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Climbing Pico De Loro in Cavite

Climbing Pico De Loro in Cavite

Ternate, Cavite Major jump-off: Magnetic Hill, Ternate LLA: 14° 12.855 N; 120° 38.785 E; 664 MASL Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 2-5...

Events

✲✵ A Magical Christmas – Nordic Family Christmas Party 2016 ✵✲

✲✵ A Magical Christmas – Nordic Family Christmas Party 2016 ✵✲

✲ For the past few years, Saint Nicholas flies all the way from Finland to the Philippines every December to meet the children in our Nordic...

Business

Three Foreign Chambers Talk About The Weakening PH Peso

Three Foreign Chambers Talk About The Weakening PH Peso

The Philippine peso is now threading at 48.70 range against the dollar, according to a report from BusinessMirror early this month. From their...

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This week in December marks the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II in the Pacific.

 

During those grim days, many American, British and other allied civilians in Manila became prisoners of war when Japanese forces invaded the Philippines. This particular chapter in world history remembers the Filipino soldiers and guerrillas for their valour and loyalty in defending the allied civilians and fighting with the United States Army.

 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii recently passed a bill to award Filipino WWII veterans the Congressional Gold Medal and "...to recognise the legacy of our Filipino WWII veterans as critical part of our American history."

 

Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights


Monday, 5 December 2016

♡❀ Happy Garden Cafe ~ Healthy meals, lovely place, fresh flowers!

Time 8:00am - 8:00pm
Venue 56 Jupiter St., Sunshine Place, Brgy. Bel-Air Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Come and visit a lovely place right amidst the busy city life in Makati City. Enjoy a fine healthy meal and guilt-free desserts at Happy Garden Cafe by Bizu Groupe. | For more information, please call 02-261-0115 or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HappyGardenCafe/. | Opens: 8am - 8pm ~ Monday to Saturday | 8am - 3pm ~ Sunday |

✵ Union Church of Manila: Christmas Charity and Gift-Giving Activities to hospitals

Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Meeting place at Union Church of Manila, Rada St. corner Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Hello TFOers, | Greetings! It's the time of the year that we celebrate Advent. Let us pause to reflect on the coming of Messiah and the beauty of God's perfect love and grace for us. We are indeed blessed because of Jesus Christ! | Would you like to bless others this Christmas? Then come and join us! | Please check out UCM's TIME FOR OTHERS (TFO) volunteer opportunities: ✵ Sunday, December 4, 2:30pm-4:30pm: Packing 400 kiddie gift bags for the 2017 UCM Christmas Giving Project. | ✵ Monday, December 5, 8:00am-12:00nn: Christmas Giving Project activity at the Philippine Children's Medical Center. | ✵ Tuesday, December 6, 9:00am-11:00am: Packing 144 kiddie gift bags for TFO. | ✵ Thursday, December 8, 8:00am-12:30nn: TFO Christmas carolling with PJM at San Lazaro Hospital. | If you are led to share your blessings, please feel free to do so. Our transport vehicles can only accommodate 22 persons, so please sign up immediately to be counted. However, if you have an available vehicle and driver, we'd gratefully welcome your assistance with additional transport. | For more information and to sign up, you may visit the M&B Table at the UCM Fellowship Hall on the following Sundays, November 27 and December 4. | You may also contact us at UCM- 8126062 or at the TFO Mobile- 09495542694. | ​ Thank you. God bless you!

✵✲ Festival of Lights - Ayala Triangle Gardens

Time 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue Ayala Triangle Gardens, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The Festival of Lights is the centerpiece of Ayala Land's 2 months-long Christmas spectacle that aims to bring holiday cheer to everyone. It runs daily for 15 Nov. 2016 - 8 Jan. 2017, every 30 mins. from 6PM to 10PM.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

✵ Union Church of Manila: Christmas Charity and Gift-Giving Activities to hospitals

Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Meeting place at Union Church of Manila, Rada St. corner Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Hello TFOers, | Greetings! It's the time of the year that we celebrate Advent. Let us pause to reflect on the coming of Messiah and the beauty of God's perfect love and grace for us. We are indeed blessed because of Jesus Christ! | Would you like to bless others this Christmas? Then come and join us! | Please check out UCM's TIME FOR OTHERS (TFO) volunteer opportunities: ✵ Sunday, December 4, 2:30pm-4:30pm: Packing 400 kiddie gift bags for the 2017 UCM Christmas Giving Project. | ✵ Monday, December 5, 8:00am-12:00nn: Christmas Giving Project activity at the Philippine Children's Medical Center. | ✵ Tuesday, December 6, 9:00am-11:00am: Packing 144 kiddie gift bags for TFO. | ✵ Thursday, December 8, 8:00am-12:30nn: TFO Christmas carolling with PJM at San Lazaro Hospital. | If you are led to share your blessings, please feel free to do so. Our transport vehicles can only accommodate 22 persons, so please sign up immediately to be counted. However, if you have an available vehicle and driver, we'd gratefully welcome your assistance with additional transport. | For more information and to sign up, you may visit the M&B Table at the UCM Fellowship Hall on the following Sundays, November 27 and December 4. | You may also contact us at UCM- 8126062 or at the TFO Mobile- 09495542694. | ​ Thank you. God bless you!

♡ SM Stores - Share a Toy - Make A Child Happy

Time 10:00am - 8:30pm
Venue SM Makati, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Make a child happy this Christmas. Share a toy (old or new) and receive a P50 discount coupon for your next toy purchase at The SM Store or Toy Kingdom. Until December 31, 2016!

✵✲ Festival of Lights - Ayala Triangle Gardens

Time 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue Ayala Triangle Gardens, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The Festival of Lights is the centerpiece of Ayala Land's 2 months-long Christmas spectacle that aims to bring holiday cheer to everyone. It runs daily for 15 Nov. 2016 - 8 Jan. 2017, every 30 mins. from 6PM to 10PM.

♬ Concert: A Merry Christmas with Pat Boone!

Time 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue Smart Araneta Coliseum, General Araneta, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description Tickets: | VIP - Php5,810 | Patron A - Php5,280 | Patron B - Php4,755 | Box - Php3,700 | Upper Box - Php2,640 | General Admission - Php1,060 | Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets nationwide and via online at www.ticketnet.com.ph. Call 911-5555 for ticket inquiries. |

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tag Mixer - Learn how to TAGCash for entrepreneurs

Time 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue The Shang Grand Tower, Perea St. corner Dela Rosa St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description We want you to be part of our Tag Mixer which is held every first Wednesdays of the month. Where like minded entrepreneurs can discuss ideas, startup funding, payments, marketing and more. Learn how TAGCash can help your business accepts payments and more. Foods and drinks provided. Mix and Mingle. We hope to see you there!

✵✲ Festival of Lights - Ayala Triangle Gardens

Time 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue Ayala Triangle Gardens, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The Festival of Lights is the centerpiece of Ayala Land's 2 months-long Christmas spectacle that aims to bring holiday cheer to everyone. It runs daily for 15 Nov. 2016 - 8 Jan. 2017, every 30 mins. from 6PM to 10PM.

American Chamber of Commerce of the Phils., Inc. - Annual General Membership Christmas Bash

Time 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Venue Sakira Ballroom, Dusit Thani Manila, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Registration starts at 6:00pm. | "Celebrate the joyful spirit of the holiday season with The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines' Annual General Membership Christmas Bash! Join the AmCham Community as we enjoy this year's exciting Christmas gathering in Santa's Secret Village! | Come in your sparkly holiday attire to culminate another successful year over sumptuous canapés by Dusit Thani Manila and excellent wines and beverages provided by Forth & Tay. Join us for an evening of fun, gift-giving, networking and games. Exciting raffle prizes will be given away! This event is co-presented by BDO, Coca-Cola FEMSA and PMFTC Inc." | For details, please contact Ms. Alyssa Dispo at alyssa@amchamphilippines.com or call (+632) 818-7911 loc. 213. | Tariff: | Members ~ Free! | Additional membes ~ Php1500 | Non-members ~ Php1800 | Walk-ins ~ Php2000 |

Thursday, 8 December 2016

✵ Union Church of Manila: Christmas Charity and Gift-Giving Activities to hospitals

Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Meeting place at Union Church of Manila, Rada St. corner Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Hello TFOers, | Greetings! It's the time of the year that we celebrate Advent. Let us pause to reflect on the coming of Messiah and the beauty of God's perfect love and grace for us. We are indeed blessed because of Jesus Christ! | Would you like to bless others this Christmas? Then come and join us! | Please check out UCM's TIME FOR OTHERS (TFO) volunteer opportunities: ✵ Sunday, December 4, 2:30pm-4:30pm: Packing 400 kiddie gift bags for the 2017 UCM Christmas Giving Project. | ✵ Monday, December 5, 8:00am-12:00nn: Christmas Giving Project activity at the Philippine Children's Medical Center. | ✵ Tuesday, December 6, 9:00am-11:00am: Packing 144 kiddie gift bags for TFO. | ✵ Thursday, December 8, 8:00am-12:30nn: TFO Christmas carolling with PJM at San Lazaro Hospital. | If you are led to share your blessings, please feel free to do so. Our transport vehicles can only accommodate 22 persons, so please sign up immediately to be counted. However, if you have an available vehicle and driver, we'd gratefully welcome your assistance with additional transport. | For more information and to sign up, you may visit the M&B Table at the UCM Fellowship Hall on the following Sundays, November 27 and December 4. | You may also contact us at UCM- 8126062 or at the TFO Mobile- 09495542694. | ​ Thank you. God bless you!

★ Birthday Celebrants Explores for Free at the Mind Museum!

Time 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue The Mind Museum, J. Y. Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description 1. Enjoy FREE admission when you visit on your birth month, with at least 2 paying companions. | 2. Birthday celebrant must present a valid government issued ID (SSS, Driver's license, Unified Government ID, PRC, Passport) with picture and birth date imprinted for verification. If no ID, celebrant must present original copy of birth certificate plus any valid ID with picture (school ID/company ID). | 3. Companions get a treat too! Pay only the 3-hour ticket rate and get free upgrade to an all day pass. All Day Pass regular rate is P750. | 4. Birthday celebrants must visit with at least 2 paying companions and up to maximum of 10 companions under the promo rate. | 5. Valid for walk-ins only. Not valid for School Tours and Group Tour packages. | 6. Not valid in conjunction with any other discount and promos. | Valid until 30 Dec. 2016. | For more information, please visit www.themindmuseum.org. | Email: inquiry@themindmuseum.org |

♡ SM Stores - Share a Toy - Make A Child Happy

Time 10:00am - 8:30pm
Venue SM Makati, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Make a child happy this Christmas. Share a toy (old or new) and receive a P50 discount coupon for your next toy purchase at The SM Store or Toy Kingdom. Until December 31, 2016!

Friday, 9 December 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

✵✲ Festival of Lights - Ayala Triangle Gardens

Time 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue Ayala Triangle Gardens, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The Festival of Lights is the centerpiece of Ayala Land's 2 months-long Christmas spectacle that aims to bring holiday cheer to everyone. It runs daily for 15 Nov. 2016 - 8 Jan. 2017, every 30 mins. from 6PM to 10PM.

✵✲ Ballet Philippines: 70s hits "Awitin Mo at Isasayaw Ko" ("Sing It and I Shall Dance It") featuring VST and Co., ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Gerard Salonga

Time 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue CCP Main Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Visit Ballet Philippines on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/balletphilippines/. | An exciting collaboration between Ballet Philippines and the ABS-CBN Orchestra with a libretto by Bibeth Orteza, featuring the music of the popular Filipino music group, VST & Co. in a groovy celebration of the holiday season and a return to the Manila Sound for the families of today. | Schedule: | December 2: 8PM | December 3: 6PM | December 4: 2PM, 6PM | December 9: 8PM | December 10: 6PM | December 11: 2PM, 6PM | Ticket Prices: | December 2 Opening Gala | Orchestra Center J-N: 3500 | Orchestra Center: 2500 | Parterre Box: 2500 | Orchestra Sides #1-6: 2000 | Orchestra Sides: 1500 | Lower Box: 1500 | Balcony 1 Center: 1000 | Balcony 1 Sides: 800 | Upper Box: 800 | Balcony 2: 500 | December 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 || Orchestra Center J-N: 3000 | Orchestra Center: 1500 | Parterre Box: 1500 | Orchestra Sides: 1200 | Lower Box: 1200 | Balcony 1 Center: 1000 | Balcony 1 Sides: 600 | Upper Box: 600 | Balcony 2: 500 | Note: 50% off for students. Please call (02) 551-1003, email info@ballet.ph, or PM us on fb.com/balletphilippines for more info. |

 

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posted on: Dec 5, 2016 | author:

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posted on: Dec 2, 2016 | author:

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

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posted on: Dec 1, 2016 | author:

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Ayala Triangle Garden Presents the Festival of Lights 2016

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posted on: Nov 30, 2016 | author:

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In Tagalog: “Malapit na ang Pasko!”

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posted on: Nov 28, 2016 | author:

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