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Revisiting the Ruins in Bacolod

Revisiting the Ruins in Bacolod

The “Ruins” in Bacolod is one of the most well-preserved and famous ancestral homes in the island of Negros Occidental as well as the...

Events

InterNations Manila 9th Birthday Bash @ BB Brand Ristorante

InterNations Manila 9th Birthday Bash @ BB Brand Ristorante

InterNations is turning 9 years old this week in September and you are invited to celebrate it with us!     Come and join us on Saturday,...

Business

Rain Tree Facility for the Elderly Finally Finds a Home – Part One

Rain Tree Facility for the Elderly Finally Finds a Home – Part One

What do you do when the people who need the most help don’t get the assistance they need?   This was the question former Retirement and Health...

Video of the Week

 

“Nothing beats being in paradise for a weekend.” (Wick Veloso, President - HSBC Philippines)

 

Reservations in Paradise is an annual signature event at Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa, an extraordinary food, wine and leisure experience. Have a glimpse into the magical weekend that was in beautiful Boracay island.

 

Hear the comments of editors from “Travel and Leisure” and “Town and Country Philippines” and top executives from Teleperformance Asia Pacific, HSBC Philippines and Bacchus International.

 

Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

 

Friday, 23 Sept 2016

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

☆ Titans From The Age of Ice at Glorietta Mall, Makati

Time 10:00am - 8:30pm
Venue Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Don't miss the coolest Live Show and Exhibit in the country...the Titans from the Age of Ice! See massive Prehistoric Animatronics in action as they mimic the actual creatures from that era! Watch the interactive musical Live Show and build souvenirs that you can take home with you! All for only P650! Now that is one cool treat! See you in Glorietta! Just visit The Titans From the Age of Ice booths at the concierge areas of Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, Level 3 Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma Cinema Lobby. | You may also call the following numbers (02) 439-6469 | (02) 925-7421 | (0916) 2403572 | (0998) 3127252. You can also inquire here on our official Facebook Fanpage and we are more than happy to assist you on how to book your tickets. You may also follow us on Instagram @titansageoficeph. |

★ German Film Week by Goethe-Institut Philippinen and Ayala Cinemas

Time 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Venue Cinema at Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Showcasing the best new releases in contemporary German cinema... | The Goethe-Institut Philippinen in partnership with Ayala Cinemas presents the GERMAN FILM WEEK -- the first all-German film event in the Philippines in recent years. | Opening the event is the star-studded WHO AM I - No System Is Safe (WHO AM I - Kein System ist sicher) by director Baran bo Odar on September 21, 7:00 PM at Glorietta 4. Regular screenings will follow from September 22 to 27 at the Glorietta 4 and TriNoma cinemas. The Film Week is comprised of thirteen hand-picked features released in the last two years. Check out the complete screening schedule in Manila below. | Tickets are priced at PHP 100 and are available via SureSeats.com or at the mall cinema counters. | Price: PHP100 | +632 840 5723 | program@manila.goethe.org | Venues: Glorietta, Makati City and Trinoma Mall, Quezon City | For synopsis and schedule: https://www.goethe.de/resources/files/pdf91/gfw2016-program-4inx8in1.pdf |

Saturday, 24 Sept 2016

☆ Union Church of Manila: "When Evil Strikes" - A Safety and Security Seminar - with speakers Graeme Campbell, Executive Managing Director, PSA Group | Noel Ison, Jr, Founder of ALPHA 3 Crisis Management

Time 8:30am - 1:00pm
Venue Union Church of Manila Mini Sanctuary, 123 Rada St., corner Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Criminality and Terrorism are now the daily serve. Learn how to respond to active shooter scenarios, carjackings and other situations that turn an otherwise beautiful day into a frightening situation. When evil strikes...it is not about being scared...if is about being prepared!" | About the speakers: | 1. Graeme Campbell, Executive Managing Director, Pacific Strategies and Assessments (PSA Group) - Graeme has over 18 years security experience in Asia as an analyst, consultant and manager. He served with the New Zealand Armed Forces and was a Chief Instructor Investigations for the Royal New Zealand Military Police. | 2. Noel Ison, Jr., Founder of ALPHA 3 Crisis Management with more than two decades of training and experience as a Security and Safety Professional, Rescue and Survival Instructor, and Emergency Response and Crisis Management Adviser/Consultant. | Admission Fee: Php100/person. Lunch will be served. | To register: Please send an email to arrivalsurvivalmanila@gmail.com or library@unionchurch.ph or call UCM at 812-6062. Look for Ms. Ynang Caliza. |

☆ Titans From The Age of Ice at Glorietta Mall, Makati

Time 10:00am - 8:30pm
Venue Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Don't miss the coolest Live Show and Exhibit in the country...the Titans from the Age of Ice! See massive Prehistoric Animatronics in action as they mimic the actual creatures from that era! Watch the interactive musical Live Show and build souvenirs that you can take home with you! All for only P650! Now that is one cool treat! See you in Glorietta! Just visit The Titans From the Age of Ice booths at the concierge areas of Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, Level 3 Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma Cinema Lobby. | You may also call the following numbers (02) 439-6469 | (02) 925-7421 | (0916) 2403572 | (0998) 3127252. You can also inquire here on our official Facebook Fanpage and we are more than happy to assist you on how to book your tickets. You may also follow us on Instagram @titansageoficeph. |

Ayala Museum: "Faces, Bodies and Saints" - Italian Art Appreciation Series - Signore Daniele Chiapello, Italian Art History and Archaeology Scholar

Time 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue Ayala Museum, Dela Rosa Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Schedule: | 10 Sept. ~ The Roman Period - Portraits and Still Life | 17 Sept. ~ The Middle Ages Images and Calligraphy | 24 Sept. ~ The Renaissance - The Human Form and Architectural Drawing | Entrance Fee: | Php500 ~ Regular | Php1350 ~ Season Pass | Discount Pass Available | 759-8288 loc. 22/35 Email: education@ayalamuseum.org |

★ German Film Week by Goethe-Institut Philippinen and Ayala Cinemas

Time 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Venue Cinema at Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Showcasing the best new releases in contemporary German cinema... | The Goethe-Institut Philippinen in partnership with Ayala Cinemas presents the GERMAN FILM WEEK -- the first all-German film event in the Philippines in recent years. | Opening the event is the star-studded WHO AM I - No System Is Safe (WHO AM I - Kein System ist sicher) by director Baran bo Odar on September 21, 7:00 PM at Glorietta 4. Regular screenings will follow from September 22 to 27 at the Glorietta 4 and TriNoma cinemas. The Film Week is comprised of thirteen hand-picked features released in the last two years. Check out the complete screening schedule in Manila below. | Tickets are priced at PHP 100 and are available via SureSeats.com or at the mall cinema counters. | Price: PHP100 | +632 840 5723 | program@manila.goethe.org | Venues: Glorietta, Makati City and Trinoma Mall, Quezon City | For synopsis and schedule: https://www.goethe.de/resources/files/pdf91/gfw2016-program-4inx8in1.pdf |

InterNations Manila 9th Birthday Bash @BB Brand Ristorante

Time 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Venue BB Brand Ristorante, 2/F RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Tower, 25th Street corner 26th Street, The Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description Entrance Fee: | Albatross Member: PHP500 | Basic Member: PHP90 | "InterNations is turning 9 years old in September and you are invited to celebrate it with us! Come and join us on Saturday, 24 September, from 18:30 to 23:00 at BB Brand Ristorante. BB Brand Ristorante is an Italian restaurant in Bonifacio Global City (The Fort) and they have a great selection of Italian food as well as their own brand of house wine. Have a taste of Florence, Italy here at BB Brand Ristorante! | Attendees will get two drinks and some finger food (pizza, bruschetta, galantina, crostini, pasta). The soundtrack of the night will be Italian pop music with concentration on 80s Italo-disco and 90s Italo/Euro-dance. | Also, since it is InterNations’ birthday celebration, we have a special video presentation of our events and activities for the past 3 years. We will also have a special tiramisu birthday cake prepared for us by BB Brand Ristorante. | BB Brand Ristorante is located at 2/F RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Tower, 25th Street corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City (directly above 7-Eleven). Please take note that if you Google BB Brand Ristorante, the pointer would point you to the wrong map location. You can refer to the “Show map” on the top of this page to a more accurate location. If you are bringing a vehicle, you can park at the building (the entrance is at 26th Street) or you can park at The Fort Strip parking lot and simply cross the street. | Kindly confirm your presence by clicking the Accept Invitation button. Feel free to bring your international friends, but please invite them to sign up to InterNations first!" | See you there! Wendell Yuson, InterNations Ambassador Manila

Sunday, 25 Sept 2016

☆ Titans From The Age of Ice at Glorietta Mall, Makati

Time 10:00am - 8:30pm
Venue Glorietta Mall, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Don't miss the coolest Live Show and Exhibit in the country...the Titans from the Age of Ice! See massive Prehistoric Animatronics in action as they mimic the actual creatures from that era! Watch the interactive musical Live Show and build souvenirs that you can take home with you! All for only P650! Now that is one cool treat! See you in Glorietta! Just visit The Titans From the Age of Ice booths at the concierge areas of Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, Level 3 Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma Cinema Lobby. | You may also call the following numbers (02) 439-6469 | (02) 925-7421 | (0916) 2403572 | (0998) 3127252. You can also inquire here on our official Facebook Fanpage and we are more than happy to assist you on how to book your tickets. You may also follow us on Instagram @titansageoficeph. |

♡ Hash House Harries Manila: Run #211 - East Meadow, San Pedro, Laguna

Time 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Venue meeting place at the minimart on the corner of Polaris St. and Jupiter St., Bel-Air Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Run: Run starts at 3pm sharp. Aim for 2.30pm to pay hash cash, stash your bags, and compare selfies. | Map: http://tinyurl.com/mme3kor | Hash Cash: Men ~ Php250, Women Php100, Kids Php50 |

★ German Film Week by Goethe-Institut Philippinen and Ayala Cinemas

Time 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Venue Cinema at Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Showcasing the best new releases in contemporary German cinema... | The Goethe-Institut Philippinen in partnership with Ayala Cinemas presents the GERMAN FILM WEEK -- the first all-German film event in the Philippines in recent years. | Opening the event is the star-studded WHO AM I - No System Is Safe (WHO AM I - Kein System ist sicher) by director Baran bo Odar on September 21, 7:00 PM at Glorietta 4. Regular screenings will follow from September 22 to 27 at the Glorietta 4 and TriNoma cinemas. The Film Week is comprised of thirteen hand-picked features released in the last two years. Check out the complete screening schedule in Manila below. | Tickets are priced at PHP 100 and are available via SureSeats.com or at the mall cinema counters. | Price: PHP100 | +632 840 5723 | program@manila.goethe.org | Venues: Glorietta, Makati City and Trinoma Mall, Quezon City | For synopsis and schedule: https://www.goethe.de/resources/files/pdf91/gfw2016-program-4inx8in1.pdf |

Monday, 26 Sept 2016

☆ New Zealand Embassy Manila - Exhibit: "Open Spaces: New Zealand through the Lens of a Filipino"

Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza Tower 2, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description To celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Philippines, the embassy presents "Open Spaces: New Zealand through the Lens of a Filipino". This exhibit features landscape photographs by renowned Filipino photographer Jose Mari "Mayie" Delgado. | The exhibit is on view at the Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Makati from September 21 to October 5, 2016. | Open Spaces is presented in partnership with Philippine Airlines, and is supported by Fonterra Brands, and Don Revy wines. |

♔ Dam Good Stuff, Inc. - "Beautiful Jewelry, Sustainable Income" - Clearance Sale 2016!

Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Unit 303, One Corporate Plaza, 845 Arnaiz Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy up to 25% to 75% off on selected items of fine jewellery. These are beautiful works of art that is skilfully handcrafted. Come and visit this 5-day clearance sale for your advance holiday shopping. Buy a special jewellery for your special someone. Visit our clearance sale for great selections on fine pieces. See you there! ♡❀✽❀

❀ Shang Shopping Fantasy at Shangri-La Plaza ~ 25 Years and Beyond

Time 11:00am - 9:30pm
Venue Shangri-La Plaza, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Description It's the biggest blow-out of the year! Get a chance to be one of 13 lucky winners to win a shopping spree at the Shang worth up to P500,000! | Every P1500 single official receipt purchase earns you one raffle entry. Double your chances of winning when you shop from Monday to Thursday. | Promo duration: 29 July 2016 to 31 Oct. 2016. Grand Draw: 2 November 2016 at 6pm! | Click the poster for more details. #ShangShoppingFantasy |

★ German Film Week by Goethe-Institut Philippinen and Ayala Cinemas

Time 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Venue Cinema at Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Showcasing the best new releases in contemporary German cinema... | The Goethe-Institut Philippinen in partnership with Ayala Cinemas presents the GERMAN FILM WEEK -- the first all-German film event in the Philippines in recent years. | Opening the event is the star-studded WHO AM I - No System Is Safe (WHO AM I - Kein System ist sicher) by director Baran bo Odar on September 21, 7:00 PM at Glorietta 4. Regular screenings will follow from September 22 to 27 at the Glorietta 4 and TriNoma cinemas. The Film Week is comprised of thirteen hand-picked features released in the last two years. Check out the complete screening schedule in Manila below. | Tickets are priced at PHP 100 and are available via SureSeats.com or at the mall cinema counters. | Price: PHP100 | +632 840 5723 | program@manila.goethe.org | Venues: Glorietta, Makati City and Trinoma Mall, Quezon City | For synopsis and schedule: https://www.goethe.de/resources/files/pdf91/gfw2016-program-4inx8in1.pdf |

Tuesday, 27 Sept 2016

☆ Democrats Abroad: First Presidential Debate - Watching Party

Time 7:30am - 11:30am
Venue Kitchen IB, G/F KL Tower, 117 Gamboa St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Watch the first presidential debate with Democrats Abroad, and enjoy a (self paid) breakfast. Doors open at 7:30, debate starts at 9 a.m. Manila time.

♔ Dam Good Stuff, Inc. - "Beautiful Jewelry, Sustainable Income" - Clearance Sale 2016!

Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Unit 303, One Corporate Plaza, 845 Arnaiz Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy up to 25% to 75% off on selected items of fine jewellery. These are beautiful works of art that is skilfully handcrafted. Come and visit this 5-day clearance sale for your advance holiday shopping. Buy a special jewellery for your special someone. Visit our clearance sale for great selections on fine pieces. See you there! ♡❀✽❀

♔ Eight Coffee Bar ~ "Thirsty Thursday" at Rockwell Center

Time 11:00am - 8:30pm
Venue Power Plant Mall, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description It's #ThirstyThursday! Celebrate with a cocktail from Eight Coffee Bar and get one free from 5pm to 9pm every Tuesday and Thursday! Visit them at Eight Coffee Bar by UCC, 2F, #8Rockwell, Hidalgo Drive. #EightbyUCC

InterNations Manila: 7th Professional Networking Night!

Time 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Venue Log in at www.internations.org for more details.
Description Note: This is an Albatross Group activity for the Albatross members only. For new/basic members, you may join in any two (2) of our AG activities for free as a trial. For inquiries, log in at www.internations.org. | 750.00 PHP 2 drinks (wines/beers/local drinks) + appetizers.. | "We have attempted to set a theme last time, which we discovered was a bit intimidating for some. This time, we would like to try a new formula : each member can choose among a "color" tag for their name : you can request a "seek project" (if you are open to new invest in new projects), "seek funds" (if you have ideas and need investor), "seek connections" (if you are here just to network) or "seek career" (if you are open to work opportunities) as not every one will be on the "investor mode" | Also this is not a guarantee that you will find what you want but at least it gives a tone. Please come in professional attire, no short, or t-shirt, or provocative outfit to pair with the location venue. | Your entrance will include the2 drinks and finger foods. | Antony Thor, Activity Host |

InterNations Manila: September Happy Hour Networking

Time 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue Log in at www.internations.org for more information.
Description Note: This is an Albatross Group activity for the Albatross members only. For new/basic members, you may join in any two (2) of our AG activities for free as a trial. For inquiries, log in at www.internations.org. | Interested in American or Canadian culture? Want to connect with like-minded international people? Please join us on September 27th for drinks and casual networking. Francesca Jorolan, Activity Host |

American Chamber of Commerce of the Phils., Inc. and Asian Institute of Management - Young Professionals Networking Night

Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue AIM Fuller Hall, 3/F Asian Institute of Management, 123 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Tariff: | Members: Php500 | Non-members: Php750 | On September 27, AmCham Philippines, in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), invites you to join us on a night of networking, cocktails, and raffle prizes. | Win exciting prizes! | An overnight weekend stay in a Premier Room of Dusit Thani (inclusive of breakfast buffet for 2 persons at The Pantry); | P 3,000 worth of lunch or dinner at Dusit Thani's Benjarong Royal Thai Restaurant; and A whopping P 8,000 Cash for the grand draw from ADEC Group. | Don't miss these exciting prizes and the chance to expand your network and create meaningful connections with fellow Young Professionals! | For details, contact Mr. Yves Aguilos yves@amchamphilippines.com | (+632) 8187911 loc. 216

 

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♡ A tribute to 70 years of friendship between Australia and the Philippines ♡

 

 

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 4 – September 2016

★ Howzat Sports Bar offers more than LIVE sports viewing. They also serve exquisite local and European cuisine, fine house...

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 4 – September 2016
posted on: Sep 23, 2016 | author:

In Tagalog: Kain na tayo! / Kumain na tayo!

Translation: Let’s eat!     Word Guide: Kain or kumain – (verb) to eat  (“Kumain” is the...

In Tagalog: Kain na tayo! / Kumain na tayo!
posted on: Sep 20, 2016 | author:

Relocating Pets

Moving is the 4th most stressful time in one’s life according to leading psychologists. Right up there with death in the...

Relocating Pets
posted on: Sep 20, 2016 | author:

U.S. Democrats in the PH to Cast Deciding Votes to Elect Hillary Clinton and a Democratic Congress

Democrats Abroad Philippines mobilizing U.S. citizens to request absentee ballots     Democrats Abroad is currently...

U.S. Democrats in the PH to Cast Deciding Votes to Elect  Hillary Clinton and a Democratic Congress
posted on: Sep 19, 2016 | author:
Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 3 – September 2016

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 3 – September 2016

posted on: Sep 16, 2016 | author:

For your daily dose of sports viewing, come on over at Howzat Sports Bar in Kalayaan Avenue (corner Fermina St.), Makati City....

Zika Virus Updates in Asia

Zika Virus Updates in Asia

posted on: Sep 15, 2016 | author:

Cases of Zika virus infection are being reported in countries in Asia. The World Health Organisation has identified several...

In Tagalog: Kapihan

In Tagalog: Kapihan

posted on: Sep 14, 2016 | author:

Translation: Kapihan – root word: kape (noun) ~ coffee (noun) a coffee farm or plantation  | (noun) a small social...

Fashion, Style and Charity: Dam Good Stuff Inc. Offers Early Christmas Shopping For A Cause

Fashion, Style and Charity: Dam Good Stuff Inc. Offers Early Christmas Shopping For A Cause

posted on: Sep 13, 2016 | author:

In the Philippines, Christmas begins in September and ends on the second week of January. It is now September and early holiday...

3rd Asia On Screen Film Festival – Bringing the Best of Asian Cinema to Manila

3rd Asia On Screen Film Festival – Bringing the Best of Asian Cinema to Manila

posted on: Sep 12, 2016 | author:

Manila, Philippines – Asia Society Philippines and Security Bank, together with Ayala Malls Cinemas and the Film...

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