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My Weekend Beach Getaway to Puerto Galera

My Weekend Beach Getaway to Puerto Galera

For those expats living and working in Manila, it’s good to make an effort to fly around and see many of the famous beaches around the...

Events

Malasimbo Festival – Music, Art, Lights, Dance, Eco-Tourism and Indigenous People

Malasimbo Festival – Music, Art, Lights, Dance, Eco-Tourism and Indigenous People

Founded in 2011 by French businessman and long-time Philippines resident Hubert D’Aboville, the Malasimbo Music and Art Festival is a unique...

Business

President François Hollande of France Visits Manila – 26-27 Feb. 2015

President François  Hollande of France Visits Manila – 26-27 Feb. 2015

Write the author. President François Hollande of France will visit the Philippines on 26-27 February 2015 by invitiation of President Benigno S....

Video of the Week

Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

1 March 2015

(ˆ⌣ˆ) Marco Polo Ortigas - Weekend Brunch at Cafe Pronto

Time 8:00am - 2:00pm
Venue Cafe Pronto at Marco Polo Ortigas, Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description "Cafe Pronto now offers weekend brunch of savories, sandwiches, designer cakes, chocolate and a host of freshly baked confections perfect for a cup of coffee or tea, available every weekends from 8am - 2pm." For inquiries, please call 720-7777.

♬ Concert: Hi5 - Live in Concert!

Time 11:00am
Venue Meralco Theater, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description Take your children to a treat at the Hi5 - Live in Concert! They are back by popular demand! Shows are ongoing from 28 Feb. - 1 March 2015. Showtimes: 11am, 3pm and 7pm. | Ticket prices: | VIP - Php4000 | Gold - Php3400 | Silver - Php2800 | Tickets are available at TicketWorld. Call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Shang Palace - New A La Carte Menu by Exec. Chef Richard Thong

Time 11:00am
Venue Shang Palace, Makati Shangri-La, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Shang Palace introduces a new a la carte menu with 12 signature creations crafted by executive Chinese Chef Richard Thong. The menu includes double-boiled chicken soup with conch and cordyceps; slow-cooked lamb with medicinal Chinese herbs and preserved bean curd in clay pot; and double-boiled imperial bird's nest and fresh milk with ginger jus, and a lot more." For inquiries, please call 813-8888.

2 March 2015

Visit the Modernised Museum of Dr. Jose Rizal - Philippine National Hero

Time 8:00am - 4:00pm
Venue Rizal Shrine, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila
Description Dr. Jose Rizal is the national hero of the Philippines. Get to know the man who is the role model of almost every Filipino when it comes academic excellence and becoming an upright citizen. | Museum Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00 am to 4:00pm For more information: http://nhcp.gov.ph/rizal-shrine-fort-santiago/ or https://www.facebook.com/139610596142735/photos/a.442177592552699.1073741853.139610596142735/442177645886027/

"A Child's Memory" by Anton del Castillo at the Ateneo Art Gallery

Time 9:00am
Venue Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description This art exhibit is ongoing until May 2015. For inquiries, please call 426-6488.

Australian Outback Steakhouse: Butcher Cuts

Time 10:00am
Venue Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Australian Outback Steakhouse presents "Butcher Cuts" in their menu. Enjoy food that's big on flavour and servings, meant for sharing. Available until March 2015 at Outback Steakhouse branches in Glorietta 3 in Makati, Alabang Town Center, Libis in Quezon City and Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City.

3 March 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 marketing@thefoodclub.com.ph. | (Note: Prices are inclusive of government taxes and subject to 5% service charge.)

Diamond Hotel - Corniche restaurant's American and Middle Eastern gourmet

Time 6:00pm
Venue Diamond Hotel Philippines, Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. Quintos St., Manila
Description "Corniche restaurant expands its themed buffet nights by featuring American and Middle Eastern gourmet." | Tuesday - The authentic flavours of the Middle East | Thursday - Succulent steaks and pasta dishes | Friday - A selection of intercontinental dishes cooked in different ways | Saturday - A bounty of well-seasoned hamburgers, Maryland crab cakes, smoked baby back ribs, chipotle smoked hot wings, and a lot more | For enquiries, please call 528-3000.

Phoenix Court at The Bellevue Hotel - Hearty Feast of Chinese Dishes

Time 6:00pm
Venue The Bellevue Hotel Manila, North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy a hearty feast of Chinese dishes in celebration of the start of Year of the Wood Sheep. Visit the Phoenix Court at The Bellevue Hotel for excellent Chinese food. Call 771-8181 for inquiries and reservation. Visit their website at http://thebellevue.com/manila/dining/phoenix-court/.

4 March 2015

Art Exhibit by Korean Cultural Center - "Somewhere Out There" Phil-Korean Contemporary Arts Exchange Exhibit

Time 9:00am
Venue Mancor Corporate Center, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description This exhibit features the works of Korean artist An Gyung Su, An Se Eun, Hong Soun and Jung Jae Ho. Filipino artists features are Christopher Zamora, Eric de Leon Zamuco and Lyca Garcellano. For inquiries, please call 555-1711.

History: Mabini Shrine Tanauan Exhibit

Time 9:00am
Venue Tanauan City, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines
Description Mabini Shrine honours Philippine hero Apolinario Mabini, the brain of the Philippine Revolution during the time of former president Emilio Aguinaldo, Andres Bonifacio and Dr. Jose Rizal. This shrine is located outside of Metro Manila in the province of Batangas but is just approximately 1-2 hours drive away from Metro Manila. | "Mabini Shrine in Tanauan, Batangas exhibits the life and heroic deeds of Apolinario Mabini through inter-active learning, touchscreen computer terminals, hologram, actual footage of Philippine-American war, augmented reality, paintings, original artifacts and his personal memorabilia." | For inquiries, please call 043-455-2105.

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

Time 7:00pm
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. | "Listen to her repertoire of jazz and nostalgic standards every Wednesday and Friday at the Serendipity Lounge. Her musical set begins at 7:00pm." To know more about Tricia, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/TriciaGarciaTV. | For inquiries and table reservations, call +63 2 719-6822 | 719-8888

5 March 2015

✩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 http://www.expatch.org/2014/11/26/the-man-who-said-no-serendra-to-the-spanish/ | For enquiries, bookings and reservations, please call 576-4336. | For more information about the museum, please visit: http://www.sanjuancity.gov.ph/index.php/landmarks/museo-ng-katipunan or https://tl-ph.facebook.com/pages/Pinaglabanan-Memorial-Shrine-Museo-ng-Katipunan/251346684942558

Shang Palace - New A La Carte Menu by Exec. Chef Richard Thong

Time 11:00am
Venue Shang Palace, Makati Shangri-La, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Shang Palace introduces a new a la carte menu with 12 signature creations crafted by executive Chinese Chef Richard Thong. The menu includes double-boiled chicken soup with conch and cordyceps; slow-cooked lamb with medicinal Chinese herbs and preserved bean curd in clay pot; and double-boiled imperial bird's nest and fresh milk with ginger jus, and a lot more." For inquiries, please call 813-8888.

♬ Concert: Christina Perri - The Head or Heart Tour

Time 8:00pm
Venue Smart Araneta Coliseum, General Araneta, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description Midas Promotions Philippines presents... The Head Or Heart Tour: Christina Perri Live in Manila | March 5, 2015 - 8:00pm | Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City | "Recording pop superstar, Christina Perri will bring her The Head or Heart Tour 2015 in Manila which will be held this March 2015 at the Big Dome. This will be her first major show in the Philippines Concert." | Ticket prices (inclusive of Ticketnet Service Charge) VIP Patron - P5,830 | Patron A - P4,770 | Patron B - P4,770 | Patron C - P3,180 | Box - P1,590 | Tickets are now available at Ticketnet outlets and online at www.ticketnet.com.ph. Call 911-5555 for ticket inquiries.

In Tagalog: “tubo”

Let’s study Tagalog words with multiple meanings.   Write the author. Tubo Translation: 1. profit pronounced as...

In Tagalog: “tubo”
posted on: Mar 2, 2015 | author:

Malta and America Care for Typhoon Yolanda Reconstruction

Visit by Prince of Knights of Malta highlights ongoing international effort. Write the author. The Prince of Malta arrived in...

Malta and America Care for Typhoon Yolanda Reconstruction
posted on: Mar 2, 2015 | author:

Air Travel in the City: Aircraft Charter Rental and Leasing Service in Metro Manila

Write the author. Air charter is one of the most flexible and convenient ways to travel across the country. For the business...

Air Travel in the City: Aircraft Charter Rental and Leasing Service in Metro Manila
posted on: Feb 27, 2015 | author:

Sport Schedule from Howzat – Week 4 of February 2015

Write the author. Weekends are more fun at Howzat! Enjoy sports action live on HD. Check out this week’s schedule. Author:...

Sport Schedule from Howzat – Week 4 of February 2015
posted on: Feb 26, 2015 | author:
Wild, Sweet, Healthy and Free: Aratilis Berries

Wild, Sweet, Healthy and Free: Aratilis Berries

posted on: Feb 25, 2015 | author:

Write the author.   The aratilis is a common wild Filipino berry with verified health benefits. Aratilis trees can be found...

Keep Calm and Go to the Great British Festival!

Keep Calm and Go to the Great British Festival!

posted on: Feb 24, 2015 | author:

Write the author. The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines hosts the second British festival this weekend with a range of...

In Tagalog: Huli

In Tagalog: Huli

posted on: Feb 24, 2015 | author:

Write the author. In Tagalog: Let’s study Tagalog words with multiple meanings – “huli” Translation: 1....

The New British Invasion – 48 Years After The Beatles Came To Manila!

The New British Invasion – 48 Years After The Beatles Came To Manila!

posted on: Feb 23, 2015 | author:

Write the author. John, Paul, George and Ringo made the first musical “British Invasion” in their ill-fated 1966 Manila...

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 3 of Feb. 2015

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 3 of Feb. 2015

posted on: Feb 20, 2015 | author:

Write the author. Howzat offers sports action live on HD! Check out this week’s sports schedule. Author: Steve...

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