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Tarlac: The Filipino Bethlehem at Christmas

Tarlac: The Filipino Bethlehem at Christmas

In efforts to make Tarlac the Belen Capital of the Philippines, Isabel Cojuangco Suntay and company launched the yearly Belenismo sa Tarlac project...

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Thanksgiving Options for Homesick Americans…

Thanksgiving Options for Homesick Americans…

1. Enjoy gourmet food and wine at one of the finest hotels in Manila, InterContinental Manila.   “Spend a more memorable Thanksgiving with...

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Bangsamoro – You Really Gotta Dig It!

Bangsamoro – You Really Gotta Dig It!

Philippine Mining Club Luncheon – 21 Nov. 2014   The Philippine Mining Club will have a luncheon meeting on 21 November 2014 with a focus on...

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28 Nov 2014

Bonifacio Day Celebration: A Boni-Fide Urban Fiesta at Bonifacio High Street

Venue Bonifacio High Street, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
Description Nov. 30 is Bonifacio Day ~ A day that we honour the Father of Philippine Revolution and the hero who fought for freedom of the whole country back in 1896. He is Andres Bonifacio for which Fort Bonifacio was named after. | "We're ready for this weekend's BONI-FIDE URBAN FIESTA, #BGCPassionfest2014 A whole lot of games, art activities, food booths and free shows!! To join, proceed to the Redemption Booth (near Figaro in @bonifaciohighstreet ) and get a BONI-FIESTA PASAPORTE by presenting receipt/s (single or accumulated) worth Php 1,500 dated Nov 28-30 from any establishment in BGC or donate Php 200 to the Day Care Center Rehabilitation Project of Fort Bonifacio Dev't Foundation, Inc. This PASAPORTE entitles you to join the different activities we've prepared!" For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/bonifacioglobalcityph?fref=photo.

Thanksgiving at Cafe Jeepney, InterContinental Manila

Venue Cafe Jeepney, InterContinental Manila, 1 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Make your Thanksgiving celebration memorable by turning it into a perfect family gathering. Enjoy a marvelous buffet spread of classic American favourites such as Cobb Salad, Roast Turkey complete with fixed in and stuffing, Glazed Ham, Mississippi Mud Pie, and Pumpkin Pie at Cafe Jeepney." | Exclusive offer to AmCham members: 20% off on your total bill at Cafe Jeepney when availing our Thanksgiving offer.

Ayala Auto Fair - at Ayala Trianagle - See and test drive the latest Honda, Isuzu and Volkswagen car models

Time 10:00am - 10:00pm
Venue Ayala Triangle, Ayala Tower One and Exchange Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Ayala Automotive, Honda Cars Makati Inc., Isuzu Automotive Dealers Inc., and Volkswagen invite you to come and visit their Auto Fair at the Ayala Triangle. | "This November, three powerful automotive brands come together to bring you the first Ayala Auto Fair organized by Ayala Automotive Holdings Corporation. Taking centerstage at the Ayala Triangle Gardens from November 26-28, Ayala-owned dealers of Honda, Isuzu, and Volkswagen, will showcase some of the best vehicles in the country today." | "Be drawn to the European charm effortlessly exuded by Volkswagen’s Beetle, Jetta, Polo, Touran, Tiguan, and Touareg. See the Honda Brio, City, Jazz, and CR-V up close! Know more about the Civic, Accord, Pilot, and Odyssey. Step inside and realize how these cars naturally give off a premium feel. Ride the Isuzu mu-X, D-MAX, and Crosswind and feel the rush of adrenaline that comes with these tough diesel engine leaders. Familiarize yourself with the N-series and F-series – the widely-known Isuzu trucks that can help you in your business." | For more information: http://www.carguide.ph/2014/11/first-ayala-auto-fair-happening-on.html

⋆★☆Sports: International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Eugenie Bouchard and more!

Time 4:00pm
Venue Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) | 4 Teams. 30 Icons. New Rules. | Watch the Manila Mavericks take on UAE Royals, Indian Aces and Singapore Slammers! Match Schedule: ~ 28 November 2014 4:00 pm India vs Singapore | 7:30 pm Manila vs UAE | ~ 29 November 2014 4:00 pm UAE vs Singapore | 7:30 pm Manila vs India | ~ 30 November 2014 4:00 pm UAE vs India | 7:30 pm Manila vs Singapore | Manila “Mavericks” include: Maria Sharapova | Andy Murray | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga | Carlos Moya | Daniel Nestor | Kirsten Flipkens | Treat Huey | Other Participating Top Stars in Manila: Serena Williams | Ana Ivanovic | Eugenie Bouchard | Daniela Hantuchova | Sanja Mirza | Tomas Berdych | Richard Gasquet | Lleyton Hewitt | Goran Ivanisevic | Patrick Rafter | Gael Monfils | Fabrice Santoro | And others! For more information, please visit www.premiertennisleague.com To buy tickets: http://www.iptlworld.com/ticket.html |

29 Nov 2014

Sports: Bataan International Triathlon

Venue Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bagac, Central Luzon, Philippines
Description This is the ultimate eco-heritage triathlon festival that is happening on 29-30 November 2014. Register now! Log in to www.bataaninternationaltriathlon.com or visit any Seafood Island branch in Luzon. /td>

Bonifacio Day Celebration: A Boni-Fide Urban Fiesta at Bonifacio High Street

Venue Bonifacio High Street, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
Description Nov. 30 is Bonifacio Day ~ A day that we honour the Father of Philippine Revolution and the hero who fought for freedom of the whole country back in 1896. He is Andres Bonifacio for which Fort Bonifacio was named after. | "We're ready for this weekend's BONI-FIDE URBAN FIESTA, #BGCPassionfest2014 A whole lot of games, art activities, food booths and free shows!! To join, proceed to the Redemption Booth (near Figaro in @bonifaciohighstreet ) and get a BONI-FIESTA PASAPORTE by presenting receipt/s (single or accumulated) worth Php 1,500 dated Nov 28-30 from any establishment in BGC or donate Php 200 to the Day Care Center Rehabilitation Project of Fort Bonifacio Dev't Foundation, Inc. This PASAPORTE entitles you to join the different activities we've prepared!" For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/bonifacioglobalcityph?fref=photo.

Thanksgiving Celebration at Prince Albert Rotisserie

Venue Prince Albert Rotisserie, InterContinental Manila, 1 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description From Nov. 25-29, 2014 | "Make your Thanksgiving celebration memorable by turning it into a perfect family gathering. Share a three-course set menu at Prince Albert Rotisserie where you can enjoy exceptional dishes that are truly unique and absolutely delicious." Exclusive offer to AmCham members: 20% off on your total bill at Prince Albert Rotisserie when availing of our Thanksgiving offer.

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 steet 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/.

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.

☆ Christmas Night Market at Greenhills Shopping Center ☆

Time 5:00pm
Venue Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy Christmas shopping and avail of the best bargain on quality products at Greenhills Shopping Center. The fun is ongoing from Nov. 15, 2014 - Jan 5, 2015 at the Parking 1-B of the Greenhills Shopping Center. For more details, visit www.greenhills.com.ph, GreenhillsOffical on Facebook or GreenhillsPH on Twitter and Instagram.

30 Nov 2014

Bonifacio Day Celebration: A Boni-Fide Urban Fiesta at Bonifacio High Street

Venue Bonifacio High Street, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
Description Nov. 30 is Bonifacio Day ~ A day that we honour the Father of Philippine Revolution and the hero who fought for freedom of the whole country back in 1896. He is Andres Bonifacio for which Fort Bonifacio was named after. | "We're ready for this weekend's BONI-FIDE URBAN FIESTA, #BGCPassionfest2014 A whole lot of games, art activities, food booths and free shows!! To join, proceed to the Redemption Booth (near Figaro in @bonifaciohighstreet ) and get a BONI-FIESTA PASAPORTE by presenting receipt/s (single or accumulated) worth Php 1,500 dated Nov 28-30 from any establishment in BGC or donate Php 200 to the Day Care Center Rehabilitation Project of Fort Bonifacio Dev't Foundation, Inc. This PASAPORTE entitles you to join the different activities we've prepared!" For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/bonifacioglobalcityph?fref=photo.

☺♡ The Bazaar Before Christmas 1 at The Pergola Mall

Time 7:00am - 7:00pm
Venue The Pergola Mall, Aguirre Avenue, Paranaque City, Metro Manila
Description Come and visit "The Bazaar Before Christmas 1" for happy shopping for the holiday season. | Please call 659-2335 or PM us on our Facebook page if you are interested to be a bazaar concessionaire. | The lifestyle mall right in the heart of BF Homes Paranaque. Located along Aguirre Avenue, it is a centrally located mall with great restaurants, cafe's, retail shops and service establishments. | Opens Mon - Sun: 7:00 am - 12:00 am

⋆★☆Sports: International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Eugenie Bouchard and more!

Time 4:00pm
Venue Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) | 4 Teams. 30 Icons. New Rules. | Watch the Manila Mavericks take on UAE Royals, Indian Aces and Singapore Slammers! Match Schedule: ~ 28 November 2014 4:00 pm India vs Singapore | 7:30 pm Manila vs UAE | ~ 29 November 2014 4:00 pm UAE vs Singapore | 7:30 pm Manila vs India | ~ 30 November 2014 4:00 pm UAE vs India | 7:30 pm Manila vs Singapore | Manila “Mavericks” include: Maria Sharapova | Andy Murray | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga | Carlos Moya | Daniel Nestor | Kirsten Flipkens | Treat Huey | Other Participating Top Stars in Manila: Serena Williams | Ana Ivanovic | Eugenie Bouchard | Daniela Hantuchova | Sanja Mirza | Tomas Berdych | Richard Gasquet | Lleyton Hewitt | Goran Ivanisevic | Patrick Rafter | Gael Monfils | Fabrice Santoro | And others! For more information, please visit www.premiertennisleague.com To buy tickets: http://www.iptlworld.com/ticket.html |

"Taste of America" at T.G.I. FRiDAY'S

Time 10:00am
Venue T.G.I. Friday's Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Have a 'Taste of America' until Nov. 30 and savor new dishes that are popular in Chicago, Kansas and Miami and take pleasure in delicious Southwest comfort food." website: www.fridays.com.ph

☆ Christmas Night Market at Greenhills Shopping Center ☆

Time 5:00pm
Venue Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy Christmas shopping and avail of the best bargain on quality products at Greenhills Shopping Center. The fun is ongoing from Nov. 15, 2014 - Jan 5, 2015 at the Parking 1-B of the Greenhills Shopping Center. For more details, visit www.greenhills.com.ph, GreenhillsOffical on Facebook or GreenhillsPH on Twitter and Instagram.

1 Dec 2014

AmCham: Trade and Investment Committee - "Facilitating Business Expansions to the United States" with speaker Aaron S. Brickman, Deputy Executive Director, Select USA, Dept. of Commerce, USA

Time 8:00am - 9:00am
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Coffee and snacks will be served. | RSVP, please inquire at 818-7911 loc. 216 and reserve with Mr. Kent Primor at kent@amchamphilippines.com.

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/

♔ Jewelry and Fashion Accessories at Dam Good Stuff, Inc. at American Women's Club of the Phils. Montly Bazaar

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 "Beautiful Jewelry, Sustainable Income." For further detail, feel free to contact us in 840.5183 or e-mail us in sales@damgoodstuff.com. Website: www.DamGoodStuff.com For more information please call (+632) 817-7587 or visit www.awcphilippines.net or http://wtcmanila.com.ph/

♫ Concert: Tiffany Alvord and Tanner Patrick Live in Manila!

Time 8:00pm
Venue Grand Ballroom, Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque, Metro Manila
Description Ticket prices: (rates based from SM Tickets) VIP - P4,770 (Standing) Gold - P3,180 (Standing) Tickets are available at all SM Tickets and Ticketworld outlets and online. Call 470-2222(for SM Tickets) or 891-9999 (for Ticketworld) for more ticket inquiries.

2 Dec 2014

Call Center Week Philippines 2014

Venue New World Makati Hotel, Esperanza Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Call Center Week US Comes to the Philippines! | Low labour costs and excellent English language skills mean that the Philippines has some of the largest contact centers globally and is still growing. The Philippines expects to boost its revenues from call centers to nearly US$15 billion by 2016! | Following the runaway success of Call Center Week in the US and market demand for a regional event in the Philippines, we are proud to launch Call Centers Philippines. This exclusive event will help you redefine customer experience, manage and retain the best talent, and get to grips with the latest technological innovations revolutionising call centers in the Philippines. In short, you will learn how to make your call centers more profitable! | "The forum will bring together call center leaders from Transcom, Acquire, Jetstar, DHLand Ebay among others to network and discuss specific challenges they are tackling in talent management, improving customer satisfaction and value adding call center services." (Richard Pain, Content Editor, IQPC Singapore) | Workshops: | * Workshop 1: Raising the Management Performance Bar: 5 Steps for Rapid Leadership Development of High Potentials, Supervisors and Middle Managers in a Philippine Contact Center | * Workshop 2:Training Staff on Customer Satisfaction: Formulating an In-Depth Training Programme to Re-Align Your Employees Motivations to the Need of Your Customer | * Workshop 3: Cutting Cost Per Contact: Discover Where You Can Reduce Costs and Improve Quality in Your Contact Center Process | For more information, please visit: http://www.callcentersph.com/ | Members of AMCHAM Philippines are entitled to 10% discount on the event price. Just quote the discount code CCPH_AMCHAM10 when registering. Emailenquiry@iqpc.com.sg now. |

㋡ Christmas Banketa Fair at Greenhills Shopping Center

Time 10:00am - 10:00pm
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 steet 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/.

USAID and AmCham: The AmCham Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical and Agribusiness Committees - "Stride-ing Forward" with the USAID Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development Project

Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue Balmori Room, Peninsula Manila Hotel, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "STRIDE is a USAID/Philippines project under the Partnership for Growth (PFG), a White House initiative. The PFG represents a partnership between the Philippines and the United States to promote broad-based and inclusive growth. The project aims to create a dynamic network for researchers in universities an private companies who continually innovate; entrepreneurs and investors who turn discoveries into products and companies; and a government supportive of initiatives that enable these partnerships to flourish." Tariff: Php250 (Members/Non-members). | Please RSVP on or before 3:00pm of December 1, 2014. | To register, please visit: http://www.amchamphilippines.com/stride-w-mfg-pharma-agribiz/

Sports Schedule from Howzat – 28 Nov. – 3 Dec. 2014

Spend an exciting day watching your favourite sports live on HD at Howzat! Check out the latest sports schedule.   Author:...

Sports Schedule from Howzat – 28 Nov. – 3 Dec. 2014
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The Man Who Said “No Serendra” to the Spanish…

Andres Bonifacio, the Man Behind the Philippine Revolution, the other KKK, and BGC Every 30th of November, Bonifacio Day is...

The Man Who Said “No Serendra” to the Spanish…
posted on: Nov 26, 2014 | author:

In Tagalog: Bangketa

Translation: “Sidewalk” which originated from the Spanish word “banqueta”. Christmas season is fast...

In Tagalog: Bangketa
posted on: Nov 24, 2014 | author:

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat

Watch your favourite sports live on HD at Howzat! Check out their Thanksgiving offering like roast turkey, pumpkin soup and more!...

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat
posted on: Nov 21, 2014 | author:
Viva La Musica! Manila Boracay 2014 Latin Dance Festival

Viva La Musica! Manila Boracay 2014 Latin Dance Festival

posted on: Nov 19, 2014 | author:

You’ll be able to hear Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba, Reggaeton, Cha Cha and other Latin sounds in Manila and Boracay in...

British Bangers at the Manila Club – 21 Nov. 2014

British Bangers at the Manila Club – 21 Nov. 2014

posted on: Nov 19, 2014 | author:

Sausages have long been part of European cuisine, with a rich diversity and countries and regions having different names and...

In Tagalog: “Ito ang huling linggo ng pag-eensayo ni Manny Pacquiao bago ang laban.”

In Tagalog: “Ito ang huling linggo ng pag-eensayo ni Manny Pacquiao bago ang laban.”

posted on: Nov 17, 2014 | author:

Translation: “This is the final week of Manny Pacquiao’s training before the fight.” This sentence is...

“Little Red Riding Hood” Pantomime this Sunday – 16 Nov 2014

“Little Red Riding Hood” Pantomime this Sunday – 16 Nov 2014

posted on: Nov 14, 2014 | author:

This Sunday, why not experience watching a unique charity show? Asian Students Christian Foundation invites you to watch...

Sports Schedule from Howzat – 14-23 November 2014

Sports Schedule from Howzat – 14-23 November 2014

posted on: Nov 14, 2014 | author:

Enjoy your favourite sports live on HD at Howzat. Don’t miss the Pacquiao versus Algieri boxing match this...

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