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Bonifacio High Street: Where Things are Sophisticated and Top-Notch Classy

Bonifacio High Street: Where Things are Sophisticated and Top-Notch Classy

For sophisticated and top-notch classy people (or for those who want the company of folks who are), Bonifacio High Street affords one of the best...

Events

Ibalong Festival 2017 and More Heroic Adventures

Ibalong Festival 2017 and More Heroic Adventures

August is a great time to visit Legazpi City, Albay in Bicol Region for their upcoming Ibalong Festival 2017! This is a non-religious festival that...

Business

Management in the Filipino Sense: A View from Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions

Management in the Filipino Sense: A View from Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions

Multi-National Corporations (MNC’s) pondering to globalize operations have to look at the cultural similarities of its home country and the country...

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Power of U.S.-Philippine Partnership: Improving the Quality of Education

 

The U.S. and the Philippines work together to improve the quality of education.

 

Every week for the whole month of July, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and USAID Philippines
celebrate U.S.-Philippine partnership and over 50 years of USAID in the Philippines.

 

 


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Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights


Monday, 17 July 2017

☆ Shangri-La Plaza Mall - End of Season Sale! Enjoy restaurant discounts and 70% off from participating shops

Time 11:00am - 9:30pm
Venue Shangri-La Plaza, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Description Shangri-La Plaza's End of Season Sale is officially on! ☆ Enjoy restaurant discounts and 70% off discounts on participating shops and brands. The promo runs until July 17 only so hurry and shop now in Shangri-La Plaza! ☆

❀ Everything Japanese Lifestyle Fair at the Shang

Time 11:00am - 8:30pm
Venue Shangri-La Plaza, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Description Kunichiwa! Come and join the celebration of all things Japanese at the Shangri-La Plaza. ❀ Participating stores: The Bakeshop by EDSA Shangri-La Manila | Bonsai Shop | Daiso | Lollipuffs | Matsuri! Matsuri! | The Kimono Shop | Muji | National Book Store | Owndays | Paul Frank | Powerbooks | Q Power Station | Suiseki Stones | Toys R' Us | ❀

☠☆ Monday Madness at Handlebar Manila!

Time 5:00pm - 12:00am next day!
Venue Handlebar Manila, 31 Polaris St., Bel-Air Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Monday Madness at Handlebar Manila is all about enjoying local beers and local spirits/mixes for only PhP55! (from 5pm - 12mn, no premium) | For more information: http://handlebar.com.ph/index.htm

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

☆ Birthday Dessert Madness at Churreria La Lola

Time 11:00am - 8:30pm
Venue Churreria La Lola, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description #BirthdaysAtLaLola | Visit any of our stores on your birthday and receive a special treat* from Lola! | Terms and Conditions: | 1. Celebrants must present any valid ID with birthdate. | 2 Get FREE Clasico Jr. when you spend minimum PhP120 single receipt of any churro product. | 3. Valid 3 days before and 3 days after the celebrant's birthday. | 4. Valid in all La Lola branches. | Promo period is from April 2017 - April 2018. |

☆AmCham: Emerging DOLE Imperatives in Balancing the Interests of Labor and Capital - with guest speaker: Atty. Bernard P. Olalia, Undersecretary, Human Capital Development & Regional Operations Department of Labor and Employment

Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue AmCham Hall, 2/F Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Tariff: P500 (Member and Non-member) | Atty. Bernard P. Olalia, Undersecretary, Human Capital Development & Regional Operations, Department of Labor and Employment | Atty. Bernard P. Olalia is the Undersecretary for Human Capital Development and Regional Operations in the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Prior to this, he was a law practitioner in the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan handling litigation in Labor, Public Officers, Local Government, Election, Naturalization, Tax Intellectual Property, Insurance, Transportation, Intra-corporate Dispute, Family Law, Administrative Law, and Environmental Law. | Undersecretary Olalia received his law degree from the University of the Philippines and he finished his BS Legal Management from Ateneo de Manila University. | Should you have queries please contact Ms. Yves Aguilos at yves@amchamphilippines.com. You may also reach her at (02) 818-7911 Loc. 216. |

♔ Happy Hours Bar Rouge, New World Makati Hotel

Time 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue Bar Rouge, New World Makati Hotel, Metro Manila
Description Share a few rounds of your favourite drinks at half the price at Bar Rouge's Happy Hours! | "Whether you've had a long day at the office and want to unwind with a fine whiskey and cigar or are looking to for an intimate spot for a cocktail catch-up with friends, look no further than Happy Hour at Bar Rouge. Everyday from 5 to 9 p.m., Bar Rouge is offering a 50% discount on local beers, select wines and spirits, making it the ideal place to sit back and relax and kick off a fabulous evening. | Valid until 31 Dec. 2017. | For enquiries and reservations, call +63 2 811 6888 ext. 3035. |

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

AmCham: The Proposed Comprehensive Tax Reform Package and Its Implication to the Business Community - with guest speaker, Mr. Carlos "Sonny" Dominguez, Secretary, Dept. of Finance

Time 9:00am - 11:00am
Venue Makati Diamond Residence, 1229 Legazpi St., Legazpi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Learn more about this on July 19 with the Secretary of the Department of Finance, Mr. Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez. How will the Proposed Comprehensive Tax Reform Package affects the business climate in the country? This is an AmCham Signature Event. | Tariff: | Member - Free | Affiliates or Additional Member - PhP1500 | Non-Member - PhP1800 | Walk-in - PhP2000 | Registration starts at 8:30am. Program will start at exactly 9am. | For more information, contact Ms. KV Rojas at kv@amchamphilippines.com. or 818 7911 loc. 217. | About the speaker: Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez has over 40 years of experience managing various organizations in the public and private sectors. He was a shareholder, and board chairman or member of over a dozen corporations across various industries such as power, agriculture, mining, banking, hospitality, real estate, and investment. Notable positions held by Sonny were Cabinet Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources and Agriculture during the Presidency of Corazon Aquino, past president of leading Philippine corporations such as the Philippine Airlines and the Philippine Associate Smelting and Refining Corporation, and the former Bank of the Philippine Islands Agricultural Bank. Sonny has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ateneo De Manila University and attended the Executive Management Program at the Stanford University. |

♡ CDP Wine Wednesday - A Night In Spain - Free flowing Spanish wines CDP small bites for PhP1500 net

Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue CDP Global Table (CDP Al Fresco), 148B Level R1, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Lopez Drive, Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Ay, caramba! It's CDP Wine Wednesday once again so andale, andale! See you tonight at CDP Global Table at Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center.♡ |

ECCP: Young Professionals Committee - Inter-Chamber Young Professionals Networking Night

Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue Century City Mall Events Hall, Kalayaan Avenue corner Salamanca St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description PhP500 for members | PhP800 for non-members | The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines's Young Professionals Committee (YPC), in partnership with the American Chamber, ANZCHAM, CCI France Philippines Young Professionals, NordCham, and Philippine Netherlands Business Council, bring you the first Inter-Chamber Young Professionals Networking Night of the year. | Join us as we bring together the young and the young at heart from the biggest foreign business chambers under one roof. Mingle with some of the best and brightest yuppies, movers, and starters from Metro Manila and all over Europe. | For sponsorship inquiries, or for more information, please contact Ms. Katt Baligod via ypc@eccp.com or +632 832 8121. | As a bilateral business group that recognizes the important role of the youth in shaping the business landscape in the country, the ECCP has created a Young Professionals Committee (YPC) to promote the inclusion of youth in business. The committee was set up in 2014. For more information on the YPC, visit www.ypc.ph |

Thursday, 20 July 2017

❀ Everything Japanese Lifestyle Fair at the Shang

Time 11:00am - 8:30pm
Venue Shangri-La Plaza, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Description Kunichiwa! Come and join the celebration of all things Japanese at the Shangri-La Plaza. ❀ Participating stores: The Bakeshop by EDSA Shangri-La Manila | Bonsai Shop | Daiso | Lollipuffs | Matsuri! Matsuri! | The Kimono Shop | Muji | National Book Store | Owndays | Paul Frank | Powerbooks | Q Power Station | Suiseki Stones | Toys R' Us | ❀

AmCham: Infectious Diseases In the Philippines - with guest speaker, Mr. Johnny B. Sinon, M.D., Medical Director, Makati Medical Center

Time 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue Makati Medical Center, Hall A – Auditorium, located at Amorsolo and Dela Rosa Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description This event is FREE of Charge. Refreshments will be served. | > Briefing on, and introduction to, the Makati Medical Center | > Briefing on current and likely future trends of infectious diseases in the Philippine context, with a discussion of preventive and protective measures such as vaccinations; | > Establishment of bilateral liaison with our members, with a view to encouraging members to participate more fully in dealing with infectious diseases in their work place and family environment as well as the community at large. | Should you have queries please contact Ms. Trixia Bravo at trixia@amchamphilippines.com. You may also reach her at (02) 818-7911 Loc. 213. |

♡ ECCP Women in Business: Happy, Healthy and Fit

Time 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue Ignition Venture Studio, North Penthouse, Marajo Tower, 312 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Description Php 500 for ECCP Members | Php 700 for Non-members | The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) and its Women in Business Committee (WBC) will be holding its Health and Wellness Event entitled "Happy, Healthy and Fit" on 20 July, 4:00 PM at Ignition Venture Studio, North Penthouse Marajo Tower, BGC. | Join us in learning from our professionals in the industry on health and wellness, plus enjoy an afternoon of networking and fun. | To register for this event, or for more information, please contact Ms. Dorcas Banzuelo via dorcas.banzuelo@eccp.com or +632 845 1324 or Ms. Charlyn Ramos via Charlyn.Ramos@ap.jll.com or +63998 841 7560. | The Women in Business Committee (WBC) of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) is a platform to promote women’s rights in the workplace, mentor and inspire fellow women, discuss issues affecting their professional growth, build their business network and opportunities and initiate activities designed specifically for the holistic development of women in business. |

Friday, 21 July 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

☆ Birthday Dessert Madness at Churreria La Lola

Time 11:00am - 8:30pm
Venue Churreria La Lola, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description #BirthdaysAtLaLola | Visit any of our stores on your birthday and receive a special treat* from Lola! | Terms and Conditions: | 1. Celebrants must present any valid ID with birthdate. | 2 Get FREE Clasico Jr. when you spend minimum PhP120 single receipt of any churro product. | 3. Valid 3 days before and 3 days after the celebrant's birthday. | 4. Valid in all La Lola branches. | Promo period is from April 2017 - April 2018. |

❀ Everything Japanese Lifestyle Fair at the Shang

Time 11:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue Shangri-La Plaza, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Description Kunichiwa! Come and join the celebration of all things Japanese at the Shangri-La Plaza. ❀ Participating stores: The Bakeshop by EDSA Shangri-La Manila | Bonsai Shop | Daiso | Lollipuffs | Matsuri! Matsuri! | The Kimono Shop | Muji | National Book Store | Owndays | Paul Frank | Powerbooks | Q Power Station | Suiseki Stones | Toys R' Us | ❀

♡ Green Fridays at Greenbelt Makati

Time 11:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Greenbelt Mall, Legazpi Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Ayala Malls Green Fridays Promo Mechanics: | 1. Promo period is from May 26 to December 31, 2017. | 2. The promo is open to all shoppers of Greenbelt. | 3. To be entitled to join the Green Fridays promo, shopper must present and have the following: | a. Single or accumulated purchase receipt worth P1,500 in any merchant store inside Greenbelt. | b. Ayala Malls ecobag | 4. By joining the promo, shopper will get a chance to win any of the following treats: | a. Cinema tickets (admit 2) | b. Movie Snackbar treats worth P150 | c. One (1) day parking pass | d. Other merchant premium items | 5. Shopper/s must present their receipt/s every Friday, at the Greenology booth, Greenbelt 5 within the promo period of May 26 to December 31, 2017. | 6. Shopper/s may only join the promo at the mall where the purchase/s was/were made. Cross redemption across different Ayala Malls will not be allowed. | 7. Receipts from department stores and/or supermarkets are not included in the promo. | 8. Only one (1) receipt per shopper will be honored. | 9. Ayala Malls reserves the right to validate the receipts. Receipts that are defaced, crumpled, tampered or receipts lesser than ¾ of its actual size will not be honored. | 10. All employees of the Ayala Malls group, their merchants, maintenance, security agencies, employees of the merchants, their subsidiaries, its advertising and promotional agencies and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity are disqualified from joining the promo. |

♬ Broadway Musical: "Kinky Boots" - based on the book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

Time 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue 4th Floor, Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, Tower II, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Ave., Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Fridays - 8:00pm | Saturday and Sunday - 2:00pm and 8:00pm | KINKY BOOTS, the winner of every major Best Musical award, including the Tony, the Grammy and London’s Olivier Award, is coming to Manila! | Based on true life events, KINKY BOOTS is a humorous story about Charlie, a struggling shoe factory owner and Lola, a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, the unlikely pair begins a story with sturdy stilettos different from any the world has ever seen. | Recommended for ages 10 and up. Children under 7 are not permitted in the theater. | For more information, please visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. | For interested block buyers, please call Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group at (0917) 838 1534 or email at info@atlantistheatrical.com. |
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Blood type needed: A Negative
Patient's name: Glenn Dale Martin
Hospital: St. Luke's Quezon City, #279 E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City
Blood bank direct line: 723-0101 (Loc. 4110)
Physician's name: Dr. Jose Paola C. Porciuncula
Patient contact number: 0905-257-1746/0917- 561-0442

Blood type needed: O Negative
Patient’s name: Erwin Vervaet
Hospital: Makati Medical Center, Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
Blood bank direct line: (02) 888-8999
Contact Aubrey Sarmiento: 09059287958/ 02 8888999 local 3016.
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