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Revisiting the Ruins in Bacolod

Revisiting the Ruins in Bacolod

The “Ruins” in Bacolod is one of the most well-preserved and famous ancestral homes in the island of Negros Occidental as well as the...

Events

Nordic Crayfish Party Manila 2016 This September!

Nordic Crayfish Party Manila 2016 This September!

The best party in town is back!     The Nordic Business Council Philippines brings back this September a yearly Scandinavian feast. The...

Business

AU Ambassador and OPAPP Undersecretary Launch Book on Mindanao Peace Process

AU Ambassador and OPAPP Undersecretary Launch Book on Mindanao Peace Process

Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely and Undersecretary for Operations Diosita Andot from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process...

Video of the Week

Remembering V-J Day - Gen. Douglas MacArthur's Speech

 

71 years ago on the 2nd of September 1945, the surrender ceremony for Imperial Japan was held aboard the United States Navy battleship USS Missouri, at which officials from the Japanese government signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, thereby ending the hostilities. Allied civilians and military personnel alike celebrated V-J Day, the end of World War II. In this film clip, see the Philippines as it was in 1945 after the war. It seems like a totally different place from what we know today. Let us remember the past to honour the Allied soldiers and civilians who sacrificed and fought for the freedom that we experience today. #SaluteToHeroes #Peace

 

Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

♡❀ Happy Garden Cafe ~ Healthy meals, lovely place, fresh flowers!

Time 8:00am - 8:00pm
Venue 56 Jupiter St., Sunshine Place, Brgy. Bel-Air Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Come and visit a lovely place right amidst the busy city life in Makati City. Enjoy a fine healthy meal and guilt-free desserts at Happy Garden Cafe by Bizu Groupe. | For more information, please call 02-261-0115 or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HappyGardenCafe/. | Opens: 8am - 8pm ~ Monday to Saturday | 8am - 3pm ~ Sunday |

❀ Shang Shopping Fantasy at Shangri-La Plaza ~ 25 Years and Beyond

Time 11:00am - 9:30pm
Venue Shangri-La Plaza, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Description It's the biggest blow-out of the year! Get a chance to be one of 13 lucky winners to win a shopping spree at the Shang worth up to P500,000! | Every P1500 single official receipt purchase earns you one raffle entry. Double your chances of winning when you shop from Monday to Thursday. | Promo duration: 29 July 2016 to 31 Oct. 2016. Grand Draw: 2 November 2016 at 6pm! | Click the poster for more details. #ShangShoppingFantasy |

★ Makati Sports Club: Thematic Lunch Buffet This August at Zobel Dining

Time 11:00am - 2:00pm
Venue Zobel Dining, LP Leviste and Gallardo Streets, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Welcome to Zobel Dining at the Main Dining room of the Makati Sports Club. For this month, we shall have Thematic Lunch Buffet. | Monday: Chinese-Korean Cuisine | Tuesday: Italian-Spanish Cuisine | Wednesday: Japanese Cuisine | Thursday: International Cuisine | Friday: Filipino Cuisine | Dress code: Formal |

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016

European Chamber of Commerce of the Phils. - 3rd Energy Smart Philippines 2016 - Committing to an Agenda for an Inclusive, Competitive and Sustainable Energy Future

Time 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue Function Room 3 and 4, SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Pre-Registration for Energy SMART Conference Day 1 -- Energy Smart Conference -- Php 3,500 per delegate Day 2 & 3 -- Philippine Solar Summit -- Php 3,500 (one day) | Php 6,500 (two days) per delegate | For more information, please visit http://www.eccp.com/calendar-page.php?cal_id=350&category=4#details. | You may call Ms. Jenny Esmao at Telephone Numbers (+632) 856.3405 / 785.5462 / 845.1324 local 249. If you need to reach us by FAX, our numbers are (+632) 759.6690 and 845.1395. To reach us through e-mail, send your message to jenny.esmao@eccp.com. |

American Chamber of Commerce of the Phils., Inc. - Legislative Committee Meeting

Time 9:00am - 11:00am
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "The legislative committee meets monthly to discuss and analyze legislation of interest to the business sector. The committee monitors and reports the status of business and economic reform legislation in the Philippine Congress, executive orders, and Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRRs), and prepares statements on key policies of concern to AmCham members." | Registration starts at 8:30am. | For details, contact Mr. Yves Aguilos at yves@amchamphilippines.com at (+632) 818-7911 loc. 216. |

❀ Filipinas Heritage Library and Carl Jung Circle Center - Color Coded Workshops - "What Color are You?" Lecturette & Workshop with Charito Lozano

Time 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venue Ayala Museum, Dela Rosa Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "The colors that attract or repel us are symbolic of the energies behind our perceptions and behaviors, of which we are oftentimes unconscious. That is why depth psychologists and art therapists use colors to facilitate people's awareness of the hindering and helping factors influencing their lives. | In this mini-workshop, certified color counselor Charito Lozano will help participants explore their colors, understand the meaning of those colors, and discover the colors which will help them achieve balance and harmony in their lives." | The registration fee is Php 750 per workshop (Season’s Pass of Php 1,900 for all workshops). Materials will be provided. Visit http://www.filipinaslibrary.org.ph/ for more information. For inquiries, email asklibrarian@filipinaslibrary.org.ph or call 759-8288 local 36. |

American Chamber of Commerce of the Phils., Inc. - Cocktails and Dazzles - AmCham Networking Night - with special guest Amb. Swati Dandekar, U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank

Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue Oakwood Premier, Joy-Nostalg Center Manila, 17 ADB Avenue, San Antonio, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description Join us for a Hollywood-inspired evening of networking, fun and cocktails. Exchange business ideas, socialize with peers from various industries and, enjoy the fine array of drinks and canapés to be served by Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila. Exciting raffle prizes will be given away! | Tariff: | Members ~ Php1000 | Non-members/Walk-in ~ Php1200 | For details, contact Ms. Alyssa Dispo at alyssa@amchamphilippines.com or call (+632) 818-7911 loc. 217. |

InterNations Manila: IN Professional Networking - Entrepreneurs and Investors!

Time 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Venue Visit www.internations.org for more details.
Description "For the first time in our professional networking, we will be trying to have a theme .... Tonight, the theme is "Entrepreneurship and Investors", so if you have budding ideas to start, seeking to meet with potential investors, or if you want to find the gems/ ventures to participate or to invest in, we would like to invite to come and network, just be open minded. The settings will be cocktail type so we invite you to mingle with everyone else. If you have ideas for other themes, we are very open to suggestions." | Antony Thor, Activity Host |

Thursday, 1 Sept 2016

European Chamber of Commerce of the Phils. - 3rd Energy Smart Philippines 2016 - Committing to an Agenda for an Inclusive, Competitive and Sustainable Energy Future

Time 9:00am - 6:00pm
Venue Function Room 3 and 4, SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Pre-Registration for Energy SMART Conference Day 1 -- Energy Smart Conference -- Php 3,500 per delegate Day 2 & 3 -- Philippine Solar Summit -- Php 3,500 (one day) | Php 6,500 (two days) per delegate | For more information, please visit http://www.eccp.com/calendar-page.php?cal_id=350&category=4#details. | You may call Ms. Jenny Esmao at Telephone Numbers (+632) 856.3405 / 785.5462 / 845.1324 local 249. If you need to reach us by FAX, our numbers are (+632) 759.6690 and 845.1395. To reach us through e-mail, send your message to jenny.esmao@eccp.com. |

GNC Sports Clearance Sale

Time 10:00am - 9:30pm
Venue Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description GNC Sports Clearance Sale | August 8- September 30, 2016 | All GNC Stores except GNC Market! Market! | Get up to 70% off on the following brands: | GNC Pro Performance AMP | GO6 | Muscle Milk | bpi Sports | GNC Beyond Raw || Stores: | – Glorietta 4 (09175296786) | – Greenbelt 1 (09175296822) | – Greenbelt 3 (09175296822) | – Power Plant Mall (09175296820) | – SM Aura (09175296511) | – Greenhills Parklane (09175296841) | – The Podium (09175296834) |

❀ Shang Shopping Fantasy at Shangri-La Plaza ~ 25 Years and Beyond

Time 11:00am - 9:30pm
Venue Shangri-La Plaza, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Description It's the biggest blow-out of the year! Get a chance to be one of 13 lucky winners to win a shopping spree at the Shang worth up to P500,000! | Every P1500 single official receipt purchase earns you one raffle entry. Double your chances of winning when you shop from Monday to Thursday. | Promo duration: 29 July 2016 to 31 Oct. 2016. Grand Draw: 2 November 2016 at 6pm! | Click the poster for more details. #ShangShoppingFantasy |

Friday, 2 Sept 2016

AmCham Kapihan (Coffee Mornings)

Time 7:30am - 9:00am
Venue The Library, Manila 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

European Chamber of Commerce of the Phils. - 3rd Energy Smart Philippines 2016 - Committing to an Agenda for an Inclusive, Competitive and Sustainable Energy Future

Time 8:30am - 5:30pm
Venue Function Room 3 and 4, SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Pre-Registration for Energy SMART Conference Day 1 -- Energy Smart Conference -- Php 3,500 per delegate Day 2 & 3 -- Philippine Solar Summit -- Php 3,500 (one day) | Php 6,500 (two days) per delegate | For more information, please visit http://www.eccp.com/calendar-page.php?cal_id=350&category=4#details. | You may call Ms. Jenny Esmao at Telephone Numbers (+632) 856.3405 / 785.5462 / 845.1324 local 249. If you need to reach us by FAX, our numbers are (+632) 759.6690 and 845.1395. To reach us through e-mail, send your message to jenny.esmao@eccp.com. |

♔ Play: "Tribes" by Red Turnip Theater

Time 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue Power Mac Center Spotlight, Level 2, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Metro Manila
Description A play by Nina Raine | Directed by Topper Fabregas | "Tribes is a thoughtful yet funny portrayal of how one family navigates the fact that their son Billy is deaf. Billy’s unconventional family has tried to raise him as part of the hearing world and neglected to adopt sign language in their home. Now Billy has returned from university and is again struggling to integrate into his hearing family. When Billy meets Sylvia, a young woman who is becoming deaf and been raised by a deaf family, he finally discovers what it means to be heard. She teaches Billy sign language and exposes him to a whole new community of others who are deaf or going deaf. Tribes follows Billy’s attempt to be a part of many worlds at once: his family’s, Sylvia’s, and the Deaf community, all while striving to find his own identity. As he grapples with his own identity, we, too, are forced to ask questions about the meaning of belonging, community, and family." |

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Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 4 – August 2016

Catch LIVE sports action at Howzat Sports Bar! For the latest telecast schedule, please call Howzat at 897-3335 or drop by to...

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 4 – August 2016
posted on: Aug 26, 2016 | author:

Pet Relocation – Part II

Last time, we discussed the different ways on how a pet may be transported. (See Pet Relocation – Part I.) Here are more...

Pet Relocation – Part II
posted on: Aug 24, 2016 | author:

In Tagalog: Negosyo and more!

Last time, we learned about the Tagalog words for farmer, engineer and businessman (negosyante). This time, let us focus on...

In Tagalog: Negosyo and more!
posted on: Aug 22, 2016 | author:

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 3 – August 2016

Exciting sports victory continues at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Watch it live on HD at Howzat Sports Bar. This is also a good...

Sports Schedule from Howzat – Week 3 – August 2016
posted on: Aug 19, 2016 | author:
Tips To Healthy Glowing Skin

Tips To Healthy Glowing Skin

posted on: Aug 18, 2016 | author:

Our skin is the largest organ of the body and it is extremely important for good health. It protects our body from external...

Ride A Horse Carriage in Intramuros Through GrabKalesa – 20-21 August 2016

Ride A Horse Carriage in Intramuros Through GrabKalesa – 20-21 August 2016

posted on: Aug 17, 2016 | author:

The kalesa (or karetela) is known as a horse carriage in the Philippines and has been a reliable and effective means of...

Rainy Day Comfort Food: Sinigang

Rainy Day Comfort Food: Sinigang

posted on: Aug 17, 2016 | author:

Rainy days come and go. With all the stress from traffic, getting stranded or being sick, there is nothing like coming home to...

Pet Relocation – Part 1

Pet Relocation – Part 1

posted on: Aug 16, 2016 | author:

There are two ways of transporting your pets, as accompanied baggage or cargo and as unaccompanied cargo. Your travel agent or...

In Tagalog: People’s Occupations – Part II

In Tagalog: People’s Occupations – Part II

posted on: Aug 15, 2016 | author:

Last time, we discussed the different Tagalog words for model, dressmaker, teacher  and more. This week, we shall learn the...

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