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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

Australia Pledges Early Assistance For Victims of Typhoon Glenda

Australia Pledges Early Assistance For Victims of Typhoon Glenda

Last Wednesday, July 16th, Manila and other parts of Luzon were struck by Typhoon Glenda (international name “Rammasun”).   Although Glenda...

Business

How To Compare Costs of Living: Philippines vs Australia

How To Compare Costs of Living: Philippines vs Australia

An important decision whenever you relocate is the comparative cost of living in your new home countries. If your salary doubles in a new location,...

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Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

28 July 2014

Pandora Fine Jewelries Sale!

Time 10:00 am
Venue The Podium, ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Description Seize the moment from 1 - 31 July 2014. Avail of up to 50% off on fine jewelries by Pandora.

Lunch: Dim Sum Plus at Makati Shangri-La

Time 11:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue Makati Shangri-La, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Experience a one-of-a-kind dim sum prepared by Dim Sum Chef Leung Ka Fai at the Shang Palace. "Eat all you can of dim sum, appetisers, soup, noodles, rice, and one choice of main course for only PHP 888 /person (subject to tax & service charge)." Available only for lunch from Monday to Saturday (Ayala Ave., Makati) Contact number: 813 8888 Email: rric.slm@shangri-la.com.

Fashion Show: Print Individuality at the Shang

Time 6:00 pm
Venue East Atrium, East Wing, Shangrila Plaza, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Description The Shang Style Spectrum presents "Print Individuality" - A Shang Fashion Show. | This fashion show features the following brands: Aeropostale * Anne Klein * Arrow * Banana Republic * Bebe * Ben Sherman * British India * Celine * Crossings Department Store * Debenhams * DKNY * Paul & Shark * Marks & Spencer * Rustan's Department Store * Superdry * Topman * Topshop * Versace Jeans * Perry Ellis * and more! | For more information, visit www.shangrila-plaza.com. Facebook page: shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage Instagram: #shangstylespectrum and shangrilaplazaofficial

29 July 2014

European Chamber of Commerce of the Phils. - "Preparing a Feasible Energy Efficiency Project"

Venue Ascott Makati Hotel, Manila, Metro Manila
Description With the cost of fuel exceeding USD100/barrel and the Philippines having the highest electricity rate in Asia, the significance of energy efficiency in the commercial and industrial facilities is a must. This training will help the practitioners prepare feasible energy efficiency (EE) projects in their respective facilities. Tariff: (Includes coffee breaks, lunches, seminar materials and certificate of attendance) | PhP 10,000 - ECCP Members | PhP 11,000 - Non ECCP Members | For confirmations and more information, please contact Ms. Jasmin Runez at (+632) 845.1324 or email jrunez@eccp.com.

Greenhills Shopping Center, Mid-Year Bangketa Fair

Time 10:00 am
Venue Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila
Description Greenhills is the shopping venue for the best branded products with the best deals. Enjoy this year's Mid-Year Bangketa Fair from which runs from 11 July until 11 Aug. 2014!

BodyTalk Access: One-Day International BodyTalk Association Workshop

Time 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue Santuario de San Antonio Parish, 3117 McKinley Road, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Meet speaker Karla Kadlec, Inspirational Instructor and Leader recognised in the 2013 International BodyTalk Association Conference. Discover BodyTalk Access - Learn in one day, use for a lifetime! In less than 10 minutes a day, you can handle up to 60% of daily health concerns - no prescriptions, no diets, no supplements. It is non-invasive, effective and easy to learn! | Schedule: 23 and 26 July 2014 | To inquire or join: email Cynthia Syjuenco at bodytalkheals.gmail.com

30 July 2014

AmCham - "The Future Competition Law of the Phils." with Atty. Anthony Abad

Time 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The American Chamber of the Philippines, Inc. - The Legislative Committee cordially invites you to its monthly meeting with Atty. Anthony Abad, Chief Executive Officer, TA Trade Advisory Group. Topic: "The Future Competition Law of the Philippines" | Followed by the Regular Legcom Agenda featuring: Other Legislative Priorities for the 16th Congress. | Committee Chairman: John D. Forbes

AmCham - General Membership Luncheon Meeting with Sec. Panfilo Lacson

Time 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Venue Ballroom 3, Mandarin Oriental Manila, Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Topic: "The Status of Rehabilitation and Recovery in Yolanda-hit areas" Speaker: Hon. Panfilo M. Lacson, Secretary, Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery

Weekday Lunch Buffet at Oakroom Restaurant and Bar

Time 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue Oakwood Premier Joy - Nostalg Center Manila, 17 ADB Avenue, Pasig, Metro Manila
Description Mondays to Fridays will be happy work days during lunch hour at the Oakroom Restaurant and Bar at Ortigas! Cost: Php1,099+ per person | Tel: (63-2) 637 7888 / (63-2) 910 8888 Fax: (63-2) 706 7777 Email: premiermanila@oakwoodasia.com Website: www.oakwood.com

31 July 2014

Guess USA National Sale!

Time 10:00 am
Venue 2/F SM Megamall, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Description From June 27 - Aug. 3, enjoy big discounts on Guess U.S.A. Jeans. | Guess U.S.A. ~ Clothing / Fashion phone number: (+63 2) 633-2527

Marks and Spencer Sale!

Time 10:00 am
Venue Marks and Spencer, Glorietta Mall, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Shop for the best of UK's brands at Marks and Spencer. Avail of up to 70% off on selected items from July 17, 2014 until Aug. 13, 2014.

1 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

Sale: Anne Klein - End of Season Sale

Time 10:00 am
Venue 2nd Level, Rustan's Makati Ayala Ave., Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Get up to 45% off on Anne Klein clothes. Promo runs until 10 Aug. 2014!

2 Aug 2014

Lunch: Dim Sum Plus at Makati Shangri-La

Time 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Venue Makati Shangri-La, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Experience a one-of-a-kind dim sum prepared by Dim Sum Chef Leung Ka Fai at the Shang Palace. "Eat all you can of dim sum, appetisers, soup, noodles, rice, and one choice of main course for only PHP 888 /person (subject to tax & service charge)." Available only for lunch from Monday to Saturday (Ayala Ave., Makati) Contact number: 813 8888 Email: rric.slm@shangri-la.com.

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, Metro Manila
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

In Tagalog – “Anong oras tayo aalis?”

Translation: “What time do we leave?” or “At what time is our departure?”   If you are speaking with...

In Tagalog – “Anong oras tayo aalis?”
posted on: Jul 28, 2014 | author:

A Bit On The Side? Getting Saucy With Filipino Condiments

“Sawsawan” is the Tagalog word for sauce or condiment, and it’s one of the three key essential elements in a Filipino meal....

A Bit On The Side? Getting Saucy With Filipino Condiments
posted on: Jul 25, 2014 | author:

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 26 to 27 July 2014

Author: Steve...

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 26 to 27 July 2014
posted on: Jul 23, 2014 | author:

Fight the Bite: How Scared Should We Be About Dengue Fever?

Mosquitoes love the tropical climate in the Philippines, especially in rainy season. So how can they be avoided? And how serious...

Fight the Bite: How Scared Should We Be About Dengue Fever?
posted on: Jul 23, 2014 | author:
In Tagalog: Maghanda tayo sa bagyo.

In Tagalog: Maghanda tayo sa bagyo.

posted on: Jul 21, 2014 | author:

Translation: “Let us be prepared for the typhoon.” Last week, the Philippines experienced Typhoon Glenda’s...

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 19 to 21 July 2014

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 19 to 21 July 2014

posted on: Jul 18, 2014 | author:

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There’s An Awful Lot Of Coffee in.. The Philippines!

There’s An Awful Lot Of Coffee in.. The Philippines!

posted on: Jul 17, 2014 | author:

McKinley Hill’s “Coffee Culture Fest” and Eastwood Mall’s “Coffee Con” offer coffeeholics and casual slurpers a...

Manila’s Mall Wars – Shop ‘Til You Drop

Manila’s Mall Wars – Shop ‘Til You Drop

posted on: Jul 15, 2014 | author:

Despite persistently high rates of poverty and unemployment, the Philippines has a vibrant retail sector that is led by a...

In Tagalog: “Pasalubong”

In Tagalog: “Pasalubong”

posted on: Jul 14, 2014 | author:

Translation: In Filipino tradition, this is a gift or souvenir item(s) that travellers buy for people back home. Pasalubong could...

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