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Batanes: The Smallest and Most Northerly Filipino Province

Batanes: The Smallest and Most Northerly Filipino Province

Batanes, the northernmost and smallest Filipino province in terms of population (c. 17,000) and only 76 per square kilometre. It is composed of 10...

Events

Have Your Say! Democrats Abroad Philippines Urges American Citizens To Vote

Have Your Say! Democrats Abroad Philippines Urges American Citizens To Vote

On Saturday The Democrats Abroad Philippines will hold a workshop to assist the American citizens here in the Philippines with the registration...

Business

Review: An Expat Perspective of Working with Filipinos

Review: An Expat Perspective of Working with Filipinos

There can often be clashes, poor communication and misunderstandings between co-workers, even if they come from the same country and have similar...

Video of the Week

Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

1 Sept 2014

Mooncakes at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Venue Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Avenue corner ADB Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description Crown Plaza Manila Galleria offers its selection of traditional and snow kin mooncakes packed in a box. The mooncakes are available at Xin Tian Di at Php888 for a box of four large traditional mooncakes with mung bean filling. The snow skin mooncakes come in three flavours - lotus cream, egg custard and red bean for only Php988. | Purchase now until September 8 and get 50% off on Dimsum Unlimited and 20% dining discount for a minimum of 10 persons at Xin Tian Di. | Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria also offers a special room package that includes internet and 20% off on a mooncake purchase. The promo runs until Sept. 8 for only Php3,500+ for room and Php4,000+ with buffet breakfast for two at Seven Corners. | For information, please call 633-7222 or email cpgm.reservations@ihg.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.

2 Sept 2014

British Chamber of Commerce Phils. Business Lunch with Graham Edwards - "Navigating the Insurance Minefield for the Business and the Home"

Time 11:00am - 2:00pm
Venue Dasmarinas Room, InterContinental Manila, Ayala Avenue, Makati, Metro Manila
Description Practical tips and common pitfalls - Join BCCP for a business meeting where we have invited Graham Edwards of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Insurance Brokers to give a presentation about insurance in the Philippines. | "Let’s face it – Insurance rarely tops the party conversation list, but a similar presentation given at ANZCham in 2013 generated significant interest, questions and highlighted that Philippine insurance sector is filled with challenges and pitfalls for the unwary policy holder. A show of hands at the ANZCham event revealed fully 50% of the audience had personally experienced difficulties dealing with insurance companies in the Philippines! Factors such as the regulatory and legal environment, insurance company ownership, and lack of international competition all combine to make buying insurance in the Philippines and frustrating and sometimes costly experience. Graham will identify these challenges and pitfalls and share practical tips for businesses and home owners alike to make sure that in the event that you have to make a claim, you get the expected settlement, and in a timely manner." | Graham Edwards is a 27 year career insurance professional who has worked in both “sides” both as an insurance broker and for a large multi-national insurance company. Graham is President and CEO of JLT Philippines, the local office of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Insurance Brokers, one of the world’s largest specialist insurance broking firms. | For inquiries, email events@bricham.org.ph to register.

AmCham: The Information and Communications Technology Committee Meeting with Dr. Richard McGonegal, "Big Data - Hype, Hope or Heresy?"

Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Topic: "BIG DATA - Hype, Hope or Heresy?" | Speaker: Dr. Richard McGonegal, President and Managing Director, RCG Global Services | Big Data is in the news these days. Dr. McGonagal will walk through a brief description of what Big Data is and is not, and why you need to understand the impact. He will provide a taxonomy of the type of Big Data projects and discuss example projects RCG has executed to demonstrate they types of business return that can be gained. The talk will end with a view to the future - including the people who are needed to carry this out. | Moderators: Don Felbaum and Frank Holz | Please send your RSVP on or before 5:00pm of 1 Sept. 2014 to esthelle@amchamphilippines.com.

3 Sept 2014

Weekday Lunch Buffet at Oakroom Restaurant and Bar

Time 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue Oakwood Premier Joy - Nostalg Center Manila, 17 ADB Avenue, Pasig, Metro Manila
Description Mondays to Fridays will be happy work days during lunch hour at the Oakroom Restaurant and Bar at Ortigas! Cost: Php1,099+ per person | Tel: (63-2) 637 7888 / (63-2) 910 8888 Fax: (63-2) 706 7777 Email: premiermanila@oakwoodasia.com Website: www.oakwood.com

Discovery Suites - Happy Hour at the Serendipity Lounge with Jazz Singer Tricia Garcia

Time 7:00pm
Venue Serendipity Lounge, Discovery Suites, 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description Talented jazz singer Tricia Garcia serenades you with her repertoire of jazz and nostalgic standards every Wednesday and Friday at the Serendipity Lounge. Her musical set begins at 7:00 PM. Serendipity Lounge is located on the 22nd Floor of Discovery Suites. For inquiries and table reservations, please call +63 2 719-6822 | 719-8888.

4 Sept 2014

AmCham: Human Capital & Resources Committee's Briefing - "Self-Assessment on Labor Law Compliance" with speaker Hon. Ciriaco A. Lagunzad III

Time 9:00am - 11:00am
Venue 2/F Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description American Chamber of Commerce of the Phils., Inc. - Human Capital & Resources Committee invites you to a briefing. | Topic: "Self-Assurance on Labor Law Compliance" | Plus: Learn effective self-assisted mechanism for complying with labor laws and standards. | Speaker: Hon. Ciriaco A. Lagunzad III, Undersecretary, Worker's Welfare Social Protection Cluster, Department of Labor and Employment | Tariff: Members ~ Php500 | Non-members and guests ~ Php750 | For registration and inquiries, please contact Ms. Pauline Santos at 818-7911 or email at pauline@amchamphilippines.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.

5 Sept 2014

AmCham Kapihan (Coffee Mornings)

Time 7:30am
Venue 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

Tex-Mex Fiesta Grande - Fusion Food for Friday Nights at Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center

Time 6:00pm
Venue Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center, ADB Avenue, Pasig, Metro Manila
Description Fill up your Friday nights with much gusto at the Oakroom's latest buffet offering - Tex-Mex Fiesta Grande. Enjoy a feast of never-ending Americanized-Mexican delights crafted by Chef Jerome Cartailler. The Tex-Mex Fusion Food is ongoing every Fridays until 26 Sept. 2014. For inquiries, please call 637-7888.

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 4 to 7 Sept

Watch your favourite sports LIVE on HD at Howzat! Enjoy daily lunch specials and imported beers from different parts of the...

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 4 to 7 Sept
posted on: Sep 3, 2014 | author:

Revisiting Dampa: The Seaside Market

With more than 7,100 islands, the Philippines possess an abundance of marine life. Oysters, scallops, lobsters, shrimps,...

Revisiting Dampa: The Seaside Market
posted on: Sep 2, 2014 | author:

In Tagalog: Kinagagalak kong makilala ka.

Translation: Pleased to meet you.   When being introduced, this is one of the nicest Tagalog phrase you could say as you...

In Tagalog: Kinagagalak kong makilala ka.
posted on: Sep 1, 2014 | author:

Looking Back: (Part 1) Laurie Reuben Nielson – Founder of the First Airport in the Philippines

Nielson Tower is the country’s first international airport, a project of Laurie Reuben Nielson in Makati before World War II....

Looking Back: (Part 1) Laurie Reuben Nielson – Founder of the First Airport in the Philippines
posted on: Aug 29, 2014 | author:
Sports Schedule from Howzat – 29 Aug to 1 Sept

Sports Schedule from Howzat – 29 Aug to 1 Sept

posted on: Aug 28, 2014 | author:

Watch your favourite sports LIVE on HD at Howzat!   Author: Steve...

In Tagalog: Hindi pwede!

In Tagalog: Hindi pwede!

posted on: Aug 27, 2014 | author:

Translation: “No way!” or “This is not possible!”   “Hindi pwede!” is a short phrase and...

Guide To Embracing Life In Manila: Arrival Survival Information Fair 2014!

Guide To Embracing Life In Manila: Arrival Survival Information Fair 2014!

posted on: Aug 26, 2014 | author:

Welcome to Manila! If you are an expat who had recently chosen Manila as your new or temporary home, then we invite you to come...

Sports Schedule from Howzat

Sports Schedule from Howzat

posted on: Aug 22, 2014 | author:

Check out this week’s sport schedule. Watch your favourite sports on HD at...

Rewind: The Top 100 Places To Visit In The Philippines

Rewind: The Top 100 Places To Visit In The Philippines

posted on: Aug 21, 2014 | author:

As part of our special 100th issue of Expatch, we present to you this top 100 countdown! The Philippine archipelago is comprised...

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