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Batanes: A Great Getaway Location

Batanes: A Great Getaway Location

Batanes: A Great Getaway Location       Batanes is an archipelago area in the Philippines arranged in the Cagayan Valley district. It is...

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A Filipino Hero Honoured Around The World – Jose Rizal

A Filipino Hero Honoured Around The World – Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal is one the greatest national heroes of the Philippines. Rizal Day is celebrated each year on the 30th of December to commemorate his...

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Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

At 27 years old, Frenchman Ruben Chaumont is looking at staying in the Philippines long term while wanting to make a positive impact in the...

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Maldives of the Philippines | Exploring Beautiful El Nido

 

We have arrived in the Maldives of the Philippines - wow what an incredible final spot here on our unforgettable adventure throughout this beautiful country.

Today we are island hopping around El Nido, exploring all the different spots, from snorkeling in crystal blue waters to kayaking through lagoons.

The next day we headed out to Lio beach, finding a way less busier part to this island before zip lining at Las Cabanas beach. Our final day we headed back to Puerto Princesa to see the fire flies.

Spots we saw:
Small lagoon
Shimizu island (Snorkeling area)
Ipil Waterfront (private beach for lunch
Cadlao lagoon
Paradise beach
Las Cabanas beach

 

 

 


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Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

Thursday, 21st February 2019

✽ Business Learning Series: Managing Stress and Building Resilience at Workplace

Time 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Venue KMC, 5/F V Corporate Center, Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Description Topic Overview
Do you sometimes feel anxious when you think about having to engage in conversation with a customers? Or perhaps feel restless leading up to a performance discussion with your team lead? Maybe even a tinge of panic at the looming prospect of rendering overtime? these are just some of the triggers of emotional stress in the workplace.

While we all experience stress from time to time, it's the type of stress (routine stress) that's related to the pressures of work, family and other daily responsibilities that are the hardest to notice, or arguably, because it tends to be more constant. However, over time, continued strain from routine stress may contribute stress may contribute to serious health problems.

What happens in our brains and bodies when we experience stress? What role do our eating and sleeping habits, as well as, exercise play in this? And what of our ability to regulate our emotions? These are some questions we will look to provide answers to in this session.

Insights:
Understand the relationship between physical and emotional resilience
Step into the experience of sampling a number of emotional regulating tools
Learn a Brain-based Model to identify negative and positive emotional triggers.

Tariff:
Anzcham Members Php 500
Non Members: Php 800
(Inclusive of morning snacks, handouts, certificate)

Registration
Email: events@anzcham.com
or call (632) 954 1254

For more Information:
anzcham.com

☆ COFFEE MORNINGS: Partnerships for Progress - Building Impact-Driven CSR Programs

Time 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue TBA
Description This Coffee Morning session aims to engage participating members of the corporate community to discuss the realities of Corporate Social Responsibility in the global and local context. In midst of the milestones of human progress, varying social issues continue to emerge in its wake. During this day and age of open access to information, these social issues drive a call to action for a more responsive and responsible citizenry towards a collective effort.

The session highlights a deeper understanding on the nature of Non-Profit Organizations and the potential role of the civic society in their varying efforts of resolving the existing social issues we face today.

SPEAKERS
CHRISTOPHER CABILES
Fundraising Manager with a decade of experience in bringing in funds for an international non-profit organization through managing key corporate accounts. His experience has allowed him to be capable of highlighting the role that businesses can take in addressing social issues.

THOMAS MOULIAC
With around 12 years of experience in strategic program planning and execution, operational planning and management gained by leading and managing various organizations, he has been exposed to the non-government organizations business. With this, he can show diverse perspectives on business, investment and how it can impact development and social change.

DERIK TABUNAR
Experienced Department Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the fundraising and relationship management aspect of nonprofits. His experience will provide useful insights in building strategies to make your CSR meaningful and well-known.

REGISTRATION
ECCP Members
1 free pass - Php500/additional colleague
Non-Members
Php 1,200

Walk-In
Php 1,500

*price inclusive of event access and light snacks

For inquiries, contact Ms. Ruz Lim at ruz.lim@eccp.com or call 845 1324.

Limited seats available.

Registration will be on a first-come-first served basis.
Only PAID participants can have seats secured.

**Full payment is required prior to or on the day of the event.
Unpaid attendees will not be granted access to the event.

**No shows will be billed at full cost
both for members (free pass) and non-members.**
Cancellations should be made at least 48 hours before the event.

For More Information
www.eccp.com

♡ Saving Lives And Improving your Effectiveness With The Incident Command System

Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue 2/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas cor. Gamboa St. Makati, Philippines
Description Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the next meeting for the Overseas Security Advisory Committee, Manila Country Council, in joint session with the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Security and Disaster Resources Group (OSAC/SDRG) on Thursday, 21 February 2019, 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines office.

The February 2019 meeting is entitled "Saving Lives and Improving Your Effectiveness with the Incident Command System". You will learn the details of effective incident management and sure steps for implementation of this internationally acclaimed system. Henry Hernia of Fluor is our speaker. Mr. Hernia has many years of solid disaster management command experience and regularly instructs on this and related topics.

As always, please take advantage of this opportunity to build your own network and relationships with other members of OSAC, as well as the speakers and staff. Please bring plenty of business cards for exchange.

The meeting will take place as scheduled unless the American Chamber of Commerce, or the Philippine government, is closed due to inclement weather, or other emergency. The closure of the Philippine government is announced on all radio and TV stations, and members should monitor broadcasts for updated information.

We are now using an automated reservation form. We will do our best to protect your personal information. By using our automated form, we will collect your name, employment information, contact number and email address.

TICKETS
MEMBERS FREE

This event is free for representatives of AmCham member companies. Please register in advance, however, to ensure your refreshments are accounted for.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions please contact Beatrice Baldonado at
beabaldonado@amchamphilippines.com or +63 28187911.

For More Information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

❀ Dine & Discuss: Managing Emotions in the Workplace

Time 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue Moroso, The Ark by Unionbank insular Life Bldg., Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Description What should HR managers do when personal
lives

affect professional performance?

Learn how to manage emotions in the workplace
from renowned and award-winning inspirational speaker
Francis Kong
Join us and other HR leaders from various companies for a night
of good food and an even better conversation.

Tickets prices:
Php 1500 regular rates
Php 1000 early bird promo
**all prices are VAT-exclusive.

Limited slots only.
Deadline of registration on 8 February 2019.
Deadline of payment on 13 February 2019.

You may send two (2) representatives from your team. Once we have received the details above, we will reply with the payment terms.

For more information
www.eccp.com

Friday, 22nd February 2019

★ AmCham Mindanao General Membership Luncheon Meeting

Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue To be Announced
Description TICKETS

CHAPTER MEMBERS FREE
MEMBER PRICE

ADDITIONAL MEMBER
₱800.-
PUBLIC PRICE
₱800.-
DOOR PRICE

For additional members of the chapter. Please also select one of the following payment options:

Standard Price: ₱800
-For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charge. Ensures a quick entrance to the event.

Door Price: ₱800
-For on-site payments at the events. You may pay through credit card at the event without the additional charge. This will still require you to register before the event.

NON-MEMBERS AND GUESTS
₱1,000
PUBLIC PRICE

₱1,000
DOOR PRICE

For non-chapter members or additional guests of chapter members. Please also select one of the following payment options:

Standard Price: ₱1000
-For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charge. Ensures a quick entrance to the event.

Door Price: ₱1000
-For on-site payments at the events. You may pay through credit card at the event without the additional charge. This will still require you to register before the event.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions please contact Joan Sabroso on joan@amchamphilippines.com.

For More Information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

Tuesday, 26th February 2019

☆ At Your Service: Bureau Of Copyright and Related Rights

Time 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue 2/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas cor. Gamboa St. Makati, Philippines
Description Under the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, "Copyright" is the legal protection extended to the owner of the rights in an original work. At the forefront of copyright protection and enforcement is the Bureau of Copyright and Related Rights of the Intellectual Property Office.

The Bureau is now headed by Director Emerson Cuyo, who will discuss in detail the functions of the office, the issues that copyright holders face at present, and how the bureau can assist in protecting and enforcing the economic and moral rights of copyright owners.

SPEAKER
Atty. Emerson Cuyo
Director IV, Bureau of Copyrights at Intellectural Proporty
Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL)

TICKETS
MEMBERS
₱500.-
STANDARD PRICE

$10.-
STANDARD PRICE

₱500.-
DOOR PRICE

$10.-
DOOR PRICE

Use this ticket if your company is a member of AmCham Philippines or if you are a member's proxy. Please also select one of the following payment options:

Standard Price: ₱500 + 10% | $10.00
-For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charge. Ensures a quick entrance to the event.

Door Price: ₱500 | $10.00
-For on-site payments at the events. You may pay through credit card at the event without the additional charge. This will still require you to register before the event.

NON-MEMBERS
₱1,000
STANDARD PRICE

$21.15
STANDARD PRICE

₱1,000
DOOR PRICE

$20.-
DOOR PRICE

For non-member company representatives or additional guests of AmCham members. Please also select one of the following payment options:

Standard Price: ₱1,000 + 10% | $21.15
-For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charge. Ensures a quick entrance to the event.

Door Price: ₱1,000 | $20.00
-For on-site payments at the events. You may pay through credit card at the event without the additional charge. This will still require you to register before the event.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions please contact KV Rojas at kv@amchamphilippines.com or +63 8187911.

For More Information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

♡❀ Boosting The Philippine Tourism Industry Through Cruise Tourism

Time 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue 2/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas cor. Gamboa St. Makati, Philippines
Description With the country's tropical weather, beautiful scenery, rich history, diverse culture and hospitable people, the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AMCHAM) has always believed in the potential of the Philippines as a top tourism and travel destination.

The Philippines as an archipelago, has the elements that makes a perfect cruise destination. Today, as cruise tourism is slowly becoming the next big thing in the local tourism landscape, the public and private sectors have to learn how to work hand-in-hand to be able maximize all the opportunities the said industry can bring. In Subic alone, cruise tourism has generated over PhP130 million in revenues in 2018 with 19 cruise ship arrivals. As of January this year, more than 20 ships have put in their reservation to dock at Subic Bay.

In line with the Chamber's Tourism and Hospitality Committee's overall theme for 2019 of "Enhancing Philippine Travel and Tourism Competitiveness through Public and Private Sector Cooperation" is currently organizing a committee event with a title"Boosting the Philippine Tourism Industry through Cruise Tourism".

The committee briefing will provide a platform for government, industry leaders, business groups and other stakeholders, to discuss industry issues and challenges, as well as share solutions and best practices that will lead to effective policies, strategies and programs. The event also aims to build partnerships among key stakeholders in developing and implementing long-term solutions.

Speaker
Undersecretary Benito C. Bengzon, Jr.
Undersecretary at department of Tourism

Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr
Officer-In-Charge, Office of the Administrator at Maritime Industry Authority

TICKETS
MEMBERS
₱500.-
STANDARD PRICE

$10.-
STANDARD PRICE

₱500.-
DOOR PRICE

$10.-
DOOR PRICE

Use this ticket if your company is a member of AmCham Philippines or if you are a member's proxy. Please also select one of the following payment options:

Standard Price: ₱500 + 10% | $10.00
-For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charge. Ensures a quick entrance to the event.

Door Price: ₱500 | $10.00
-For on-site payments at the events. You may pay through credit card at the event without the additional charge. This will still require you to register before the event.

NON-MEMBERS
₱1,000
STANDARD PRICE

$21.15
STANDARD PRICE

₱1,000
DOOR PRICE

$20.-
DOOR PRICE

For non-member company representatives or additional guests of AmCham members. Please also select one of the following payment options:

Standard Price: ₱1,000 + 10% | $21.15
-For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charge. Ensures a quick entrance to the event.

Door Price: ₱1,000 | $20.00
-For on-site payments at the events. You may pay through credit card at the event without the additional charge. This will still require you to register before the event.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions please contact Mc Bensal on mc@amchamphilippines.com.

For More Information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

★☆ 2019 Education Committee Launch

Time 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue AmCham Philippines 2/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas cor. Gamboa St. Makati, Philippines
Description The Education Committee (EdCom), one of AmCham's newest working groups, aims to build a bridge on education initiatives and showcase different models for collaboration between education and business. EdCom is also tasked to raise awareness, provide information and address issues concerning trends in the education sector including international and local education, special education, internship, vocation training and higher education.

This February 26, We will be launching this new committee to raise awareness of its existence, introduce the committee chairperson and, organize a roundtable discussion and identify the goals and objectives of the committee responsive to the needs and expectations of the chamber's members.

Speakers
Terry Farris
Chief Operating Officer at Asian Institute of Management

For more Information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

Wednesday, 27th February 2019

✽ Excel Exposure I: Learning the Basic to Intermediate of Data Reporting

Time 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue Makati, Metro Manilaa
Description Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and useful business programs. It is used by millions of businesses globally primarily because it is effective and can be used by every industry there is. In this 2-day hands-on workshop, the participants will be able to appreciate the Excel environment and its tools; execute advance functions of Excel; create business systems such time management; sales tracking and analysis and more. Plus, participants will be able to learn pivot table.

Topics Covered:
Excel Interface
Excel Functions
Encoding & Editing
Creating & Saving
Keyboard Shortcuts
Charts
Creating and using names
Managing names
Validating cell entries
Advanced filtering
Conditional formatting
Outlining and consolidating data
Creating subtotals
PivotTables and Pivot Charts
Working with PivotTables
Modifying PivotTable data
Formatting PivotTables
Using Pivot Charts

Learning Investment:
Php 16,500 ECCP Members
Php 18,500 Non-Members

(includes coffee breaks, lunches, seminar materials and certificate of attendance)

For confirmations and more information, please contact
Ms. Nichole Raynera of ECCP at 845 1324 or email nichole.raynera@eccp.com

For More Information
www.eccp.com

☆ Developments in the Energy Regulatory Commission

Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue AmCham Philippines 2/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas cor. Gamboa St. Makati, Philippines
Description The AmCham Energy and Power Committee is pleased to invite you to join an exclusive discussion with Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Agnes Devanadera on Wednesday, February 27, 12:00 PM at the AmCham Office.

The meeting with focus on the following:
Developments and priorities of the commission in 2019
Initiatives and directives for tackling key issues: power rates, CSP, PSAs
Policies on approving different types of generation
Measures for promoting more competition in the electricity market
Key areas of partnership between the ERC and the private sector

The event is open to AmCham members and non-members. Tickets are priced at Php500 for members and Php1000 for non-members – a light lunch will be served. Seats are limited so please register today.

Please direct all questions regarding the event to Bea Baldonado at
beabaldonado@amchamphilippines.com.

Speakers
Agnes Devanadera
Chairperson at Energy Regulatory Commission

Tickets
Members
Use this ticket if your company is a member of AmCham Philippines or if you are a member's proxy. Please also select one of the following payment options:

Standard Price: ₱500 + 10% | $10.00
-For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charge. Ensures a quick entrance to the event.

Door Price: ₱500 | $10.00
-For on-site payments at the events. You may pay through credit card at the event without the additional charge. This will still require you to register before the event.

Standard Price ₱500
$10
Door Price ₱500
$10

Non-Members

For non-member company representatives or additional guests of AmCham members. Please also select one of the following payment options:
Standard Price: ₱800 + 10% | $20.00
-For online payments through credit card or Paypal, with an additional tariff due to service charge. Ensures a quick entrance to the event.

Door Price: ₱800 | $20.00
-For on-site payments at the events. You may pay through credit card at the event without the additional charge. This will still require you to register before the event.

Standard Price ₱1,000
$20
Door Price ₱1,000
$20

For More information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

❊ German Club: Skat, Jass and Schafkof Evening

Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue 118 V.A. Rufino St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description A regular occurrence in the club every Wednesday evening. Join in for a good round Skat, Schafkopf or Jass game. |

Phone: +63 2 817 3552 |
Email: germanclub@germanclub.ph |
Website: www.germanclub.ph
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Healthy Heart Month: What Can Lipids Do To My Body ?

Greetings of good health! Our heart is a very important organ of the body.  It functions by pumping blood all throughout the...

Healthy Heart Month: What Can Lipids Do To My Body ?
posted on: Jan 9, 2019 | 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 9, 2019 | author:

In Tagalog: Pinaka maganda

Translation: Most beautiful   Word guide: pinaka – most  (superlative degree of adjectives) maganda –...

posted on: Jan 9, 2019 | author:

Why Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Dinner) Is The Main Course On Filipino Tables

Food is at the heart of Christmas in the Philippines, underpinning family ties and friendships during the festive season. From...

Why Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Dinner) Is The Main Course On Filipino Tables
posted on: Dec 19, 2018 | author:
Why Christmas in the Philippines Isn’t Complete Without Bibingka

Why Christmas in the Philippines Isn’t Complete Without Bibingka

posted on: Dec 19, 2018 | author:

You’ve probably heard how Filipinos couldn’t imagine Christmas without Simbang Gabi (dawn mass). But actually, Simbang Gabi...

LASIK: no more eyeglasses or contact lenses

LASIK: no more eyeglasses or contact lenses

posted on: Dec 19, 2018 | author:

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

In Tagalog: Dilaw at Berde

In Tagalog: Dilaw at Berde

posted on: Dec 18, 2018 | author:

Translation: dilaw – yellow berde – green   As part of our series about colours, this week we shall learn the...

“Namamasko” – Asking for Love on Christmas Day

“Namamasko” – Asking for Love on Christmas Day

posted on: Dec 12, 2018 | author:

If Michael Jackson urged people to give love on Christmas day, a Filipino tradition encourages children to “ask for love on...

The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Anniversary

The AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Anniversary

posted on: Dec 12, 2018 | author:

On 21 December 1935, Manuel L. Quezon, the first Philippine Commonwealth president, renamed the Philippine Army into the Armed...

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