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Weekends Away: Calaguas, Camarines Norte

Weekends Away: Calaguas, Camarines Norte

Calaguas is located in the Philippine province of Camarines Norte. It has two major islands, Tinaga Island and Guintinua Island. It has many minor...

Events

Twenty Years: Philippine Fashion Week Holiday – 28-29 May 2016

Twenty Years: Philippine Fashion Week  Holiday – 28-29 May 2016

“Thousands of pieces. Hundreds of designers and talents. Twenty years of celebrating Filipino artistry. One Philippine Fashion Week. Philippine...

Business

Tips on Money and Costs for PH Travellers

Tips on Money and Costs for PH Travellers

One of the changes you have to deal with when you travel or relocate is adjusting to the monetary system. It is necessary to do some research before...

Video of the Week

How to Travel the Philippines - A Beginner's Guide to the Visayas Islands

 

“The Philippines is the greatest country I have ever traveled in my life! There is so much to see and do with amazing tropical scenery everywhere.

 

If you are new to the Philippines or if you are a travel lover, this film is for you. In this film, I will show you how to get the most out of your travels in the Philippines and all the best spots in the Visayas region. The islands we will focus on are Bohol, Cebu, Siquijor and Negros Islands.”

 

Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

 

Thursday, 26 May 2016

☆ Summer Frolix 2016 at Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Description For its 20th Anniversary Treat, Php20,000nett for 3-night stay, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa invite you to Summer Frolix 2016. Avail of special discounts on food and beverage. Plus, get a gift certificate for your next visit! Only limited number of rooms available at this rate! | Open to Philippine residents and balikbayans. Excluding peak and black-out dates. Conditions apply. | Call us at our Manila office at 632 844-5024 to 25. | For more information, please visit http://plantationbay.com/. | For this promo: http://plantationbay.com/english/pbrsat20.html |

♡ Summer Camp 2016 for Kids at Integrow Children's Activity Center

Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Integrow Children's Activity Center, Units 203-204, B2, 2/F, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description Summer Camp for children ages 4 to 12. | Activities: Art Camp Bezalel, Basic and Advanced Polymer Clay Workshop, Jazz Funk and Ballet Dance, Kids Celebrity Workshop, Beadeology, Calligraphy | Phone: 856-2281 or 856-2282 |

❀✽ City of Dreams Manila - Nobu Hotel's Mother's Day Package - Spoil Your Mom!

Time 2:00pm
Venue Nobu Hotel, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Description Bond over a luxurious stay for two on her special day. Avail of Nobu Hotel Manila's Mother's Day Package for as low as Php11500 nett, overnight stay, complimentary breakfast spa treatment at Nobu Spa for two (2) and a lovely floral box arrangement for mom. | Booking period: 1-30 May 2016 | Stay period: 1-31 May 2016 | For booking and enquiries, please call +632 800 8080. | For room rates, please visit http://cityofdreams.com.ph/promotions/nobu-mothersday. |

Friday, 27 May 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

USAID-STRIDE Innovation Workshop Series: Current Technical Challenges of Industries for Agribusiness in Mindanao

Time 8:30am - 2:00pm
Venue Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Limketkai Dr, Cagayan de Oro, 9000 Misamis Oriental, Philippines
Description Admission to this event is free! | For details, contact Ms. Pauline Santos at pauline@amchamphilippines.com or call +632 818-7911. |

♔Soccer School Philippines: Summer Camp 2016

Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Football Clinic Venues: Treston International School, Beacon International School, Gatorade Chelsea FC Blue Pitch, Alabang Country Club, Manresa School Parañaque ... and more!
Description Note: Time varies per venue. Please contact them on the numbers provided below for exact time slots per class. Thank you. | Summer Camp 2016 is from 5 April to 31 May 2016! Enrol your kids in a football clinic for summer with goalkeeper's training, open to ages 4 years old and above. | Football Clinic Venues: Gatorade Chelsea FC Blue Pitch, Alabang Country Club, Kings School Manila, Treston International School, Beacon International School, Manresa School Parañaque and Tribeca Private Residences. | To register please contact: +632-807-0278 or +63917-538-7589 | Email: info.chelseafcssph.com | Facebook page: chelseafcssph | Instagram/Twitter: @chelseafcssph |

♡❀Jasmine at New World Makati Hotel ~ Dimsum by Chef Wong Sing To

Time 11:00am
Venue Jasmin Restaurant at New World Makati Hotel, Esperanza Street, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Enjoy a selection of freshly cooked dim sum made by expert dim sum Chef Wong Sing To. This unlimited dim sum lunch also comes with a pot of premium tea, perfect to soothe and cleanse your belly after a good meal. Call RHEINER at 8116888 local 3338 for inquiries."

♬☆ Rave Party at Supreme Court with Zedd, Avicci, David Guetta, Calvin Harris and more!

Time 7:00pm - 3:00am
Venue Supreme Court of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
Description Event Line Up: | ZEDD | Martin Garrix | Avicii | Hardwell | Calvin Harris | David Guetta | The Chainsmokers | --- Special Guests: | Leila De Lima | Miriam Defensor-Santiago | Benhur Luy | Jejomar Binay | Mar Roxas | PNOY | https://www.facebook.com/events/1019834988053974/

☆ Wine Fair 2016 - Finca Antigue - Tapas Night - Best of Single Vineyard Selection ~ Wine Dinner and Master Class

Time 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue Tapella, Greenbelt 5, Makati City, Metro Manila and Wine Depot Makati
Description Tapas Night - Best of Single Vineyard Selection - Experience avant-garde collection of Finca Antigua paired with authentic Spanish Tapas on 27 May 2016 at 7:00pm at Tapella, Greenbelt 5. | Finca Antigue is one of the 5 wineries of Familia Martinez Bujanda. The winery is known for their unique and innovative wines that express the personality of the terroir with elegance and freshness. | Ticket price: Php1200 | Member price: Php1000 | Group booking of 8 pax: Php1000 per ticket. Buy your tickets now. Visit any of the Wine Depot stores. | Wine Depot Makati: 897-3220 | At the Wine Depot, Makati: 27 and 30 May ~ Wine Dinner ~ Our famous Wine Dinners feature the best reds and whites from around the world complemented with delicious cuisine from topnotch restaurants. | 27 May at 7:00pm ~ Antoine Moueix Wine Dinner at The Barrel Room | 28 May ~ Master Class | A selection of Antoine Mouiex Master Class, D’Arenberg Master Class, Finca Antigua Rioja vs La Mancha Masterclass, and Pascal Jolivet Master Class. | For more information: http://www.winedepot.com.ph/ |

Saturday, 28 May 2016

The Mind Museum - Science Comes To Life

Time 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue The Mind Museum, J. Y. Campos Park, 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. | Include science in your day. You can visit The Mind Museum in three hours. Times slots are: Tuesdays - Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Mind Museum inspires curiosity, exploration and understanding. There are no guided tours as nothing is more rewarding than discovering things for yourself in a setting where you are with equally curious minds. There is no one way to begin this. Enjoy exploring on your own at your own pace across the galleries. 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. | "The Mind Museum inspires curiosity, exploration and understanding. There are no guided tours as nothing is more rewarding than discovering things for yourself in a setting where you are with equally curious minds. There is no one way to begin this. Enjoy exploring on your own at your own pace across the galleries." | Ticket prices: Php625 - adults | Php475 - child/private school student (up to college) | Php190 - public school student (up to college) | Php190 - 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/.

❀ Young Writers' Hangout

Time 10:30am - 12:00pm
Venue Fully Book, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description April 30, May 21, 28 and June 4 (10:30am - 12:00nn, except June 4, 1:30pm to 3pm) Classes will be held at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. For registration and fee details, please call 0917-624-0196 or email at writethingsph@gmail.com | elfrencruz@gmail.com. |

♔ 20th Philippine Fashion Week #PhFW

Venue Discovery Primea, 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The biggest fashion event in the Philippines presents the holiday collection for 2016 this May at Discovery Primea. This year is even more special since PhFW turns 20! For two decades, PhFW served as a platform for new designers to shine and dominate the fashion scene with their innovative ideas. Fashion has always been a strong medium where the expression of art, design, poetry and culture combine to project the vibrancy and creativity of our local designers. They go fashion forward and aim for global market. | This year’s designers are: Arnold Galang | Audie Espino | EsAc Apparel Center | Project Runway Philippines Celine Borromeo and Jared Cervano | Sidney Perez Sio | Randall M. Solomon | Jeffrey Rogador | Noel Crisostomo | Melchor Guinto | Cherry Samuya Veric | Jerome Salaya Ang | Amir Sali | Executive Producers: Joey A. Espino Jr., Audie A. Espino, Tina P. Herra (Follow Tina P. Herrerra at @tinaherrera_philippinefashionweeklive.com) |

★The Memorial Day Weekend at Elks Club, Makati and Skinny Mike's Sports Bar, BGC

Time 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue Elks Club, Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Keep their history alive this Memorial Day weekend! Join us for a FREE screening of this award-winning documentary. (Voluntary donations are gratefully accepted.) | "Forgotten Soldiers" ~ a documentary film about the United States Army's Philippine Scouts | There will be 2 showings at different times and locations: | 2:00 pm showing at Elks Club, Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Makati City, Metro Manila ~ RSVP: Text to 0921-848-3316 | 6:00 pm showing at Skinny Mike's Sports Bar, 32nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (beside S&R) ~ RSVP: Text to 0905-213-7664 | Background: Immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, General Douglas MacArthur ordered his 80,000 soldiers on Bataan to hold on at all costs. Washington promised to send reinforcements, but months went by and the reinforcements never came. Beaten down by constant combat, starvation and disease, the men faced one of the worst atrocities in military history - the Bataan Death March. The Filipino and American soldiers of the "Philippine Scouts" were the backbone of MacArthur's doomed forces. This award-winning documentary follows 10 Scout survivors through their gallant stand, their bitter surrender, and their ultimate triumph over the enemy. The Philippine Scouts - America's Forgotten Soldiers.

♬ Cultural Center of the Phils. - Elena Monti, Soprano

Time 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater), Roxas Blvd., Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description Presented by: Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with Caruso Ristorante Italiano | "The Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with Caruso Ristorante presents Italian soprano Elena Monti in an evening of classical vocal music, with tenor Ronan Ferrer and pianist Raul Sunico, under the baton of Maestro Ruggero Barbieri. | Born in Milan, Elena Monti graduated at her hometown’s School of Music with top score and special mention. She later won several Competitions, in Italy and abroad and she made her debut in Milan in Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate and Rossini’s Petite messe solemnelle, and sang in a new production of Falstaff with Aslico. | She won the selections for the Scala Singing Academy, where she took part in Zauberflöte, L’Elisir d’Amore in the role of Adina; Armide directed by M° Muti in an Easter concert; and Giulio Sabino of Sarti at Ravenna Festival. | She debuted in the most prestigious Italian and international theaters. The varied roles she sang include Mimì in La Bohéme, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, among others. She also performed in Haendel’s Partenope, Haydn’s Orlando Paladino, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Peer Gynt Maestro Roberto Abbado. | She has worked with various conductors such as Gerd Albrecht, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Aldo Ceccato, Ottavio Dantone, Djasung Kakhidze, Riccardo Muti, Jeffrey Tate,Nello Santi, Robin Ticciati, Diego Matheuz,Massimo Zanetti among others." |

Sunday, 29 May 2016

☆Circuit Exercise Class at Ayala Triangle Park

Time 7:00am - 8:00am
Venue Ayala Triangle Park, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Every Sunday, there is an ongoing circuit exercise class at the Ayala Triangle in Makati City. Here are the details: || > Full body workout | > Cardio and strength based | > 10-12 functional exercises | > Session includes warm up, workout, & stretch (about 45 minutes in total) | > Ideal for any fitness or strength level | > Big calorie burner | > Suitable for any age and gender | > Fun & Sociable!!! Meet new people | Instructor Gerard Brown, 2005 Graduate of MAX International Fitness College (Formerly New Zealand College of Fitness). Email grbrown11@hotmail.com. Come and join us!

♔ 20th Philippine Fashion Week #PhFW

Venue Discovery Primea, 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The biggest fashion event in the Philippines presents the holiday collection for 2016 this May at Discovery Primea. This year is even more special since PhFW turns 20! For two decades, PhFW served as a platform for new designers to shine and dominate the fashion scene with their innovative ideas. Fashion has always been a strong medium where the expression of art, design, poetry and culture combine to project the vibrancy and creativity of our local designers. They go fashion forward and aim for global market. | This year’s designers are: Arnold Galang | Audie Espino | EsAc Apparel Center | Project Runway Philippines Celine Borromeo and Jared Cervano | Sidney Perez Sio | Randall M. Solomon | Jeffrey Rogador | Noel Crisostomo | Melchor Guinto | Cherry Samuya Veric | Jerome Salaya Ang | Amir Sali | Executive Producers: Joey A. Espino Jr., Audie A. Espino, Tina P. Herra (Follow Tina P. Herrera at @tinaherrera_philippinefashionweeklive.com) |

♬ Violin Concerto: "The Stars Spell Stories" ~ J. Sibelius: Violin Concerto and short pieces ~ with Regina Buenaventura (violin) and Mary Ann Espina (piano)

Time 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue Uni 5B, 2248 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila (On top of Home Depot)
Description Cosmic intensity, darkness and light. Isolation ad embrace. | Free admission. | For enquiries, please call (02) 553-7678. |

☆ Wine Fair 2016 - Finca Antigue - Tapas Night - Best of Single Vineyard Selection ~ Wine Dinner and Master Class

Time 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue Tapella, Greenbelt 5, Makati City, Metro Manila and Wine Depot Makati
Description Tapas Night - Best of Single Vineyard Selection - Experience avant-garde collection of Finca Antigua paired with authentic Spanish Tapas on 27 May 2016 at 7:00pm at Tapella, Greenbelt 5. | Finca Antigue is one of the 5 wineries of Familia Martinez Bujanda. The winery is known for their unique and innovative wines that express the personality of the terroir with elegance and freshness. | Ticket price: Php1200 | Member price: Php1000 | Group booking of 8 pax: Php1000 per ticket. Buy your tickets now. Visit any of the Wine Depot stores. | Wine Depot Makati: 897-3220 | At the Wine Depot, Makati: 27 and 30 May ~ Wine Dinner ~ Our famous Wine Dinners feature the best reds and whites from around the world complemented with delicious cuisine from topnotch restaurants. | 27 May at 7:00pm ~ Antoine Moueix Wine Dinner at The Barrel Room | 28 May ~ Master Class | A selection of Antoine Mouiex Master Class, D’Arenberg Master Class, Finca Antigua Rioja vs La Mancha Masterclass, and Pascal Jolivet Master Class. | For more information: http://www.winedepot.com.ph/ |

Monday, 30 May 2016

European Chamber of Commerce of the Phils. - ECCP Golf Challenge 2016

Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Sta. Elena Golf Club, Sta. Rosa Laguna
Description We invite you to the annual ECCP Golf Challenge this 30 May 2016 which will be held at the Sta. Elena Golf Club, Philippines. | Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to network with C-Level Executives from the Top Philippine-European companies. | The ECCP Golf Challenge is one of the biggest and most attended Golf Tournament in the country! | Participation Fees: | Regular Rate = PhP 4,500 | Sta. Elena Member = PhP 2,500 | Non-playing Guest = PhP 1,200 || Participation Fee inclusion: | Green fee, golf cart for 2 players, buffet lunch w/ two rounds of soft drinks or local beer, caddy fee, raffle, giveaways and a golf shirt. | Please contact Ms. Jenny Esmao if you have any enquiries. Call telephone number (+632) 845.1324 or 759.6680. You may also send her an e-mail at jenny.esmao@eccp.com.

♡ Ayala Museum Workshop: What is Reading? The Readers as Designer - A two-day book design workshop with Karl Castro

Time 10:00am - 4:00pm
Venue Ayala Museum, Dela Rosa Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description One of the questions usually posed to @karlfmcastro is: do you have to read the book before making a book design? The answer is: um, siyempre, sana naman. You have to love reading in order to be a good book designer. The workshop will tackle the importance of a close reading in understanding the material, which in turn is key to expressing the material’s spirit via design. | Registration fee is P6,500 (P5,500 for early birds until May 5). | Registration is until 21 May 2016. Limited slots only. | For enquiries: asklibrarian@filipinaslibrary.org.ph or 759 8288 loc 45 or 36. More on the facilitator: karlcastro.com |

☆ Wine Fair 2016 - Finca Antigue - Tapas Night - Best of Single Vineyard Selection ~ Wine Dinner and Master Class

Time 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue Tapella, Greenbelt 5, Makati City, Metro Manila and Wine Depot Makati
Description Tapas Night - Best of Single Vineyard Selection - Experience avant-garde collection of Finca Antigua paired with authentic Spanish Tapas on 27 May 2016 at 7:00pm at Tapella, Greenbelt 5. | Finca Antigue is one of the 5 wineries of Familia Martinez Bujanda. The winery is known for their unique and innovative wines that express the personality of the terroir with elegance and freshness. | Ticket price: Php1200 | Member price: Php1000 | Group booking of 8 pax: Php1000 per ticket. Buy your tickets now. Visit any of the Wine Depot stores. | Wine Depot Makati: 897-3220 | At the Wine Depot, Makati: 27 and 30 May ~ Wine Dinner ~ Our famous Wine Dinners feature the best reds and whites from around the world complemented with delicious cuisine from topnotch restaurants. | 27 May at 7:00pm ~ Antoine Moueix Wine Dinner at The Barrel Room | 28 May ~ Master Class | A selection of Antoine Mouiex Master Class, D’Arenberg Master Class, Finca Antigua Rioja vs La Mancha Masterclass, and Pascal Jolivet Master Class. | For more information: http://www.winedepot.com.ph/ |

Diabetes: Let’s Stop The Epidemic

According to the International Diabetes Federation and World Health Organisation, more than 640 million people all over the globe...

Diabetes: Let’s Stop The Epidemic
posted on: May 26, 2016 | author:

Remembering the Forgotten Soldiers – United States Army’s Philippine Scouts Film Screening

Every year, on the last Monday of May, soldiers who died while serving the United States Armed Forces are honoured. This is...

Remembering the Forgotten Soldiers – United States Army’s Philippine Scouts Film Screening
posted on: May 25, 2016 | author:

In Tagalog: Oo, Hindi, Marahil

Translation: Yes – oo No – hindi Maybe – marahil / baka / siguro   Write the author.   Say It...

In Tagalog: Oo, Hindi, Marahil
posted on: May 23, 2016 | author:

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 3 – May 2016

There’s a lot of sports action here at Howzat Sports Bar so come and hang out to watch your favourite sports LIVE on HD!...

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 3 – May 2016
posted on: May 20, 2016 | author:
Is Your Child Suffering from an Eye Problem?

Is Your Child Suffering from an Eye Problem?

posted on: May 19, 2016 | author:

Children always assume that whatever vision they have is normal. They rarely complain about eye problems because they have no...

That ’70s Party – Woodstock, Summer of Love!

That ’70s Party – Woodstock, Summer of Love!

posted on: May 18, 2016 | author:

The American Association of the Philippines, Inc. heats up the summer further with “Woodstock – Summer of Love”...

Get Social and Say G’day at SM North EDSA for #First70Years

Get Social and Say G’day at SM North EDSA for #First70Years

posted on: May 17, 2016 | author:

It was an exciting Thursday afternoon last 12th of May at SM North EDSA when the Australian Ambassador, H.E. Amanda Gorely and...

In Tagalog: “Tama”

In Tagalog: “Tama”

posted on: May 16, 2016 | author:

Let’s study Tagalog words with multiple meanings.   1. (adjective) correct Example: “Tama...

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 2 – May 2016

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 2 – May 2016

posted on: May 13, 2016 | author:

Need your daily dose of sports action? Come on over at Howzat Sports Bar! Here, you may watch the latest on Super Rugby, Rugby...

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