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Fun Festival: Our Lady of Peñafrancia Festival – 20 Sept. 2015

Fun Festival: Our Lady of Peñafrancia Festival – 20 Sept. 2015

The Peñafrancia Festival is also known as the feast day of Peñafrancia Viva La Virgen. This is a feast day that honours the Virgin Mary in the...

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Be Happy Again and Watch “Singin’ In The Rain”

Be Happy Again and Watch “Singin’ In The Rain”

With 12,000 litres of water at every performance, get ready to be happy again as the London West End production of “Singin’ In The Rain”...

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Asian Institute of Management – A Crucible of Profound Thinking

Asian Institute of Management – A Crucible of Profound Thinking

Kahlil Gibran once asked, “Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?” In Gibran’s thought,...

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Spandau Ballet Live in Manila!!

"Soul Boys of the Western World Tour"

21 September 2015, Mall of Asia Arena

 

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Wednesday, 2 Sept 2015

Today in History: 70th Anniversary of the V-J Day! On 2 Sept. 1945, Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces which marks the end of World War II.

70 years ago on September 2, 1945, the surrender ceremony for Imperial Japan was held aboard the United States Navy battleship USS Missouri, at which officials from the Japanese government signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, thereby ending the hostilities. Allied civilians and military personnel alike celebrated V-J Day, the end of World War II. Learn more about the story of the bravest generation of young Filipinos in the 20th century: The Hunters ROTC Guerrillas. Like our page, Spyron-AV Manila to stay updated on the upcoming World War 2 documentary by Bani Logroño, premiering on September 2015. | A Peter Parsons-Lucky Guillermo presentation, sponsored by Philippine Veterans Bank | "Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won. The skies no longer rain death -- the seas bear only commerce men everywhere walk upright in the sunlight. The entire world is quietly at peace. The holy mission has been completed. And in reporting this to you, the people, I speak for the thousands of silent lips, forever stilled among the jungles and the beaches and in the deep waters of the Pacific which marked the way. I speak for the unnamed brave millions homeward bound to take up the challenge of that future which they did so much to salvage from the brink of disaster. | As I look back on the long, tortuous trail from those grim days of Bataan and Corregidor, when an entire world lived in fear, when democracy was on the defensive everywhere, when modern civilization trembled in the balance, I tank a merciful God that He has given us the faith, the courage and the power from which to mold victory. We have known the bitterness of defeat and the exultation of triumph, and from both we have learned there can be no turning back. We must go forward to preserve in peace what we won in war. | A new era is upon us. Even the lesson of victory itself brings with it profound concern, both for our future security and the survival of civilization. | –– General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers

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

Time 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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. | Every Wednesday, enjoy the sound of Latin jazz song in Tricia's music lineup. | "Listen to her repertoire of jazz and nostalgic standards every 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

♬ Musical: "Singin' In The Rain"

Time 8:00pm
Venue The Theater in Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Ave, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Description Be Happy Again and Watch “Singin’ In The Rain” ~ With 12,000 litres of water at every performance, get ready to be happy again as the London West End production of “Singin’ In The Rain” performs in Manila! || The musical “Singin’ In The Rain” is based on the film of the same title which stars Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in 1952. Although this is an old film, it is one of the timeless cinematic treasures from Hollywood that reaches out and appeals to all generations. It is a feel-good movie with lots of memorable happy tunes and dance numbers by very talented actors and performers. Critics and movie fans consider the movie “Singin’ In The Rain” as one of the greatest musicals of all time. || Tickets are on sale through TicketWorld. Call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. “Singin’ In The Rain” is co-presented in Manila by VISA Entertainment. ||

Thursday, 3 Sept 2015

Union Church of Manila: Thursday For Others Fellowship visits Concordia Children's Services, Sta. Mesa, Manila

Time 8:00am - 12:00pm
Venue meeting place: Union Church of Manila, Rada St. corner Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Hi everyone! | After a much needed mid-year break, Thursdays For Others is back! On September 3, Thursdays For Others volunteers will visit Concordia Children's Services in Sta. Mesa, Manila. Details of our trip, as follows: | Place: Concordia Children's Services, Inc., Old Sta. Mesa, Manila | Date/Time: 3 September 2015 | Devotion/Assembly @ UCM Fellowship Hall: 8:00am. | The van leaves promptly: 8:30am. | Time frame for our activity: 9:30 – 11:00am. | Expected return to Makati: 12:00nn. || Profile: | Concordia Children's Services is a Christian child welfare organization motivated by God's love to help children with their various needs. The ministry provides residential care, health and spiritual nurture for babies and toddlers, 0-2 years old. They also have an educational assistance program for the urban poor children, 7-16 years of age, within the surrounding community. | UCM provides support for their feeding program that addresses the nutritional needs of the children they serve. | Activity: On the first week of September, TFO volunteers will share a morning of fun with the Concordia babies. We will play with these precious kids and get the opportunity to feed them. We will also learn more about Concordia's ministry. | Presently, there are 25 babies and toddlers under their care. There are also 80 older children in their educational assistance program for urban poor/street children. | If you are willing and able to share blessings, Concordia would certainly appreciate donations of milk, specifically Lactum 1+, pediatric vitamin supplements, baby food and fresh fruit (except pears). | We will bring snack items, dental kits and Tagalog New Testament Bibles. | UCM provides transport for a limited number of participants for this trip. But you are also welcome to bring your own vehicle and driver. On occasions when additional transport is required, your assistance is much appreciated. | Thank you! | If you would like to join us, please confirm your attendance by email, text message or sign-up, no later than Sunday, August 30, 2015. You may drop by the Missions & Benevolence Table at the UCM Fellowship Hall for more information. Contact details, as follows: (mobile) +63 949 554 2694 (email) ThursdaysForOthers@gmail.com (UCM office) 812 6062 | Hope to see you there! | God bless you!

The Mind Museum - Science Comes To Life

Time 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue The Mind Museum in Taguig, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description The Mind Museum is the first world-class science museum in the Philippines. It is a P1 billion project built purely from private donations. The Mind Museum is a center for the public understanding of science, where science is fun, engaging and accessible to all. | The Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. started planning for the project in 2007. The Mind Museum finally opened its doors to the public on 16 March 2012. | The dinosaur exhibit at The Mind Museum shows them at their best and at their skinniest (They're all bones now!). Experience it and more than 250 other exhibits, at the science museum for real life. | Ticket prices: Php600 - adults | Php450 - child/private school student (up to college) | Php150 - public school student (up to college) | Php150 - teacher (upon presentation of valid school or PRC ID indicating "Professional Teacher") Php750 - all-day pass (without 3-hour limit) Php2,500 - Unlimited Science Pass - year-round, all day admission and much more | For more information, please visit: http://www.themindmuseum.org/.

Friday, 4 Sept 2015

AmCham Kapihan (Coffee Mornings)

Time 7:30am - 9:00am
Venue The Library, Manila 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

☆ Marco Polo Ortigas - Signature Hot Ham Sandwiches

Time 7:00am - 9:00pm
Venue Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Sapphire Road, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description "Time for a break! Try the Parma ham sandwich at Marco Polo Ortigas! | Marco Polo Ortigas adds three new sandwiches to its menu, including the signature dish: Cafe Pronto's Signature Hot Ham. The Cafe Pronto Sandwich menu includes French Ham and Cheese Sandwich and the Parma Ham, Cheddar and Apple Sandwich. The new sandwiches are made a la minute with a choice among sundried tomato focaccia, soft rye honey loaf, ciabatta, or bacon and Parmesan bread. Sides of chips, salad and salsa accompany all sandwich orders. | Cafe Pronto is open daily from 7am to 9pm. For more information, call 720-7720, book online at www.marcopolohotels.com or email manila@marcopolohotels.com. |

♬ Musical: "Singin' In The Rain"

Time 8:00pm
Venue The Theater in Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Ave, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Description Be Happy Again and Watch “Singin’ In The Rain” ~ With 12,000 litres of water at every performance, get ready to be happy again as the London West End production of “Singin’ In The Rain” performs in Manila. || The musical “Singin’ In The Rain” is based on the film of the same title which stars Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in 1952. Although this is an old film, it is one of the timeless cinematic treasures from Hollywood that reaches out and appeals to all generations. It is a feel-good movie with lots of memorable happy tunes and dance numbers by very talented actors and performers. Critics and movie fans consider the movie “Singin’ In The Rain” as one of the greatest musicals of all time. || Tickets are on sale through TicketWorld. Call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. “Singin’ In The Rain” is co-presented in Manila by VISA Entertainment. ||

Saturday, 5 Sept 2015

Car Racing: Vios Cup Season 2 - Race 3

Venue SM Mall of Asia, Bayside Road, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brings you the Vios Cup! Meet celebrity drivers like Derek Ramsay, Kylie Padilla, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Phoemela Baranda, Jinno Rufino, Fabio Ide, Sam Yg and Joyce Pring. | Admission is free! Schedule: || Day 1 - 5 Sept. 2015 - Qualifiers | Day 2 - 6 Sept. 2015 - Race Day | Facebook page: ToyotaMotorPhilippines | Website: www.toyota.com.ph | #vioscup |

❀❁ Arrival Survival Information Fair 2015 and The Crown School Fair

Time 9:00am - 2:00pm
Venue Union Church of Manila, Rada St. corner Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Are you new in Manila? Or do you need more info to better your life here? Find out and come to our third annual Arrival Survival Information Fair 2015 and The Crown School Fair! || A place for you to know where to go, what to do, where to find and how to go about living in the Philippines. | For inquiries, please contact Johann Quisumbing at arrivalsurvivalfair@gmail.com or Ms. Rhon Bautista at 812-6062 Ext. 2019. | Website: www.unionchurch.ph |

♬ Concert: Seasons of Life - Cancer Awareness Fundraising Concert

Time 6:30pm
Venue Ballroom, New World Makati Hotel, Esperanza St., Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "The event, dubbed as “Classical Music with a Twist – A Cancer Awareness Concert”, The Season of Life : Joy, Hope, and Love, is an evening concert with cocktails scheduled for September 5, 2015 at the Ballroom of New World Makati Hotel. || The highlight of the evening is a performance by the multi-awarded Steinway artist Yoonie Han. A classical music ensemble, a jazz band and other musical performers will also be invited to join Dr. Han. The band and other performers will put a twist in the concert. The program for the evening will include a Mystery Auction, Open and Silent Auctions, and a Raffle Draw with minor and major prizes." | Ticket price: | Regular: Php3800 | Inclusive of concert, dinner and one minor raffle ticket | To cap the night dancing til the wee hours will follow! Official partners: New World Makati Hotel | Supported by: Manila Club | British Women's Association |

♬ Concert: Against The Current Live in Manila 2015 - Gravity Tour

Time 8:00pm
Venue Metrotent, Ortigas, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description "New York based Pop rock group, Against The Current will be making their return to Manila as part of their Gravity World Tour, first solo major gig to be held this September 2015 at Metrotent in Pasig City. This will be their second performance in the country after the successful show with Alex Goot in August of 2014." | Ticket prices: (inclusive of TICKETWORLD service charges) | VIP - P5,490 | General Admission - P3,843 | Tickets are available at Ticketworld & SM Tickets outlets. Go ONLINE at www.bit.ly/atcmnl. Call 891-9999 for ticket inquiries.

♬ Musical: "Singin' In The Rain"

Time 8:00pm
Venue The Theater in Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Ave, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Description Be Happy Again and Watch “Singin’ In The Rain” ~ With 12,000 litres of water at every performance, get ready to be happy again as the London West End production of “Singin’ In The Rain” performs in Manila. || The musical “Singin’ In The Rain” is based on the film of the same title which stars Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in 1952. Although this is an old film, it is one of the timeless cinematic treasures from Hollywood that reaches out and appeals to all generations. It is a feel-good movie with lots of memorable happy tunes and dance numbers by very talented actors and performers. Critics and movie fans consider the movie “Singin’ In The Rain” as one of the greatest musicals of all time. || Tickets are on sale through TicketWorld. Call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. “Singin’ In The Rain” is co-presented in Manila by VISA Entertainment. ||

Sunday, 6 Sept 2015

Car Racing: Vios Cup Season 2 - Race 3

Venue SM Mall of Asia, Bayside Road, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brings you the Vios Cup! Meet celebrity drivers like Derek Ramsay, Kylie Padilla, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Phoemela Baranda, Jinno Rufino, Fabio Ide, Sam Yg and Joyce Pring. | Admission is free! Schedule: || Day 1 - 5 Sept. 2015 - Qualifiers | Day 2 - 6 Sept. 2015 - Race Day | Facebook page: ToyotaMotorPhilippines | Website: www.toyota.com.ph | #vioscup |

Discover Food Club - Your Lifestyle Buffet

Time 11:00am
Venue Food Club, Bldg. E, Bluebay Walk, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Food Club celebrates its first year anniversary with new buffet prices! | Lunch Mon.-Thu. at Php650 | Dinner Mon.-Thu. at Php850 | Lunch/Dinner Fri.-Sun./Holiday at Php950 | For inquiries, please call at (landline) (02) 736-8001 / 779-8673 | (mobile) 0906-428-1669 / 0998-313-3246 | For big groups and corporate events, please call (02) 861-9306 or email us at marketing@thefoodclub.com.ph. | (Note: Prices are inclusive of government taxes and subject to 5% service charge.)

♬ Musical: "Singin' In The Rain"

Time 8:00pm
Venue The Theater in Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Ave, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Description Be Happy Again and Watch “Singin’ In The Rain” ~ With 12,000 litres of water at every performance, get ready to be happy again as the London West End production of “Singin’ In The Rain” performs in Manila. || The musical “Singin’ In The Rain” is based on the film of the same title which stars Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in 1952. Although this is an old film, it is one of the timeless cinematic treasures from Hollywood that reaches out and appeals to all generations. It is a feel-good movie with lots of memorable happy tunes and dance numbers by very talented actors and performers. Critics and movie fans consider the movie “Singin’ In The Rain” as one of the greatest musicals of all time. || Tickets are on sale through TicketWorld. Call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. “Singin’ In The Rain” is co-presented in Manila by VISA Entertainment. ||

In Tagalog: “Mag-aral ka nang mabuti.”

Translation: “Study hard.”   Although the school year started last June for most schools in the Philippines, the...

In Tagalog: “Mag-aral ka nang mabuti.”
posted on: Sep 2, 2015 | author:

Howzat Sports Schedule – Final Week – Aug. 2015

Check out this week’s sports schedule! Catch the live telecast of your favourite sports at Howzat Sports Bar in Makati...

Howzat Sports Schedule – Final Week – Aug. 2015
posted on: Aug 28, 2015 | author:

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and is steadily...

Childhood Obesity
posted on: Aug 27, 2015 | author:

The Importance of Thai Prime Minister’s Visit to the Philippines

The prime minister of Thailand arrived in Manila last 27 August 2015 for a two-day official visit. Thai Prime Minister Prayut...

The Importance of Thai Prime Minister’s Visit to the Philippines
posted on: Aug 27, 2015 | author:
Lessons From Gallipoli

Lessons From Gallipoli

posted on: Aug 26, 2015 | author:

Exclusive! Expatch Interviews Australian Ambassador, H.E. Bill Tweddell and Colonel Bruce Murray AM, Defence Attaché to the...

Why Should I Take A Course In Philippine History?

Why Should I Take A Course In Philippine History?

posted on: Aug 25, 2015 | author:

Museum Volunteers of the Philippines – History course begins this 30 September 2015.   For most foreigners, the...

In Tagalog: Mag-ingat sa pagmamaneho.

In Tagalog: Mag-ingat sa pagmamaneho.

posted on: Aug 24, 2015 | author:

Translation: “Drive safely.”   Word guide: mag-ingat –  (adverb) be careful sa –...

Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 4 – August 2015

Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 4 – August 2015

posted on: Aug 21, 2015 | author:

Weekends are more special at Howzat Sports Bar! Enjoy watching your favourite local and international sports LIVE on HD. Here is...

Relocation, Relocation

Relocation, Relocation

posted on: Aug 20, 2015 | author:

When I left Australia in 1990, I was armed with a boarding pass, a backpack and a boyfriend, and since that day it feels like my...

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