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A Gastronomic Experience in the Philippines

A Gastronomic Experience in the Philippines

When travelling to a country, tourists always consider factors such as scenery, accommodation, climate and food in choosing their destination....

Events

Ten Reasons to be Portuguese…

Ten Reasons to be Portuguese…

Breakfast Briefing on Second Passports on Tues Nov 4th The date of an important trip is approaching, and you find out that you need a visa. There is...

Business

Black Sand Mining in the Philippines

Black Sand Mining in the Philippines

In the last few months, there have been reports circulating in the press that 12 Chinese ships were tied up along the beach near Caoayan town in the...

Video of the Week

Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

27 Oct 2014

October Office Blowout at National Book Store

Time 10:00am
Venue National Book Store, Glorietta Mall, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description October Office Blowout for all National Book Store branches. Get up to 20% off or get freebees on selected office supplies and equipment. Promo runs from Oct. 1 - 31, 2014. For more information, visit www.nationalbookstore.com.

Lunch: Dim Sum Plus at Makati Shangri-La

Time 11:30am - 2:00pm
Venue Makati Shangri-La, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Experience a one-of-a-kind dim sum prepared by Dim Sum Chef Leung Ka Fai at the Shang Palace. "Eat all you can of dim sum, appetisers, soup, noodles, rice, and one choice of main course for only PHP 888 /person (subject to tax & service charge)." Available only for lunch from Monday to Saturday (Ayala Ave., Makati) Contact number: 813 8888 Email: rric.slm@shangri-la.com.

28 Oct 2014

♫ Dance to the Spirit of '67 at Eastwood Central Plaza

Time 8:00pm
Venue Eastwood Central Plaza, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description Relive the '70s with the hottest Retro band, "Spirit of '67"! The party happens every Tuesdays at Eastwood Central Plaza.

♬ Concert: Mariah Carey Live in Manila! The Elusive Chanteuse Show

Time 8:00pm
Venue SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City
Description Mariah Carey Live in Manila on October 28, 2014, 8pm at the Mall of Asia Arena. Mariah - The Elusive Chanteuse Show. Me. I Am Mariah. World Tour 2014. | Ticket Prices: VIP – P15,840 | Patron A – P15,840 | Patron B – P12,680 | Lower A – P10,560 | Lower B – P8,450 | Upper Box – P4,230 | Gen Ad – P1,960 | Tickets available at SM Ticket Outlets or visit smtickets.com | Mariah Carey Live in Manila 2014 is brought to you by Wilbros Live | For more information: http://www.philippineconcerts.com/foreign/mariah-carey-live-in-manila-2014/ 10/28/14~mpv

29 Oct 2014

AmCham: Legislative Committee Meeting with Deputy Ombudsman Mosquera

Time 8:30am - 10:00am
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Speaker: Hon. Gerard Mosquera, Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon, Office of the Ombudsman | Topic: "Legislative Reforms of the Ombudsman" Committee Chairman: John D. Forbes RSVP: Kent Marjun B. Primor, Government Liaison/Committee Coordinator, American Chamber of Commerce | Tel #: 818-7911 to 13, Fax: 811-3081 | Email: kent@amchamphilippines.com

AmCham: The Information and Communications Technology Committee and Financial Services Committee Meeting: "Introduction to Mobile Wallets in the Philippines"

Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Speakers: 1. Reed J. Aeschliman, Deputy Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development - Philippines | 2. Xavier Marzan, Chief Operating Officer, Globe M-Commerce / G-Xchange, Inc. | 3. Lito M. Villanueva, Vice-President and Head, Innovation and Emerging Payments, Smart E-Money, Inc. | Please send your RSVP on or before 3:00pm of Oct. 28, 2014 to esthelle@amchamphilippines.com. Please confirm for seating and catering purposes.

♬ Concert: Christopher Cross Live in Manila 2014

Venue PICC Plenary Hall, Vicente Sotto St., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Christopher Cross Live in Manila on October 29, 2014 at the PICC Plenary Hall and October 30, 2014 at Resorts World Manila. | Christopher Cross Live at PICC Tickets available at ticketworld.com.ph/christophercrosspicc | Christopher Cross Live at Resorts World Tickets available at ticketworld.com.ph/christophercrossrwm | Ticket Prices: Christopher Cross Live at PICC | Price Zone 1 (Level 1 Center, Rear Center) = P7,905.60 | Price Zone 2 (Level 1 L&R, Level 2 Center) = P6,807.60 | Price Zone 3 (Level 2 L&R, Level 3 Center) = P5,709.60 | Price Zone 4 (Level 2 Far L&R, Level 3 L&R) = P3,952.80 | Price Zone 5 (Level 3 Far L&R) = P2,854.80 | Price Zone 6 (Balcony, Bleacher) = P1,098 | Christopher Cross Live at Resorts World | Price Zone 1 = P8,784.00 | Price Zone 2 = P7,905.60 | Price Zone 3 = P6,258.60 | Price Zone 4 = P5,050.80 | Price Zone 5 = P2,745.00 | For more information: http://www.philippineconcerts.com/foreign/christopher-cross-live-in-manila-2014/

30 Oct 2014

Lunch: Dim Sum Plus at Makati Shangri-La

Time 11:30am - 2:00pm
Venue Makati Shangri-La, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Experience a one-of-a-kind dim sum prepared by Dim Sum Chef Leung Ka Fai at the Shang Palace. "Eat all you can of dim sum, appetisers, soup, noodles, rice, and one choice of main course for only PHP 888 /person (subject to tax & service charge)." Available only for lunch from Monday to Saturday (Ayala Ave., Makati) Contact number: 813 8888 Email: rric.slm@shangri-la.com.

♬ Concert: Christopher Cross Live in Manila 2014

Venue Resorts World Manila, Newport Boulevard, Pasay, Metro Manila
Description Christopher Cross Live in Manila on October 29, 2014 at the PICC Plenary Hall and October 30, 2014 at Resorts World Manila. | Christopher Cross Live at PICC Tickets available at ticketworld.com.ph/christophercrosspicc | Christopher Cross Live at Resorts World Tickets available at ticketworld.com.ph/christophercrossrwm | Ticket Prices: Christopher Cross Live at PICC | Price Zone 1 (Level 1 Center, Rear Center) = P7,905.60 | Price Zone 2 (Level 1 L&R, Level 2 Center) = P6,807.60 | Price Zone 3 (Level 2 L&R, Level 3 Center) = P5,709.60 | Price Zone 4 (Level 2 Far L&R, Level 3 L&R) = P3,952.80 | Price Zone 5 (Level 3 Far L&R) = P2,854.80 | Price Zone 6 (Balcony, Bleacher) = P1,098 | Christopher Cross Live at Resorts World | Price Zone 1 = P8,784.00 | Price Zone 2 = P7,905.60 | Price Zone 3 = P6,258.60 | Price Zone 4 = P5,050.80 | Price Zone 5 = P2,745.00 | For more information: http://www.philippineconcerts.com/foreign/christopher-cross-live-in-manila-2014/

Pretty Little Liars Philippines - Halloween Party at Prive

Time 8:00pm
Venue Prive Luxury Club, 5th Avenue, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description Come in your best Halloween costume and celebrate an evening of mystery. | This promo is open to all ETC viewers who are 18 years and above, who haven't won the previois PLL Party promo and who are willing to attend the event at Prive, The Fort. | For more information, please visit: http://solarentertainmentcorp.com/channel/article/etc/PRETTY-LITTLE-PARTY-PROMO-MECHANICS-1413432413

31 Oct 2014

Kids Fair at Robinsons Supermarket

Time 10:00am
Venue Robinsons Supermarket, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Description Robinsons Supermarket offers a super day for children. For a minimum Php3000 single receipt purchase inclusive of three (3) participating products, get a FREE toy organiser. Plus a chance to win any of these exciting prizes: 2 winners for a trip for 4 to Singapore, 5 winners for PlayStation 4, 60 winners for P5000 worth of Robinsons Gift Certificate. Get one raffle coupon for every Php500 single receipt purchase inclusive of three (3) participating products.

Cartoon Network's Adventure Time Night-O-Sphere Halloween Party!

Time 11:00am
Venue Samsung Hall, Level 6, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Description Celebrate Halloween with Marceline the Vampire as she is the queen of hell or “Night-o-Sphere” in the hit cartoon series “Adventure Time” on Cartoon Network. She is also a rock musician! Join the fun along with heroes Finn and Jake in the world of Ooh and in “Night-o-Sphere” where everyday is Halloween. | For more information: http://toykingdom.ph/pages/Cartoon-Network-Adventure-Time-Nightosphere.html

Nickelodeon's Mutant Mayhem - Dare To Be There! Halloween Party!

Time 2:00pm
Venue SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Pasay, Metro Manila
Description Nickelodeon Mutant Mayhem at SMX Convention Center, Hall 1, Seashell Lane, Pasay City ~ Cowabunga! Halloween is a celebration of mutants where being unusual is cool. Come and join the Mutant Mayhem for a true meaning of Halloween. See details on purchase rules on how to join the party. For more information: http://toykingdom.ph/pages/Nickelodeon-Mutant-Mayhem.html and nick-asia.com/mutantmayhem

Hotel Transylvania Kids Halloween Party

Time 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue Acacia Hotel, Commerce Avenue, Muntinlupa City
Description Enjoy Halloween with a heavy merienda buffet, “creeptacular trick or treating activities”, parlor games, entertainment, lots of candies and lootbags and raffle prizes for the whole family! Php995 nett per person. Free for children 2 years and below. Purchase your tickets at the Guest Services Desk. Ask us about our Halloween Room Packages. | For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Acaciahotels/photos/a.162904423778062.38697.155768547824983/741173459284486/?type=1&theater

♬ Concert: Mr. Big Live in Manila!

Time 8:00pm
Venue SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Mr. Big Live in Manila on October 31, 2014, 8pm at Mall of Asia Arena. | Mr. Big — composed of Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey—was one of rock’s pivotal bands during the '90s. The band’s career has spanned for over two decades, and has produced a total of seven albums and a string of hits, including chart-toppers “To Be With You”, “Just Take My Heart”, “Wild World”, “Nothing But Love” and “Green-Tinted Sixties Mind”. Ticket Prices: VIP – P4,240 | Patron – P3,710 | Lower Box A – P2,650 | Lower Box B – P1,910 | Lower Box C – P1,280 | Tickets now available at SM Ticket Outlets and at smtickets.com | Mr. Big Live in Manila 2014 is brought to you by Pulp Live World. | For more information: http://www.philippineconcerts.com/foreign/mr-big-live-in-manila-2014/

Tagalog: For Speaking a Pre-Hispanic Philippine Language

Filipino and Tagalog are used almost interchangeably today to mean the Philippine national language, and some local experts...

Tagalog: For Speaking a Pre-Hispanic Philippine Language
posted on: Oct 30, 2014 | author:

The Red House in Bulacan – A Ghost Story

I fondly remember those frequent trips to Nueva Ecija during my childhood.  I would look forward to these trips and it was...

The Red House in Bulacan – A Ghost Story
posted on: Oct 29, 2014 | author:

Experience the Paranormal At The Most Haunted Places in Manila

Halloween is fast approaching and if you are a little stuck here in the Philippines, and planning to do something fun, be sure...

Experience the Paranormal At The Most Haunted Places in Manila
posted on: Oct 29, 2014 | author:

In Tagalog: Undas

What is “Undas”? Translation: This refers to the feast that commemorates the dead, also known as “Araw ng mga...

In Tagalog: Undas
posted on: Oct 27, 2014 | author:
Day of the Living and the Dead

Day of the Living and the Dead

posted on: Oct 27, 2014 | author:

A Filipino View of All Souls Day (November 2st)   “The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” ~...

Saturday Night’s Alright For… Making International Friends

Saturday Night’s Alright For… Making International Friends

posted on: Oct 24, 2014 | author:

The Ambassadors Club is a new networking group aimed at bringing people from all over the world together.   It launches on...

Download Eat Out Manila

Download Eat Out Manila

posted on: Oct 23, 2014 | author:

I absolutely love this app. and their website. It has truly made my experience dining out so easy, plus it is extremely user...

13 Kids’ Parties for Halloween 2014 in Metro Manila

13 Kids’ Parties for Halloween 2014 in Metro Manila

posted on: Oct 22, 2014 | author:

Where is the best place to take kids for a party this Halloween? Here in Metro Manila, there are a lot of fun-filled and exciting...

What Would You Do? International Kidnap Advisors Give Free Seminar on Weds Oct 29th

What Would You Do? International Kidnap Advisors Give Free Seminar on Weds Oct 29th

posted on: Oct 21, 2014 | author:

The Philippines ranks in world’s top 10 countries for kidnapping so this is a subject for individuals, families and businesses...

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