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Batanes: A Great Getaway Location

Batanes: A Great Getaway Location

Batanes: A Great Getaway Location       Batanes is an archipelago area in the Philippines arranged in the Cagayan Valley district. It is...


A Filipino Hero Honoured Around The World – Jose Rizal

A Filipino Hero Honoured Around The World – Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal is one the greatest national heroes of the Philippines. Rizal Day is celebrated each year on the 30th of December to commemorate his...


Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

At 27 years old, Frenchman Ruben Chaumont is looking at staying in the Philippines long term while wanting to make a positive impact in the...

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ROCKY RAFTING, Philippines


Unique river rafting on a former illegal logging boats up and down a river deep in the jungle of Samar province Philippines. One of the most fun experience I've ever had and super cool to see such activity turned into tourism!







Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

Thursday, 11th April 2019

☆ ☆[Business Learning Series] Improving Motivation in the Workplace​: Transformative Power of Mindset

Time 8:00 am - 11:30am
Venue KMC, 5/F V Corporate Center, Leviste St., Makati City
Description Improving Motivation in the Workplace​
Transformative Power of Mindset

business performance | career growth | personal development
Anzcham Members: Php 500
Non Members: Php 800
(Inclusive of morning snacks, handouts, certificate)

Email: or call (632) 954 1254

In the 70’s, a psychologist named Carol Dweck wanted to see how people coped with failure. Heading into her research, her thoughts were that people either coped with or didn’t cope with failure. But she found something unexpected yet transformative that made her shift the direction of her research… there are people who don’t even recognize failure as failure.
Do mistakes measure you or fuel you? Research shows that your answer to this question is rooted in your mindset – your belief on whether your intelligence, your traits are innate and fixed or to be grown and developed. It is this very belief, this mindset that could spell the difference between realising your potential or blocking it.
In this session, we will look to understand the 2 dominant mindsets and find answers to the questions: What shapes our mindset? How does it manifest itself in us and in others? How does it impact our performance, our growth and development? How can we use our understanding of these mindsets to lessen the situations that are stressful to us?

Understand the science behind your growing mind
Gain perspective on how your mindset can hold you back or propel you forward
Learn to recognize your mindset and those of others as one of the ways to improve motivation in the workplace

Pia Buckham is one of ANZCHAM’s most requested resource speakers.

She graduated accountancy from the University of the Philippines and after working in several financial institutions, joined Deutsche Bank in 2005 with the goal of developing and exposing Filipino talent to the world. She won the Bank’s Manager of the year in 2012. Having reshaped her own leadership style in a way that fulfilled her sense of purpose, she left to focus on building Brain-based coaching programmes to help Managers and Team Leads in their every day conversations and interactions
Their belief in the power of connecting and reconnecting with one’s sense of self and sense of others is what prompted Pia and her husband, Kris, to co-found Cooee, Inc., a company that is anchored on a commitment to flourish human potential through awareness, empathy and a growth mindset.

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♡ Kaizen Leadership Workshop

Time 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description Do you fear that your team in the Philippines is performing far below their potential?

Is the mindset and behaviors of your staff your greatest source of frustration?

Do you sometimes feel that being a micro manager is the only way that you can get things done in your office?

The good news is that there is an alternative solution to creating lasting change in your organization that is far more effective than the autocratic style of management. You do not have to become a micro manager. That solution is training your managers and supervisors to become 'Kaizen Leaders'.

'Kaizen Leadership' is a counter-intuitive yet simple approach to daily management and leadership. It is a practical and proven methodology that any Filipino manager or supervisor can use to master any professional goal, overcome weakness and significantly improve the quality of how they lead their teams.

What makes this Kaizen Leadership so different is its fanatical obsession with application – i.e. learning by doing. Sadly, the majority of management training programs in the Philippines follow the 'Death by PowerPoint' methodology. These traditional practices are in most cases a complete waste of time and resources, leading at best to only a few people being positively impacted while the majority quickly forget whatever was 'learned' and continue to go back to 'the way we have always done things'.

This Kaizen Leadership program focuses on transforming the foundational beliefs and mindsets of your managers and supervisors that ultimately leads them to significantly think differently about how they lead their teams and drive high performance in their work.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:
Think and act strategically
Prioritize actions and get results
Empower and motivate their teams
Resolve conflicts professionally
Communicate with candor and transparency
Identity and eliminate waste
Collaborate with others
Take ownership and be accountable
Solve problems and identify opportunities
Drive a continuous improvement culture

Current and Future Managers of the Organizations | Executive Management | Middle Management | Front-line Supervision | Organizational Change Agents

Workshop Facilitator
Mike Grogan
The Profiles Group
Mike Grogan The Profiles Group
Mike Grogan is a Kaizen Leadership Consultant based in the Philippines since 2014.

His ability to speak Tagalog makes him one of the most sought-after business speakers and trainers in the Philippines today. So far over 100,000 Filipinos have seen Mike speak live or been to one of his trainings.

Directly mentored by Toyota Sensei’s, and Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Irish native Mike has implemented Lean and Kaizen methodologies in over 100 businesses in 8 countries around the world. Outside of business, Mike is the co-founder of “The Rise of the Pinoy” – an advocacy with the mission of uplifting Filipinos. As of Nov 2018, his inspirational and educational videos have more than 60 million views.

Learning Investment:
Php 8,000 ECCP Members (*Early bird*)
Php 10,000 Non-Members (*Early bird*)

Php 9,500 ECCP Members
Php 11,500 Non-Members
(includes coffee breaks, lunches, seminar materials and certificate of attendance)

For confirmations and more information, please contact
Ms. Nichole Raynera of ECCP at 845 1324 or email

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✽ unconference: Building Capacity for Emerging Leaders

Time 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue Spaces, Arnaiz Makati City
Description The ECCP remains to be committed to promote the inclusion of youth in business through its Young Professionals Committee (YPC).

YPC is set to kick off its activities on 11 April 2019, 4pm to 6pm at Spaces Arnaiz. With the theme "unconference: Building Capacity for Emerging Leaders", the event is a platform for young professionals and entrepreneurs to learn from industry leaders on how to grow professionally and make themselves leaders of their own craft.

Light learning session, interaction, networking and peer exchange. There will be no long and boring presentations.

YPC Members

Php 1,000

For inquiries, please contact Ms. Mica Aragon at (02) 845-1326 or email

**Full payment is required prior to or on the day of the event.
Unpaid attendees and those with outstanding balances from previous events will not be granted access to the event.

**No shows will be billed at full cost
Cancellations should be made at least 48 hours before the event.

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♔ April MMM: Revising Tax Reform Program

Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue Tower Club, PhilamLife Tower, Makati City
Description pril MMM: Revising Tax Reform Program

With Guest Speaker
Lawrence Bisccho

Tax Partner
PwC Philippines

Member Event Price: 0.00
Non Member Event Price: 1,500.00

Register through or call (632) 954 1254
*One (1) authorized representitive per Member Company
Every registeration includes cocktail food and two drink stubs

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wEDNESDAY, 17th April 2019

❊ German Club: Skat, Jass and Schafkof Evening

Time 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Venue 118 V.A. Rufino St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description A regular occurrence in the club every Wednesday evening. Join in for a good round Skat, Schafkopf or Jass game. |

Phone: +63 2 817 3552 |
Email: |

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Pili Nuts: A Superfood Loved by Vegans Worldwide

Get to know a superfood that grows locally in the Philippines – the pili nut. If you’re a meat-lover who wonders...

Pili Nuts: A Superfood Loved by Vegans Worldwide
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Healthy Heart Month: What Can Lipids Do To My Body ?

Greetings of good health! Our heart is a very important organ of the body.  It functions by pumping blood all throughout the...

Healthy Heart Month: What Can Lipids Do To My Body ?
posted on: Jan 9, 2019 | author:

Filipinos: The most giving people on the planet

‘Filipinos are probably the most giving people on the planet,” these are the words of world-renowned Chef Anthony Bourdain,...

Filipinos: The most giving people on the planet
posted on: Jan 9, 2019 | author:

In Tagalog: Pinaka maganda

Translation: Most beautiful   Word guide: pinaka – most  (superlative degree of adjectives) maganda –...

posted on: Jan 9, 2019 | author:
LASIK: no more eyeglasses or contact lenses

LASIK: no more eyeglasses or contact lenses

posted on: Dec 19, 2018 | author:

LASIK is a quick and effective solution to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia or the loss of...

In Tagalog: Dilaw at Berde

In Tagalog: Dilaw at Berde

posted on: Dec 18, 2018 | author:

Translation: dilaw – yellow berde – green   As part of our series about colours, this week we shall learn the...

“Namamasko” – Asking for Love on Christmas Day

“Namamasko” – Asking for Love on Christmas Day

posted on: Dec 12, 2018 | author:

If Michael Jackson urged people to give love on Christmas day, a Filipino tradition encourages children to “ask for love on...

The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Anniversary

The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Anniversary

posted on: Dec 12, 2018 | author:

On 21 December 1935, Manuel L. Quezon, the first Philippine Commonwealth president, renamed the Philippine Army into the Armed...

In Tagalog: Ama, Tatay

In Tagalog: Ama, Tatay

posted on: Dec 5, 2018 | author:

Translation: Father   For the next few weeks on Expatch, we shall learn the different Tagalog words for family members. In...

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