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Climbing Pico De Loro in Cavite

Climbing Pico De Loro in Cavite

Ternate, Cavite Major jump-off: Magnetic Hill, Ternate LLA: 14° 12.855 N; 120° 38.785 E; 664 MASL Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 2-5...

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Faith Through The Fire: Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival

Faith Through The Fire: Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival

The Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival in Cebu City (Visayas Island) is perhaps the king of all festivals in the Philippines as this is a major annual...

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Unlocking the value of land

Unlocking the value of land

THE Philippine real-estate industry has definitely been flourishing in the past few decades, and while some companies might see the increased...

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Miss Universe 2017 in Manila, Philippines - 30 January 2017

 

The Philippines is proud to host the 65th Miss Universe. We are ready. Are you?

 


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Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

Monday, 16 January 2017

✲ Zara's End of Season Sale!

Time 11:00am - 8:30pm
Venue Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Mark your calendar for a shopping workout as ZARA’s END OF SEASON SALE starts on January 3! Welcome 2017 with a stylish bang and get ready to grab your fashion needs at Zara, R1 Level of #PowerPlantMall! #ZARASALE #ZARAPHILIPPINES. | DTI FTEB-SPD Permit No. 13992 Series of 2016 |

♔ Hogs and Cattle Wagyu All You Can!

Time 11:00am - 9:00pm
Venue Hogs and Cattle, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue corner Salamanca St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description There’s a new steak on the block! Check out Hogs & Cattle, Century City Mall, Makati and eat like your life is at STEAK! #WagyuAllYouCan for only 899! Message Hogs and Cattle Facebook for reservations and wait for confirmation. Hogs and Cattle is located at the ground level behind Starbucks. What are you waiting for? | Ref. http://www.manilaonsale.com/2016/12/hogs-and-cattle-wagyu-all-you-can-december-28-january-31-2016/#ixzz4Urx8JAUH |

★ Australian Festival at Rustan's Market Place - Power Plant Mall, Glorietta and Bonifacio Global City

Time 11:00am - 8:30pm
Venue Rustan's Market Place, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Participating branches: 1. Rustan's Supermarket, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Metro Manila | 2. Rustan's Supermarket, San Antonio Plaza Arcade, Glorietta Mall, Makati City, Metro Manila | 3. Rustan's Supermarket, Central Square, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila | Celebrate Australia Day for the whole month until Feb. 5 for the Australian Festival for food and other great Australian products at the Market Place of Rustan's Supermarket in Power Plant Mall, Glorietta Mall and BGC. G'day mate! |

♡❀ Manila Women's Forum: Meeting - Christina Aben puts together artifacts from Sagada, Mountain Province that showcase the crafts of the people of the Philippine Cordillera

Time 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue 1186 Tamarind, Dasmariñas Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description When: Monday, January 16, 6:30 p.m. | What: Ganduyan Museum, in Sagada, Mountain Province, contains artifacts that showcase the crafts of the people of the Philippine Cordillera. The collection was put together by Christina Aben, a Sagada native. In a new video, Christina explains the collection and you can see and learn about the amazing items used before plastic changed the local lifestyle. Jill Gale de Villa created the video for the museum. Jill will show the video and talk about the long, bumpy, and ultimately very fulfilling road that led to its creation. | Where: Khin Soe Tin and Pan Yone’s house, 1186 Tamarind, Dasmarinas Village, Makati | Bring: Something to share for the potluck dinner. | Note: We have 10 people confirmed so the meeting will take place. Please let me know if you can help out by writing a summary of the talk for the newsletter, labeling food or taking photos. Thanks! |

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

★ American Women's Club of the Philippines - AWCP Bazaar

Time 8:30am - 2:30pm
Venue SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Dates are subject to change. No strollers, carts or cameras are allowed inside the bazaar. Proceeds benefit local Philippine charities. For more information, please visit www.awcphilippines.net. |

AmCham: "So You've Registered Your Trademark - What Now? Tips on Maintaining and Possibly Strengthening your Trademark Protection in the Philippines" with guest speaker Atty. Benjamin Z. Lerma, Partner, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc and De Los Angeles

Time 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description This event is FREE of Charge. | Refreshments will be served. | Join us in our upcoming IPR Committee meeting for this month and learn more about the steps to maintain the effectiveness of the trademark registration (i.e., declaration of use, renewal petitions) and tips to possibly strengthen your trademark protection post registration. | Registration starts 1:30 PM | For details, contact Ms. Trixia Bravo. | trixia@amchamphilippines.com | (+632) 8187911 loc. 213 |

Ayala Museum: Basic Creative Writing Workshop

Time 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue Ayala Museum, Dela Rosa Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description The goal of this course is to equip students with basic skills and techniques in creative writing. Participants will work on several writing exercises and go through the process of developing their drafts into finished pieces. As a venue for giving and receiving feedback on works-in-progress, the workshop aims to train writers to be critical readers of their work and the work of others, and to be able to use feedback productively in revising their work. | Discover how to handle writer’s block, and how to find your inspiration and sensitivity for writing. Learn how to develop a writing discipline that will take you from a first draft to a published piece. Let Filipina poet and two-time Palanca Award-winner Conchitina Cruz welcome you to the world of Basic Creative Writing. | ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Conchitina Cruz won the Palanca Award for her poetry collections Second Skin (1996) and The Shortest Distance (2001). In 2006, her book Dark Hours won the National Book Award for Poetry. Her most recent book is elsewhere held and lingered, published by High Chair in 2008. | Conchitina Cruz teaches literature and creative writing at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She earned her Ph.D. in English from State University of New York (SUNY) Albany. She is the author of several books of poetry, including Dark Hours, elsewhere held and lingered, and There Is No Emergency. | The workshop fee is P 6,750.00 inclusive of materials, handouts, snacks, a certificate, one day free admission to the museum and one day free access to the library. Deadline for the early bird rate is until December 23, 2016. Ayala Museum Members and AGC Employees can avail of a 10-percent discount. | P 6,750 Regular | P 6,412.50 Early Bird Rate | P 6,075 Discounted Rate for Ayala Museum Members and AGC Employees | For inquiries and reservations: | CALL: 759 82 88 local 8284 | EMAIL: education@ayalamuseum.org | LOOK FOR: Marj Villaflores or any Education associate |

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

✲ Zara's End of Season Sale!

Time 11:00am - 8:30pm
Venue Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Mark your calendar for a shopping workout as ZARA’s END OF SEASON SALE starts on January 3! Welcome 2017 with a stylish bang and get ready to grab your fashion needs at Zara, R1 Level of #PowerPlantMall! #ZARASALE #ZARAPHILIPPINES. | DTI FTEB-SPD Permit No. 13992 Series of 2016 |

AmCham: General Luncheon Meeting - with guest speaker H.E. Sung Kim, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of the Philippines

Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue New World Makati Hotel, Esperanza St. corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description To welcome the new U.S. envoy to the Philippines, AmCham is honored to present Amb. Sung Kim for this year's first membership luncheon. At a time when the current administration vowed to shift its foreign policies to East Asia, the Ambassador will present his strategic plan for maintaining robust economic engagement and inclusive business growth with the Philippines, being its longest trading ally in the Asia-Pacific. | Tariff: | Members: Free | Affiliates, Additional Members: Php1500 | Non-members: Php1800 | Walk-ins: Php2000 | For details, contact Ms. Alyssa Dispo at alyssa@amchamphilippines.com | (+632) 818-7911 loc. 217. | "On November 3, 2016, Ambassador Sung Kim was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines. He was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 19, 2016 and confirmed by the United States Senate on September 28, 2016. | ​ Previously, Ambassador Kim served as Special Representative for North Korea Policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan. | From November 2011 until October 2014, he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. | Ambassador Kim has also served as the Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks with the rank of Ambassador. He has served in a variety of positions in the East Asia Pacific region, including overseas assignments in Seoul, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Ambassador Kim’s Washington assignments have included director of the Office of Korean Affairs, desk officer in the Office of Chinese Affairs, and Staff Assistant in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he worked as a public prosecutor in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. | Ambassador Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and grew up in Los Angeles where he attended middle school and high school. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a degree in law from Loyola University. He also holds a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and an honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of Korea. Ambassador Kim is married to Jae Eun Chung, and they have two daughters. |

♬☆ Concert: Bryan Adams Live in Manila 2017 - "Get Up Tour 2017"

Time 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue Smart Araneta Coliseum, General Araneta, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Description "Canadian superstar and one of the greatest singers of all time, Bryan Adams, will be bringing his on going Get Up Tour 2017 to Manila which will be held on January at the Big Dome. This will be his first concert in the Philippines in over 23 years." | Ticket Prices: | SVIP - Call Wilbros Live: 374-9999 for inquiries | VIP - P8,930 | Patron A - P6,830 | Patron B - P5,780 | Box - P3,940 | Upper Box - P2,630 | General Admission - P1,050 |

Thursday, 19 January 2017

♔ Hogs and Cattle Wagyu All You Can!

Time 11:00am - 9:00pm
Venue Hogs and Cattle, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue corner Salamanca St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description There’s a new steak on the block! Check out Hogs & Cattle, Century City Mall, Makati and eat like your life is at STEAK! #WagyuAllYouCan for only 899! Message Hogs and Cattle Facebook for reservations and wait for confirmation. Hogs and Cattle is located at the ground level behind Starbucks. What are you waiting for? | Ref. http://www.manilaonsale.com/2016/12/hogs-and-cattle-wagyu-all-you-can-december-28-january-31-2016/#ixzz4Urx8JAUH |

AmCham: Private Sector and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - with guest speaker Mr. James Donovan, President and CEO, ADEC Group

Time 11:30am - 2:00pm
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Tariff: PHP 500.00 | "The scale and ambitiousness of the SDGs calls for an inclusive global partnership among governments, the private sector, and civil society in order for it to succeed. Companies, organizations, institutions, and governments may engage in the achievement of the SDGs through the creation of an enabling environment, innovation, impact investment opportunities, leveraging resources, and policy alignment. Organizations already involved in the endeavor towards sustainability possess the knowledge and awareness, but lack targeted and precise actions, resources, and have limited long-term collaboration." | About the speaker: | Mr. James Donovan is an entrepreneur focused on impact investing that generates measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial return. He has invested in the areas of sustainability, health information management, knowledge management, technology and data management. He leads ADEC Innovations, an impact investing company that designs, develops and delivers diverse data management and technology portfolio of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) solutions. | Registration starts 11:30 AM | For details, contact: Mr. Migs Calaguian | migs@amchamphilippines.com | (+632) 8187911 loc. 203 |

★ American Association of the Philippines: Friendraiser - Complementary Wine and Hors D'Oeuvres

Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue The City Club Lounge, Alphaland Makati Place, Ayala Avenue Extension, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description We're "Friendraising" for the Association and everyone is invited! Join us for live music, featuring a cameo appearance by Radha, Asia's finest R&B singer, drinks, and great company! | There is no admission charge but we appreciate an RSVP due to limited seating. Complimentary appetizers and wine will be served until supplies last. | RSVP: | Telephone: 892-5198 or Bianca Balandan: 0995-658-1606 or aap.information@gmail.com | Cocktail Attire |

Friday, 20 January 2017

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

AmCham Mindanao Chapter: General Membership Luncheon Meeting - with guest speaker Hon. Oscar Moreno, Mayor, Cagayan de Oro City

Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue Cagayan de Oro (specific venue, TBA)
Description Tariff: | AmCham Mindanao members ~ Free | Other chapter members and non-members ~ Php800 | Join us for the first General Membership Luncheon Meeting of AmCham Mindanao as we welcome the year 2017. | Registration starts 11:30 AM. | For details, contact: | Ms. Annie Quitay | annie@amchamphilippines.com | Ms. Pauline Santos | pauline@amchamphilippines.com |

♔ Theatre: Repertory Philippines - Celebrating 50 years of Excellent Theatre Arts - "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" - A Comedy by Christopher Durang

Time 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue OnStage Theatre, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Greenbelt Center, Paseo de Roxas St., Makati City, Metro Manila
Description REP proudly presents a GALA MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA, highlighting REP’s fifty year history in song, dance and drama. | Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their often-wrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with young, sexy, boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of one-upmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken mugs. With wit and absurdity, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day toils and troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age into a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind. | Directed by Bart Guingona | Assistant Director: Jamie Wilson | Cast: Cherie Gil | Michael Williams | Roslyn Perez | Joaquin Valdez | Naths Everette | Mica Pineda | Play dates: Jan. 20 to Feb. 12, 2017 | Time: Fri • Jan 20 • 8:00pm | Sat • Jan 21 • 3:30pm | Sat • Jan 21 • 8:00pm | Sun • Jan 22 • 3:30pm | Fri • Jan 27 • 8:00pm | Sat • Jan 28 • 3:30pm | Sat • Jan 28 • 8:00pm | Sun • Jan 29 • 3:30pm | Fri • Feb 3 • 8:00pm | Sat • Feb 4 • 3:30pm | Sat • Feb 4 • 8:00pm | Sun • Feb 5 • 3:30pm | Fri • Feb 10 • 8:00pm | Sat • Feb 11 • 3:30pm | Sat • Feb 11 • 8:00pm | Sun • Feb 12 • 3:30pm | Tickets: ₱1,045 Price Zone 1 ~ LOWER & UPPER ORCH. CENTER (Reserved Seating) | ₱836 Price Zone 2 ~ LOWER & UPPER ORCH. LEFT & RIGHT (Free Seating) | ₱627 Price Zone 3 ~ BALCONY (Free Seating) |

♬ Classical Music Concert: 34th Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Season, Timeless Classics, New Beginnings - with Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, Music Director and Principal Conductor

Time 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue Main Theater, Cultural Center of the Phils., Roxal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description After the historic performance of the PPO at the Carnegie Hall in New York City, USA on June 18, 2016, we take pride in announcing that the country’s premier orchestra is once again embarking on another milestone as it enters its 34th Concert Season (2016-2017) with its new Music Director and Principal Conductor, Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura; the Japanese conductor hailed by the Philippine Star as “vigorous, totally focused, fiery conductor who infused the almost 80-member PPO with his vitality and energy.” | Maestro Fukumura has prepared an outstanding season repertoire and invited international and renowned local artists as guest soloists for the season. Among the roster of musicians to be featured this season are Ryu Goto (violin), Shoko Fukuda (soprano), Camille Lopez-Molina (alto), Hiroshi Watanabe (tenor), Noel Azcona (bass), Eduardo Fernandez (guitar) Adolfo Mendoza (bassoon), Diomedes Saraza, Jr. (violin), Renato Lucas (cello) and Monique Duphil (piano). The eclectic programme ranges from Beethoven’s majestic 9th Symphony in D minor, featuring a 100-member chorus, to the riveting modern piece, “El Conga del Fuego” by Arturo Marques. | A special appearance of former PPO Conductor Maestro Olivier Ochanine is also in store. From the wide-ranging gamut of orchestral gems to an extraordinary spectrum of soloists, the new concert season, billed as Timeless Classics, New Beginnings dazzles from every angle. | mp♬

 

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Kasambahay Law and Things To Know Before Hiring Household Helpers

They take care of our children, cook our meals, wash and iron our clothes, clean our house, tend our garden, take care of our...

Kasambahay Law and Things To Know Before Hiring Household Helpers
posted on: Jan 16, 2017 | author:

LASIK: no more eyeglasses or contact lenses

LASIK is a quick and effective solution to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia or the loss of...

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posted on: Jan 13, 2017 | author:

Vera Wang’s First Bridal Shop in Manila

Makati City is best known for being the hub for upmarket shopping for international luxury brands. Last November 11, Vera Wang...

Vera Wang’s First Bridal Shop in Manila
posted on: Jan 10, 2017 | author:

Filipinos: The most giving people on the planet

‘Filipinos are probably the most giving people on the planet,” these are the words of world-renowned Chef Anthony Bourdain,...

Filipinos: The most giving people on the planet
posted on: Jan 10, 2017 | author:
In Tagalog: “tubo”

In Tagalog: “tubo”

posted on: Jan 9, 2017 | author:

Let’s study Tagalog words with multiple meanings. The Tagalog language vocabulary has some words with multiple meanings...

Sports Schedule from Howzat ~ Week 2 ~ January 2017

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posted on: Jan 6, 2017 | author:

Enjoy your favourite sports LIVE on HD TV. Check out this week’s sports schedule.     Jan. 12 ~ Thu. 3:45am...

Adoration of the Magi – 8 Jan. 2017

Adoration of the Magi – 8 Jan. 2017

posted on: Jan 5, 2017 | author:

The Feast of the Three Kings this January     In the past, gift-giving during Christmas was promoted by the...

Sports Schedule from Howzat ~ Week 1 ~ January 2017

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posted on: Jan 4, 2017 | author:

Happy New Year to all! Thank you for making 2016 a great year for Howzat Sports Bar. For 2017, we shall bring you more of the...

DOF bullish on PHL growth in 2017

DOF bullish on PHL growth in 2017

posted on: Jan 4, 2017 | author:

THE Department of Finance (DOF) remains bullish on the continued high growth of the Philippine economy in 2017, and is committed...

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