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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

Arrive and Survive – Don’t Miss This Free Fair For Manila Newbies

Arrive and Survive – Don’t Miss This Free Fair For Manila Newbies

On Sat August 30th the Union Church of Manila hosts the second annual “Arrival Survival”, an information fair aiming to  welcome and assist...

Business

Show Me the Money: The National Budget for 2015

Show Me the Money: The National Budget for 2015

In the midst of a swirling budget controversy, the Aquino administration has put forward the largest proposed national budget in the country’s...

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Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

19 Aug 2014

Java Jazz - Coffee x Music Fest

Time 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue 2nd Level Atrium, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Description Spend lovely afternoons over a cup of coffee and jazz music at The Podium in Ortigas Business Center. The celebration of coffee and jazz is ongoing until Aug. 24! | Schedule: Aug. 15 (Fri) and 26 (Sat) - 3:00 - 4:00pm - Johnny Alegre Trio (Jazz Fusion) | 4:00 - 5:00pm - The Jireh Calo Projects (Modern Jazz | Aug. 16 (Sat.) and 24 (Sun) - 3:00 - 4:00pm - Chocolate Grass (Soul Jazz) | 4:00 - 5:00pm - Inky De Dios (Acoustic Jazz) | Aug. 17 (Sun) and 22 (Fri) - 4:00 - 6:00pm - Vince Lahorra Quartet (Jazz Blues) | Visit The Podium's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thepodiummall?fref=photo

Special Live Seafood Menu at New World Hotel

Time 6:00 pm
Venue Jasmine at New World Hotel, Esperanza St. cor. Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Seafood lovers are in for a gastronomic treat as Jasmine offers a special live seafood menu for dinner available until Aug. 31. Chef Wong Kam On gives patrons his recommendations on the best preparations for crab and garoupa dishes." | For inquiries, please call 811-6888.

Play: "Rabbit Hole" by Red Turnip Theater

Time 9:00 pm
Venue Whitespace Theater, 2314 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Rabbit Hole - a play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Starring Agot Isidro, Michael Williams, Che Ramos-Cosio, Ross Pesigan and Sheila Francisco. Directed by Topper Fabregas. Presented by Red Turnip Theater. | For full schedule, please call 891-9999. | For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/RedTurnipTheater |

20 Aug 2014

Furniture Sale at Dwell - Stylish. Sensible.

Time 10:00 am
Venue Dwell, Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Style has never been more sensible. Avail of up to 50% off from a wide variety of stylish furnitures for your home at Dwell. Check out their pages on Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, and YouTube by searching Dwell PH. | Sale is ongoing until 20 August 2014! | Locations are at ~ Eastwood City, Quezon City ~ Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati City ~ SM Megamall, Ortigas

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

Time 7:00 pm
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.

Quiz Night at the Borough - The Podium

Time 10:00 pm
Venue The Borough at The Podium, ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Description Form teams of 4 people or more. Registration fee per team is Php500. Go over your notes again, from FIFA World Cup to Greatest Hits! Better be prepared coz WINNER TAKES ALL! #BoroughPodium #QuizNight" Vist Borough at G/L @thepodiummall | Music, film, sports, geography and current events. | For reservation, please call +63917-897-8906.

21 Aug 2014

Ninoy Aquino Day

Alabang Town Center - Paint the Town Red Sale!

Time 10:00 am
Venue Alabang Town Center, Commerce Avenue, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Description It's a splash of discounts! Join the mad rush as red hot deals pour out in over 150 stores at the Ayala Town Center. For more information, visit www.ayalamalls.com.ph. Sale is ongoing from 21-25 and 29-31 August 2014.

Sale: Robinson's Galleria Home Fair

Time 10:00 am
Venue Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Ave, Mandaluyong
Description Enjoy discounts of up to 70% off on selected items at participating stores. Sale is ongoing until 31 Aug. 2014. Robinsons Galleria will have a Home Fair from 16-24 Aug. 2014.

Play: "Rabbit Hole" by Red Turnip Theater

Time 9:00 pm
Venue Whitespace Theater, 2314 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Rabbit Hole - a play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Starring Agot Isidro, Michael Williams, Che Ramos-Cosio, Ross Pesigan and Sheila Francisco. Directed by Topper Fabregas. Presented by Red Turnip Theater. | For full schedule, please call 891-9999. | For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/RedTurnipTheater |

22 Aug 2014

AmCham Kapihan (Coffee Mornings)

Time 7:30 am
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

Food: Iwagaki (Rock Oysters) by Japanese Culinary Experts at Yakumi, Solaire Resort and Casino

Time 12:00 pm
Venue Yakumi, Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy the finest catch of the season, flown fresh from Japan. | This August, relish in sumptuous rock oysters, Iwagaki, prepared by our Japanese culinary experts. | Reserve now! Call 888-8888. Visit solaireresort.com.

Colegio San Agustin Makati - High School Batch 1989 Silver Alumni Homecoming

Time 6:00 pm
Venue Colegio San Agustin, Palm Drive, Dasmariñas Village, Makati, Metro Manila
Description Meet your high school friends and teachers once again and get into the groove with this 1980s theme party. Get in gear with your most psychedelic and cool outfits of the most fashionable decade. Whether you're from batch 1989 or years ahead or later than that, this party is for all Augustinians. Welcome back home, Eagles! Soar high and party with us! For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/csaforever?fref=photo or http://www.csaforever.ph/

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

Time 6:00 pm
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.

23 Aug 2014

Jewelry Sale by Damn Good Stuff, Inc.

Time 9:00 am
Venue Unit 303, One Corporate Plaza, 845 Arnaiz Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Dam Good Stuff, Inc. continues its Weekend Sale for the whole month of August. Regular priced fashion accessories are 25% off every Saturday of the month. Visit our Makati Showroom at .Unit 303, One Corporate Plaza, 845 Arnaiz Ave., Legaspi Village, Makati City. For more details, you can call us at 840 5183 or visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/damgoodstuffinc | Dam Good Stuff is a livelihood project that provides sustainable income for a women's cooperative in Pangasinan, Philippines who were relocated by the development of the San Roque Dam. | By purchasing our products, you are supporting these families and assuring them of sustainable income while expanding and enhancing their livelihood potentials. | We guarantee you, our export-quality fashion accessories are really dam good stuff! | Products: High quality fashion accessories made of semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and other natural materials with sterling silver or metal components. |

Exhibit: Chronicles of Visions - An Exhibit Celebrating Megaworld's 25 Years of Building Visions

Time 10:00 am
Venue Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Taguig, Metro Manila
Description Discover inspiring stories of 25 visionaries and how Megaworld was able to help turn visions into reality. | Featuring: H.E. British Ambassador Asif Anwar Ahmad, Ben Chan, Anton Huang, Erik Cua, Marvin Agustin, Ricky Laudico, JC Buendia, Manolito Tayag and more! | For inquiries, please call the Megaworld Concierge at 709-0888 / 709-9888 / 0917-838-0111. www.megaworldlifestylesmalls.com

PicParkBoom! A Pinoy Food Feast, Fun Games and Others

Time 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue Rizal Park, Roxas Blvd., Metro Manila
Description In celebration of all things Pinoy in this Buwan ng Wika, House of the Red Couch (HRC) invites you to have fun with us at the Rizal Park on an afternoon of food, travel stories and meeting people from the CS community. Activities may vary, we can have Palarong Pinoy (traditional games), dancing by the musical fountains and a photowalk around the themed parks of Luneta. It will culminate in a food feast of Filipino and non-Filipino favorites (if others will bring some). Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite Pinoy foods for share, booze (discreetly) and of your course your fun and bubbly personality to the scene! This is open to all CSers! | This event is brought to you by Couchsurfing. For more information, please visit https://www.couchsurfing.org/n/events/picparkboom-a-pinoy-food-feast-manila

Oakroom Restaurant and Bar - Saturday Night Fever and Cronuts Buffet

Time 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue Oakwood Premier Joy - Nostalg Center Manila, 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City,
Description Enjoy your Saturday with a Cronuts Buffet at Oakwood Premier in Ortigas! Cost: Php1,290+++ per person at the Oakroom Restaurant and Bar | Tel: (63-2) 637 7888 / (63-2) 910 8888 Fax: (63-2) 706 7777 Email: premiermanila@oakwoodasia.com Website: www.oakwood.com

Here’s To Healthy Living! The 2nd Int’l Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo

Know more about the latest discoveries and fads with beauty, health and wellness while here in Manila! Come and visit the 2nd...

Here’s To Healthy Living! The 2nd Int’l Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo
posted on: Aug 20, 2014 | author:

In Tagalog: “Ano sa palagay mo?”

Translation: “What do you think?” Variation: You may also say in Tagalog, “Ano sa tingin mo?”   When...

In Tagalog: “Ano sa palagay mo?”
posted on: Aug 18, 2014 | author:

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 15 to 17 August 2014

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Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 15 to 17 August 2014
posted on: Aug 15, 2014 | author:

The Most Dangerous Animal In The World… The Real Shark Story

Sharks are traditionally portrayed as merciless sea predators, yet we humans kill 100 million sharks every year due for their...

The Most Dangerous Animal In The World…  The Real Shark Story
posted on: Aug 14, 2014 | author:
A Filipino View From America: Democrats Abroad Presents Attorney Ted Laguatan On Saturday at Elks Club, Makati

A Filipino View From America: Democrats Abroad Presents Attorney Ted Laguatan On Saturday at Elks Club, Makati

posted on: Aug 13, 2014 | author:

This Saturday Democrats Abroad Philippines present San Francisco-based Filipino-American attorney Ted Laguatan to share his...

India Marks 67 Years Independence From Britain

India Marks 67 Years Independence From Britain

posted on: Aug 13, 2014 | author:

“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge… At the stroke of the...

In Tagalog: Magkita naman tayo.

In Tagalog: Magkita naman tayo.

posted on: Aug 11, 2014 | author:

Translation: “Let’s meet.”   You miss being with your friend, so you give that person a call to suggest a...

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 9 to 10 August 2014

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 9 to 10 August 2014

posted on: Aug 8, 2014 | author:

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The Prize is Rice

The Prize is Rice

posted on: Aug 7, 2014 | author:

Rice is central to the cuisine in the Philippines, and all over Asia. Like eskimo words for snow, and British words for rain,...

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