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The City of Dreams, the latest casino on Manila Bay, is not only full of gambling, but also full of restaurants. One of those dining options is...


All Set For MassKara Festival 2015!

All Set For MassKara Festival 2015!

The Masskara Festival in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental is one of the best known tourist attractions in the Philippines and is considered to be one...


Makati Business Club: Makati Business Sector’s Voice in National Development

Makati Business Club: Makati Business Sector’s Voice in National Development

Makati is known as the central business district of the Philippines. In a gist, Makati Business Club (MBC) is the voice of Makati’s business sector...

Video of the Week

Offical Music Video of Booming Bacolod's MassKara Festival This Week! Enjoy the vibrant dance music and joyful celebration in a festival that is considered to be one of the world's most beautiful festivals.


Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015

✽ Heny Sison Culinary School - The Essential Series - Baking, Pastry and Cooking Series

Time 8:00am - 9:00pm
Venue 33 Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description Cook out the best in you! | The Essential Series includes comprehensive, technique-based, hands-on training to culinary arts. You will be trained by experienced and innovative chef instructors. | Schedule: | Baking and Pastry Series | 7 Sept. 2015 - 24 Oct. 2015 | 8am - 2pm || Cooking Series | 7 Sept. 2015 - 24 Oct. 2015 | 3am - 9pm || For inquiries and online registrations: | email: | | website: | Facebook: HenySison

Ayala Museum Exhibit: Philippine Gold - Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms

Time 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue Ayala Museum, Dela Rosa Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Asia Society, New York, and Ayala Museum, Philippines present... Philippine Gold - Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms || September 11, 2015 to January 3, 2016 | Asia Society and Museum | New York | Join us this fall for an exhibition of spectacular works of gold that highlight the prosperity and achievements of the Philippine Kingdoms, which flourished long before the Spanish discovered and colonised the region. Many of the objects–including exquisite regalia, jewellery, functional and ritualistic objects, ceremonial weapons, and funerary masks from the Ayala Museum and Bangkok Sentral ng Pilipinas Collections–are on view for the first time ever outside of the Philippines. | The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of opening events and a season of programming that will highlight the richness and diversity of Philippine culture and current affairs, and explore its cuisine, performing arts, film, design, literature, and more. | For more information, please visit,

Bistro Du Vin at Power Plant Mall - 3-Course Set Menu

Time 11:30am - 2:30pm
Venue Power Plant Mall, Amorsolo Drive, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description An exquisite meal for a great deal! Get 3 courses for PHP 599 at Bistro Du Vin from 11:00am - 2:30 pm on weekdays! #PowerPlantMall

Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015

✽ Instituto Cervantes, Embassy of Spain, Embassy of Spain, Ayala Museum and Fundacion Gerardo Diego: "Chronicles of a Journey: Gerardo Diego and Julio Palacios in the Philippines"

Time 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue 2/F Function Room, Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue corner Dela Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Instituto Cervantes Manila, The Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, Ayala Museum, and Fundacion Gerardo Diego present... Gerardo Diego and Julio Palacios in the Philippines: CHRONICLES OF A JOURNEY | "For the very first time, the Instituto Cervantes of Manila, Embassy of Spain, Ayala Museum, Fundación Gerardo Diego, with support of FormaLighting and Vivanco present the exhibition Gerardo Diego and Julio Palacios in the Philippines: Chronicles of a Journey. Curated by Ariana H. Valladares, this exhibition is presented in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the first Cultural Embassy between Spain and the Philippines after the Paris Treaty was signed. | In 1935, Spain’s poet Gerardo Diego and scientist Julio Palacios visited the Philippines. They were sent by the Government of Spain as a cultural mission, with the main purpose of delivering a series of master lectures at the University of the Philippines and the University of Sto. Tomas. These served as a sign of affection and friendship of Spain towards its former colony. | During that trip, “Professor Diego and Professor Palacios not only enjoyed and were part of the vibrant cultural scene of Manila but also witnessed that moment of great importance for the formation of the Filipino identity: the approval of the 1935 Constitution,” said the curator. Iloilo, Negros, Cebu, Zamboanga, and North Luzon were also visited by the cultural envoys before leaving for Spain. | The exhibition offers Filipinos and visitors the chance to embark on a journey to the Philippines at the 1930’s through the impressions of these two Spanish masterminds. These are reflected in a selection of documents, press clippings, audio recorded and photographs from Fundación Gerardo, together with extra materials about Manila and the Islands at that time from different sources." | "The briefs of Gerardo Diego and Julio Palacios together with the press of the time described everything they saw, heard and experienced along the journey. These Chronicles serve as our guide through the exhibition," added the curator. | ADMISSION IS FREE! | For inquiries: | CALL: 759 82 88 | EMAIL: | WEBSITE: |

✩Museo ng Katipunan✩ - Exhibit in honour of Andres Bonifacio

Time 9:00am
Venue Pinaglabanan, San Juan, Metro Manila
Description Museo ng Katipunan (a.k.a. "Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine") features mixed media paintings on the "Dekalogo ni Andres Bonifacio" by children's book illustrator Robert Alejandro. Permanent exhibition: "Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan" through original artifact exhibits, interactive touch screen terminals, audio recordings, and hologram presentations." | Who is Andres Bonifacio? He is one of the greatest Filipino hero who founded the Katipunan, a revolutionary government of the Philippines during the Spanish colonial times. Get to know Bonifacio and read "The Man Who Said “No Serendra” to the Spanish…" from Expatch at | For enquiries, bookings and reservations, please call 576-4336. | For more information about the museum, please visit: or

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

Time 7:00am - 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 | For inquiries and table reservations, call +63 2 719-6822 | 719-8888

Thursday, 15 Oct 2015

♔New World Makati Hotel ~ Prolong Your Stay Special!

Time 8:00am
Venue New World Makati Hotel, Esperanza St. cor. Makati Ave., Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Online Exclusives brings you a new exciting offer at | From 1 September to 31 December 2015, you can receive up to 30% discount from the second night onward when staying at New World Makati Hotel. The longer you stay with us, the greater the savings you can get. Your stay is also complemented with free Wi-Fi service. | To enjoy this special offer, simply register for Online Exclusives and make an online reservation here. If you have already registered, simply click on the “Book Now” button on the right." | Terms and conditions: * Offer is applicable only for registered guests of the Online Exclusive programme. | * Prior reservations at this webpage is required. | * Subject to room availability and blackout dates. | * Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions. | For more information, please visit | Phone: +63 2 811-6888

❀ Choose Your Own Food Adventure

Time 10:00am - 8:30pm
Venue TriNoma Mall, North Ave. cor. Barangay Bagong Pag Asa, Mindanao Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description "Present your map to avail of special dining perks at participating restaurants at TriNoma Mall." For more information, please call TriNoma at 901-3000 or visit Promo is ongoing until 19 Oct. 2015.

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 | (Note: Prices are inclusive of government taxes and subject to 5% service charge.)

Friday, 16 Oct 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:

Australian-inspired BBQ by the poolside at New World Makati Hotel

Time 11:00am
Venue New World Makati Hotel Esperanza St. cor. Makati Ave., Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Save your Friday and Saturday dinners for New World Makati Hotel and partake of our Australian-inspired Barbecue by the poolside. Our variety of grilled meats and seafoods, and our generous salad bar will definitely make your day extra special. For reservations, call YHE at 8116888 local 3388."

McKinley Hill Beer Festival! Music, Quiz, Fight Night and more fun!

Time 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue McKinley Hill, Upper McKinley Road, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description "This October, prepare to an overflowing of excitement in cocktail mixes and beer pairings at McKinley Hill! Check out our weekly schedule and invite your friends to celebrate the grandest beer festival ever." Cheers! | Quiz Night and Music Session happens on 16 and 30 Oct. 2015 | Spartacus Combat MMA Fight Night on 24 Oct. 2015 | For enquiries, please call 789-0454 / 55.

Saturday, 17 Oct 2015

❀ Manila Women's Forum: AAAP Symposium on Life and Financial Planning For Persons with Autism - with speaker Randell Tiongson and more!

Time 8:00am - 4:00pm
Venue Ateneo Law School, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description You are cordially invited! | "Future Life and Financial Planning for Persons with Autism and Other Special Needs" | *Randell Tiongson, * Director of the Registered Financial Planner Institute Philippines will discuss strategies for sustaining financial support and transferring resources to children with special needs when their parents are no longer able. | At a forum on “Living and Managing Autism”, a panel of fathers will share their life experiences and self-proven tips in growing, developing, and adapting to the unique needs of their respective children. | The speakers for the Fathers’ Forum are: || *Evert Malapad*, job and life coach for persons with special needs; | *Grant Javier*, Project Manager at UNILAB Foundation; | *Roy Cabrera,* Technology Consultant at Cabwebs, Inc., New Jersey, U.S.A.; | *Victor Cham,* *Jr., *President of Cham-Candelaria Designs, Inc. | The symposium is sponsored by the Association for Adults with Autism Philippines in cooperation with Best Buddies International, OneWorld School, and the Heart to Hearts Program. Audience participants will have the opportunity to pose questions, exchange ideas, and seek recommendations at open fora and workshops following the presentations. | Lunch courtesy of Jollibee, Inc. is provided. | Kindly spread the word to others for whom this symposium topic would be of interest. Thank you. | With appreciation, | Lirio Sobrevinas-Covey, Ph.D. | President, Association for Adults with Autism Philippines | --- Learning Objective: To become acquainted with a diversity of approaches for helping and preparing family members with autism and other special needs manage the challenges of their future lives. | Fees: || On-site ~ Php1000 | Student ~ Php500 | For more information, please contact C. Siruelo at 0917-867-9488.

★ The 40-Day Miracle - Creating Habits That Will Transform Your Life with speaker Mike Grogan

Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Coworking, 7/F Finman Bldg., 131 Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Join Mike Grogan (founder of BestofYou) in this unique 40-Day Habit Formation Program that will inspire and empower you to create simple yet powerful success habits that will get you to where you need to be. | Success and fulfillment in life can only be achieved by the might and force of Habit. Few people truly understand how to create the right habits, thus mediocrity and inconsistency become their norm. | To get to the next level in any area of your life (e.g. health, relationships, career, finances, spiritual), we must abandon the search for overnight solutions and instead intentionally commit ourselves to creating the right Habits that over time will transform us. | The goal of The 40-Day Miracle Program is to prepare, guide and encourage you to not only know the science of habit formation but to be successful in applying it to your life and to be able to mentor others that you care about to do the same. | If history has taught us anything, it tells us that no one can make it on his or her own. This is your chance to become the person you are meant to be, for both yourself and those that depend on you." || Program Facilitator: "Mike Grogan is an Inspirational Speaker, a Leadership Success Coach and a Lean Management Trainer who helps Managers & Individuals become more effective & efficient. He has worked with over 100 organizations in eight countries around the world from Billion Dollar Brands in Corporate America, Hospitals in Africa to Humanitarian Organizations in Palestine. | Today Mike lives in the Philippines where he is the founder of BestofYou – a personal and organizational transformation movement dedicated to significantly impacting One Million People by Easter 2018. Mike feels blessed to now call Manila his home and he is committed to playing his part in making the Philippines a First World Nation in our lifetime. | For questions/inquiries, || Email: Jesi at | Phone: 0925 577 0430 | Website: | Ref. 10/17,24,31/15~mr

✽ Paintensity MassKara 2015 by ETC Channel

Time 4:00pm - 12:00pm
Venue Central District Football Field, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Description ETC Channel celebrates the Masskara Festival in Bacolod City! Enjoy music from great DJ lineup: Ace Ramos and MC Pao, Mars Miranda, Funk Avy, Groove Manila's Knoxville, Rico Arce, DJ Ange, MC Ron Thug and Bacolod's own Kyla Diamante and MC CB. | For more information, visit ETC's Twitter page at

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Beer Festival: More Than Your Regular Beer Fest

This October, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is pouring more excitement to the nightlife scene in Eastwood City and McKinley Hill as...

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Beer Festival: More Than Your Regular Beer Fest
posted on: Oct 13, 2015 | author:

In Tagalog: Bisita, Dalaw

Translation: Bisita – (noun) visitor, a person who visits Dalaw – (noun) visit (other words: pagdalaw,...

In Tagalog: Bisita, Dalaw
posted on: Oct 12, 2015 | author:

Sailor Exploring Heritage During Philippines Visit

Able Seaman Electronic Technician Aaron Scott is currently serving in his third ship in his five years with the Royal Australian...

Sailor Exploring Heritage During Philippines Visit
posted on: Oct 12, 2015 | author:

Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 2 – October 2015

Check out our sports lineup for the week. Watch your favourite international sports live on HD at Howzat Sports Bar!   Write...

Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 2 – October 2015
posted on: Oct 9, 2015 | author:
Australian Navy Ships Visit to the Philippines

Australian Navy Ships Visit to the Philippines

posted on: Oct 8, 2015 | author:

Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius are in Subic for a five-day visit, 7-11 October 2015. The short break...

Pili Nut: The Versatile Bicolano Nut Everyone Easily Falls In Love With

Pili Nut: The Versatile Bicolano Nut Everyone Easily Falls In Love With

posted on: Oct 7, 2015 | author:

Get to know a superfood that grows locally in the Philippines — the pili nut. Vegans and health buffs here and from other...

In Tagalog: Ipasa

In Tagalog: Ipasa

posted on: Oct 5, 2015 | author:

Translation: To pass or to submit / to present (verb)     Usage: 1. To pass – like to pass an exam...

Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 1 – October 2015

Sports Schedule From Howzat – Week 1 – October 2015

posted on: Oct 2, 2015 | author:

October is here! Check out this week’s schedule for international sports. Come and visit Howzat Sports Bar in...

“Chronicles of a Journey” by Two Spanish Visitors

“Chronicles of a Journey” by Two Spanish Visitors

posted on: Oct 1, 2015 | author:

To commemorate of the 80th anniversary of the first Cultural Embassy between Spain and the Philippines after the Treaty of Paris...

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