Expat Organizations in the Philippines

Alabang Ladies International Group
Formed over a decade ago by a group of expatriate women who wanted to make the most of their time in Alabang and connect to their hosts both socially and through volunteering and fund raising, ALIG now has a membership of around 120 members. Today we come from all across the world, have connections to global organizations, volunteer together in education and development projects and raise funds for our local charities.
W: http://www.aligmanila.com

American Association of the Philippines
The American Association of the Philippines…was bred of an idea and born of a specific necessity…” The American Association of the Philippines constitution states: “…founded on the concept of community interest, welfare, and responsibility. It is non-commercial. It is non-political. Its purpose is the general welfare of United States citizens….the American Association invites the membership, cooperation and mutual assistance of United States citizens residing in the Philippines.
T: (632) 892-5198
W: www.americanassociation.org

American Chamber of Commerce in Manila (AMCHAM)
The Chamber exists to serve the needs and wants of U.S. businesses through the participation of members in promoting their long-term objectives, while contributing to the civic and economic development of the Philippines.
T : (632)818-7911/12/13
F : (632)811-3081
W : www.amchamphilippines.com
E : amchamrp@mozcom.com

American Women’s Club of the Philippines
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Compound #48
McKinely Road Forbes Park, Makati City Philippines
T : (632) 817 7587
F : (632) 894 2466
W : www.awcphilippines.org

Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Inc
7/F Oakwood Premier, Glorietta 4,
Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines
T : (632) 755 8840/41
F : (632) 755 8843/44
W : www.anzcham.com
E : anzcham@anzcham.com

British Council
The British Council in the Philippines connects people with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK. Our aim is to build lasting relationships between the UK and the Philippines.
10/F, Taipan Place,
Emerald Avenue Ortigas Center,
Pasig City Philippines
T : (632) 914 1011 to 14
F : (632) 914 1020
W : www.britishcouncil.org.ph
E : britishcouncil@britishcouncil.org.ph

British Women’s Association
BWA is an international group based in Manila. Join them to meet other friendly people, to take up a new hobby, or to become involved in supporting local charities
T : (632) 843 7139
W: http://www.bwamanila.com
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Unit 1406 Antel 2000
Corporate Centre 121 Valero Street,
Salcedo Village Makati City 1200, Philippines
T : (632) 843 6457/66/71
F : (632) 843 6469
W : www.cancham.com.ph
E : info@cancham.com.ph

Cheese Club Philippines
W: http://www.cheeseclubphilippines.com/

European Chamber of Commerce
19/FAxa Life Centre
Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue corner Tindalo Street
Makati City, Metro Manila, 1200 Philippines
T : (632)845-1324
F : (632)8451395to97
W: www.eccp.com
E : inquiries@eccp.com

Expatriate Living and Retirement Alliance of the Philippines (ELRAP)
21 Evangelista St.
PNB Apartelle Bayan Park
Aurora Hill, Baguio City, Philippines
T: +63 (02) 424-3387
W: “www.bestphilippinesretirement.com, www.funphilippinesretirement.com

InterNations Philippines: http://www.internations.org/philippines-expats
Another great post-arrival group, particularly if you are looking to settle in Manila. From their site: “Mabuhay! and a warm welcome to InterNations Philippines! Our network for expats in the Philippines is tailored to your particular needs and helps you with moving to and settling in the Philippines. Relocating overseas to a foreign country is adventurous and also challenging now and then. For expatriates Philippines a lot of questions come up such as: ʺHow good is the health care system in the Philippines and do I need special vaccinations?ʺ, ʺIn which district should we live when moving to Davao?ʺ or ʺHow about the overall safety in Manila?ʺ And many more questions…

InterNations aims to support you, as an expatriate, in getting to know the Philippines expat community and discovering the Filipino way of life in all its facets, from having the traditional halo-halo to celebrating Kaarawan ni Bonifacio.”

Manila Club
San Gregorio Street corner South Expressway Oldest private membership social club in the Philippines.
Paseo de Magallanes
T : (632) 852 3507 / 8
F : (632) 852 3506
W : www.themanilaclub.com
E : mlaclub@themanilaclub.com

Manila St. Andrew’s Society
W: manilastandrews.org/
E: manilastandrew@yahoo.com
Newcomer’s Club
W: http://www.newcomersclub.com

Nomad Sports Club
T : (632) 824 7302 / 822 2471
F : (632) 821 2496
E : nomads@pacific.net.ph

Philippine-British Society
c/o PandimanPhilippines,Inc.,
Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
T : (632)527-7831to40
F : (632) 527 2167 / 71

St. Patrick’s Society
T : (632)837-0932/7
F : (632) 838 7245

The Retirement & HealthCare Coalition (RHC): The RHC is a terrific post-arrival organization for the new retiree to the Philippines. They are “a One-Stop-Shop for Retirees & Expats. RHC offers services along the lines of community integration, lifestyle, and healthcare. We organize regular meetings, have a network of doctors, clinics, hospitals & home healthcare providers. We connect new members with more experienced members that can be a guide to them during their first weeks.” Where ELRAP is a terrific resource for the pre-arrival retiree to the Philippines, RHC is the essential post-arrival organization. Learn more about the RHC by visiting their website at http://www.rhc.com.ph/about-us-the-rhc/.

“ More and more folks are retiring at an earlier age, while they are still healthy enough to enjoy their lives. The problem is, in the First World, even a couple in their late fifties that have a $500,000 investment portfolio, which includes their home equity and other investments, won’t have enough retirement income to take advantage of their hard-won freedom. ”

By Bruce Silverman
“ELRAP is a friendly website! On our pages please--no vulgarity, and no politics or religion discussed!”