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Weekend Memories at Coron Island, Palawan

Weekend Memories at Coron Island, Palawan

Coron, Palawan has established itself as a top tourist destination in the Philippines. Its magnificent marine life, cascading cliffs and famous dive...

Events

Meet Ballet Philippines with the Museum Volunteers of the Philippines

Meet Ballet Philippines with the Museum Volunteers of the Philippines

On Tuesday, 23 September 2014, mark your calendar and meet the key people from Ballet Philippines for a lunch date with the Museum Volunteers of the...

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...

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Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

16 Sept 2014

Special AmCham Committees Briefing on "USTDA and the Philippines: Promoting Infrastructure Development" with speaker Leocadia I. Zak, Director of US Trade and Dev. Agency

Time 7:30am - 9:00am
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza Building, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro
Description The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Inc. cordially invites you to the Special AMCHAM Committees Briefing. | Topic: "USTDA and the Philippines: Promoting Infrastructure Development" | Speaker: Ms. Leocadia I. Zak, Director of U.S. Trade and Development Agency | For confirmations, please email esthelle@amchamphilippines.com on or before 3:00pm of 15 Sept. 2014. Please confirm for seating and catering purposes. Cancellations should be made by Sept. 15 through email only.

♫ Dance to the Spirit of '67 at Eastwood Central Plaza

Time 8:00pm
Venue Eastwood Central Plaza, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description Relive the '70s with the hottest Retro band, "Spirit of '67"! The party happens every Tuesdays at Eastwood Central Plaza.

17 Sept 2014

AmCham: "Who's In? Place Your Bets!" - The AmCham Networking Night

Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue Ballroom 3 & 5, Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque, Metro Manila
Description Tariff: Members: Php800 | Non-members: Php1,000 | Walk-ins: Php1,200 | RSVP: pauline@amchamphilippines.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. |

♫ Concert: Boyz II Men Live in Manila!

Venue Smart Araneta Coliseum, General Araneta, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description Boyz II Men are an American R&B vocal group, best known for emotional ballads and acappella harmonies. They are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman. During the 1990s, Boyz II Men found fame on Motown Records as a quartet. | Consequently, Boyz II Men are top ranking members with regard to time spent at number one in Billboard history, currently (as of 2014) at the number one, three, and four spots Furthermore, when "On Bended Knee" took the number 1 spot away from "I'll Make Love To You", Boyz II Men became only the third artists ever (after The Beatles and Presley) to replace themselves at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Boyz II Men are among a select group of artists that have held at the number-one spot for at least 50 weeks cumulatively, placing them just fourth on that list behind Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Mariah Carey. These achievements were enough to earn Boyz II Men recognition as Billboard Magazine′s fourth most successful musical group of the 1990s. | Ticket Prices: VIP ~ Php6,075 Patron ~ Php5,020 Box Premium ~ Php3,960 Box Regular ~ Php2,905 Upper Box ~ Php1,850 General Admission ~ Php795 http://www.ticketnet.com.ph/Boyz-II-Men-Live-in-Manila--Smart-Araneta-Coliseum/EventDetails/195

18 Sept 2014

2014 SCMAP: Supply Chain Conference and Exhibit - SCMAP25: Past, Present, Future - A Shining Milestone in the Philippine Supply Chain Industry

Venue EDSA Shangri-La Manila, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Description Take part in the flagship event of the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Take stock of the evolution of supply chain in the country, the challenges it faces as the economy enters a more competitive phase, and what the future holds for our industry. | Keynote speakers: Sen. Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino, Senator of the Rep. of the Phils. | Sec. Mary Ann Lucille Sering, Commissioner, Climate Change Commission of the Phils. | For more information, visit www.scmap.org or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/supplychainphilippines

Campi - 5th Philippine International Motor Show

Time 10:00am - 9:00pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Metro Manila
Description The Philippines' most exciting motor show presents the biggest gathering of top car manufacturers and distributors to showcase the latest vehicles and motoring technologies. | Participating brands: BAIC, BMW, Daewoo Bus, Honda, Isuzu, JMC, Kia, Lexus, Maza, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Peugeot, Suzuki, Toyota and Volkswagen. | Media Partners: The Phil. Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Business World, The Manila Times, Malaya Business Insight, Autocar, C!, Gadgets, TopGear, Auto Focus, Auto Review, Motoring Today and TurboZone.

Sinfully Circles Chocolate 101 at Makati Shangri-La

Time 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue Makati Shangri-La, Makati, Metro Manila
Description Can you imagine all the chocolates you can create and eat in a day? Here's your chance to make it happen! | Calling all chocolate aficionados! Learn from Makati Shangri-La's Executive Pastry Chef Romain Renard as he conducts an exclusive chocolate making class from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on September 13 and 27. Attendees can learn how to prepare chocolate milk jam, chocolate mousse, chocolate truffles and more. | Chocolate 101 is priced at Php 3,500 net per person and includes all ingredients to be used, chocolate buffet, sparkling wine, recipe card and certificate. Reservations are highly recommended as seats are limited. | For more information or to reserve a seat, please call restaurant reservations at (63 2) 814 2580 or email rric.slm@shangri-la.com — with Carolina Duetes Huertas Luzong. |

19 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

AmCham Pharmaceutical Committee - "The Misunderstood FDA Philippines in a Fragmented Bureaucracy" with Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go, Acting Director-General of FDA, Dept. of Health Phils.

Time 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. and Pfizer invite you to attend "The Misunderstood FDA Philippines in a Fragmented Bureaucracy". | Speaker: Kenneth Hartigan-Go, M.D., Acting Director-General of the Department of Health | Chairwoman: Violi Remo, President and Country Manager, Pfizer | Moderators: Patricia Pascual, Director - Public Affairs, Asia Pacific - Consumer Health, Pfizer | This meeting is free of charge. Snacks and refreshments will be served. RSVP to Ms. Pauline Santos at pauline@amchamphilippines.com

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

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.

♬ 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
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.

Bench Fashion Show: The Naked Truth ~ Denim and Underwear Show

Time 8:00pm
Venue SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Meet some of the sexiest models of the Philippines wear the latest in denim and fashionable underwear at the Bench Fashion Show: The Naked Truth. For more details, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BenchBodyModels Reference: http://shop.bench.com.ph/bench-the-naked-truth-promo

♫ Shrek the Musical!

Time 8:00pm
Venue Meralco Theater, Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy a Shrek-tacular show for the family! Shrek the Musical is now in Manila! Buy your tickets now via TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. | “Shrek the Musical” with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. Read more: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/166613/shrek-the-musical-comes-to-manila#ixzz3AiU6radM Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook Shows are ongoing from 19 Sept. - 12 Oct. 2014.

♬ Kpop Concert: CN Blue Live in Manila

Time 8:00pm
Venue Smart Araneta Coliseum, General Araneta, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description 2014 CNBlue Live "Can't Stop" in Manila! | "CNBLUE is a South Korean rock band formed in Seoul in 2009. The band consists of Jung Yong-hwa (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Lee Jong-hyun (lead guitar, vocals), Lee Jung-shin (bass guitar, vocals) and Kang Min-hyuk (drums, vocals). CN is an abbreviation of ‘Code Name’ while BLUE is an abbreviation of the members’ individual images. ‘Burning’ represents Lee Jong-hyun, ‘Lovely’ represents Kang Min-hyuk, ‘Untouchable’ represents Lee Jung Shin, and ‘Emotional’ represents Jung Yong-hwa." | Watch their video and for more reference: http://www.philippineconcerts.com/foreign/cnblue-live-in-manila-2014/ | Tickets: (plus Ticketnet charge) SVIP ~ Php10,000 | VIP Diamond ~ Php8,000 | VIP Platinum ~ Php6,500 | VIP Gold Php5,000 | Gold ~ Php4,000 | Silver ~ Php2,000 |

20 Sept 2014

✎ Kumon Learning Center 2-Week Free Trial 2014

Time 8:00am
Venue Kumon Salcedo Village Center, Unit 204 2/F Three Salcedo Place Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village Makati City
Description Kumon Learning Center for Math and Reading is now offering a 2-week free trial. Registration is ongoing in 256 centers nationwide. Register now! | Manila office: (02) 885-0226 | Cebu branch: (032) 236-1307 | ph.kumonglobal.com | 1800-1888-0231 (toll-free)

♔ Jewelry Sale by Damn Good Stuff, Inc.

Time 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue Unit 303 One Corporate Plaza, 845 Arnaiz Ave., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Dam Good Stuff, Inc. continues its Weekend Sale for the whole month of September. Regular priced fashion accessories are 25% off every Saturday of the month. 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. |

Blogapalooza 2014! Biggest Business to Blogger networking event!

Time 10:00am - 9:00pm
Venue Convention Center Halls 1 and 2, SM Aura, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description "Blogapalooza is the BIGGEST B2B: Business to Blogger networking event where you can showcase your brand, products or services to online influencers, top bloggers, Facebook power users, Twitter superstars, Instagram icons as well as to our TV, radio, newspaper and magazines covering the event." Email Vince@WhenInManila.com if you would like to see the full media kit and get more information regarding Blogapalooza 2014.

Book Signing of Authors Jennifer E. Smith and Lissa Price at National Book Store

Time 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue National Book Store, Level 1 Atrium, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
Description Meet and greet two great authors for book signing. National Book Store brings you Jennifer E. Smith and Lissa Price! | Registration starts at 10:00am for all events. For more information, visit www.nationalbookstore.com.

The 1987 Philippine Constitution – A Slow, Painful Fix

The 1987 Constitution was written during the aftermath of two decades of authoritarian rule by Ferdinand Marcos. As a result,...

The 1987 Philippine Constitution – A Slow, Painful Fix
posted on: Sep 16, 2014 | author:

In Tagalog: Magaling siyang mang-aawit.

Translation: “He/she is good singer.” or “He/she is a great singer.”   Filipinos in general love to...

In Tagalog: Magaling siyang mang-aawit.
posted on: Sep 16, 2014 | author:

Sports from Howzat!

  Cheer for your team! Weekends are more fun with live sports on HD at Howzat. Check out this week’s...

Sports from Howzat!
posted on: Sep 12, 2014 | author:

Life Lessons: 60 Quotes To Remember

Dear Expatch Readers, Here’s a list of quotes that will inject some positivity in your way of thinking and maybe change...

Life Lessons: 60 Quotes To Remember
posted on: Sep 10, 2014 | author:
In Tagalog: Kaya mo ba ito?

In Tagalog: Kaya mo ba ito?

posted on: Sep 9, 2014 | author:

Translation: “Can you do this?”   Taking risks or doing stunts for an adrenaline rush is part of our human...

David Blaine In Manila! More Than A Sleight Of Hand

David Blaine In Manila! More Than A Sleight Of Hand

posted on: Sep 8, 2014 | author:

David Blaine fascinated audiences around the world with not only his street magic and illusions, but also with his death-defying...

CeltemberFest! Manila’s First Gathering of Celtic Clans…

CeltemberFest! Manila’s First Gathering of Celtic Clans…

posted on: Sep 8, 2014 | author:

This coming Saturday (13th) the combined clans of the St Andrew’s Society from Scotland, the St. Patrick’s Society from...

My View Of The Skating Subculture In The Philippines

My View Of The Skating Subculture In The Philippines

posted on: Sep 5, 2014 | author:

I used to be really into riding BMX back before I left England and I never really thought I’d continue doing it over here....

Manila Survival: Learn How To Ride A Jeepney

Manila Survival: Learn How To Ride A Jeepney

posted on: Sep 4, 2014 | author:

Your stay in the Philippines wouldn’t be complete without experiencing a Jeepney ride. Jeepneys are one of the most popular...

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