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Palawan – A Tropical Paradise

Palawan – A Tropical Paradise

The Philippines is a country that is never short of beautiful islands to visit and Palawan is just one of them. Located in the southern tip of Luzon,...

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

19 July 2014

Seminar: How to Franchise Your Business

Time 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Venue SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Pasay, Metro Manila
Description Schedule: 19 July 2014 (Sat.) ~ 9 am - 12nn and 1 - 3 pm 20 July 2014 (Sun.) ~ 2 - 4 pm Register online at www.francorp.com.ph or text 0917-809-9043.

SuperSale Bazaar at World Trade Center

Time 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Venue Hall D (Tent), World Trade Center Metro Manila, Gil Puyat Avenue Ext. corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy sale of fabulous and fashionable items. This sale is brought to you by ThinkPink Productions. "ThinkPink Productions was created last 2009 with a sole goal of giving young entrepreneurs an opportunity to grow in the fashion industry. This ambition has been accomplished by holding end of season sale events so that designers would be able to close their previous season inventories to make way for their new collection. Thus creating the longest running fashion bazaar in the metro, which is known as The SuperSale Bazaar." http://supersalebazaar.com/

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.

InterNations Manila Party at Starwood Cafe

Time 7:00 pm
Venue Starwood Cafe, 235 Cattleya Condominium, Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description We are happy to invite you to the upcoming InterNations Manila Party at Starwood Cafe on Saturday, July 19th from 7pm onwards. The Cafe has a great plush interior, and a cool terrace - Don't miss it! | Check out with us this great venue and meet new friends, while enjoying 2 complimentary drinks, free flow food, lucky draw, live music and of course new friends from all over! Host: Steve, Derek, Pamela and Martin

20 July 2014

Sports: Carbtrim and The Bull Runner "All Woman Race" ~ Run for Womanity

Time 4:30 am
Venue Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Description Events: 5K, 10K, 21K Distance and gun start: 21K ~ 4:30 am | Php1,600 | 10K ~ 5:30 am | Php1,200 | 5K ~ 5:45 am | Php1000 | For inquiries, contact 0942-477-6099. Email: tbrallwoman@gmail.com. | www.facebook.com/allwomanrace | www.thebullrunner.com

The Off Price Show at The Filinvest Tent, Alabang

Time 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Venue The Filinvest Tent, Alabang, Spectrum Midway, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
Description Come shop and get up to 80% off the regular price of selected items. | The Off Price Show ~ better than a sale! Fashion, lifestyle and more! | Participating brands: Chicco, Golla, PacSafe, TechnoMarine, Happy Feet, Barbie, Skechers, Elle Girl, Zoggs, Max, Tommy Hilfiger, Cross, Timex, Hello Lulu, Otter Box, Jockey, Esprit, Blaupunkt, Giordano and more!

KPOP and Culture Fest 5 and M.Pire Live!

Time 10:00 am
Venue Level 5, Megatrade Halls 2 & 3, SM Megamall, Julia Vargas St., Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description Be part of #TeamVip and get a chance to see M.Pire up close and personal in KFEST5 on July 20, 2014. All VIP Ticket holders will get a chance to join stage activities with them. And 50 VIP Ticket holders will get a chance for a meet and greet. How to avail? See info below: https://www.facebook.com/kpopandculturefest?fref=photo About M.Pire ~ visit https://www.facebook.com/GroupM.Pire | Seats are on first-come, first-serve basis!

Seminar: Invest in the Right Franchise

Time 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Pasay, Metro Manila
Description Schedule: 19 July (Sat.) 1-5 pm 20 July (Sun.) 1-5 pm | For more information, see our website at www.ufranchiseasea.com | Free entrance to Franchise Asia Expo for Seminar Participants! Register now! call 638-3149 to 50 loc. 109 / 122 or 0920-961-0810 or 0917-881-6999. Email: franchising@u-franchise.com.ph.

21 July 2014

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!

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.

22 July 2014

American Women's Club of the Philippines: Bazaar for Charity

Time 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM) Building, Gil Puyat Avenue Extension corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description “Work a little, Shop a lot! Every month thousands of shoppers descend on the spacious, air conditioned World Trade Center in Pasay City, Manila for what we consider the country’s premier bazaar. The AWCP Monthly Bazaar hosts more than 400 vendors during expansion months from all over the Philippines, and, in fact, all over the world. You’ll find everything from clothes and bedding to furniture to jewelry to one-of-a-kind handicrafts and delicious packaged and ready-to-eat food. It’s one-stop shopping at its very best, and for AWCP members it’s a chance to volunteer just one hour a month and make a significant contribution to our single largest charitable fundraising effort. “ Dates are subject to change No strollers, carts, cameras, or pets allowed inside WTC Hall. Proceeds go to sponsor AWCP community services local charities. For more information please call (+632) 817-7587 or visit www.awcphilippines.net or http://wtcmanila.com.ph/

Forum on Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Management (Part II) and Business Continuity Management System

Time 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue 2/F Vivere Ballroom, Vivere Hotel and Resort, 5102 Bridgeway Avenue, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Description Distinguished panelists: Secretary Panfilo Lacson | Mr. Rafael Alunan, Former Secretary of Tourism and DILG | Mr. Steven Cutler, Chairman of Overseas Security Advisory Council, US Embassy | Mr. Alberto Lina, Air 21 | Dr. Renato Solidum of PHIVOLCS | The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) | Local Government Unit of Muntinlupa City | Registration Fee: (inclusive of lunch, snacks and certificate) Php1,000 - PCCI, ASSAP, AMCHAM Members | Php1,200 - Non-members | For inquiries and reservation, please contact Ms. Mariselle Revita at 0917-551-0101 or Ms. Rose Nave at (632) 771-7777 or info@viverehotel.com.ph

AmCham: Creation of the Ombudsman Team - Trade and Investment Briefing with Hon. Melchor Arthur H. Carandang, Office of the Ombudsman, Rep. of the Phils.

Time 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue Elks Club, 7/F Corinthian Plaza Bldg., Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The American Chamber of Commerce of the Phils., Inc. - Trade and Investment Committee invites you to a briefing about "The Mandates of the Investment Ombudsman Team". | Speaker: Hon. Melchor Arthur H. Carandang, Overall Deputy Ombudsman/Investment Ombudsman, Office of the Ombudsman, Republic of the Philippines. | Tariff: Members ~ Php700 | Walk-ins/non-members ~ Php850 | Please inquire at 818-7911 loc. 216 and reserve with Mr. Kent Primor at kent@amchamphilippines.com

European Chamber of Commerce of the Phils. - Integrity Forum: Good Governance for Sustainability with Dr. Jesus Estanislao, Founder and Chairman of the Institute of Corporate Directors

Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue Ballroom, InterContinental Manila, No. 1 Ayala Avenue, 1226 Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Speaker: Dr. Jesus Estanislao, Founder and Chairman of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) | About ICD: ICD is dedicated to the study and professionalisation of Philippine corporate directorship. It also seeks to raise the level of the country's corporate governance policy and practice to world-class standards. | About this forum: "With the global push for anti-corruption and more discriminating and demanding stakeholders, companies are more and more embracing good governance to stay ahead of competition. Dr. Jesus Estanislao will discuss how companies can address these challenges. | Registration Fees: Signatories to Integrity Pledge - Php1,000 | Non-signatories: Php1,500.

European Chamber of Commerce of the Phils. - Networking Night

Time 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue Prohibition Liquor Lounge, Level 3, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy the relaxing ambiance and Signature drinks of Prohibition Liquor Lounge with friends! | Attire: Business Casual | For confirmations and more information, please contact Celina Durante of ECCP at 845 1324 or celina.durante@eccp.com

23 July 2014

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.

Pizza for Kids at Dusit Thani Manila

Time 12:00 pm
Venue Dusit Thani Manila, EDSA, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Kids can make their own pizza at Dusit Thani Manila. They can create their own 8-inch pizza at Dusit Thani's Tosca Italian restaurant. The pizza-making activity is offered for free for one child (aged 5 to 12 years old) dining with a minimum of two adults for lunch or dinner every Sunday. There is a Php200 charge for every additional child. Promo runs until July 31. For more information, call 238-8888 or email dtmn@dusit.com.

European Chamber of Commerce of the Phils. - CEO Forum on Energy Efficiency

Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue Ballroom, New World Hotel, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "As a business organization with an advocacy for energy efficiency and conservation in the country, the ECCP recognizes the need for improving energy use and gain energy savings at the enterprise level to achieve industry competitiveness through energy efficiency initiatives. This is collectively known as the Energy Smart Program." Tariff: | ECCP Members / Energy Smart Accredited Vendors = PhP 1,300 | Non-members = PhP 1,500 | For registration, please call Ms. Shevanni Lim at (+632) 845-1324 or email her at shevanni.lim@eccp.com.

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 29 July 2014 | To inquire or join: email Cynthia Syjuenco at bodytalkheals.gmail.com

Concert: Bombay Bicycle Club

Time 8:00 pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM) Building, Gil Puyat Avenue Extension corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description The English Indie band, Bombay Bicycle Club, will have their concert in Manila on 23 July 2014. Ticket Price: Regular prices (standing) - Php4,330 Early bird, First 500 tickets (standing) - Php3,090 Ticket price above is inclusive of SM ticket service charge. Tickets are now available at SM Tickets outlets and through online at www.smtickets.com. For more information please call (+632) 470-2222 or visit http://bombaybicycleclubmusic.com/

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.

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

In Tagalog: Maghanda tayo sa bagyo.
posted on: Jul 21, 2014 | author:

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 19 to 21 July 2014

    Author: Steve Hill...

Weekend Sports Schedule from Howzat – 19 to 21 July 2014
posted on: Jul 18, 2014 | author:
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...

Vive La Republique! France Marks 225 Years Of People Power…

Vive La Republique! France Marks 225 Years Of People Power…

posted on: Jul 10, 2014 | author:

July 14th is France’s National Day. The people of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released prisoners. It marked the...

Filipino Rainy Season Favourite: Champorado (Chocolate Rice Pudding) With Optional Dried Fish!

Filipino Rainy Season Favourite: Champorado (Chocolate Rice Pudding) With Optional Dried Fish!

posted on: Jul 9, 2014 | author:

  The rainy season has come and this entails waking up to cold mornings. Well, cold by Philippine standards at least. For...

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