500 | Non-Members and Guests: Php750 | For more information, please visit our website at www.amchamphilippines.com

Embassy of Japan in the Phils. - "Development-at-Work: The Changing Geopolitical Environment in East Asia and the Policy of Abe Administration" with Mr. Kuni Miyake, President, Foreign Policy Institute

Time 5:00pm
Venue TPIC/Bancom Room, 3/F Asian Institute of Management, 123 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Together with the Embassy of Japan, AIM brings you "The Changing Geopolitical Environment in East Asia and the Policy of Abe Administration" on January 29 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM at the TPIC/Bancom Room. | Registration is free. Visit this link to find out more and join: bit.ly/EastAsiaGeopolitics

30 Jan 2015

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

AmCham: Nikkei Asian Review Forum in Manila: "Countdown to the ASEAN Economic Community: How the Philippines and the Region Will Fare"

Time 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Venue The Peninsula Manila, 1226 Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Southeast Asia is full of promise. Trade and investment are surging, and the middle class is expanding. Yet there are also significant changes: slowing export, rising prices and fragile currencies. How will the ASEAN Economic Community, to be launched by the end of 2015, change the equation? Will market integration help the region's economies to blossom further? | The Nikkei Asian Review Forum in Manila will bring together government and business luminaries to discuss what the AEC means for the Philippines, one of the region's fastest-growing markets, and the whole of ASEAN in the new year and ahead. | Speakers: 1. H.E. Cesar V. Purisima, Secretary of Finance | 2. Mr. Alfredo M. Yao, President, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry | 3. Mr. Nestor V. Tan, President, Chief Executive Officer, BDO Unibank | 4. Mr. Keisuke Nishimura, Managing Director, Kirin Holdings | 5. Mr. Jayant Menon, Lead Economist, Asian Development Bank | === Admission: Free (Pre-registration required) | Organised by: Nikkei Inc., Nikkei China (Hong Kong) | Registration at: http://eventregist.com/e/narmanila | Registration close on Friday, 23rd Janaury 2015 | For inquiries, seminar@nikkei.com.hk

Chill Out, Cook Out ~ Experience great Australian cook out !

Time 6:00pm
Venue New World Makati Hotel, Esperanza Street, Makati, Metro Manila
Description Chill Out Cook Out 2015 features wines from Hardys and Banrock Station as well as a full BBQ by the pool. Available for Php1000 per person. Price includes service charge. | For reservation, please call Madelaine Lipana-Mojado at tel. no. 556-8721 local 246, mobile 0917-951-8002, email at madelaine@forthtay.com.

♬ Fusion - First Philippine Music Festival

Time 8:00pm
Venue SM Mall of Asia - Open Grounds, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City
Description January 30, 2015 Friday 3pm Pre-Event Activities 8pm Concert Ticket prices: (Inclusive of service charge) | VIP: Php1,042 Gen Ad: Php364.70 You can also purchase your tickets at all TicketWorld outlets. Fusion 1st Philippine Music Festival | With Performances by: PNE | Kamikazee | Wolfgang | Rico Blanco | Gloc 9 | The Dawn | Sarah G | Bamboo | Noel Cabangon | EBE | Andrew E | Sandwich | 6 Cyclemind | Kitchie Nadal | Barbie Almalbis | Tres Marias | Joey Ayala | KJWAN | For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/fusionphilippines

In Tagalog: “Tama”

Let’s study Tagalog words with multiple meanings .   Translation: 1. (adjective) correct Example: “Tama...

In Tagalog: “Tama”
posted on: Jan 26, 2015 | author:

Sport Schedule from Howzat – Week 4 January 2015

Enjoy live sports action at Howzat! Check out this week’s schedule.         Author: Steve...

Sport Schedule from Howzat – Week 4 January 2015
posted on: Jan 22, 2015 | author:

Eat, Drink and Shop to Celebrate Australia and Waitangi Days!

Manila has alternative celebrations of Australia Day on January 26th and New Zealand’s Waitangi Day on February 6th, as well as...

Eat, Drink and Shop to Celebrate Australia and Waitangi Days!
posted on: Jan 21, 2015 | author:

In Tagalog: “Paalam!”

Translation: 1. Goodbye.  |     2. (verb) to inform   | There are many words in Tagalog that have multiple meanings....

In Tagalog: “Paalam!”
posted on: Jan 19, 2015 | author:
Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 3 of January 2015

Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 3 of January 2015

posted on: Jan 15, 2015 | author:

You can watch international sports live while here in Manila when you visit Howzat!   Here is the schedule for various...

Burns Night: Celebrating Scotland’s Most Famous Poet

Burns Night: Celebrating Scotland’s Most Famous Poet

posted on: Jan 14, 2015 | author:

“Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?…And days of auld lang syne.”   Saturday 24th sees...

When Food Means Feast: The Meaning of “Meal” In the Philippines

When Food Means Feast: The Meaning of “Meal” In the Philippines

posted on: Jan 13, 2015 | author:

One of the most common misconceptions of visitors to the Philippines is that because they speak English, listen to Western music...

In Tagalog: Awa at Habag

In Tagalog: Awa at Habag

posted on: Jan 12, 2015 | author:

Translation: “Mercy and Compassion”     This week, Pope Francis visit the Philippines for a 5-day papal...

Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 2 for January 2015

Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 2 for January 2015

posted on: Jan 9, 2015 | author:

Enjoy your weekend by watching your favourite sports live on HD at Howzat. The year starts with lots of fun sporting events...

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