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The Underground River of Puerto Princesa

The Underground River of Puerto Princesa

The ultimate guide to Puerto Princesa Ever heard of Puerto Princesa? If not, then you haven’t heard of a paradise located in Palawan Philippines...

Events

The Celebration of US Independence Day and Fil-Am Friendship Day 2018

The Celebration of US Independence Day and Fil-Am Friendship Day 2018

The American Association of the Philippines (AAP) with Manila Elks Lodge No. 761 invite you to the U.S. Independence Day and Fil-Am Friendship Day...

Business

Best Bars in Manila for Expats

Best Bars in Manila for Expats

The Best 10 Bars near Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila Many expats here in the Philippines are located in Metro Manila because of business...

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BEST FREE DIVING PHILIPPINES APO REEF (World's Second Largest Contiguous Reef)

 

Apo Reef is the largest contiguous coral reef in the Philippines, second in the world next to the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is one of the best destinations to go freediving, and I had the opportunity to check it out for myself.

 

 

 


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Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

Monday, 17th June 2019

♔ USAID's Role in Advancing the Indo-Pacific Vision

Time 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Venue AmCham Philippines
2/F Corinthian Plaza, 121
Paseo de Roxas cor. Gamboa
St.
Makati, Philippines
Description Organizer
AmCham Mindanao

Contact Organizer
+63 8187911

In November 2017, President Donald Trump laid out America's vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, in which all nations are independent, strong and prosperous. Spanning from the U.S. west coast to India's west coast, the Indo-Pacific region is home to the world's fastest growing markets and offers unprecedented potential to create U.S. jobs while also lifting economies and communities in Asia and around the world.

The Vision for the Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific region's continued growth—and the ability of U.S. companies to compete in the region freely and fairly—is hindered by challenges which include poor governance and a lack of infrastructure. On infrastructure, the financing shortfall is massive. According to the Asian Development Bank, the region is only meeting half of what is needed on an annual basis for infrastructure investment in order to maintain growth. Eager to secure quick financing, and enabled by weak regulatory environments, governments are disregarding transparency and entering into opaque, predatory lending schemes that consequently saddle their countries with unsustainable debt, in turn compromising their country's sovereignty and progress toward self-reliance.
The United States recognizes that private investment is the only sustainable solution to the Indo-Pacific's economic and infrastructure needs. According to the Asian Development Bank, fiscal reforms could help bridge about 40 percent of Asia's infrastructure financing gap. But the remainder depends on the private sector, which would need to increase its funding by about 300 percent compared to current levels. But greater private sector engagement in the region first requires that governments create the conditions needed to unlock greater private investment, combat corruption and secure their nations' autonomy from foreign coercion.
In support of the President's vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, the U.S. Government is advancing a whole-of-government approach focused in three areas: creating open and transparent markets to unlock private enterprise-led growth; advancing citizen-responsive governance that adheres to a rules-based order; and building a resilient network of security partners capable of addressing shared threats.

USAID's Approach to Advancing the Vision

USAID plays a leading role in advancing this vision. Together with our U.S. Government partners, and in coordination with like-minded donor partners including India, Australia, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, USAID supports new interagency initiatives and key bilateral and regional efforts focused in three primary areas: strengthening democratic systems; unlocking private enterprise-led economic growth; and improving natural resource management.

Speaker
Gloria Steele
Acting Assistant Administrator at USAID

For More Information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

Tuesday, 18th June 2019

★ General Membership Luncheon Meeting

Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue Makati Diamond Residences
Legaspi II, 118 Legazpi Street,
Legazpi Village, Makati
Makati, Metro Manila,
Philippines
Description Organizer
AmCham Philippines

Contact Organizer
+63 8187911

Among the seven investment promotion agencies, PEZA had the second-biggest value of committed investments approved in full-year 2018 behind the Board of Investments' P103.97 billion. Director General Plaza will discuss the investors and business climate, and the cost of doing business in the country for the coming year as well as PEZA's General Policy Directions and Investment Initiatives

Speaker
Brigadier General Charito Plaza (AFPR) MNSA, PhD.
Director General of Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)

For More Information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

Wednesday, 19th June 2019

❀ Connect & Engage: Effective Business Presentation Skills

Time 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue Manila
Description Every day, great ideas are lost simply because people are unable to present them effectively. Presentations are tied to everything that we do. In order to present our ideas effectively in order to influence decisions and outcomes, we must first be able to enhance our ability to manage ourselves, our content, and our audience.

The two-day workshop aims to provide learners the skills and knowledge in delivering an effective presentation. They will be able to build their confidence and develop their natural presentation styles as they present information and data that will increase audience understanding and engagement.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the two-day program, the participants will be able to demonstrate confidence in connecting and engaging with their audience specifically through:
applying the best practices in preparing for and delivering presentations;
demonstrating self-awareness and self-management during presentations;
creating presentation tools and visuals that increase retention and understanding;
utilizing different presentation techniques to connect with audience profiles and preferences;
organizing the content to increase understanding, and create value for the audience; and
apply action steps to continue one's growth.

Avail 5% discount for groups of 3 and above

Program Outline
Centering and Introductions
Why does it matter?
My Delivery
Preparation Techniques
Mindset and Passion Exercises
Communicating Effectively
Visual Impact
Grooming and Dressing
Body Language
Platform Presence
Vocal Impact
5P's of Vocal Impact
Managing fillers
Verbal Impact
Phrasing and power words
How to Open Presentations
Transitioning
How to Close Presentations
Content Creation
Presentation Objectives
Organizing the Content
Types of Presentations
What's your story?
Creating the storyboard
Presentation Tools
Best Practices
Prezi
PowerPoint/Keynote
Presentation Tools
The Audience
Profiling
Types of Audience
Bridging the Generation Gap
Connect and Engage
Presentations
Individual Presentations
Feedback and Coaching
Discussion
Action Planning
Summary and Integration
Closing

Learning Investment:
Php 16,000 ECCP Members
Php 18,000 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

♡ Annual General Membership Meeting 2019 & Luncheon Meeting

Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue Marquis Events Place, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Description The ECCP will be having its Annual General Membership Meeting (AGM) this coming Wednesday, 19 June 2019. At this year's gathering, your Chamber will be sharing a year-end review of our efforts on policy advocacy, business opportunities, past activities, as well as sharing plans for the year ahead to address the various needs of you, our members.

In celebration of the ECCP's success this past year, we will also be hosting a networking night which will follow immediately after the AGM. Members whose official representatives attend the AGM will receive complimentary access to the Networking Night so make sure to attend both!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Your ECCP Primary Representative and/or Alternative Representative will receive complimentary tickets to the AGM. Should they be unavailable to attend, they have to sign the attached proxy form below and send a soft copy to agm@eccp.com.

The Networking Night, happening immediately after the meeting proper, will be open to both members and non-members, with members who attend the AGM having free access to this.

PROXY FORM
If your ECCP Primary Representative and/or Alternative Representative will not be able to attend the AGM in person, the attached proxy form should be filled and sent by email to agm@eccp.com. The nominees for the Board of Directors and all relevant documents for the AGM will be submitted at a later stage.

5-YEAR PROXY FORM
You may opt to send the proxy the attached 5-year proxy form valid from 2019 to 2024. We would like to make it very clear that this 5-year proxy cannot be used for voting; voting can only be done by members present at the meeting or represented by a voting proxy for this specific event only.

TARIFF:
ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FREE for member company official representative(s)
*Primary or alternate representatives as listed in the Philippine European Business Directory 2019

NETWORKING NIGHT | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
FREE for member company official representative(s) who attend the AGM
Php 900 for additional representatives from member companies and those who do not attend the AGM
Php 1,500 for non-members
Php 1,800 for walk-ins

We would be grateful for your early response. Kindly email the accomplished
reservation form or proxy form to agm@eccp.com on or before Monday, 27 May 2019.

For more information or further inquiries, contact your Membership Officer
Ms. Dei Cimatu via dei.cimatu@eccp.com.

For More Information
www.eccp.com

☆ AmCham North Luzon General Membership Luncheon Meeting

Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue Park Inn by Radisson Clark
SM City Clark, Manuel A.
Roxas Ave Clark Freeport
Zone
Angeles City, Philippines
Description Park Inn by Radisson Clark SM City Clark, Manuel A. Roxas Ave Clark Freeport Zone Angeles City, Philippines
Description:AmCham North Luzon General Membership Luncheon Meeting

Trends and Insights on CyberSecurity

Organizer
AmCham North Luzon
Contact Organizer
+63 8187911

Speakers
Butch Velasquez
Solutions Marketing at Globe Telecom

For More Information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

✽ Quick Guide to Philippine Immigration: Philippine Visas and Work Permits

Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue AmCham Philippines
2/F Corinthian Plaza, 121
Paseo de Roxas cor. Gamboa
St.
Makati, Philippines
Description Organizer
AmCham Philippines
Contact Organizer
+63 8187911

If you or someone you know are planning to go or are already in the Philippines for employment, tourism, business, education, health, permanent residence, health, retirement or other purposes, THIS TALK IS FOR YOU!

Speaker
Atty. Dennis Joseph Judan
Philippine Immigration Expert / Managing Partner at Judan Law Offices

For More Information
amchamphilippines.eventbank.com

❊ German Club: Skat, Jass and Schafkof Evening

Time 7:00 - 10:00 pm
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: https://www.germanclub.ph/events/
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In Tagalog: Bagong simula

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In Tagalog: Bagong simula
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  Domestic work or “kasambahay” refers to any person engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship...

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Intercultural Communication

Intercultural communication – what is it, and why does it matter?  We will look at theories of culture and provide a short...

Intercultural Communication
posted on: Jul 19, 2018 | author:

Intercultural Competence

Intercultural competence is an invaluable part of your preparations for life as an expat and it is often overlooked in the run-up...

Intercultural Competence
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International Living: Tips for Settling In

International Living: Tips for Settling In

posted on: Jul 19, 2018 | author:

International living is an amazing experience but always a challenge, especially in the beginning, even if you have planned your...

In Tagalog: Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

In Tagalog: Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

posted on: Jul 18, 2018 | author:

Translation: Philippine History   Learning about Philippine history is a way to feel at home and get adjusted here. It also...

Sports Schedule from Howzat ~ Week 2 ~ July 2018

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posted on: Jul 13, 2018 | author:

Catch LIVE sports action on HD screens at Howzat Sports Bar in Makati! Discover good food in Howzat’s menu. For those with pure...

In Tagalog: Hapon

In Tagalog: Hapon

posted on: Jul 11, 2018 | author:

One word with different intonations and different meanings  | Translation: 1. hapon – (common noun) afternoon 2. Hapon...

Safety Issues for Expatriate Women

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posted on: Jul 11, 2018 | author:

Women who moved abroad sometimes face safety concerns which they did not necessarily have to deal back at home. Going for a walk...

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