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Alba Iulia
Monday, June 21, 2021

Parramatta Council opens its city to Fil-Aussies anew

The Parramatta Council recently held a culturally, linguistically and diverse media outlets meeting with the Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer at the Council Corporate room...

FiND Network Announces New Advisory Board

Sydney, Australia — The Filipino Nursing Diaspora (FiND) Network announced the introduction of a new advisory board. These five advisors will leverage their collective...

Young Filipino-Australian wins prestigious journalism fellowship award

Journalism graduate and The Philippine Times writer Tricia Rivera has been announced winner of the JNI Opportunity Fellowship with 9 News Melbourne and The...

Celebrating the passions and achievements of Filipinos around Australia

Walter Villagonzalo and his family left the Philippines during a coup following the removal of President Marcos from office, and after 12 years of...

News

Young Filipino-Australian wins prestigious journalism fellowship award

Journalism graduate and The Philippine Times writer Tricia Rivera has been announced winner of the JNI Opportunity Fellowship with...

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Parramatta Council opens its city to Fil-Aussies anew

The Parramatta Council recently held a culturally, linguistically and diverse media outlets meeting with the Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer at the Council Corporate room...

COVID-19

AFCS serving the vulnerable during Melbourne lockdown

By Maria Smith Covid-19 has never really left us, only coming back in more alarming variants. Whatever name it assumes,...

AFCS supports small Filipino businesses during lockdown

The Australian-Filipino Community Services Inc (AFCS) in collaboration with local Filipino stores Masagana Fil-Asian Groceries of Boronia and Dandenong, and...

To vaccine or not – The moral choice

By Deacon Neil Daculan It’s hard to debate on people’s choices when most would shield themselves with their right: the...

Fil-Aussie doctor: “We’ve beaten this virus before. We’ll do it again.”

By Dr Michelle Natividad Bautista, MBBS, Honours, FANZCA Day 1 of our fourth lockdown. Recuperation time is finished and I’m...

COVID restrictions helped increase digital communication use for older Australians

Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions have led to more older Australians using digital communications, including social media apps, than ever before. Research...

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Columns

Celebrating the passions and achievements of Filipinos around Australia

Walter Villagonzalo and his family left the Philippines during a coup following the removal of President Marcos from office, and after 12 years of...

Born in a manger: Rodrigo Bagon

 “You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” – Frank McCourt Rod was born in Eastern Samar, Philippines...

Five attributes of successful visa applications

When applying for a visa, one may ask, what should I do to increase my chance of getting my application granted? Based on my...

All you need to know about overseas voting

As the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne prepares for the registration of overseas voters for the May 9, 2022 Philippine national elections, we thought...

To vaccine or not – The moral choice

By Deacon Neil Daculan It’s hard to debate on people’s choices when most would shield themselves with their right: the right to choose what’s best...

Merlinda Bobis: Writing about the Philippines – heart, soul, and body

Merlinda Bobis is a prominent Australian author originally from the Philippines.  With four novels and six poetry books, she launched a new book in...

Migration

Changes to the Migration Program Levels

To our kababayans, there are upcoming immigration changes to be implemented this year which will impact international students and skilled migrants. The most impactful are the changes to the Migration Program Levels. While the quota remains at 160,000 for...

Who has the power to cancel a visa?

This seems to be a simple question to answer as it is only the Department of Home Affairs who has the power to cancel...

Exploited Filipino migrant workers in Australia: a cautionary yet empowering tale

Hitec Welding in Brisbane is under investigation for allegedly underpaying Filipino migrant workers for extra domestic work and providing them with crowded accommodation. While...

Migration lingo made simple

When applying for visas, applicants encounter words or phrases that they have never seen before or might struggle understanding. This article intends to provide...

Falling in and out of love in Australia: Philippine law on foreign marriage, divorce and annulment

Filipinos are citizens of the world, and they figure in all sorts of complex situations with foreign elements. One such situation is marriage. And...

Worth Watching

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Love or money? What would you choose?

Do you know which one you’ll choose? This is the question that the new Star Cinema rom-com tried to tackle. Starring two of the...

‘Hello Stranger’ the movie now showing worldwide

Hello Stranger, a popular eight-part web series is now a movie.  The series which mostly showed the actors in Zoom calls follows the story of...

Kilig moments with real-life couples in digital series ‘Unloving U’

Two reel and real-life love teams come together in the new series from Director Easy Ferrer. Unloving U which is the Valentine offering from...

New P-pop group BGYO aims high with release of new single “The Light”

Who has not heard or doesn’t know what K-pop is? K-pop or Korean Popular Music has gone mainstream with boy group BTS leading the...

Sharon Cuneta’s February concert tour postponed

The Sharon Cuneta concert in Victoria, including New South Wales, South Australia, and Western Australia will be postponed indefinitely due to the unpredictable nature...

Getting to know Filipino-Australian ‘guitar master’ Bernardo Soler

Bernardo is an award winning classical guitarist. He wanted to learn how to play guitar after hearing classical guitarist Julian Bream play on classical radio....

Joross and Roxanne revive on-screen romance in ‘Hoy Love You’

Before he was known as a wisecracking funny guy, Joross Gamboa was part of the love team JoRox with Roxanne Guinoo. Both of them...

Talented Fil-Aussie siblings ‘The Quinals’ ready to take on the world

The pandemic has impacted many Filipino-Australian artists and musicians in an industry which relies heavily on live music to succeed. With the easing of...

Getting to know Fil-Aussie soul star Jerson Trinidad

Jerson Trinidad arrived in Australia in the late 80's with his family in Wagga Wagga. He then moved to Sydney to join popular talent...

Kiko Choir: 28 years of bringing joy to Melbourne

The Filipino Choir of St Francis (aka Kiko Choir) began singing at St Francis Church in Melbourne in 1992. This was shortly after the...

Getting to know Angela Gienel Ninon

As a young toddler in Makati, Angela Gienel Sta. Cruz Ninon was seen to be lip synching to the songs of Britney Spears, Sharkira...

Fil-Aussie band Five Fifty Myth releases debut single ‘Andito Lang Ako’

With a nostalgic, heart-on-sleeve sound that hearkens back to the rock bands of the 90s and mid-2000s, Five Fifty Myth’s debut single Andito Lang...
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Lifestyle

Born in a manger: Rodrigo Bagon

 “You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” – Frank McCourt Rod was born in Eastern Samar, Philippines...

Filipino-Australians join 3D cartoon trend

Filipino-Australians are joining the social media’s recent craze: posting 3D cartoon versions of themselves. Filipinos back home are likewise going gaga on the latest...

Why should you consider hiring a jumping castle for an adult party?

Virtually no party is complete without a jumping castle in any Australian city today. Although the pandemic has caused a lull in partying, people...

Filipino nurses care for the community’s seniors in Victoria

By Fred Jover Nursing is one area of the medical profession worldwide where Filipino nurses are prominently represented for over a century, since the first...

Entertainment

Filipino stories and representation highlighted in the new SBS show, ‘The Unusual Suspects’

By Charisse Garcia and Jason Cordi To be able to resonate with a character that speaks like them, thinks like them and shares common traits...

ABS-CBN’s ‘Magandang Buhay’ hosts star in new movie streaming worldwide on May 28

From hosting the morning talk show “Magandang Buhay”, the Momshies: Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal and Melai Cantiveros are now starring in their own movie...

Enjoy Australian-curated films with Stream and Sip

(MANILA)—The Australia Embassy Philippines is streaming Australian feature and short films on 22 and 23 May as it celebrates the 75th anniversary of the...
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Philippine teen drama brings back Korean Asianovela feels

Donnie Pangilinan and Belle Mariano are teaming up for ABS CBN’s latest teen drama offering: He’s Into Her,  playing Deib Lohr Enrile and Maxpein...

Filipino-Australian actor Dolloso’s ‘Survive or Die’ goes viral

Feature film SURVIVE OR DIE is going viral with over 1.9 million viewers and rising since being released about a month ago on the...

Grand Kapamilya Welcome: Sunshine Dizon and Jake Ejercito join ABS-CBN

Two stars were given the Grand Kapamilya Welcome during ABS-CBN’s latest mediacon. First is award-winning actress Sunshine Dizon who is now a certified Kapamilya....

Good Vibes Pilipinas releases Station ID

Live online radio program, Good Vibes Pilipinas has released a Station ID titled ‘Everyday Good Vibes’ to promote its program to Filipino Australians. The...

Travel

PH suspends entry of foreigners, 1500 daily arrival limit for returning Filipinos

The Philippine government has revised its pronouncement and is now allowing Filipinos to enter the Philippines, but is suspending the entry of most Foreign Nationals effective...

WePlanr, DOT Philippines Australia and New Zealand to launch #ThrowbackWeddingOfTheYear competition

Mission-driven wedding startup WePlanr is partnering with the Department of Tourism (DOT) Philippines to bring much-needed reprieve from COVID-induced boredom and tension for couples...

Thinking of travelling to the Philippines soon?

China Airlines has announced that it is currently operating scheduled flights from Australia to Manila in November and December 2020.  This would be a great opportunity for...

Who may or may not travel to the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic?

One of the unfortunate, if necessary, consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the imposition of travel bans by governments in order to protect their...