The sportsbar Heckle and Jeckle has always been a favorite expat hangout in the Jupiter and Burgos area in Makati City.
A list of international holidays and celebrations of countries with considerably big expat communities in Metro Manila. It includes national days, festivals organized by cultural institutes or expat associations, and traditional foreign holidays that are celebrated in the Megacity as well.
Handlebar is the venue for bikers and rockers in Makati. If you do not possess a motorcycle and leather vest, there are still enough reasons to check it out, as it offers live music, sports TV, and perhaps the longest happy hour in Metro Manila.
Do you reach for the sky in everything that you do? You should take up quarters in the Gramercy Residences! With 71 storeys and a height of 302 meters, this residential tower in Makati offers the most breathtaking views of Metro Manila.
Do you like living in a very international community? Then you should try out Magallanes Village. Some 40 to 50 percent of this gated community's residents are expatriates.
In order to work in the Philippines, you normally need a certain visa, a work permit, and pay taxes to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The Philippine Alien Employment Permit (AEP) is issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). It allows a foreign national to work in the country and is usually sent in with a pre-arranged employment visa.
Looking for a job in Metro Manila? Being one of the biggest BPO hubs in the world, this Megacity has dozens of multinational outsourcing companies you can send your CV to. Many of these companies have thousands of employees. Interested in working for some of the biggest BPO companies in the country? Take a look at our guide here.
Established in January of 1906, the German Club Manila traces its roots from Casino Union, a loose association of German-speaking expats formed some time in 1880. It is one of the oldest clubs formed by foreigners in the Philippines.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is big business in the Philippines. From back office work to entire services outsourced from around the world - Megacity Manila's BPO industry is thriving. This increases the presence of Megacitizens in Manila and creates a competitive advantage over other Megacities.
The Philippine Social Security System (SSS) is a public service which provides, among others, retirement and health benefits for workers and employees in the private sector.
The British Women's Association presents itself as "an international group, with members from 22 nations" that is based in Manila. BWA's website says, "Join us to meet other friendly people, to take up a new hobby or to become involved in supporting local charities."
Looking to live in a tropical paradise? The Philippines is a popular destination for retirees. Find out why.
The Megacitizens guide for moving to Manila, from booking a flight and packing your things to finding a job and making new friends.
Serving the best of western comfort food and European draft beer in a stylish city pub ambiance, Publiko Eat + Drink is a popular meeting point among the expats of Eastwood City.
Moving to a tropical paradise like the Philippines is a dream come true for many, but on the other end of the spectrum - especially for the ill-informed, this big move could become a nightmare. But don’t let the dream go just yet because as soon as you learn about the common mistakes that foreigners make when moving to the country, you will be just fine.
Tired of buying new gallons of expensive purified water every other day? Lux water purification systems provide you with drinkable water right from the tap.
Online news sources, expat forums, entertainment guides, and more - we compiled a link list with the best that the Manila Cyberspace has to offer for Megacitizens like you!
The U.S. Independence Day on July 4 is always commemorated as the Day of Filipino American Friendship in the Philippines. American expat organizations invite Americans, Filipinos, and all other nationalities to celebrate together on the weekend.
French national and long-time Metro Manila resident Jean-Marc Freihuber, founder of City Kart Racing in Circuit Makati, tells Megacitizens.com how upset he was the first time he saw Boracay, the moment he fell in love with Bohol, the time he found the love of his life, and when he decided the Philippines felt home, and will always feel home, to him.
The upcoming Megacitizens "Stammtisch" Meeting is a chance to find out more about Manila's hidden gems. Come and join our casual get-together for the expats and citizens of Metro Manila on Tuesday, July 29.
The coming rainy season was the big issue of the June Stammtisch. Fortunately the weather was good when expats and Megacitizens from all over Metro Manila met to exchange their stories of sudden floods and overpriced umbrellas.
Join an international crowd for mango shakes, San Mig Light, and some sizzling bar food at the Megacitizens Stammtisch meeting next Tuesday, June 24, at Giligan's in Makati!
While enjoying sweet Leche Flan and San Miguel Apple, Megacitizens from Brazil, Panama, Germany, and the Philippines exchanged the best ideas for free time activites in and around Manila.
Just a few more days until the next Megacitizens Stammtisch! Join our casual and international get-together with expats, professionals, and citizens of Manila this Tuesday, May 27!