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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Philippine Airlines to operate two special flights from Sydney to Manila

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited number of direct flights in the month of August from Sydney to Manila:

Around 290 passengers fly home on special flight from Melbourne to Manila

Philippine Airlines in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne successfully coordinated a special flight...

TFC Asia Pacific partners with regional organisations to deliver service for overseas Filipinos

The Filipino Channel (TFC) Asia Pacific echoes the ABS-CBN worldwide call to be in service of the Filipino through information, entertainment and...

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TFC Asia Pacific partners with regional organisations to deliver service for overseas Filipinos

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Philippine Airlines to operate two special flights from Sydney to Manila

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited number of direct flights in the month of August from Sydney to Manila:

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Philippine Airlines to operate two special flights from Sydney to Manila

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited number of direct flights in the month of August from Sydney...

Around 290 passengers fly home on special flight from Melbourne to Manila

Philippine Airlines in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne...

TFC Asia Pacific partners with regional organisations to deliver service for overseas Filipinos

The Filipino Channel (TFC) Asia Pacific echoes the ABS-CBN worldwide call to be in service of the...

Filipino aged care worker battling COVID-19 in a Melbourne hospital, says ‘I can’t breathe’

A 48-year-old Filipino who works as a Personal Care Attendant at the coronavirus plagued Estia Aged Care...

A doctor’s plea in the fight against COVID-19 in Melbourne

By Dr Michelle Natividad Bautista, MBBS, Honours, FANZCA Victoria is in a state of...
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Money

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The Morrison Government will deliver more support for households and businesses to help Australians through the COVID-19 pandemic and bolster our economic...

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Care for our common home

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More housing stimulus is now available

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Embrace the feedback, make the change

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) handed a P75,000 fine and a three-game suspension to the Ateneo Blue Eagles Men’s Basketball Head Coach...

Pivoting back from a global pandemic

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Property and lending market during COVID-19

New GDP figures have confirmed the economy has shrunk by 0.3% for the first three months of 2020. GDP is a measure...

Finding the sacred in isolation

I am writing this towards my tenth week in isolation, brought on by the coronavirus. This amount of time varies for many...

Migration

Partner visas and Family Violence

The digital age has changed the way we interact with other people. It has made communication and socialisation faster and more widespread.  As a result, many people meet friends from all over the world...

Australia’s population: 294,000 born in the Philippines – 5th largest group of overseas-born residents

In data released recently by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, people born in the Philippines represented the fifth largest group of overseas-born...

Visa tips during the coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia has a variety of effects on temporary visa holders who...

Latest visa updates affecting travellers to and from Australia amid COVID-19 pandemic

To all our kababayans confused about who and what to follow amidst this ongoing pandemic we are all experiencing, please see below...

Is your student visa expiring soon? Find out your next visa options.

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Travel

Around 290 passengers fly home on special flight from Melbourne to Manila

Philippine Airlines in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne successfully coordinated a special flight...

Ruby Princess docks in Manila, Filipino crewmen to be tested for COVID-19

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