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Shangrila of the North! Sagada, Philippines

Shangrila of the North! Sagada, Philippines

Now is a good time for planning your escapades for the rest the year 2018! Let’s start in the North. During the early February to end March, its...

Events

New Years Beliefs and Tradition in the Philippines

New Years Beliefs and Tradition in the Philippines

Through the years, people in different countries do practice variations of beliefs and traditions that portrays their rich culture. As we welcome a...

Business

TRAIN – Tax reform for Acceleration and Inclusion effective 1 January 2018

TRAIN – Tax reform for Acceleration and Inclusion effective 1 January 2018

As everybody else are excited for the new tax reform, let us first know what it is all about.   What is TRAIN? Or what is Tax Reform for...

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Philippines Adventure: The Hundred Islands

 

 While traveling the Philippines, one great place to mark on your to-do list is the Hundred Islands. Located in Alaminos, Pangasinan (about 5 hours north of Manila), it provides some of the best backdrops for photos you'll find anywhere.

 

 


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Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

 

Friday, 19 Jan. 2018

♡ Sinulog Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Cebu City
Description This famous Philippine festival lures in tourists from all over the world.

The Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is one of the country’s most famous festivals. It is marked by a very long parade by different participating groups in different colorful costumes, dancing in honor of the Santo Nino.

Festival Highlights
The Sinulog grand parade lasts for about 12 hours.
Smaller versions of the festival are held simultaneously in various parts of Cebu.
Spectacular fireworks and the coronation of the Sinulog Festival Queen make the festival extra special.

How to Get There
By plane: Cebu is known as one of the most accessible cities in the country. You can find affordable flights online from Manila to Cebu. Finding a place to stay in Cebu during the Sinulog Festival can be quite difficult so better book your hotel in advance.
By boat/ferry: Roll-on and Roll-off (RoRo) bus and ferry transports also have routes from Manila to Cebu. This a cheaper alternative to flying as the fare is only below 1000 pesos.
By land transportation: You can choose from jeepneys, buses, taxis, or tricycles to get around the city proper and the surrounding towns.

For more information
https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Sinulog
Festival (January 5 - February 5)

Saturday, 20 Jan.2018

♡ Sinulog Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Cebu City
Description This famous Philippine festival lures in tourists from all over the world.

The Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is one of the country’s most famous festivals. It is marked by a very long parade by different participating groups in different colorful costumes, dancing in honor of the Santo Nino.

Festival Highlights
The Sinulog grand parade lasts for about 12 hours.
Smaller versions of the festival are held simultaneously in various parts of Cebu.
Spectacular fireworks and the coronation of the Sinulog Festival Queen make the festival extra special.

How to Get There
By plane: Cebu is known as one of the most accessible cities in the country. You can find affordable flights online from Manila to Cebu. Finding a place to stay in Cebu during the Sinulog Festival can be quite difficult so better book your hotel in advance.
By boat/ferry: Roll-on and Roll-off (RoRo) bus and ferry transports also have routes from Manila to Cebu. This a cheaper alternative to flying as the fare is only below 1000 pesos.
By land transportation: You can choose from jeepneys, buses, taxis, or tricycles to get around the city proper and the surrounding towns.

For more information
https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Sinulog
Festival (January 5 - February 5)

❀ Dinagyang Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Iloilo City
Description As part of the celebration, Ati tribe warrior dancers move and chant to the sound of loud drums. The Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City is celebrated every fourth Sunday of January. The festival is in honor of the Santo Nino and the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the Atis.

Festival Highlights
The Ati tribe competition held on a Sunday consists of a number of participants dressed as warriors, dancing and chanting with every beat of a drum.
The Kasadyahan Cultural Competition is an added attraction the talents of young students as well as the rich cultural heritage of IloIlo.
Miss IloIlo Dinagyang on the other hand is a beauty pageant wherein the winner will represent Iloilo in the Miss Philippines Earth competition.

How to Get There
By plane: There are direct flights from Manila to Iloilo. Book in advance to get great deals. Almost all venues used during the Dinagyang Festival are just minutes away from the Iloilo airport.
By boat/ferry: For those who prefer to travel on a budget, ferries to Iloilo from Manila are also available.
By land transportation: You’ll find bus terminals to Iloilo in Cubao and Pasay in Metro Manila. The bus fare is usually around 750 pesos.

For more Information
https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Dinagyang
Festival (January 20-22)

☆ EQ Workshop: Self Management for Maximum Effectiveness

Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
Description For several decades, one of the greatest corporate dilemmas was why some otherwise smart employees fail. Prior to identifying EQ (Emotional Quotient), IQ has always been assumed to lead to success in any professional endeavor. However, the corporate world is littered with the unremarkable careers of intellectuals destined to be exiled into corporate backwoods. On the other hand, there is a whole bunch of individuals who are in some ways academically challenged who rise to the very top of their chosen fields.

Empirical research in a variety of organizations across different industries has boosted the argument that emotional intelligence (EQ or EI) and not IQ is the most important factor in determining career success.

Unfortunately, most training stems from the academic model of education and therefore doesn’t focus on EQ. Here now is a program that is geared towards assessing, explaining and reinforcing belief systems that are consistent with high EQ.

EQ is that part of intelligence which has something to do with how we manage ourselves and our relationships with others. It is the factor that determines motivation, improves creativity, enhances teamwork, drives our goals, and boosts our influence.

This highly effective program starts with an assessment of each participant’s base line EQ and allows them to view their beliefs vis-à-vis EQ philosophy. Participants can then compare what beliefs work and don’t work, allowing them to reflect on what they need to change. It challenges participants to create new personal philosophies that will improve their EQ, and provide a team system to reinforce the behavioral changes underlying the new belief systems.

For more information:
https://www.eccp.com/events/?id=421

♡ Getting Married Bridal Fair Philippines

Time 10:00am - 8:00pm
Venue SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Function Rooms 2, 3, 4, Seashell Lane, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Only the biggest, grandest, most successful mega bridal fair in Asia-Pacific!
Be a part of the Getting Married Bridal Fair with the most sought after wedding suppliers in the country.
Free admission. Register for free by visiting this link:
http://www.gettingmarriedbridalfairphils.com/

Sunday, 21 Jan.2018

♡ Sinulog Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Cebu City
Description This famous Philippine festival lures in tourists from all over the world.

The Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is one of the country’s most famous festivals. It is marked by a very long parade by different participating groups in different colorful costumes, dancing in honor of the Santo Nino.

Festival Highlights
The Sinulog grand parade lasts for about 12 hours.
Smaller versions of the festival are held simultaneously in various parts of Cebu.
Spectacular fireworks and the coronation of the Sinulog Festival Queen make the festival extra special.

How to Get There
By plane: Cebu is known as one of the most accessible cities in the country. You can find affordable flights online from Manila to Cebu. Finding a place to stay in Cebu during the Sinulog Festival can be quite difficult so better book your hotel in advance.
By boat/ferry: Roll-on and Roll-off (RoRo) bus and ferry transports also have routes from Manila to Cebu. This a cheaper alternative to flying as the fare is only below 1000 pesos.
By land transportation: You can choose from jeepneys, buses, taxis, or tricycles to get around the city proper and the surrounding towns.

For more information
https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Sinulog
Festival (January 5 - February 5)

❀ Dinagyang Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Iloilo City
Description As part of the celebration, Ati tribe warrior dancers move and chant to the sound of loud drums. The Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City is celebrated every fourth Sunday of January. The festival is in honor of the Santo Nino and the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the Atis.

Festival Highlights
The Ati tribe competition held on a Sunday consists of a number of participants dressed as warriors, dancing and chanting with every beat of a drum.
The Kasadyahan Cultural Competition is an added attraction the talents of young students as well as the rich cultural heritage of IloIlo.
Miss IloIlo Dinagyang on the other hand is a beauty pageant wherein the winner will represent Iloilo in the Miss Philippines Earth competition.

How to Get There
By plane: There are direct flights from Manila to Iloilo. Book in advance to get great deals. Almost all venues used during the Dinagyang Festival are just minutes away from the Iloilo airport.
By boat/ferry: For those who prefer to travel on a budget, ferries to Iloilo from Manila are also available.
By land transportation: You’ll find bus terminals to Iloilo in Cubao and Pasay in Metro Manila. The bus fare is usually around 750 pesos.

For more Information
https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Dinagyang
Festival (January 20-22)

☆ EQ Workshop: Self Management for Maximum Effectiveness

Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
Description For several decades, one of the greatest corporate dilemmas was why some otherwise smart employees fail. Prior to identifying EQ (Emotional Quotient), IQ has always been assumed to lead to success in any professional endeavor. However, the corporate world is littered with the unremarkable careers of intellectuals destined to be exiled into corporate backwoods. On the other hand, there is a whole bunch of individuals who are in some ways academically challenged who rise to the very top of their chosen fields.

Empirical research in a variety of organizations across different industries has boosted the argument that emotional intelligence (EQ or EI) and not IQ is the most important factor in determining career success.

Unfortunately, most training stems from the academic model of education and therefore doesn’t focus on EQ. Here now is a program that is geared towards assessing, explaining and reinforcing belief systems that are consistent with high EQ.

EQ is that part of intelligence which has something to do with how we manage ourselves and our relationships with others. It is the factor that determines motivation, improves creativity, enhances teamwork, drives our goals, and boosts our influence.

This highly effective program starts with an assessment of each participant’s base line EQ and allows them to view their beliefs vis-à-vis EQ philosophy. Participants can then compare what beliefs work and don’t work, allowing them to reflect on what they need to change. It challenges participants to create new personal philosophies that will improve their EQ, and provide a team system to reinforce the behavioral changes underlying the new belief systems.

For more information:
https://www.eccp.com/events/?id=421

♡ Getting Married Bridal Fair Philippines

Time 10:00am - 8:00pm
Venue SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Function Rooms 2, 3, 4, Seashell Lane, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Only the biggest, grandest, most successful mega bridal fair in Asia-Pacific!
Be a part of the Getting Married Bridal Fair with the most sought after wedding suppliers in the country.
Free admission. Register for free by visiting this link:
http://www.gettingmarriedbridalfairphils.com/

Monday, 22 Jan.2018

♡ Sinulog Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Cebu City
Description This famous Philippine festival lures in tourists from all over the world.

The Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is one of the country’s most famous festivals. It is marked by a very long parade by different participating groups in different colorful costumes, dancing in honor of the Santo Nino.

Festival Highlights
The Sinulog grand parade lasts for about 12 hours.
Smaller versions of the festival are held simultaneously in various parts of Cebu.
Spectacular fireworks and the coronation of the Sinulog Festival Queen make the festival extra special.

How to Get There
By plane: Cebu is known as one of the most accessible cities in the country. You can find affordable flights online from Manila to Cebu. Finding a place to stay in Cebu during the Sinulog Festival can be quite difficult so better book your hotel in advance.
By boat/ferry: Roll-on and Roll-off (RoRo) bus and ferry transports also have routes from Manila to Cebu. This a cheaper alternative to flying as the fare is only below 1000 pesos.
By land transportation: You can choose from jeepneys, buses, taxis, or tricycles to get around the city proper and the surrounding towns.

For more information
https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Sinulog
Festival (January 5 - February 5)

❀ Dinagyang Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Iloilo City
Description As part of the celebration, Ati tribe warrior dancers move and chant to the sound of loud drums. The Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City is celebrated every fourth Sunday of January. The festival is in honor of the Santo Nino and the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the Atis.

Festival Highlights
The Ati tribe competition held on a Sunday consists of a number of participants dressed as warriors, dancing and chanting with every beat of a drum.
The Kasadyahan Cultural Competition is an added attraction the talents of young students as well as the rich cultural heritage of IloIlo.
Miss IloIlo Dinagyang on the other hand is a beauty pageant wherein the winner will represent Iloilo in the Miss Philippines Earth competition.

How to Get There
By plane: There are direct flights from Manila to Iloilo. Book in advance to get great deals. Almost all venues used during the Dinagyang Festival are just minutes away from the Iloilo airport.
By boat/ferry: For those who prefer to travel on a budget, ferries to Iloilo from Manila are also available.
By land transportation: You’ll find bus terminals to Iloilo in Cubao and Pasay in Metro Manila. The bus fare is usually around 750 pesos.

For more Information
https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Dinagyang
Festival (January 20-22)

Tuesday, 23 Jan.2018

♡ Sinulog Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Cebu City
Description This famous Philippine festival lures in tourists from all over the world.

The Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is one of the country’s most famous festivals. It is marked by a very long parade by different participating groups in different colorful costumes, dancing in honor of the Santo Nino.

Festival Highlights
The Sinulog grand parade lasts for about 12 hours.
Smaller versions of the festival are held simultaneously in various parts of Cebu.
Spectacular fireworks and the coronation of the Sinulog Festival Queen make the festival extra special.

How to Get There
By plane: Cebu is known as one of the most accessible cities in the country. You can find affordable flights online from Manila to Cebu. Finding a place to stay in Cebu during the Sinulog Festival can be quite difficult so better book your hotel in advance.
By boat/ferry: Roll-on and Roll-off (RoRo) bus and ferry transports also have routes from Manila to Cebu. This a cheaper alternative to flying as the fare is only below 1000 pesos.
By land transportation: You can choose from jeepneys, buses, taxis, or tricycles to get around the city proper and the surrounding towns.

For more information
https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Sinulog
Festival (January 5 - February 5)

☆ Mindanao Business Briefing: Updates on Security Situation, Resiliency, and Optimism

Time 9:00am - 2:00pm
Venue Seda Abreeza Hotel, Davao City
Description In keeping with ECCP's commitment to further support in increasing bilateral trade as well as assist European companies to explore the opportunities Mindanao has to offer, security, stability, and ideal business environment are definitely on top of our list of relevant topics to discuss within the region. Thus, we have invited Sec. Delfin Lorenzana to provide the Chamber's membership with updates on the security situation.

The event also aims to present Mindanao potentials and why it remains to be an ideal investment destination in the Philippines. Thus, we have also invited speakers who have invested in Mindanao to share their story of resiliency and optimism.

For more information:
https://www.eccp.com/events/?id=420

❊ TRAIN 2: CORPORATE INCOME TAX AND RATIONALIZATION OF FISCAL INCENTIVES

Time 9:00pm - 11:00am
Venue 3F, SGV Caseroom, Asian Institute of Management, 123 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Description Guest Speaker
USec. Karl Kendrick Chua
Department of Finance

This event has no tariff and is free for all to join.

For more information,
contact Mr. Yves Aguilos
yves@amchamphilippines.com
718-9003

♔ Networking for Dummies 2.0: Expanding Your Network

Time 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue Acceler8 Coworking, 7F Finman Building, 131 Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati
Description Are you ready to take your networking skills to the next level? Following the successful run of our first Networking for Dummies Session 3 years ago, join the ECCP YPC for a learning session entitled Networking for Dummies 2.0: Expanding Your Network. Learn how to present your best self during networking events and up your networking game.
Join Coach Wouter Lincklaen Arriëns, CEO at TransformationFirst.Asia and former Asian Development Bank Lead Specialist, as he walks you through networking strategies, tips, and tricks. The workshop will be followed by a networking session where you can immediately apply the things you've learned.

Tariff:
Member Rate: Php 500
Non-Member Rate: Php 800
Walk-ins: Php 800

For more information or to register manually,
reply to this e-mail or write to ypc@eccp.comor
call Ms. Katt Baligod at +632 832 8121.

Wednesday, 24 Jan.2018

♡ Sinulog Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Cebu City
Description This famous Philippine festival lures in tourists from all over the world.

The Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is one of the country’s most famous festivals. It is marked by a very long parade by different participating groups in different colorful costumes, dancing in honor of the Santo Nino.

Festival Highlights
The Sinulog grand parade lasts for about 12 hours.
Smaller versions of the festival are held simultaneously in various parts of Cebu.
Spectacular fireworks and the coronation of the Sinulog Festival Queen make the festival extra special.

How to Get There
By plane: Cebu is known as one of the most accessible cities in the country. You can find affordable flights online from Manila to Cebu. Finding a place to stay in Cebu during the Sinulog Festival can be quite difficult so better book your hotel in advance.
By boat/ferry: Roll-on and Roll-off (RoRo) bus and ferry transports also have routes from Manila to Cebu. This a cheaper alternative to flying as the fare is only below 1000 pesos.
By land transportation: You can choose from jeepneys, buses, taxis, or tricycles to get around the city proper and the surrounding towns.

For more information
https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Sinulog
Festival (January 5 - February 5)

❊ German Club: Skat, Jass and Schafkof Evening

Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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: germanclub@germanclub.ph |
Website: www.germanclub.ph |

Thursday, 25 Jan.2018

♡ Sinulog Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Cebu City
Description This famous Philippine festival lures in tourists from all over the world.

The Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is one of the country’s most famous festivals. It is marked by a very long parade by different participating groups in different colorful costumes, dancing in honor of the Santo Nino.

Festival Highlights
The Sinulog grand parade lasts for about 12 hours.
Smaller versions of the festival are held simultaneously in various parts of Cebu.
Spectacular fireworks and the coronation of the Sinulog Festival Queen make the festival extra special.

How to Get There
By plane: Cebu is known as one of the most accessible cities in the country. You can find affordable flights online from Manila to Cebu. Finding a place to stay in Cebu during the Sinulog Festival can be quite difficult so better book your hotel in advance.
By boat/ferry: Roll-on and Roll-off (RoRo) bus and ferry transports also have routes from Manila to Cebu. This a cheaper alternative to flying as the fare is only below 1000 pesos.
By land transportation: You can choose from jeepneys, buses, taxis, or tricycles to get around the city proper and the surrounding towns.

For more information
https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Sinulog
Festival (January 5 - February 5)

❊ AMCHAM VISAYAS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue Sikatuna Room, Bai Hotel Cebu, Cebu City
Description Guest Speakers:
Mr. Ebb Hinchliffe
Executive Director
AmCham Philippines

Arch. Felino “Jun” A. Palafox, Jr.
Principal Architect – Urban Planner Founder and Managing Partner
President
Palafox Architecture Group, Inc.

Tariff
AmCham Visayas Members – Free
Other Chapters and Non-Members – ₱800

For more information,
contact Ms. Brenda Lisen
brenda@amchamphilippines.com
0917-323-1972
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Sports Schedule from Howzat ~ Week 4 ~ January 2018

Catch LIVE sports action on HD screens at Howzat Sports Bar in Makati! Discovery good food in Howzat’s menu. For those with...

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During the festivities, everyone was inspired to over-eat. As we start with our new year at work, we realise that we gained...

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Battle of Manila 73rd Anniversary

Write the author. “We should never forget that our freedoms were earned through the sacrifice of Filipino and American men and...

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posted on: Jan 10, 2018 | author:

Greetings of good health! It’s that time of the year again for holiday festivities. And the challenge is to enjoy the holiday...

Why Are Filipinos So Joyful?

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I would dare to say the Philippines have the highest number of smiles per square kilometer in the world. I could challenge any...

A Weekend Visit to Tinuy-an Falls, Philippines

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posted on: Jan 10, 2018 | author:

Mindanao, located in the southern part of the Philippines, is the second largest island of the archipelago. Dubbed as the “The...

Sports Schedule from Howzat ~ Week 2 ~ January 2018

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posted on: Jan 5, 2018 | author:

Catch LIVE sports action on HD screens at Howzat Sports Bar in Makati! Discovery good food in Howzat’s menu. For those with...

Management in the Philippines: A View from Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions

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posted on: Dec 28, 2017 | author:

  Multi-National Corporations (MNC’s) pondering to globalize operations have to look at the cultural similarities of its...

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