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APRIL 2019

W W W. M A N I L A H O U S E I N C . C O M

IN THE HOUSE T H E M O N T H LY J O U R N A L O F M A N I L A H O U S E

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SUMMER VIBES

BAR | CUISINE | ART | POP-UP | EVENTS


A P RIL 2019

In This Issue

Summer Vibes We’ve had such beautiful weather since the year began, with a lovely cool breeze blowing through most evenings well up to the end of March. With April, however, comes warmer weather, and we’ve created our own homage to the summer at the entrance to Manila House with an eye-popping and mesmerizing display of brightly hued flowers suspended from the ceiling. The burst of color against the backdrop of the teal walls at the lower lobby makes an impact that’s at once dramatic, vibrant, and uplifting. How can one not help but smile when one walks under that floral canopy? What this month may not bring is April showers. El Niño season heralds dry weather, and a possible drought. While we have so far been fortunate in that we at Manila House have not yet been affected by water shortages other parts of Metro Manila are experiencing, even parts of Taguig, we should still be mindful of wasting water and make conscious efforts to limit our use of water. It's fitting that Earth Day falls on April 22, a timely reminder of how precious the earth’s resources are and how we should all be making the necessary changes to our lifestyle in order to keep the earth alive. In so doing, we keep ourselves alive, too. And when the heat starts getting to you, then get up and dance! On April 13, we'll host A Night at the Disco, a return to the heady days of the 70s and 80s onward, when international DJ John Robinson ruled the decks at the famous disco, Rumors. And while you’re in your Disco Glam best strutting it out on the dance floor, remember, you’re boogieing for a cause: the evening’s beneficiary is STEPS Scholarship Foundation, which was established by Founding Member Sofia Elizalde to provide assistance to promising dancers from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to pursue further studies in dance. So get your freak on, and to borrow a line from KC and the Sunshine Band, let’s celebrate good times, come on!

BAMBINA OLIVARES Director of PR and Arts, Culture, and Education Programs

Editor's Note

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General Housekeeping

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Meet the Staff Angelie Caylao

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News Benefits and Privileges

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Interview Quintin Pastrana

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On Show Portrait Gallery

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Spotlight Taxing Matters A Night at the Disco

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In Case You Missed It The Write Stuff A Photographer's Journey

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Members' Corner

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Food and Drink Make it Malbec

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Calendar of Events

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Best In-House Magazine

HOUS E GUEST WHO

PHILIPPINES BEST BRAND AWARDS 2018

Michael Shellenberger A TIME Magazine "Hero of the Environment" Award-winning author, lifelong peace, and environmental activist

ON T H E C OVE R :

The ceiling of Luna Hall is decorated with upside down paper blooms spreading good summer vibes all over

W H AT

Private Lunch WHEN

January 22, 2019

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GEN ERA L H O U S EK EEP IN G

SO CIA L MEDIA PO LICY We understand the confusion surrounding our social media policy and wish to take the opportunity to inform you that we have reviewed and revised our policy as under: Manila House’s policy goal has always been to protect the privacy of each Member. Members are asked not to take wide shots nor post photographs that may include Members who are unaware they are part of the picture. You are welcome to take photographs of the food. Kindly refrain from disclosing or identifying any other Members or their Guests who are in the Club in any media, including social media and personal blogs. Similarly, Members and their Guests must refrain from identifying or describing any private hire or Member event occurring on Club premises. For specific situations requiring photography and/or press coverage, please discuss with Management.

Manila House Membership Card

MEMBERSHIP CARDS Now in effect, the new Manila House Membership Card with RFID features are available for collection at the Concierge area. When you pick up your new Membership Card, kindly take the time to update your contact information and communication preferences in order to keep you informed of upcoming events and activities at the Club. ANNUAL DUES You may have overlooked payment of your annual dues. Please be reminded that outstanding dues must be settled before April 30, 2019.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Finance Department for any queries you may have regarding your account. (accountsreceivable@manilahouseinc.com) NO CARD, NO SERVICE We would be grateful if you would inform your guests that they will be unable to order food and beverages without you, as the Member, present at the Club. Your Membership Card (physical, virtual, or RFID card once available) must be presented when ordering. We reserve the right to refuse service to guests of Members ordering from our dining outlets without the Member present. Thank you for your understanding.

Members with accounts in arrears risk temporary suspension of their membership.

DRESS CODE Members and Guests are asked to be respectful of the occasion and time of day and to dress appropriately, and that includes footwear. Flip-flops are not allowed at any time. WEEKDAYS Ladies and gentlemen may not wear shorts at any time. Gentlemen may not wear vests (singlets) at any time. Workout apparel (except shorts) is allowed as long as a cover-up or hoodie or sweatshirt and proper footwear is worn. Gentlemen are required to wear trousers when dining at The Grill or Anahaw. WEEKENDS Casual wear is allowed, including shorts, for both ladies and gentlemen. Gentlemen may not wear vests (singlets) at any time. Gentlemen may wear shorts when dining at The Grill or Anahaw.

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MEET TH E S TA FF

Get To Know: Angelie Caylao Thinking of hosting a themed party? Want to have an intimate but whimsical-looking wedding? Let Angelie take care of everything for you. With an eye for detail and a fun outlook for momentous occasions, she'll make all your event dreams come true How did you get into event coordination? It all started during my previous stint in One Esplanade. I was hired as a Junior Sales Executive and my main task was to plan, organize, promote, and coordinate different types of events though weddings are my favorite. The thought of making a bride’s wedding day absolutely perfect and helping to make the couple's wedding dreams come true is what drew me to this job field. Plated or buffet?

For me, event planning perfectly suits my personality and work ethic. I’ve always been a social butterfly, which never failed to get me into trouble during my younger years— I now realize that it is an extremely beneficial trait to have. I also love dealing with interesting people, from clients to guests, suppliers and performers, as well as speakers and consultants. You meet a wide range of individuals, dip into their world, and often be taught things you didn’t know or hadn’t experienced before. So, despite the stress and pressure, it’s still a really fun and satisfying profession to be part of.

It’s so hard to choose. However, if I had the budget, I would go for plated. This type of service is convenient, easier, and less hassle, and it would also make the experience more formal and elegant. Talk about your dream wedding. I started dreaming about my wedding since I was a little girl. However, as time goes by and with my past experiences, my perception of having a wedding has changed.

What event theme would you wish to pull off? I have two themes in mind: one for my hilarious side, for example, a Wear Anything But Clothes theme, and one for me being a hopeless romantic, a Second Chance Prom event.

It is typical for a girl to want to have her ideal wedding when she finally meets the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. Some already have a picture of their gown in their head. As for me, working in this kind of industry made me realized that it is not just about the couple getting married or having a glamorous reception. It is also an exchange between the couple and their community of family and friends. It is a moment where the couple vows to be together as a pillar of support for each other, and simultaneously thanks their community for supporting and loving them.

What excites you most about parties? There’s nothing better than getting a bunch of friends together for good food, drinks, and conversation. I like going to parties where I can be myself and not pretend. I prefer parties where people actually talk to each other. Not by texting, but with *gasp* conversation.

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IN TERVIEW

Quintin Pastrana News anchor, poet, energy entrepreneur, reading advocate and patriot, Quintin Pastrana is a man with a mission. He is the founder of the Library Renewal Partnership, a coalition that builds libraries for literacy and community empowerment You’re a man with many passions. You’re involved in energy as well as literature and literacy. Do you find that they complement each other? How do you find time to present a news show as well?(!) I was educated at two Jesuit institutions on both sides of the pond and retained at least two things. First, to paraphrase Aristotle, “true happiness is the full use of your powers, along the lines of excellence, in a life affording them scope.” It's a constant touchstone. Second, the theme cura personalis (care for the whole person) warrants an integrated, balanced approach. Renewable energy (through WEnergy Power Pilipinas), especially in remote areas, is a catalyst for sustainable grassroots development. Literacy (both basic and financial, through the Library Renewal Partnership and ANC's On the Money) empower marginalized communities and a growing middle class to make informed decisions and take control of their lives, and literature (with the poetry and fiction books I've written) enliven the soul. I've been able to find a good schedule and synergy to make these work. For example, thanks to a great team and partners, we have community libraries in our renewable energy project sites apart from the other stand alone centers across the country and in Asia. And on weekends, through ANC, we have a growing classroom and international audience where we share best practices on entrepreneurship, investments, and personal finance. So far, so good. How did the library project come about? Do you find that in these far-flung towns and municipalities there is a hunger for good books and a thirst for knowledge? Watershed personal experiences are the best drivers for lifetime pursuits. I grew up with a learning disability and it was in the sacred space of a library that I began a long-quest for self-improvement. So during grad school, I worked on a paper focusing on public-private partnerships, and I chose to focus on how build more third spaces and communities through libraries. I put that paper to work when

Quintin Pastrana

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IN TERVIEW

A section of his signed first edition collection

As a writer constantly seeking to improve his craft, what is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given? Quintin's writing desk with a signed frame featuring the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay

To paraphrase and mash-up my professors at Oxford, and my mentor for this book I'm about to complete: 'litter the sky with stars, then find the constellations for poetry and prose. Or, build an edifice with your own voice and architecture, remove any unnecessary scaffolding, and let the chips fall where they may.'

I returned to my hometown in Kalibo, Aklan, made adjustments based on that experience, built a coalition, and over 900 libraries later, we've found that across communities, there is a robust, tremendous need for those third spaces, with a growing number of readers and leaders empowered through these strategically located community education centers, in partnership with civic groups and the local government. We're talking about democratic places you can seek refuge in, learn, collaborate in, and become your best self-regardless of socio-economic class, gender, or religious background.

You edited the groundbreaking book about Mangyan poetry, Bamboo Whispers, which also introduced you to ambahan poetry, to the point of influencing your own poetry. Why did it have such an impact on you? Going back to authenticity and identity, it was both serendipity and a point of pride for me to discover this versatile art form from our indigenous and precolonial heritage. Ambahan, with its seven syllable lines, which I've curated into seven-line stanzas, is poetry that speaks at the length of the human breath, and like the Mangyan, very conversational and sublime at the same time. I used to write in sonnets, haiku and tanka, but always felt that they were too restrictive and alien to me. With Ambahan, I can channel my own voice into a truly Filipino verse-form and expand its appreciation to a modern, wider audience with my new book (due to be published and released in 2020).

What challenges does the energy sector in the Philippines face? As an archipelago of over 100 million citizens, the country needs clean, reliable, and affordable energy to catalyze sustainable, inclusive development. From fisherfolk who need cold storage to preserve and market their precious catch, to local entrepreneurs who need good utilities and connected workspaces to create their goods and advance services, to schools that need lighting and electricity for technology-enabled learning: these involve last-mile delivery solutions that renewable and hybrid solutions can provide, and we're honored and privileged to be part of a growing coalition of firms that make that happen here and in other countries in Southeast Asia where over 120 million citizens still have no access to this vital resource.

What books are on your bedside table? Seneca's On the Shortness of Life, Aristotle's Theories on Fine Art and Poetry, Mary Oliver's collected poems, and F. Sionil Jose's Platinum and Other Stories.

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ON SHOW

The Royal Family 2018, 8 ft x 12 ft, Oil and acrylic on canvas

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ON SHOW

Portrait of a man 2018, 4 ft x 3 ft, Oil and acrylic on canvas

El Maestro, Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 2018, 4 ft x 3 ft, Oil and acrylic on canvas

The Sculptor 2018, 4 ft x 3 ft, Oil and acrylic on canvas

Portrait Gallery T

A young artist takes inspiration from an old master and imbues his work with contemporary twists In his exhibition, Espina explores the classicism of van Dyck, composing his own representations of a royal court and its personalities, while adding unexpected and eccentric touches, such as gold leaf and heavily textured renderings of fabric. Other paintings take on a surreal quality. He even includes his own homage to the master himself.

he influence of the Flemish Baroque artist Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) is unmistakable in the art of 33-year-old Mark Lester Espina, whose monumental 8’ x 12’ painting “The Royal Family” was the centerpiece of J Studio’s recent exhibition at Air Fair Philippines. Van Dyck was the most important Flemish painter of the 17th century after Rubens, whose works influenced the young van Dyck. An extremely successful portraitist and painter of religious and mythological pictures in Antwerp and Italy, van Dyck was also an accomplished draughtsman and etcher. However, he is now best remembered for his elegant representations of the English King Charles I and his court.

The Van Dyck Room Opens Saturday | April 13 | 7PM and runs until April 30

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Taxing Matters Manila House presents a Tax Amnesty seminar that explains the recently signed RA11213, which impacts Estate Tax and Tax Delinquencies

The Tax Amnesty Act RA11213 was signed into law by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte last February. Do you qualify for amnesty?

• Who cannot avail • Period of availment • Documentary Requirements • Effect of availment of Estate Tax Amnesty

The implications of the Tax Amnesty are far-reaching. This especially impacts: - Estate Tax, applicable to inherited properties not yet transferred to heirs - Tax delinquencies assessments, DOJ tax cases, as well as tax evasion cases

Tax Amnesty on Delinquencies • Cases covered • Amnesty Rate • Manner of availment • Period of availment • Documentary Requirements/Tax Amnesty on Delinquencies Return with Certification of Delinquency/ Acceptance Payment Form • Immunities and Privileges • Effect of availment

Tax Advisor and former Revenue District Officer of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Rhodora Garcia-Icaranom says that now is the time to avail of the amnesty, and her Tax Amnesty Seminar addresses all related issues and questions. She will provide thorough, step-by-step coverage of the following salient topics: Estate Tax Amnesty • Who can avail • Amnesty Rate • Valuation, manner of computation and deductions • Minimum estate amnesty tax • Issuance of Certificate of Availment

TAX AMNESTY SEMINAR Wednesday | April 24 | 4-6PM Seminar Fee: Members P1,200 | Guests P1,500

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A NIGHT AT THE DISCO FEATURI NG JOH N ROBI NSON ON THE DECKS For the benefit of STEPS Foundation

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ut on your dancing shoes and re-live the glory days of disco on Saturday, April 13 as Manila House brings on the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s with international DJ John Robinson on the decks, spinning all your favorite danceable tunes. A DJ who played clubs all over the world-throughout the UK, the US and Asia, John Robinson has a special affection for the Philippines. In the 80s, he was the main man behind the legendary disco Rumors, and he currently holds court in The Cove at Okada, where he draws an enthusiastic crowd every Thursday night.

Presented together with

Come in your Disco Glam best and get ready to party! Proceeds from the evening will benefit STEPS Foundation. Saturday | April 13 | 9PM onwards Members: P2,500 | Guests: P3,000 Entry ticket includes: Bar chow, rum cocktails, and the first round of wine

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IN C A S E Y O U MIS S ED IT

The Write Stuff

One of the most poignant pieces he read was a poem about his father, reproduced here:

Literature fans as well as writers, both aspiring and published, had the privilege of listening to the co-founder of the New York Writers Workshop, Tim Tomlinson, talk about contemporary fiction and poetry

At Night, After the Screams

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frequent visitor to Manila, Brooklyn-based Tim Tomlinson is a professor of Writing at New York University’s Global Liberal Studies Program. He is also the author of the chapbook Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, the poetry collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, and the collection of short fiction, This Is Not Happening to You. He also co-authored The Portable MFA in Creative Writing, an indispensable resource for writers everywhere.

At night, after the screams wake us, we hear

We hear him rummaging,

him make his walk to the kitchen,

rummaging,

hear his callused feet scuff the hardwood floor, hear him mutter curses at the carpet, its edge

He read aloud some of his poetry and short stories to the audience, and shared his own selections of outstanding contemporary poetry by the likes of Kim Addonizio and Sherman Alexie.

perpetually curled, hear him go silent on the linoleum of the kitchen floor. So much is hidden by our mother, in closets behind cans and boxes.

Tom Tomlinson

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the cans clinking, the boxes cracking open, and his hands, his thick callused hands ripping through wax paper and plastic packaging. Hear the refrigerator suck open sense its light through the cracks of our bedroom doors. When he stands in that cold light, when he upends the milk carton, when he douses the fire

So much

in his throat, does he wonder, as we do,

that he loves but we love, too.

what made him scream, again, this time,

Mallomars, Mr. Chips, Chips Ahoy!

his mother’s name? - Tim Tomlinson


IN C A S E Y O U MIS S ED IT

A Photographer's Journey Acclaimed international photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani, in conversation with Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, took us through her unusual but exciting path to achievement. Starting with her childhood as the daughter of a domestic worker working in Hong Kong, she talked about growing up without her mother, having little patience for school, then becoming a domestic worker herself, before discovering she had a talent for photography The talk was the kick-off to a new series at Manila House called Changing the Narrative, intimate conversations that put the spotlight on inspiring transformative journeys. Held at Anahaw last month to a packed and rapt audience, the event was also a fundraiser for

the FTW (For the Women) Foundation co-founded by Founding Member Cara Wilson. FTW is a non-profit organization that creates better economic opportunities for women scholars through free training in Data Science and Digital Marketing. Xyza on her start as a photographer: "When I first arrived in Hong Kong, I didn't have a very good relationship with my mother because she left when I was eight. As a growing girl, a lot of changes happened to me and I didn't have a mom with me. When I had my first period, I thought I was dying. I think these little things that happened in my life made our relationship not so good. So when I arrived in Hong Kong, and she wanted to be a mother to me, I'm like "Who are you?" "You were away for half of my life so why are you trying "Who are you?" "You were away for half of my to be a mom now?" I never understood why life so why are you trying she left. I thought she left because she wants a to be a mom now?" better life for herself but as we stayed together and worked together, I noticed that she never really goes out. She works seven days a week. Her life is confined in four walls. She only goes to the market and then goes back home. She stayed in Hong Kong for 20 years and she just learned to ride the MTR last year. That's how much sacrifice she has done. She never really saw Hong Kong, and so I picked up the camera and I realized, why not show it to her? Because our relationship is getting better, I feel so guilty about being a bad daughter. I decided, why not show Hong Kong through my photography. She was the main reason I became a photographer. I became her eye."

Xyza Cruz Bacani and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

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MEMBERS ' C O RN ER

What do you enjoy about drinking Malbec?

Ambassador Nestor Ureta

Michael A. Gibb

Loy Saguil

Nina Halley

“The birth of Malbec in Argentina began when the former President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento hired the French agronomist Michel A. Pouget in 1852. Malbec quickly grew in popularity by grape growers because of the way it adapted to the terroir in Mendoza and its resistance.

“Malbec is a wine to enjoy for its simplicity and bouquet of blackberry, plum, and black cherry. Another part of its appeal to me is the hint of chocolate and tobacco.

“Malbec is a great red wine. What I like most about it is that it’s full and has that hint of spice.”

“Malbec wine comes with a dizzying range of tastes and textures, and is always a pleasure to have. For me, Malbec evokes so much of Argentina, a place of dizzying sensations-from art, culture, architecture, its people, its poetry, its dance-tango.

The most outstanding feature of the Malbec is its intense dark colour. The Malbec’s flavourings remind me of cherries, plums, strawberry, raisin, and black pepper. It’s warm, soft and sweet. Special for red meats, cheeses, and pasta with tomato sauce.

It is also a wine with antioxidant qualities, which are appealing.”

Malbec is blended with many other varieties of grapes, and always, the marriage of the two produces wine that is even more superior in taste and texture. For me, the marriage of the Philippines and Argentina, is similar-a life that is richer and more gratifying.”

Every 17th of April since 2011, Argentina celebrates Malbec Day in commemoration of the 17th of April 1853, the day and year it arrived in. This year, we are celebrating the 9th Malbec World Day with the theme Malbec Argentino: Elegance Doesn’t Need Perfection.”

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Make it Malbec Why is the New World wine Malbec gaining popularity all over the world? Manila House Wine Steward, Gazelle Ingua, explains the appeal of the Argentinian signature wine Malbec is known for its plump, dark fruit flavors and smoky finish. In Argentina, the main fruit flavors in a glass are blackberry, plum, and black cherry. The nuanced flavors offer milk chocolate, cocoa powder of oak aging a sweet tobacco finish. While in France it is leathery with flavors of tart currant, black plum, and savory bitterness. FRUIT: Black cherry, pomengranate, plum, raspberry, blackberry OTHER: Cocoa, black pepper, tabacco OAK: Vanilla, dill, chocolate, mocha ACIDITY: Medium TANNIN: Medium TEMP: 21°C BLENDS: Blended commonly in Right bank Bordeaux with merlot and petit Verdot In Argentina, Malbec is occasionally blended with Bonarda. Food pairing: Dark meat poultry pairs well with earthy flavors such as beef brisket, duck, and chicken leg. Lamb also pairs well For cheese: cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses For vegetarian: mushroom, roasted bell pepper, arugula, black beans, and onion

Malbec is an enjoyable wine. Unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec doesn’t have super long finish. Malbec is great with leaner red meat. The wine does extremely well with funky flavors. What Malbec wines do we carry here? Malbec, Septima, Argentina 2016 - P1,800 Malbec, Aruma, Argentina 2014 - P2,500 Malbec, Felino, Argentina 2016 - P2,700

Enjoy a glass of Malbec at the Avenue Bar

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FO O D A N D DRIN K

By Popular Demand You asked for it, you got it. We've added even more meatless and vegetarian dishes to our menu

Smoked Sea Bass Laksa, Mediterranean Pizza, Tuna Fajitas

RES TA U RA N TS A N D O P ERATIN G H O U RS

Serving Lunch from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm • Dinner from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm on weekdays and until 11:00 pm on weekends A N A H AW Fine Filipino food in an elegant colonial-inspired setting. TH E G R I LL Cozy yet sophisticated, serving steak and seafood grilled to perfection. Serving Lunch from 11:00 am - 11:00 pm • Weekends: 11:00 am - 12:00 mn BO N I FACI O D I N I N G Here, comfort food is served from breakfast and lunch through to merienda, high tea and dinner, from spaghetti Bolognese with our own special meat ragout to irresistibly delicious salads and sandwich standards with our own twist. Weekdays: 7:00 am - 12:00 mn • Weekends: 7:00 am - 2:00 am AV E N U E BA R An elegant bar that begins indoors and flows into an outdoor deck with incredible views of the BGC skyline. 15


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BR OD YLAND

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T OW E R CL U B S I N GA P ORE

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MOD ERNIST

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1880

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MELBOUR NE 287 COLLINS

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G, 201 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000 +61 2 9019 1889

G, 151 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000 +61 2 9019 1890

L2, 287 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 +61 3 8688 7188


A P RIL 2019

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A R T, C U LT U R E & C U R R E N T E V E N T S

W E D N E S D AY | A P R 2 4 4-6PM

S AT U R D AY | A P R 1 3 1 0 A M -1 2 N N | A V E N U E B A R

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Setting the Record Straight: The Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty and the South China Sea Dispute Renato Cruz De Castro, international studies professor at De La Salle University and leading expert on political approaches to international and regional security, will discuss the treaty’s history and its geographic coverage, unresolved differences in interpretations, its triggering mechanism, and its relevance to the South China Sea dispute. Antonio T. Carpio, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice, will moderate the open forum that will follow.

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Art Exhibition Opening Cocktails: THE VAN DYCK ROOM J Studio presents a series of classically inspired portraits and tableaux by young artist Mark Lester Espina, who has imagined his own royal court while paying homage to the Flemish master Anthony van Dyck.

S AT U R D AY | A P R 1 3 1 0 A M -1 2 N N

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EASTER EGGS-TRAVAGANZA Easter Egg Decorating Class Get ready to put all your eggs in one Easter basket! A bit of watercolor, some glitter, feathers, beads, and markers, and you’re all set for Easter. A fun mock Easter Egg Hunt in Manila House follows after the class.

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Price per child: P950 Inclusive of materials Advance booking recommended

The exhibition runs until April 30

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M O N D AY | A P R 2 2 | 6 P M HIDALGO HALL Art Exhibition Opening Cocktails: ANGELITO ANTONIO: THE BACKFLOW The Filipino master of modernism, now 80 years old, presents recent drawings and mixed media artworks, completed after heart bypass surgery. He calls this series "returning to the source" of his talents. This is a special fund raising exhibition The exhibition runs until May 12

Members: P1,200 | Guests: P1,500

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Organized by Akademyang Filipino S AT U R D AY | A P R 1 3 | 7 P M B O N I FAC I O LO U N G E

Amnesty National: The New Tax Amnesty Law The Tax Amnesty Act RA11213 was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte last February. Do you qualify for amnesty? Tax Advisor and former Revenue District Officer of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Rhodora Garcia-Icaranom holds a Tax Amnesty Seminary to address all your questions about who qualifies for and how to avail of the amnesty.

S U N D AY | A P R 2 1 | 1 0 : 3 0 A M It's Easter Sunday! We've got an exciting Easter brunch buffet waiting for the whole family on April 21! Price per person: P2,200 With a choice of champagne, mimosa, bellini, or mocktail Price per child: P1,100 Inclusive of Easter egg hunt

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H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S W E D N E S D AY | A P R 1 0 3-5PM

LIFEST YLE

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W E D N E S D AY | A P R 3 8 : 3 0 PM | A N A H AW BA-DA-BINGO! Feeling lucky? Join host Tessa Prieto-Valdes for a Bingo Night filled with lots of fun and exciting prizes!

VXY: The Lasting Beauty Fix An exclusive afternoon tea for the ladies to present the three-second beauty wonder from Hong Kong. VXY promises a non-invasive nano invisible facelift in an ultra-luxurious facial mask that’s been winning awards for its efficacy and technology.

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Bingo cards priced at P250 each Minimum purchase of 4 cards per player

Limited to 24 ladies Each one will receive a free sample

S AT U R D AY | A P R 1 3 | 9 P M INTRAMUROS BALLROOM

T H U R S D AY | A P R 11 | 6 P M Take Me to the Liver Liver cancer and viral hepatitis, not to mention fatty liver, are becoming more common these days. Have we been neglecting the health of our livers? Dr. Quincy Raya, a European-trained preventive medical doctor shares her knowledge and expertise regarding liver cleansing and the benefits of early management and treatment of liver diseases to improve quality of life and well-being.

A Night at the Disco Put on your dancing shoes and your best Disco Glam outfit and dance the night away! International DJ John Robinson hits the decks with all your favorite disco hits from the 80s onwards on this special disco night for the benefit of STEPS Foundation.

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Presented by Raya Clinic Members: FREE | Guests: P500

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Members: P2,500 | Guests: P3,000 Presented together with BELO Medical Group

R E TA I L W E D N E S D AY | A P R 2 4 | 6 P M The Case for Immunization We tend to think vaccines are only for children, but in fact, adults also need to be immunized. Learn about the importance and benefits of adult immunization. Presented in partnership with Centre Médicale Internationale (CMI) Members: FREE | Guests: P500 APR

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THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

Pop-Up: Jiří Pačinek Glass Discover the splendid glass works from Czech master glass maker Jiří Pačinek, some specially made with uranium.

Pop-Up: Tea Empire Dainty, delicate, and sophisticated, Tea Empire Shop’s floral porcelain tea cup sets are the perfect china pieces for an elegant high tea setup.


It's Easter Sunday! We've got an exciting Easter brunch buffet waiting for the whole family S U N D AY | A P R I L 2 1 | 1 0 : 3 0 A M

Price per person: P2,200

With a choice of Champagne, Mimosa, Bellini, or Mocktail

Price per child: P1,100

Inclusive of Easter egg hunt

RSVP: events@manilahouseinc.com or +63 917 816 3685

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