Expat

H & J "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/hotspots/pictures-jupiter-burgos-kalayaan/h-j/460410-1-eng-GB/H-J_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1086 H & J

The sportsbar Heckle and Jeckle has always been a favorite expat hangout in the Jupiter and Burgos area in Makati City. 

International Holidays "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/international-holidays/600374-2-eng-GB/International-Holidays_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 International Holidays

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 Manila "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/handlebar-manila/1208045-1-eng-GB/Handlebar-Manila_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Handlebar Manila

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.

Gramercy Residences "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/gramercy-residences/1208010-1-eng-GB/Gramercy-Residences_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Gramercy Residences

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. 

Magallanes Village "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/magallanes-village/3775011-1-eng-GB/Magallanes-Village_zoom_image.jpg" 1579 801 Magallanes Village

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.

Passport "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/passport/37258-1-eng-GB/Passport_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Passport

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. 

Accenture Eastwood "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/basic-and-daily-needs/work-and-logistics/accenture-eastwood/806134-1-eng-GB/Accenture-Eastwood_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Accenture Eastwood

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. 

75th Oktoberfest Crowd "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/75th-oktoberfest-crowd7/622039-1-eng-GB/75th-Oktoberfest-Crowd_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 75th Oktoberfest Crowd

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.  

Working "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/working/39597-1-eng-GB/Working_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Working

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.

SSS Registration "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/sss-registration/600381-1-eng-GB/SSS-Registration_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1014 SSS Registration

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.

BWA 2016 "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/bwa-2016/3401373-1-eng-GB/BWA-2016_zoom_image.jpg" 1805 915 BWA 2016

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."

Tourist Reading a Book "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/tourist-reading-a-book/2186302-1-eng-GB/Tourist-Reading-a-Book_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Tourist Reading a Book

Looking to live in a tropical paradise? The Philippines is a popular destination for retirees. Find out why. 

Moving "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/moving/600367-1-eng-GB/Moving_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Moving

The Megacitizens guide for moving to Manila, from booking a flight and packing your things to finding a job and making new friends.

Publiko Eastwood "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/publiko-eastwood/664391-1-eng-GB/Publiko-Eastwood_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1076 Publiko Eastwood

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.

Kadayawan Festival 2015 (82) "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/kadayawan-festival-2015-82/2525621-1-eng-GB/Kadayawan-Festival-2015-82_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Kadayawan Festival 2015 (82)

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.

Water Purifier "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/misc/lux/water-purifier7/1246906-1-eng-GB/Water-Purifier_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Water Purifier

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.

Tablet "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/tablet/28604-1-eng-GB/Tablet_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Tablet

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!

FilAm "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/filam/1256252-1-eng-GB/FilAm_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 878 FilAm

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.

Le Cafe Curieux "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/hotspots/pictures-jupiter-burgos-kalayaan/le-cafe-curieux2/1556788-1-eng-GB/Le-Cafe-Curieux_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Le Cafe Curieux

Expats from France love this place, and they have every reason to do so. At Le Café Curieux you'll find everything you would expect from French savoir vivre: delicious food, great drinks, art, music, a cozy bar and a beautiful garden café.

City Kart Racing "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/misc/city-kart-racing/city-kart-racing13/1471574-1-eng-GB/City-Kart-Racing_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 City Kart Racing

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.

stammtisch "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/stammtisch5/1320216-1-eng-GB/stammtisch_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 stammtisch

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.

Stammtisch 14 "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/stammtisch-14/1273583-1-eng-GB/Stammtisch-14_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Stammtisch 14

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.

stammtisch "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/stammtisch4/1234244-1-eng-GB/stammtisch_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 stammtisch

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! 

Stammtisch 13 "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/stammtisch-13/1193384-1-eng-GB/Stammtisch-13_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Stammtisch 13

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.

stammtisch "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/stammtisch3/1160610-2-eng-GB/stammtisch_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 stammtisch

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!

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