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Batanes: A Great Getaway Location

Batanes: A Great Getaway Location

Batanes: A Great Getaway Location       Batanes is an archipelago area in the Philippines arranged in the Cagayan Valley district. It is...

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A Filipino Hero Honoured Around The World – Jose Rizal

A Filipino Hero Honoured Around The World – Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal is one the greatest national heroes of the Philippines. Rizal Day is celebrated each year on the 30th of December to commemorate his...

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Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

At 27 years old, Frenchman Ruben Chaumont is looking at staying in the Philippines long term while wanting to make a positive impact in the...

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Maldives of the Philippines | Exploring Beautiful El Nido

 

We have arrived in the Maldives of the Philippines - wow what an incredible final spot here on our unforgettable adventure throughout this beautiful country.

Today we are island hopping around El Nido, exploring all the different spots, from snorkeling in crystal blue waters to kayaking through lagoons.

The next day we headed out to Lio beach, finding a way less busier part to this island before zip lining at Las Cabanas beach. Our final day we headed back to Puerto Princesa to see the fire flies.

Spots we saw:
Small lagoon
Shimizu island (Snorkeling area)
Ipil Waterfront (private beach for lunch
Cadlao lagoon
Paradise beach
Las Cabanas beach

 

 

 


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Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

Thursday, 14th February 2019

★ Briefing on the draft Executive Order on Water

Time 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue AmCham Philippines 2/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas cor. Gamboa St. Makati, Philippines
Description Briefing on the draft Executive Order on Water

with Ms. Elisea "Bebet" Gozun

The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP), in partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress's Water Alliance (PBSP-Water Alliance), is hosting a briefing on the contents of a draft Executive Order (EO) on Water, a much-needed reform which intends to greatly improve the management of water resources and governance of the Philippine water sector on February 14, 2019 (Thursday) from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the AmCham Hall.
We are honored to host as the briefer Ms. Elisea "Bebet" G. Gozun, who led the drafting of the EO. Ms. Gozun is a former Presidential Assistant II for Climate Change and former Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. In 2007, she was recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme as the Champion of the Earth for Asia and the Pacific.

TAPP WATER POLICY BRIEF
On September 14, 2018, TAPP released Policy Brief No. 7 "Water" at the Seventh Arangkada Philippines Anniversary Forum.
The Water policy brief broadens discussion to a strategic level to appreciate the interconnectedness of the water sector and the various uses of water. TAPP enlisted the expertise of water industry experts Dondi Alikpala, former chairman of the Metropolitan Water Sewerage System and former executive director of the National Water Resources Board, and Chris Ilagan, former government relations officer of Manila Water to write on the topic based on the January 18 roundtable discussion, industry experience, and independent research.

The following recommendatioAmCham Philippines
2/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas cor. Gamboa St.
Makati, Philippinesns were set forward in the Water policy brief:

A. Improving the Governance and Management of Water Resources
Speedy Enactment of a Law to Harmonize and Streamline Governance in the Water Sector
Appointment of a Water Czar

B. Improving Water Quality and Coverage
Establish a Water Regulatory Commission
Finalize and Implement the Unified Financing Framework for the Water Supply and Sanitation Framework

C. Expanding Wastewater Treatment Coverage
Strict Implementation of the Country's Major Wastewater-related Laws and Programs Encouragement of Innovation and Technology Adoption to Expand and Improve Water and Wastewater Services

CONTACT US
For additional event or venue information, please email sarah@arangkadaphilippines.com
You can also reach us at +63 7511495

For More Information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com/event

Friday, 15th February 2019

♔ 36th Honor Your Staff Day 2019

Time 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue Manila Marriott Hotel Newport Boulevard 10 Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Description AmCham is honored to present its annual event dedicated for the unsung heroes of AmCham member companies, Hawaiian-theme Honor Your Staff Day 2019!

Join us again this year for a fun-filled event with one of the rising stars in the country, Jay Kent and be serenade by the first winner of the Voice of the Philippines, Mitoy Yonting.

Inspirational speaker highlighting harmonious relationship of employers and employees will also be present. All of that fun with our host, KC Montero.

Register now and bring home exciting loot bag products, amazing prizes, and unforgettable fun!

CONTACT US
For additional event or venue information, please email kv@amchamphilippines.com
You can also reach us at 09173014163

FOR MORE INFORMATION
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

Monday, 18th February 2019

★ Luncheon Meeting with Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Arsenio M. Balisacan

Time 11:00am - 2:00pm
Venue Sarika Function Room, Dusit Thani Manila
Description Competition policies have long been part of the regulatory environment governing market economies. In the Philippines, the Philippine Competition Act signed in 2015 aims to harmonize the widely fragmented competition-related laws at that time and to establish a central governing body that will enforce this landmark legislation to advance consumer welfare, foster innovation, and increase global competitiveness.

Join us for a membership luncheon meeting with Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Arsenio M. Balisacan as he talks about easing foreign investment restrictions in the country to level the playing field, priority industries that will significantly impact consumers in 2019, and other plans and priorities of the competition watchdog.

Registration:
Members: Php 1,900 | Non-Members: Php 3,000

For more information,
please contact Ms. Ruz Lim at (02) 845-1326
or email ruz.lim@eccp.com.
** Full payment is required prior to or on the day of the event.
Unpaid attendees will not be granted access to the event.

** No shows will be billed at full cost.

Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the event.

For more information
www.eccp.com

Tuesday, 19th February 2019

♡ Managing For Results Workshop

Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Makati, Metro Manila
Description Good leaders are made not born. Empirical studies have shown that certain key practices related to coaching, communication, rewarding and other managerial functions are more effective than others in deriving optimum performance for led teams. However, and also as significant lately is the fact that personality, what some people call "charisma" is almost as important as the above technical skills are.

This program aims to address both areas of management competence – the obvious hard, technical skills of management and the softer, more interpersonal skills of leadership. Additionally, the program is designed to stimulate the participant's strategic thinking and gain a better view of the requirements for team success. The program will strengthen the leadership competencies, boost the participant's level of confidence and prepare them for increasingly important roles in their organizations.

Objectives
This program aims to address both areas of management competence – the obvious hard, technical skills of management and the softer, more interpersonal skills of leadership.

Additionally, the program is designed to stimulate the participant's strategic thinking and gain a better view of the requirements for team success. The program will strengthen the leadership competencies, boost the participant's level of confidence and prepare them for increasingly important roles in their organizations.

Target Audience
Current and Future Managers of the Organizations | Executive Management | Middle Management | Front-line Supervision | Organizational Change Agents

Program Outline
Introduction

Modern Management Theories
Personal Effectiveness

Management VS Leadership
Goal Setting
Cascading Goals to Staff
Delegating and Follow-Through
Coaching and Mentoring

Staff Observation
Coaching Skills
Disciplining and Directing Problem Employees
Giving Feedback, Recognizing Performance

Giving Positive and Negative Feedback
Formal and Informal Reward Systems
Team Management

Personal Styles & Team Effectiveness
Handling Conflicts
Meeting Management

Learning Investment:
Php 16,500 ECCP Members
Php 18,500 Non-Members

(includes coffee breaks, lunches, seminar materials and certificate of attendance)

For confirmations and more information, please contact

Ms. Nichole Raynera of ECCP at 845 1324 or email nichole.raynera@eccp.com

For More Information:
www.eccp.com

❀ Women in Leadership: Belinda Racela

Time 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue AmCham Philippines 2/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas cor. Gamboa St. Makati, Philippines
Description In the first part of the Women in Leadership Series we spotlight Belinda Racela, President of Chevron Malampaya, a dynamic woman who is shaping the Philippine energy industry. A true leader, her drive and persistence is a testament of what curiosity, dedication, and motivation can accomplish in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

ABOUT THE SERIES
The Women in Leadership (WIL) Series will feature remarkable women in diverse fields who will share their stories of perseverance, courage and resilience – both personal and professional. The monthly event will address the unique challenges faced by female leaders, and the inspirational ways in which these difficulties can be conquered.
The WIL series will examine how improve inclusion and diversity in business/workplace and the major policy issues confronting women in public and corporate life.

Past speakers include:
Doris Magsaysay-Ho, Magsaysay Group
Armie Jarin-Bennett, CNN Philippines
Sheryl Swoopes, WNBA Hall of Fame
Gina Lopez, Former DENR Secretary
Marissa De Ungria, S.C. Johnson Philipines

SPEAKERS
Belinda Racela
President and Asset Manager at Chevron Malampaya LLC

CONTACT US
For additional event or venue information, please email
beabaldonado@amchamphilippines.com
You can also reach us at +63 28187911

For more information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

Wednesday, 20th February 2019

♡ Managing For Results Workshop

Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Makati, Metro Manila
Description Good leaders are made not born. Empirical studies have shown that certain key practices related to coaching, communication, rewarding and other managerial functions are more effective than others in deriving optimum performance for led teams. However, and also as significant lately is the fact that personality, what some people call "charisma" is almost as important as the above technical skills are.

This program aims to address both areas of management competence – the obvious hard, technical skills of management and the softer, more interpersonal skills of leadership. Additionally, the program is designed to stimulate the participant's strategic thinking and gain a better view of the requirements for team success. The program will strengthen the leadership competencies, boost the participant's level of confidence and prepare them for increasingly important roles in their organizations.

Objectives
This program aims to address both areas of management competence – the obvious hard, technical skills of management and the softer, more interpersonal skills of leadership.

Additionally, the program is designed to stimulate the participant's strategic thinking and gain a better view of the requirements for team success. The program will strengthen the leadership competencies, boost the participant's level of confidence and prepare them for increasingly important roles in their organizations.

Target Audience
Current and Future Managers of the Organizations | Executive Management | Middle Management | Front-line Supervision | Organizational Change Agents

Program Outline
Introduction

Modern Management Theories
Personal Effectiveness

Management VS Leadership
Goal Setting
Cascading Goals to Staff
Delegating and Follow-Through
Coaching and Mentoring

Staff Observation
Coaching Skills
Disciplining and Directing Problem Employees
Giving Feedback, Recognizing Performance

Giving Positive and Negative Feedback
Formal and Informal Reward Systems
Team Management

Personal Styles & Team Effectiveness
Handling Conflicts
Meeting Management

Learning Investment:
Php 16,500 ECCP Members
Php 18,500 Non-Members

(includes coffee breaks, lunches, seminar materials and certificate of attendance)

For confirmations and more information, please contact

Ms. Nichole Raynera of ECCP at 845 1324 or email nichole.raynera@eccp.com

For More Information:
www.eccp.com

❊ German Club: Skat, Jass and Schafkof Evening

Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue 118 V.A. Rufino St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description A regular occurrence in the club every Wednesday evening. Join in for a good round Skat, Schafkopf or Jass game. |

Phone: +63 2 817 3552 |
Email: germanclub@germanclub.ph |
Website: www.germanclub.ph
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Healthy Heart Month: What Can Lipids Do To My Body ?

Greetings of good health! Our heart is a very important organ of the body.  It functions by pumping blood all throughout the...

Healthy Heart Month: What Can Lipids Do To My Body ?
posted on: Jan 9, 2019 | author:

Filipinos: The most giving people on the planet

‘Filipinos are probably the most giving people on the planet,” these are the words of world-renowned Chef Anthony Bourdain,...

Filipinos: The most giving people on the planet
posted on: Jan 9, 2019 | author:

In Tagalog: Pinaka maganda

Translation: Most beautiful   Word guide: pinaka – most  (superlative degree of adjectives) maganda –...

posted on: Jan 9, 2019 | author:

Why Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Dinner) Is The Main Course On Filipino Tables

Food is at the heart of Christmas in the Philippines, underpinning family ties and friendships during the festive season. From...

Why Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Dinner) Is The Main Course On Filipino Tables
posted on: Dec 19, 2018 | author:
Why Christmas in the Philippines Isn’t Complete Without Bibingka

Why Christmas in the Philippines Isn’t Complete Without Bibingka

posted on: Dec 19, 2018 | author:

You’ve probably heard how Filipinos couldn’t imagine Christmas without Simbang Gabi (dawn mass). But actually, Simbang Gabi...

LASIK: no more eyeglasses or contact lenses

LASIK: no more eyeglasses or contact lenses

posted on: Dec 19, 2018 | author:

LASIK is a quick and effective solution to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia or the loss of...

In Tagalog: Dilaw at Berde

In Tagalog: Dilaw at Berde

posted on: Dec 18, 2018 | author:

Translation: dilaw – yellow berde – green   As part of our series about colours, this week we shall learn the...

“Namamasko” – Asking for Love on Christmas Day

“Namamasko” – Asking for Love on Christmas Day

posted on: Dec 12, 2018 | author:

If Michael Jackson urged people to give love on Christmas day, a Filipino tradition encourages children to “ask for love on...

The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Anniversary

The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Anniversary

posted on: Dec 12, 2018 | author:

On 21 December 1935, Manuel L. Quezon, the first Philippine Commonwealth president, renamed the Philippine Army into the Armed...

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