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Weekend Memories at Coron Island, Palawan

Weekend Memories at Coron Island, Palawan

Coron, Palawan has established itself as a top tourist destination in the Philippines. Its magnificent marine life, cascading cliffs and famous dive...

Events

Full Steam Ahead for Propeller Club’s Charity Auction Night – Friday, 3 Oct. 2014

Full Steam Ahead for Propeller Club’s Charity Auction Night – Friday, 3 Oct. 2014

The Propeller Club of Manila will hold an auction this Friday at the Elks Club in Makati City. Come and join this year’s fundraiser activity to...

Business

Review: An Expat Perspective of Working with Filipinos

Review: An Expat Perspective of Working with Filipinos

There can often be clashes, poor communication and misunderstandings between co-workers, even if they come from the same country and have similar...

Video of the Week

Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

29 Sept 2014

Pancake House Salisbury Steak Promo

Time 10:00am
Venue Pancake House, Greenbelt 1, Greenbelt Mall, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Enjoy a hefty serving of 1/3 pound Salisbury steak, topped with creamy mushroom gravy and bacon bits served with steamed rice and vegetables. Good for 2 and for only Php350. Promo runs until Oct. 15, 2014." | For inquiries, please call 588-2468.

"An Australian Sojourn" with Chef McCool at Makati Shangri-La Hotel

Time 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue Makati Shangri-La, Makati, Metro Manila
Description Guest Chef McCoo from Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney, is set to delight diners with a food festival dubbed "An Australian Sojourn", a delectable buffet spread that highlights modern Australian dishes and the flavours of Pacific Rim cuisine. Available at "Circle Event Cafe" for lunch and dinner buffet from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2." For inquiries, please call 813-8888.

♫ Shrek the Musical!

Time 8:00pm
Venue Meralco Theater, Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy a Shrek-tacular show for the family! Shrek the Musical is now in Manila! Buy your tickets now via TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. | “Shrek the Musical” with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. Shows are ongoing from 19 Sept. - 12 Oct. 2014.

30 Sept 2014

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines: Energy Smart Philippines 2014: Clean Energy Solutions for a Sustainable and Competitive Philippines

Venue SMX Convention Center, MOA Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description “Energy Smart Philippines 2014 is a two-day conference and exhibition that will highlight the energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean technology solutions for the country. It will hold various events under three pillars: | The Philippine Energy Efficiency Forum, now on its 5th year of bringing together the country's top energy efficiency professionals, will discuss topics on energy efficient technologies and energy policies that aim to improve energy security and increase energy savings. | The Philippine Renewable Energy Forum will discuss the status and development of renewable energy in the country. | The 4th Philippine Solar Summit will co-locate as a prominent event. | Other sub-sectoral summits on hydropower, windpower and biomass will also take place under this forum. | The Philippine Clean Technology Forum will discuss low carbon emission energy sources and technologies, primarily natural gas in its various forms and cleaner and alternative fuels for power and transport, as well as e-mobility. | The objectives of Energy SMART Philippines 2014 are to promote the advancement of solutions and initiatives on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean technology, increase awareness among stakeholders on energy issues, and Business opportunities in the country, demonstrate the latest technologies and innovations on energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean technology and provide a networking platform for forging partnerships & business cooperation.” | For more information, please email Ms. Jasmin Runez at jrunez@eccp.com. | Reference: http://www.eccp.com/calendar-page.php?cal_id=182&category=1#details

American Women's Club of the Philippines: Bazaar for Charity

Time 8:30am - 2:30pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM) Building, Gil Puyat Avenue Extension corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description “Work a little, Shop a lot! Every month thousands of shoppers descend on the spacious, air conditioned World Trade Center in Pasay City, Manila for what we consider the country’s premier bazaar. The AWCP Monthly Bazaar hosts more than 400 vendors during expansion months from all over the Philippines, and, in fact, all over the world. You’ll find everything from clothes and bedding to furniture to jewelry to one-of-a-kind handicrafts and delicious packaged and ready-to-eat food. It’s one-stop shopping at its very best, and for AWCP members it’s a chance to volunteer just one hour a month and make a significant contribution to our single largest charitable fundraising effort. “ Dates are subject to change No strollers, carts, cameras, or pets allowed inside WTC Hall. Proceeds go to sponsor AWCP community services local charities. For more information please call (+632) 817-7587 or visit www.awcphilippines.net or http://wtcmanila.com.ph/ Group:

InterNations Manila: DinnerNations Manila - French Country Dining with Chef Mark Aubry

Time 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Venue Please login at the InterNations website for the venue.
Description After a long run in Makati, it is time for DinnerNation to return to Bonifacio Global City. | Please join us as we partake of a customized 3 course meal; authentic French Cuisine, with a French country ambiance. | Php1100+ for the first menu | Php1000+ for the Vegetarian menu |

★ Potted Potter - The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff - All Seven Harry Potter Books in Seventy Hilarious Minutes!

Time 7:30pm
Venue RCBC Theater, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Description Back by popular demand following a sell out season in 2012 and 2013, we bring you back "Potted Potter"! Dan and Jeff will have 10 shows only on 30 Sept. - 5 Oct. 2014 at the RCBC Theater. | Tickets are available at TcketWorld at 891-9999. Visit www.ticketworld.com.ph for schedule of shows. | Show schedules: ~ 30 Sept. 2014, 1-2 Oct. 2014 ~ 7:30pm | ~ 3 Oct. 2014 ~ 5:00pm and 7:30pm | ~ 4 Oct. 2014 ~ 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm | ~ 5 Oct. 2014 ~ 11:00am and 2:00pm |

1 Oct 2014

Pancake House Salisbury Steak Promo

Time 10:00am
Venue Pancake House, Greenbelt 1, Greenbelt Mall, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Enjoy a hefty serving of 1/3 pound Salisbury steak, topped with creamy mushroom gravy and bacon bits served with steamed rice and vegetables. Good for 2 and for only Php350. Promo runs until Oct. 15, 2014." | For inquiries, please call 588-2468.

"An Australian Sojourn" with Chef McCool at Makati Shangri-La Hotel

Time 12:00pm
Venue Makati Shangri-La, Makati, Metro Manila
Description Guest Chef McCoo from Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney, is set to delight diners with a food festival dubbed "An Australian Sojourn", a delectable buffet spread that highlights modern Australian dishes and the flavours of Pacific Rim cuisine. Available at "Circle Event Cafe" for lunch and dinner buffet from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2." For inquiries, please call 813-8888.

2 Oct Sept 2014

AmCham: "Briefing on Programs and Activities of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation" with Geoffrey Tan, Managing Director of Asia-Pacific Overseas Private Investment Corp.

Time 7:00am - 8:30am
Venue AmCham Hall, Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is the U.S. Government's development finance institution. It mobilises private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. | Established as an agency of the U.S. Government in 1971, OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to American taxpayers. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 150 countries worldwide. R.S.V.P. to maureen@amchamphilippines.com

★ Potted Potter - The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff - All Seven Harry Potter Books in Seventy Hilarious Minutes!

Time 7:30pm
Venue RCBC Theater, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Description Back by popular demand following a sell out season in 2012 and 2013, we bring you back "Potted Potter"! Dan and Jeff will have 10 shows only on 30 Sept. - 5 Oct. 2014 at the RCBC Theater. | Tickets are available at TcketWorld at 891-9999. Visit www.ticketworld.com.ph for schedule of shows. | Show schedules: ~ 30 Sept. 2014, 1-2 Oct. 2014 ~ 7:30pm | ~ 3 Oct. 2014 ~ 5:00pm and 7:30pm | ~ 4 Oct. 2014 ~ 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm | ~ 5 Oct. 2014 ~ 11:00am and 2:00pm |

3 Oct 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

♫ Shrek the Musical!

Time 8:00pm
Venue Meralco Theater, Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy a Shrek-tacular show for the family! Shrek the Musical is now in Manila! Buy your tickets now via TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. | “Shrek the Musical” with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. Shows are ongoing from 19 Sept. - 12 Oct. 2014.

☹㋡ Theatre Play: Mike Bartlett's Comedy "Cock" by Red Turnip Theater

Time 9:00pm
Venue Whitespace Theater, 2314 Chino Roces Avenue extension, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The most talked about show this year is back for a limited run! Presenting, Red Turnip Theater's "Cock"...a comedy by Mike Bartlett. | Starring: Topper Fabregas, Niccolo Manahan, Jenny Jamora and Audie Gemora | Directed by Rem Zamora | "John, M, W and F are back. After making a splash during its Manila premiere last February, Red Turnip Theater is bringing back the Olivier Award-winning play "Cock" for a limited one weekend re-run this October. Mike Bartlett's comedy about love and sexual identity was a surprise smash, playing to packed houses and critical acclaim. It also marked the directorial debut of Rem Zamora who created a stir with his "innovative" (PEP.ph) and "creative" (Business World) staging; a bare stage with only his four actors and Bartlett's witty script. The "year's fiercest quartet of actors" (Philippine Daily Inquirer) have returned to reprise their critically heralded performances. Topper Fabregas is John, Niccolo Manahan is M, Jenny Jamora is W, and Audie Gemora completes the cast as F. COCK is a comedy… with bite. No props, scenery or furniture. Just actors, sharp dialogue and some clever staging. All essential. Absolutely Red Turnip." Show Schedule: Fri. 3 Oct., 9:00pm | Sat. 4 Oct., 4:00pm and 8:00pm | Sun. 5 Oct., 4:00pm and 8:00pm | You may buy tickets via TicketWorld Manila at ticketworld.com.ph. Tel. no. 891-999 or email at redturniptheater@gmail.com.

Celebrate Canada’s Thanksgiving and CanCham’s 25th Birthday at Fairmont Makati – Thursday 9 Oct. 2014

This year, Canada celebrates its own Thanksgiving Day on Monday 13th October, and on Thursday October 9th you can join the...

Celebrate Canada’s Thanksgiving and CanCham’s 25th Birthday at Fairmont Makati –  Thursday 9 Oct. 2014
posted on: Sep 30, 2014 | author:

In Tagalog: Dumalo tayo sa pista.

Translation: “Let us go to the fiesta.”     Filipino fiestas in local towns within or outside Metro Manila...

In Tagalog: Dumalo tayo sa pista.
posted on: Sep 29, 2014 | author:

Charity On The Rocks: Reflections On The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge became a viral fun charitable activity with ordinary people inspired to copy their favourite celebrities...

Charity On The Rocks: Reflections On The Ice Bucket Challenge
posted on: Sep 26, 2014 | author:

A Taste of Spain at Barcino

Wanting to try something new and exotic when going out for a meal? Why not go and experience a taste of Spain?     Barcino...

A Taste of Spain at Barcino
posted on: Sep 25, 2014 | author:
A Multitude of Smiling Faces At The Masskara Festival: 1-19 Oct. 2014

A Multitude of Smiling Faces At The Masskara Festival: 1-19 Oct. 2014

posted on: Sep 24, 2014 | author:

The Masskara Festival in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental is one of the best known tourist attractions in the Philippines and is...

Tasty Fun At The International Food Festival Until Sept 30

Tasty Fun At The International Food Festival Until Sept 30

posted on: Sep 23, 2014 | author:

If you haven’t been to SM Mall of Asia’s International Food Festival yet, then it’s not yet too late. For the whole month...

“All Of Me” Tour With The Legendary, John Legend – 26 Sept. 2014

“All Of Me” Tour With The Legendary, John Legend – 26 Sept. 2014

posted on: Sep 22, 2014 | author:

The last time John Legend performed in Manila was on 26 March 2009 for “John Legend Evolver World Tour” at the Araneta...

In Tagalog: “Hintayin n’yo po ako.”

In Tagalog: “Hintayin n’yo po ako.”

posted on: Sep 22, 2014 | author:

Translation: “Please wait for me.”   This is a relevant and useful sentence to learn when making travel plans or...

Sports Schedule from Howzat

Sports Schedule from Howzat

posted on: Sep 19, 2014 | author:

Enjoy your weekend at Howzat where you can watch on HD your favourite sports. Here is the schedule for this...

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