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MH | E D I T O R ' S N O T E

BACK TO SQUARE ONE

Here we are again, on strict lockdown once more. As I write, the return to Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) is supposed to be lifted on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, but the positivity rate does not decrease, we could be looking at a longer lockdown. For us at Manila House, this is a bittersweet development. Last year’s lockdown, while absolutely necessary, came at a severe cost to all of us, both professionally and personally. And just as we were clawing our way back into financial recovery, albeit with a much leaner staff, lower foot traffic, and less space, we have had to close down dine-in operations in the interest of public safety. Please remember that we remain open, however, to cater to your takeaway orders. As we did last year, we have retained a skeleton staff to keep the kitchen going; at the same time, we are taking advantage of the lull in business to carry out much needed touch-ups and repairs to the Club, in addition to our regular deep-cleaning and disinfecting. During this long and often surreal year in which many lost loved ones, not to mention their sources of livelihood, we were buoyed by the prospect of the vaccines helping us return to some semblance of normal. We talked so much about “the new normal” and envisioned a post-Covid world, only to discover that we are living in the new normal and it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future. The steep rise in cases - today we have just breached 10,000 cases a day - is certainly cause for alarm. We urge everyone to stay home and stay safe in the meantime, and stop the spread.

HOW TO SIGN UP Manila House Rewards is easy and convenient to access. The attached hyperlink https://manila-house.eber.co takes you to the registration/login page. You will be able to log in to your account using the primary email or mobile number connected to your Club membership.

Best In-House Magazine

PHILIPPINES BEST BRAND AWARDS 2018

Editor Bambina Olivares Content & Marketing Manager Arci Catalan Graphic Designer Pauline Robyn Henson

Bambina Olivares

Director of PR and Arts, Culture, and Education Programs

Editorial Adviser Anton San Diego O N T HE C O VE R

Take a bite of our homemade Banana Cream Pies

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M H | TA B L E OF C ON T E N T S

APRIL 1

EDITOR'S NOTE

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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

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BENEFITS & PRIVILEGES Essentials in the Time of COVID

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CLUB RULES Attention All Members

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MEET OUR TEAM Joy Ramos

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE Easter Menu Taro Chips NEWS Manila House Takeaway Service Spring Cleaning F E AT U R E S Fighting COVID: Vaccine Facts and Fiction INTERVIEW Roselen Ocampo

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Club Quarantine Artist on Art On the Block Travel as an Emotion

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R E TA I L C O R N E R Book Club

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CALENDAR OF EVENT S Vaccine Preparedness: Are we ready? Stop the Hate: Fighting Anti-Asian Racism Chocolate and Whisky A Flavor-Pairing Experience In the Wild: A Photographic Journey through Africa, Latin America and Antarctica

Outdoor dining awaits once ECQ is lifted


MH | B E N E F I T S & P R I V I L E G E S

Essentials in the Time of COVID A curated selection of necessary items from our partners

STAY WELL AT THE FARM AT SAN BENITO Detox, de-stress and emerge refreshed. Special rates at The Farm await Manila House Members. Room rates begin at P10,000++ per night and includes Nutrient-rich vegan breakfast for two; Holistic Health Orientation with our integrative Doctor; Participation in Mindful Movements: Yoga Sessions, Mandala Flower Meditation, Immune Boosting Juice and Blends Prep Class, Wellness Talks, and Nature Walks; Use of facilities; Complimentary WiFi To ensure a safe and comfortable stay, all guests are required to take a 15-minute FDA-approved rapid test on-site prior to entry at P1,500++ per person additional fee. Contact details: +63 918 884 8080, +63 917 572 2325 info@thefarm.com.ph www.thefarmatsanbenito.com

SANIVIR SMOKE DISINFECTANT

CENTRE MÉDICALE INTERNATIONALE

Manufactured in Spain and tested according to stringent standards to assure its effectiveness against the Coronavirus, other types of viruses, bacteria, fungi and spores, Sanivir Smoke contains Glutaraldehyde and Orthophenylphenol which are both FDA and CDC approved active ingredients ideal in killing viruses.

The COVID-19 Antibody Screening Test is now available at CMI, using Roche Elecsys Technology in the detection of COVID-19 antibodies. Roche Elecsys is an immunoassay performed using a sophisticated analyzer in a certified laboratory. It is more sensitive and accurate than standard rapid test kits.

• Ideal for all enclosed spaces • Easy to use, no residue, non-corrosive • Can penetrate hard to reach areas such as crevices, air vents, ceiling as well as surfaces • It can be used every two weeks depending on the area Manila House Members enjoy specially discounted prices for Sanivir Smoke Discounted Price per can P1,200 Sanivir Smoke 25g 3 SRP: P1,500 50 m (15 to 30 sq. m) Sanivir Smoke 1kg P4,800 2,000 m3 (500-550 sq. m) SRP: P6,000 Prices are exclusive of 12% vat and exclusive of delivery charges. Price of this item is subject to change without prior notice. For more information, please call

371-3936, 411-2627 or 411-2592 3

• 100% sensitivity, 99.8% specificity • Developed in Switzerland, made in Germany • Approved by the Philippine and US FDA • Approved by UK and EU regulators • Widely used in Europe Manila House Members enjoy a special discount on on CMI medical services. The Antibody Screening is included for free when you book an Executive Wellness and Preventive Medicine programme with CMI. Please present your membership card as soon as you arrive at CMI. Contact details: 0927 931 7194 experience@cminternationale.com


MH | C L U B R U L E S

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS MEMBER REFERRAL AND REWARDS PROGRAMME

After February 28, 2021, unpaid Annual Dues for 2021 shall be charged late payment interest of 2% per month.

We’re accepting membership applications again. Refer a friend, family member or business associate for membership to Manila House and we’ll reward you!

For more information regarding Membership concerns, please call +63 917 816 3685 or email membership@manilahouseinc.com.

For every new Member you refer, you will receive a P10,000 voucher that is • redeemable against food and beverage consumption for dine-in and takeaways • non-transferrable and not convertible to cash • valid for six months from date of issue • valid for single transaction and shall not be claimed with any discount and promotions

F&B VOUCHERS

The voucher is released only upon the payment of membership joining fees by the new Member. The value of the voucher is fixed, regardless of membership type.

The current lockdown restrictions have meant that the Club is closed for dine-in until further notice.

For inquiries and more information regarding Member Referral Programme, please call +63 917 816 3685 or email membership@manilahouseinc.com.

2021 ANNUAL DUES AND CONSUMABLES Annual Dues must be settled within the first month of each year. Annual Dues are inclusive of P700 and P500 monthly consumables. Founding, Regular, and Associate Members will be entitled to P700 in monthly consumables. For Junior Members, the monthly consumable amount is P500. The consumable amounts may be used in all F&B outlets. If unused, the monthly consumable amount will be forfeited at the end of every month.

We continue to encourage Members to purchase in advance the P10,000 F&B vouchers that are fully consumable and may be used for dine-in and takeaway. They may also be used as payment for webinar registration fees which include food delivery options. SUPPORT MANILA HOUSE VIA TAKEAWAY

In the meantime, we urge all Members to support the Club, and its employees, by ordering from our Takeaway Menu. For your convience, we offer several ways to order Takeaway: Order from our website (shop.manilahouseinc com), through food delivery services (Grab Food and Foodpanda), or by calling us directly (+63 917 816 3685). Thank you for being part of the Manila House community, and for supporting your Manila House family. Please note that our safety protocols are subject to change depending on pronouncements issued by the IATF and the LGU. The Club reserves the right to refuse service to Members and their guests who do not comply with the safety protocols.

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MH | M E E T O U R T E A M

Joy Ramos Numbers, they say, are the language of business. If that is indeed the case, Doris Joy Ramos, our Treasury and Credit Collection Supervisor, speaks it with fluency When and why did you decide to work with numbers? Honestly, I didn’t like numbers! I remember before entering college, I was still undecided on what course to take. Then, come enrollment time, I registered under Business Management only to be surprised when I received my registration card—I was enrolled under the Financial Management course—and that’s how it all started. And because of this, I’m able to work with a lot of well-known businessmen and influential personalities, here and abroad. And that for me is a great privilege. Do you have any key mentors or people who deeply influenced who you are, in your work and life? Growing up in a simple family in the province, I consider my mother as the greatest influence in my life. She taught me the value of perseverance, fairness and fear in our Creator-- which I believe helped me to become the person I am now. What motivates or inspires you, considering that we are in a pandemic? The fact that my family is safe and healthy and we still have food on our table is already a big blessing that keeps me sane this pandemic. In spite and despite of everything, I can truly say that God is really good. What types of activities or hobbies do you enjoy outside of work? Playing volleyball is my passion, and of course spending time with my loved ones and friends. But due to the pandemic, I don’t get to spend as much time with them as I used to, and that somehow saddened me. I hope and pray that this pandemic will end soon so that we can finally go back to our normal lives with no restrictions and limitations.

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POP QUIZ

• My favorite spot in Manila House is… the Terraza, because it’s relaxing, with a great ambiance! • I really look forward to… this Covid-19 pandemic being over soon. • The most refreshing summer drink is… water! Hahaha!

DIRECTORY

Reservations +63 917 816 3685 reservations@manilahouseinc.com

Banquets +63 917 816 3671 banquets@manilahouseinc.com

Membership +63 917 834 2217 membership@manilahouseinc.com

​ etail R +63 917 809 4896 retail@manilahouseinc.com

PR and Arts, Culture & Education Programs +63 917 829 0819 events@manilahouseinc.com

Call us: +632 7 958 5007, +632 8 478 7163, +632 8 478 7165, +632 8 478 7176, +632 8 826 3196

Manila House Private Club, Inc. 8F, Seven/NEO, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634, Philippines www.manilahouseinc.com Manila House Private Members Club @manila_house


Easter Menu Bring the Manila House experience to your home over Easter, whether you’re celebrating with the family or just ordering for two. Soup Cream of Mushroom Soup

Single Order Php190 | Good for 2 Pax Php360

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Single Order Php180 | Good for 2 Pax Php350

Salad Caesar Salad

Single Order Php490 | Good for 2 Pax Php790

Parmesan Salad

Single Order Php420 | Good for 2 Pax Php760

Main Course Salt Crusted Fish

Served with Grilled Vegetables, Garlic Aioli, Calamansi Soy, Chili Vinegar, EVOO and Lemon (500g) Good for 1-2 Pax Php2600 (2kg) Good for 8-10 Pax Php7200

Singaporean Chili Crab, Glass Noodles (600g) Good for 2-3 Pax Php3100 (1.5kg) Good for 6-8 Pax Php6300

Stuffed Whole Roasted Turkey

Served with Cranberry Sauce and Giblet Gravy (8kg) Good for 15 Pax Php12,250

16-Hour Roasted Beef Belly

Served with Roasted Vegetables, Green Peppercorn and Truffle Sauce (1kg) Good for 3-4 Pax Php2900 (3kg) Good for 10-12 Pax Php6100 7

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MH | F O O D A N D B E V E R A G E

Main Course Porchetta with Manila House Liver Sauce (1.5kg) Good for 4-6 Pax Php2900 (3kg) Good for 10-12 Pax Php5900

MH Fried Chicken

Served with Mashed Potato, Grilled Corn, Bacon Gravy (2pcs) Single Order Php620 (Platter) Good for 6-8 Pax Php2150

Bolognese

Single Order Php680 | Good for 3 Pax Php1500

Truffle Mushroom Paella

Good for 4-5 Pax Php2700 Good for 8-10 Pax Php4900

Adobo Rice Paellera

Good for 4-5 Pax Php2100 Good for 8-10 Pax Php4200

Dessert (Whole) Apple Crumble Pie Php2000

Mascarpone Cheese Cake Php2500

Carrot Cake Php2300

Banana Cream Pie (Frozen) Php2000

*Available for takeaway on April 3 and 4, 2021, **Please confirm orders by March 31, 2021, ***Subject to 5% packaging fee For inquiries and reservations, please contact reservations@manilahouseinc.com or +63 917 816 3685 | +632 7 958 5007 | +632 8 478 7163 | +632 8 478 7165 | +632 8 478 7176 | +632 8 826 3196

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MH | F O O D A N D B E V E R A G E

TARO CHIPS

TO GO!

We’ve reinvented a Club favorite! Our homemade Taro Chips are now available in three different flavors:

Plain | Php210 Salted Egg | Php260 Nori | Php260 Aioli Dip | Php60

Freshly made just for you! For orders, please contact: +63 917 816 3685, +632 8-478-7163 *Subject to 5% packaging fee

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MH | N E W S

Manila House Takeaway

TH OP E EN PU T BL O IC Service

There’s more than one convenient way to enjoy your Manila House favorites in the comfort of your home!

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Manila House Online Ordering System

Food Delivery Service

Visit us at shop.manilahouseinc.com

Check our promos on GrabFood and Foodpanda

3 Call and text

Contact us at +63 917 816 3685 or email reservations@manilahouseinc.com to order

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MH | N E W S

SPRING CLEANING

We’re taking advantage of the ECQ lull to do some deep cleaning and disinfecting during the day instead of our usual nighttime routine. We look forward to welcoming you back to Manila House as soon as ECQ is lifted. In the meantime, stay home and stay safe... and order takeaway from Manila House!

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MH | N E W S

“While the uncertainty of COVID-19 makes it difficult to plan, I believe it is helpful to always remain engaged in purposeful and positive tasks. Here at Manila House, we didn’t take the recent ECQ announcement as a ‘disruption’ in our continuing efforts to provide a safe haven to our Members, patrons and employees. We instead used this time to achieve deep compliance with COVID-19 safety measures by conducting deep cleaning, disinfecting, preventive maintenance and converting our outlets into carry-out and takeaway operations. This experience during the crisis showed that our business and our employees are capable of handling more than we ever thought possible. When our business reopens, we shall bring all of the insight, knowledge and resilience we’ve gained throughout this experience.” - Jose L. Arcilla General Manager 12


MH | F E AT U R E S

FIGHTING COVID: VACCINE FACTS AND FICTION As the covid vaccines begin to trickle into the Philippines, the rumor mill is also working overtime. While it’s not our place to compel anyone to get vaccinated, we believe in the efficacy of the vaccines which have been developed in record speed to fight the coronavirus pandemic that has immobilized the world for more than a year now. More than anything, we believe in the importance of getting our information from reliable, scientifically vetted and FDA-approved information.

Vaccine Myth

Vaccine Fact

It was rushed and isn’t safe

Researchers took no safety shortcuts. Large Studies show the vaccine is safe

It changes your DNA

It’s impossible for the vaccine to change your DNA

It can give you COVID-19

The vaccine doesn’t contain a live virus strain

It contains egg protein

It doesn’t have egg proteins and can be given to people with egg allergies

It causes severe side effects

For most, the vaccine causes mild side effects that resolve in a few days

It makes women infertile

There is no evidence that the vaccine causes infertility Source: Sanford Health

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MH | I N T E R V I E W

ROSELEN OCAMPO

answers the Manila House Questionnaire

“Success is learning to give more instead of take. “ Tell us what you do?

What would you like to see in the “next normal”?

Showroom Director at Kenneth Cobonpue Manila

More reconnecting in the next normal way.

How do you define success?

What’s your favorite thing about ManilaHouse?

Success is learning to give more instead of take. When we help others or give of ourselves we create an environment where others want to help you too. This, I believe, is the perfect world we all want to live in.

Winding down al fresco on Avenue Deck.

What life lessons did you derive from the pandemic?

Spain, as I have been enrolled at Instituto Cervantes for a couple of years. Because of the pandemic we shifted to online, it would be best to be immersed ( even if limited) in the culture - and this time the Netflix subtitles will be in English.

I learned that to maintain a healthy balance between work and play is key to staying happy. And if you aren’t happy, you can’t be motivated. So you need a really good balance.

If you had to be quarantined (again) which country would you choose to be in?

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MH | I N C A S E Y O U M I S S E D I T

CLUB QUARANTINE

Coping with lockdown one year on can take its toll on our physical and mental health. Dr. Aisa Yamamoto, a Functional Medicine practitioner and Von Guintu, a psychologist presented a multipronged approach to wholistic health, involving the food we eat, the amount of sleep we get, the stress we deal with and the physical exercise we fit into our daily lives. Jason Villanueva, a dietician and nutritionist as well as a trained chef, distilled his strategy for overall welbeing into five key points: Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, Repair and Rebalance.

Presented in partnership with:

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ARTISTS ON ART

This webinar featured four members who are also exceptional artists - Jay Yao, Tracie Anglo Dizon, Carlo Calma and Wonhee Delgado or Whee - whose recent artworks are part of a group exhibition at Leon Gallery, under the auspices of another friend of Manila House, Derek Flores of DF Art Agency. Out four members were joined by Kim Lim, who was part of the group show, Art Detour. It was a very relaxed conversation about art. As we all know, the pandemic has put an end to art fairs and large-scale public events. Even the more intimate setting of the gallery has had to be adapted to today’s current realities. We discussed how their ability to create was affected by the pandemic and how their experience was reflected in their work. For the artists, it has been a productive and creative period, with the lockdown allowing them space to focus. As Kim Lim noted, “it was important to be driven by curiosity, and not by fear.”

Wonhee Delgado

Tracie Anglo Dizon

Juan Carlo

Kim Lim

Jay Yao

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ON THE BLOCK

Blockchain technology is fairly new territory for many of us, but it’s poised to change the way the world does business in the near future. Jeff Wentworth, the co-founder of Curvegrid, a blockchain SaaS startup based in Tokyo, began his presentation with an introduction to the current craze in the art world, Non-Fungible Tokens or NFT, with one particular artwork already by the artist known as Beeple auctioned by Christie’s, and crypto being accepted as a form of payment alongside the standard payment modes. He also did a quick demo of how blockchain technology worked. Jonathan Morgan, the co-founder of Kobe International Blockchain Research Centre (Kobeibrc) in Japan, demonstrated business case uses for blockchain, while leading Philippine technology lawyer JJ Disini tackled Philippine regulatory policies and laws towards blockchain and cryptocurrency. Mathieu Labro of the Tokyo-based enterprise cloud collaboration platform provider, moderated the discussion.

Jeff Wentworth

Mathieu Labro

Jonathan Morgan

JJ Disini

Presented in partnership with:

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MH | I N C A S E Y O U M I S S E D I T

TRAVEL AS AN EMOTION

The travel industry is preparing for surge in demand for travel, particularly for boutique travel, once borders reopen, quarantine restrictions have been eased, and many travelers have been vaccinated. Our three boutique travel specialists said that vaccine passports, or certification of the presence of antibodies, may likely become a requirement as early as May 14, when Europe is expected to begin welcoming tourists for the summer season, although considering the volatile nature of the coronavirus, that may be subject to change. What will never change is the lure of travel and adventure. And the next time you travel, consider a woman travel specialist for help in planning your dream vacation. “I definitely think that a woman’s touch is different. Aside from making sure that logistics are in place and everything happens seamlessly, I put myself in the position of the client and try to imagine, how do I make this experience more romantic for them? How do I make this experience more emotional for them? It’s really that emotional factor that makes a trip unique.” - Yessa Yu Caparas (A2A Travel) “There are things, as women, that we always pay attention to. For example, I always pay attention to the cadence of a trip. When I’m designing an itinerary, I play it out in my mind and run through the sequence: okay, so they’re having lunch, what’s after lunch, what’s the next step? So what’s the high, what’s the low and what’s the medium point of the trip and how do I end it? Those are the nuances I think as a woman we are more inclined to pay attention to.” - Tesa Totengco (Travels with Tesa) “Since I’m a mom, I’m a wife, I’m a daughter, I’m a girlfriend, I feel I have more empathy and understanding for clients who have special requests like caring for elderly travelers, especially for multi-generational travelers. You have the grandmas and grandfathers joining the trip so you have to provide them with the right support for the trip so that they’re as comfortable as possible, then there’s adapting to families with kids of all ages, making sure we make it fun, we make it family friendly and safe… A woman’s touch means you’re more communicative with all the suppliers, making sure all the T’s are crossed and all the I’s are dotted right. And I’ve also been in their shoes as a female traveler.” - Shy Perez-Sala (SPS Travel)

Presented in partnership with:

To watch the full webinar, visit our YouTube channel

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BOOK CLUB

The appeal of a beautifully produced book that’s a wonderful read as well is irresistible. Here are some books currently available at our Retail Corner.

CLEARANCE SALE We’re making way for new stock at our Retail Corner. Grab some great bargains now for your home!

DECO FILIPINO: ART DECO HERITAGE IN THE PHILIPPINES

Php2700

Lavishly illustrated with over 500 colored and archival photos, DECO FILIPINO: ART DECO HERITAGE IN THE PHILIPPINES presents a visual catalog of contemporary architecture and design from 1925-1950. Through these structures, we learn about the life and times of an era collectively remembered with gilded nostalgia-set in the midst of a confident political transition, but also one at the cusp of an impending World War. Ivan Man Dy and Gerard Lico ArtPostAsia 2020 (Hardcover)

AMBAHAN: A LOVE STORY

Php495

Inspired by the traditional poetry form of the Mangyans, this book of poetry, “Ambahan: A Love Story, is written in the seven-syllable meter still used today by the Hanunuo Mangyan tribe of Mindoro.

Daily Life Projects by Gert Voorjans (per piece) Php7,500

Php3,100

Quintin Jose V. Pastrana FEU Publications, 2019 (Softcover) WALK MANILA

Php700

This guidebook identifies 100 historic sites and structures, including those deemed as heritage-at-risk in the different districts of Manila - Intramuros, Port Area, Ermita, Malate, Paco, Santa Ana, Pandacan, Binondo, San Nicolas, Tondo, Santa Cruz, Quiapo, San Miguel, Sampaloc, and Santa Mesa. It comes with maps and tours developed by the Far Eastern University guides. Lorelei D. C. De Viana FEU Publications, 2019 (Softcover) For inquiries, contact Ms. Gic Capongcol at +63 917 560 0201 19

Wedding Butterflies & The Sweetest Dreams Table Book by Bonnae Gokson (per piece) Php 6,750

Php3,100


MH | C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S

ZOOMING IN Join us on Zoom for our programme of informative, entertaining and illuminating talks which encompass art & design, culture, history and current events

COVID-19: VACCINES, TREATMENTS, FACTS AND CONTROVERSIES

The vaccination roll-out in the Philippines has been slow and patchy. While it may take some time before herd immunity is achieved, there is still vaccine hesitation in some quarters. Listen to Dr. Charito Consolacion, Medical Director of the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, discuss the reality of COVID-19 in the country today, and how vaccines are crucial to reclaiming our lives, as well as the country’s economic recovery.

Dr. Charito Consolacion

Dr. Rodolfo Angeles, a licensed physician and faculty member of the UST College of Nursing, weighs in on various treatments and prophylactics such as Ivermectin.

April 13, 2021 Tuesday at 3PM

Dr. Rodolfo Angeles

ABOUT UST HOSPITAL The University of Santo Tomas Hospital is a center of excellence in medical education, training, research and healthcare services guided by Catholic principles and teachings. It is committed to the education, training, clinical research and professional growth and development of future healthcare professionals, as well as the delivery of affordable, reliable and holistic healthcare services to all, especially the poor, by competent, ethical and compassionate healthcare professionals.

Presented in partnership with:

Register in advance for this webinar

Please make payment to: Bank Name: UnionBank Name:  Manila House Private Club Inc. Account No:  00 202 0031640

Paypal: accountsreceivable@manilahouseinc.com GCash: please scan the QR Code

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STOP THE HATE:

Fighting Anti-Asian Racism The Chinese origins of the coronavirus that caused the global COVID-19 pandemic have helped to stoke anti-Asian hate around the world. Violent attacks against Asian-Americans have increased in recent months, including the deadly shooting of six Asian women in three Asian-run spas in Atlanta, Georgia, and the brutal assault of a 65-year-old Filipina woman in New York City, who was on her way to church.. The “model minority” has now found its voice and is speaking out against these racially motivated acts. What does it mean to be an Asian-American today? How do we fight anti-Asian discrimination and challenge the consistent invisibility of our community so that the world accepts and respects our humanity? These questions and more will be addressed by our panelists, Former Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theater, Artistic Director, Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Stella Abrera, actor Dante Basco, historian and academic Vincent Rafael, Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles Hon. Miguel Sangalang, and Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives Marita Etcubanez.

April 19, 2021 Monday at 10PM ET

April 20, 2021 Tuesday at 10AM HK

OPTION A

Registration Only: FREE

Stella Abrera

Vicente Rafael

Dante Basco

Marita Etcubanez

Miguel Sangalang

Bambina Olivares Moderator

OPTION B

Registration and Cocktail & Charcuterie Box: Php1,500* (Fee may be deducted from Member’s F&B voucher) *Delivery charge is separate

Presented in partnership with:

Register in advance for this webinar

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Please make payment to: Bank Name: UnionBank Name:  Manila House Private Club Inc. Account No:  00 202 0031640

Paypal: accountsreceivable@manilahouseinc.com GCash: please scan the QR Code


MH | C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S

CHOCOLATE AND WHISKY A Flavor-Pairing Experience

It comes as no surprise that chocolate and whisky, go together extremely well. The warming, complex nature of most whiskies complements and undercuts the luxurious, creamy texture of good chocolate. Explore this blend of tastes and textures in a pairing class five special Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, led by Diageo Brand Ambassador Rian Asiddao, and five unique single origin artisanal chocolates crafted by Tigre y Oliva, introduced by its Partner/Owner Rob Crisostomo.

April 22, 2021 Thursday at 6PM REGISTRATION FEE MEMBERS PHP400

NON-MEMBERS PHP800

PAIRING MENU Mortlach 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Manila House Chocolate Surprise Mortlach 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Coconut Milk Chocolate Mortlach 20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Talandang 70% Davao Dark Chocolate Lagavulin 12 Year Old Special Release Tupi 85% South Cotabato Dark Chocolate Talisker 15 Year Old Special Release Santa Maria 75% Davao Dark Chocolate

Mortlach Tasting Flights will be available at the Avenue Bar after the virtual event Presented in partnership with:

Rian Asiddao Diageo Brand Ambassador

Rob Crisostomo Tigre y Oliva Partner/Owner

Register by April 20, 2020 for this webinar

Please make payment to: Bank Name: UnionBank Name:  Manila House Private Club Inc. Account No:  00 202 0031640

Paypal: accountsreceivable@manilahouseinc.com GCash: please scan the QR Code

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IN THE WILD:

A Photographic Journey through Africa, Latin America and Antarctica Capture nature at its most majestic - from endangered wildlife to colourful birdlife, surreal landscapes and vanishing tribes. Put on your explorer hat with A2A Safaris and join A2A Safaris’ Co-Founder and Chief Wildlife Photographer, Jose Cortes III on a Zoom Safari to learn about different angles to shoot wildlife species, including how to take great shots on your mobile phones in the habitats that they live in Africa, South America and the Antarctic!

Jose “Lit” Cortes

April 24, 2021 Saturday at 3PM OPTION A

Registration Only: FREE

OPTION B

Registration and Cocktail & Charcuterie Box: Php1,500* (Fee may be deducted from Member’s F&B voucher) *Delivery charge is separate

Presented in partnership with:

Register in advance for this webinar

Please make payment to: Bank Name: UnionBank Name:  Manila House Private Club Inc. Account No:  00 202 0031640

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Paypal: accountsreceivable@manilahouseinc.com GCash: please scan the QR Code


STAYING EVEN SAFER ONE YEAR LATER

We keep our premises virus-free with stringent disinfection and sanitary measures. The health, safety and well-being of our Members and staff are of utmost importance to us.

37.5°C FACE SHIELDS / FACE MASKS / PPE Used throughout, especially during food preparation

TEMPERATURE CHECKS Thermal scans performed at the entrances to the Club No entry to those with temperatures above 37.5°C and with cough, cold and fever symptoms

CONTACT TRACING Members must check in with their RFID cards. All guests must be registered

AGE RESTRICTION Only Members and guests aged 18 to 65 years are allowed entry at the Club

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS Alcohol consumption is limited to 2 servings per guest only

PERSONAL SANITATION Frequent handwashing is a must. Alcohol, hand sanitizers and soap are available throughout the Club

SOCIAL DISTANCING Proper social distancing must always be observed

SANITATION OF PREMISES Regular and thorough cleaning and disinfection of all premises, with Sanivir smoke disinfectant to protect against viruses, bacteria and other germs

FOOT BATHS Located at the entrance to the Club

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IN THE HOUSE APRIL 2021  

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