Metro Manila · Communities & Networks

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Clubs & Networks are a perfect opportunities to get in touch and stay connected with like-minded people in the Megacity. Here we list organizations and associations that target an international crowd and revolve around a common theme, such as culture, sports, business, charity, or just bringing together people from the same country.

These associations and organizations offer different activities. Some host presentations, cultural events, and workshops, some invite you to soccer and football sessions and others engage you to put up some hours for a good cause. Some have regular open meetings, others are more exclusive and you need to either register first or even have a formal invitation.

If you are looking for country-specific networks and clubs, your embassy or consulate should be able to provide you with contacts. They also inform about celebrations of national and regional holidays in Manila, such as the midsummer party of the Scandinavian Society or the Brazilian Carnaval.

Looking for expats and other Megacitizens from all over the world? Come and join our monthly Megacitizens Manila Stammtisch, a casual get-together where we talk about everything under the (expat) sun!

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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.

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Mothers and Darlings (MADS) is a great way for both children and parents to meet new friends and ease into life in Manila.

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Tracing its history back to 1914, Nomad Sports Club is the hometo the British community in Manila. The club offers a number of sports activities for Megacitizens.

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Initiated in 1902 and incorporated in 1920, AmCham Philippines is the oldest American Chamber abroad. It has 23 standing committees and two foundations that cover all aspects of business and industry to promote American-Philippine relations.

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The American Women's Club of the Philippines (AWCP) is an organization of Americans and spouses of American citizens residing in the Philippines. The Club promotes and fosters American cultural values in its activities while celebrating the diversity of an international community. 

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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."

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The French Chamber of Commerce promotes French business interests in the Philippines and likewise the Philippines in France. Formed in 1988, Le Club FCC is composed of French and French-speaking executives and of businessmen with ties to France or French companies.

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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.  

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Since 2008, GPCCI has been supporting business relations between Germany and the Philippines. It connects companies and professionals from both countries and offers a wide range of information and consulting services regarding opportunities, economic development, outsourcing, marketing, and more.

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The Goethe Institute is the German Cultural Centre. It offers language courses, organizes events and runs a library for German books and movies.

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'Instituto Cervantes is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. It is the largest organization in the world dedicated to the teaching of the Spanish language and to increasing knowledge about Spanish and Hispanic culture.'

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The ‘Experience New Zealand’ fair featured a variety of New Zealand products to sample and buy, including food, skin care products and health supplements. The trade fair took place from 17-19 May 2013 at the Glorietta Activity Centre, Makati City.

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Over 160 merchants and artisans will be selling Filipino and international handicrafts, arts, and gourmet dishes at bargain prices at the SMX Convention Center this Saturday. The U.S. Embassy Club's Shopper's Day Bazaar is of the most popular charity events in Metro Manila.

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Christmas is not only a time for family and friends but also for networking and getting together with Manila’s international community. The Spanish Chamber of Commerce welcomed guests from the world of business and politics to its Christmas Party.  

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Want to improve your business contacts? The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) and the other European chambers are inviting to their annual networking night.

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This weekend you can enjoy experimental jazz performances by world-class musicians from Europe and the Philippines. The Euro-Pinoy Jazz Concerts are presented by The Delegation of the European Union and the European Union National Institutions for Culture.

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The European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP) celebrates its 35th anniversary with an elegant masquerade ball. On March 12, 2014, the Who is Who of the European and Philippine business and diplomatic community will meet at Solaire Resort & Casino.

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Brit pop on stage, teenagers posing in red telephone booths, kids playing soccer, fathers testing the comfort of English limousines - walking in Bonifacio High Street felt like strolling through London this weekend.

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French culture and language institute Alliance Française celebrates the non-governmental organization Doctors Without Borders with a photo exhibit and film screenings.

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Expo Mom is where the modern and active mothers of Metro Manila meet to connect and check out the latest products for parents and babies.

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It is Canada's birthday as a country on July 1! The Canadian Chamber of Commerce celebrates one day later with a trade fair and other activities in Makati City.