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Culinary Excellence in April at the First Madrid Fusion Manila 2015

Culinary Excellence in April at the First Madrid Fusion Manila 2015

The largest gastronomic festival of the year takes place in Manila this April. The famous “Madrid Fusion” event comes to the Philippines for the...

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ANZAC Day 2015 Centenary Commemoration in Manila – 25 April 2015

ANZAC Day 2015 Centenary Commemoration in Manila – 25 April 2015

Last Thursday, 16th April 2015, a media briefing was held at the Australian Embassy Manila where H.E. Bill Tweddell, Australian Ambassador to the...

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Use Old Peso Bills To Buy Things This Year Or Exchange For New Notes Before 2017   In December 2010 the central bank, or Banko Sentral ng...

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

★ International Education South-East Asia Expo Manila

Venue Hotel InterContinental Manila, No. 1 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "This event showcases products like boarding schools, private schools, holiday and summer camps, internships and language teaching associated with this field etc. in the Education & Training industry. | Exhibitors gathering here will showcase products and services like boarding schools, private schools, holiday and summer camps, internships and language teaching associated with this field." | For more information, please visit: http://10times.com/south-east-asia-expo-manila or http://www.universityfairs.com/fairs/international-education-south-east-asia-expo-roadshow-spring-2015-9020 .

★ Cyber Intelligence Asia Conference

Time 8:30am - 5:30pm
Venue The Heritage Hotel Manila, Roxas Blvd. corner EDSA, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description "Cybercrimes are continuing to increase across the world and still many governments are still struggling to identify the threat until it is too late. Cyber Intelligence Asia is now in its third year and will provide attendees unrivalled opportunities to meet with the regions senior government officials who deal with cyber security. | The regions computer network infrastructures are becoming more sophisticated but with this becomes more vulnerabilities and avenues for cyber criminals to breach through the security firewalls of government computer networks. | Our 2015 event will be taking place in Manila, Philippines where the government have been working efficiently to create a strong and secure computer network system for their officials. This event will provide you an amazing opportunity to meet with leading Philippine Government Officials who are improving their computer network systems from cyber threats. | Cyber Intelligence Asia 2015 will also focus on the following topics: Combating cybercrimes in the region against government computer networks, regional cooperation on cyber security, open source security, threat intelligence and identifying vulnerabilities, protecting government infrastructures and internet security." | This conference presents speakers in this field from Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, India and Croatia. | Speakers: 1. Geronimo Sy, Assistant Secretary, Department of Justice, Philippines | 2. Brigadier General Nicolas Ojeda Jr., Assistant Secretary, Deputy Executive Director for Cyber Security, Information and Communications Technology Office | 3. Chief Inspector Allan Cabanlong, Chief, Web Services and Cyber Security Divsion, National Police Force, Philippines | 4. Philip Victor, Director, Centre for Policy & International Cooperation, International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) ... and more speakers! | For more information for list of speakers, conference agenda and registration rates, please visit: https://www.asdevents.com/event.asp?id=3512.

History: Mabini Shrine Tanauan Exhibit

Time 9:00am
Venue Tanauan City, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines
Description Mabini Shrine honours Philippine hero Apolinario Mabini, the brain of the Philippine Revolution during the time of former president Emilio Aguinaldo, Andres Bonifacio and Dr. Jose Rizal. This shrine is located outside of Metro Manila in the province of Batangas but is just approximately 1-2 hours drive away from Metro Manila. | "Mabini Shrine in Tanauan, Batangas exhibits the life and heroic deeds of Apolinario Mabini through inter-active learning, touchscreen computer terminals, hologram, actual footage of Philippine-American war, augmented reality, paintings, original artifacts and his personal memorabilia." | For inquiries, please call 043-455-2105.

Friday, 24 April 2015

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

ECCP Seminar: Managing Stress

Time 9:00am
Venue Ascott Makati, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description "Stress is a hindrance to productivity. It has adverse effects on one's mental disposition, thus affecting behavior. This course aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and tools to effectively battle stress and ensure a healthy mental disposition." | Objective: At the end of the one-day session, the learners will be able to discover how they can live healthier and more positive lifestyles. | Tariff: | PhP 7,500 - ECCP Members | PhP 8,000 - Non ECCP Members | (includes coffee breaks, lunches, seminar materials and certificate of attendance) | For confirmations and more information, please contact: Ms. Jasmin Runez of ECCP at (+632) 845.1324 or email jrunez@eccp.com | For more information, please visit: http://www.eccp.com/calendar-page.php?cal_id=229&category=7#details

✽ Madrid Fusion Manila - Culinary Excellence with Local and International Chefs

Time 10:00am - 7:30pm
Venue SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Madrid Fusion – Manila PHILIPPINES-SPAIN: A 300-YEAR GASTRONOMIC JOURNEY “Learn the latest culinary trends and techniques from the most influential and avant-garde chefs from Spain, the Philippines and Asia, as they talk about progressive gastronomy, technological innovation, and revolutionary techniques.” | The largest gastronomic festival of the year takes place in Manila this April. The famous “Madrid Fusion” event comes to the Philippines for the first time to showcase the best of Filipino, Asian and Spanish cuisine. | “Highlighting the Philippines as a culinary center of excellence in Asia, Madrid Fusión Manila presents a unique opportunity for chefs, food aficionados, and food-and beverage company professionals to come together, learn new things and share their talent, expertise, as well as products with the market.” | Last February was a proud moment for the Philippines when chefs Margarita Fores and Myrna Dizon Segismundo demonstrated and introduced the Filipino dish called “kinilaw” at the Madrid Fusion 2015 in Spain. They represented the Philippines at the congress where they made a presentation about “kinilaw” and its roots related with traditional food preparation and meticulous choice of ingredients. Their cooking demonstration introduced the international audience to Philippine cuisine and culture and was a big hit in the gathering of top chefs from around the world. | For more information, read: http://www.expatch.org/2015/04/08/culinary-excellence-in-april-at-the-first-madrid-fusion-manila-2015/ | Or Inquiries: +632 880 0410 / 0917-528-1931 / info@madridfusionmanila.com / secretariat@paceos.org | Registration: +632 893-7973 or 831-9332 / 0917-866-8806 / registration@madridfusionmanila.com

Saturday, 25 April 2015

❀✽ ANZAC Day 2015 Centenary Commemoration in Manila - Dawn Service

Time 5:15am
Venue Libingan ng mga Bayani, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description "The Australian and New Zealand embassies will jointly host the Centenary Anzac Day dawn service commemoration in Manila. This will be held on Saturday, 25 April 2015 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers (“Libingan ng mga Bayani”) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Manila, starting at 5:30am. | The commemoration provides an opportunity for reverent reflection on the ‘Spirit of Anzac” epitomised during the Gallipoli campaign, which is so much a part of the ethos and heritage of both Australia and New Zealand. The service will honour the sacrifice of those Australians and New Zealanders who lost their lives in time of war and in the cause of peace. | The Anzac Day ceremony is attended mostly by the Australian and New Zealand communities, but is open to anyone else who wishes to remember the fallen of those two countries. | Anyone attending the event is welcome to lay a wreath, although there is no obligation to do so. This is normally done by organisations with a particular association with Australia or New Zealand. People wishing to lay a wreath should make their own arrangements – a range of wreaths suitable for Anzac Day are available from Jamaica’s Floral Design (telephone 843-5821, 844-7676 or 0920-548-0109). | People attending are encouraged to wear medals. Personal medals should be worn on the left breast; medals of family members should be worn on the right breast. | If you are attending the commemoration please arrive by 5:15 am to allow a prompt start. A ‘gunfire breakfast’ will be available following the ceremony." (H.E. Bill Tweddell, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines ) | Media Enquiries: Australian Embassy Public Affairs (02) 757-8173 – Mr. JP Agcaoili | Fax (02) 757-8323 Email: Public-Affairs-MNLA@dfat.gov.au | www.philippines.embassy.gov.au | www.facbook.com/AustralianEmbassyManila |

(ˆ⌣ˆ) Marco Polo Ortigas - Weekend Brunch at Cafe Pronto

Time 8:00am - 2:00pm
Venue Cafe Pronto at Marco Polo Ortigas, Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Description "Cafe Pronto now offers weekend brunch of savories, sandwiches, designer cakes, chocolate and a host of freshly baked confections perfect for a cup of coffee or tea, available every weekends from 8am - 2pm." For inquiries, please call 720-7777.

✽ Madrid Fusion Manila - Culinary Excellence with Local and International Chefs

Time 10:00am - 7:30pm
Venue SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Description Madrid Fusion – Manila PHILIPPINES-SPAIN: A 300-YEAR GASTRONOMIC JOURNEY “Learn the latest culinary trends and techniques from the most influential and avant-garde chefs from Spain, the Philippines and Asia, as they talk about progressive gastronomy, technological innovation, and revolutionary techniques.” | The largest gastronomic festival of the year takes place in Manila this April. The famous “Madrid Fusion” event comes to the Philippines for the first time to showcase the best of Filipino, Asian and Spanish cuisine. | “Highlighting the Philippines as a culinary center of excellence in Asia, Madrid Fusión Manila presents a unique opportunity for chefs, food aficionados, and food-and beverage company professionals to come together, learn new things and share their talent, expertise, as well as products with the market.” | Last February was a proud moment for the Philippines when chefs Margarita Fores and Myrna Dizon Segismundo demonstrated and introduced the Filipino dish called “kinilaw” at the Madrid Fusion 2015 in Spain. They represented the Philippines at the congress where they made a presentation about “kinilaw” and its roots related with traditional food preparation and meticulous choice of ingredients. Their cooking demonstration introduced the international audience to Philippine cuisine and culture and was a big hit in the gathering of top chefs from around the world. | For more information, read: http://www.expatch.org/2015/04/08/culinary-excellence-in-april-at-the-first-madrid-fusion-manila-2015/ | Or Inquiries: +632 880 0410 / 0917-528-1931 / info@madridfusionmanila.com / secretariat@paceos.org | Registration: +632 893-7973 or 831-9332 / 0917-866-8806 / registration@madridfusionmanila.com

♫ Concert: Wanderland Music and Art Festival

Venue Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Are ya ready, Wanderscouts? We're all set for camp! See you on April 25 at Globe Circuit Events Ground for Wanderland Music & Arts Festival - Day Camp 2015! | Performers: Kid Cudi, RAC (DJ), Augustna, The Jungle Giants, Hale, Youngblood Hawke, Lewis Watson, Sinyma, Kate Torralba, The Strange Creatures and Austin. | Beats by: Crwn, FXXXYBLNT, BP Valenzuela, The After School Special and Similar Objects. | Live artists: June Digan, Kris Abrigo and Tokwa Penaflorida | Tickets: Php5,500 (Standing) | Door charge at Php6,000 | You may buy tickets at www.smtickets.com #WanderlandMusicFest Twitter and Instagram: @wanderlandfest

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Running: NatGeo Earth Day Run 2015 for 5K, 10K, 21K, 42K

Time 2:00am - 7:30am
Venue SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City
Description The much-awaited yearly marathon event for running enthusiasts is happening again this 26th of April 2015! Presenting, National Geographic Channel Earth Day Run 2015! Events and fees: | 5K – Php650 | 10K – Php750 | 21K – Php950 | 42K – Php1500 | Online registration is ongoing from Feb. 23 - April 12 at www.runrio.com. | In-store registration will be on March 16 - April 19. Pre-paid card registration will be on March 16 - April 12. #NatGeoRun2015

♫♬ Music Everywhere! Free Summer Music Workshop by The Manila Symphony Orchestra

Time 10:00am
Venue Market! Market!, McKinley Parkway, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description This summer, there's music everywhere at Ayala Malls! Free summer music workshop by The Manila Symphony Orchestra. | For inquiries, please call Market! Market! at 886-7519 or visit www.ayalamalls.com.ph .

Yoga: Tarik Thami Workshop

Time 11:00am - 1:00pm
Venue Carewell Community Foundation, 6/F S&L Building, dela Rosa St. corner Esteban St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Tarik Thami Workshop | April 26 to May 1, 2015 | Makati Studio | "Tarik Thami steps into the Makati Studio in less than a week. He will change all that lies in his path. He will clean up and refresh everyone’s practice methodically in a hush. He is not here to cause havoc or disharmony. He is here simply to press our restart buttons. | Come join his workshops—space is still available. There will be a Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga on Sunday, April 26 from 11am to 1pm, an Ashtanga Pranayama on Monday, April 27 from 11am to 11:45am, and a Meditation session on Friday, May 1 from 11am to 12pm. Sessions are open to all levels with the exception of the Pranayama class which requires two years of regular ashtanga yoga practice." | For more information, please visit: http://yogamanila.com/yogamanila/tarik-thami-2015-april-26-may-1/ |

Sports: Running - Hash House Harries Manila Run 176: Merville, Paranaque

Time 3:00pm
Venue meeting place at Polaris St. corner Jupiter St., Bel-Air Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description This week, our run takes place at Guadalajara Park at the end of Washington Street, Merville. To find location: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=14.4917&mlon=121.0223#map=16/14.4917/121.0223 | For more details: | Run: Run starts at 4pm sharp. Aim for 3.30 to have time to pay hash cash. | Hash Cash: Men 250 Pesos, Women 100 Pesos, Kids 50 Pesos | Makati Meetup: Meetup 3.00pm to leave at 3.15 sharp. Corner of Polaris and Jupiter, where they've just rather handily opened a mini-mart for all your pre-hash needs. | On On On: TBA. | Facebook users can find us here: https://www.facebook.com/MakatiHash |

Monday, 27 April 2015

✩Museo ng Katipunan✩ - Exhibit in honour of Andres Bonifacio

Time 9:00am
Venue Pinaglabanan, San Juan, Metro Manila
Description Museo ng Katipunan (a.k.a. "Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine") features mixed media paintings on the "Dekalogo ni Andres Bonifacio" by children's book illustrator Robert Alejandro. Permanent exhibition: "Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan" through original artifact exhibits, interactive touch screen terminals, audio recordings, and hologram presentations." | Who is Andres Bonifacio? He is one of the greatest Filipino hero who founded the Katipunan, a revolutionary government of the Philippines during the Spanish colonial times. Get to know Bonifacio and read "The Man Who Said “No Serendra” to the Spanish…" from Expatch at http://www.expatch.org/2014/11/26/the-man-who-said-no-serendra-to-the-spanish/ | For enquiries, bookings and reservations, please call 576-4336. | For more information about the museum, please visit: http://www.sanjuancity.gov.ph/index.php/landmarks/museo-ng-katipunan or https://tl-ph.facebook.com/pages/Pinaglabanan-Memorial-Shrine-Museo-ng-Katipunan/251346684942558

Sports: Taekwondo at the "Sports and Arts Workshops" at Alabang Town Center

Time 10:00am
Venue Alabang Town Center, Commerce Avenue, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Description Enjoy sports, Arts & Crafts for summertime fun with kids this summer. | Korean martial arts, Taekwondo, will help your kids develop discipline and focus as well as it will make them physically fit. Best of all, they will know how to defend themselves should the need arise. The venue for this activity is at the Sports Hobbies and Fitness area. | Please visit the Concierge for inquiries and registration. | You may also call 842-2782 or visit www.ayalamalls.com.ph .

Summer Bangketa Fair at Greenhills Shopping Center

Time 10:00am
Venue Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan, Metro Manila
Description Summer is here and it's a great time to go shopping at Greenhills Shopping Center in Greenhills, San Juan. Enjoy big discounts and good bargain on imported and branded items. Enjoy the latest in fashion, accessories, gadgets and home items at one of the best places to shop in Metro Manila ~ Greenhills Shopping Center! | Mall hours: | 10am to 8pm Sundays to Thursdays | 10am to 9pm Fridays to Saturdays | VMall Lobby Events: April 13 to 26 Peak Motors | April 13 to 26 Mazda | April 27 to May 3 8 Circle Events (car display) | For more information: Phone: +632-721-0572 | Fax: +632-722-6795 | Email: info@greenhills.com.ph | http://www.greenhills.com.ph/ |

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Manny and Me – A Fan’s Personal Journey
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Growing Healthy

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In Tagalog: Halaman, tanim, dahon, etc.

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Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 Media Launch at Mall of Asia

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Madrid Fusion Manila 2015

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