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Alba Iulia
Monday, October 19, 2020

Australian-made beds are helping lost animals

With the COVID-19 pandemic still causing havoc around the world, a lot of businesses are moving their stores online. One of those...

The ties that bind us all

The Filipino Association of Monash (FAM) is a new cultural club at Monash University in Clayton established in 2019. Before the club’s...

7 common Filipino ingredients to liven up your home cooking

Most of us have been guilty of being too tired or unmotivated to get in the kitchen and cook dinner, causing us...

Caring for elderly relatives during COVID and beyond

After the coronavirus pandemic led to the closure of businesses across Victoria, Lucy Sison of Aspendale in Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs was made...

News

Budget 2020: opportunities for multicultural Australia

The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison met with Australia’s ethnic media to discuss the budget and its...

Getting through to a post-COVID world together

When the COVID-19 restrictions tightened, the Knox Community Chess Enthusiasts (KCCE) at Westfield Knox and Rowville Library were forced to pause play...

11-year-old Fil-Aussie athlete smashes world record

On the 26th of September, a 5th grader from Queenwood School for Girls smashed a record set back in 1977 by 18...

PAL to operate one special flight between Sydney and Manila in October

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited schedule of flights in October between Australia and the Philippines. Flight schedules:

Fil-Aussie RnB talent Sheralyn May releases latest single: ‘Baby You’

Sheralyn May is a 21-year-old Pop/RnB singer from Melbourne, Australia with a Filipino-Australian heritage. Singing since the age...

Featured Story

Australian-made beds are helping lost animals

With the COVID-19 pandemic still causing havoc around the world, a lot of businesses are moving their stores online. One of those...

The ties that bind us all

The Filipino Association of Monash (FAM) is a new cultural club at Monash University in Clayton established in 2019. Before the club’s...

Caring for elderly relatives during COVID and beyond

After the coronavirus pandemic led to the closure of businesses across Victoria, Lucy Sison of Aspendale in Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs was made...

Aged care and hiya: Providing feedback or complaints in an aged care home

By Perth Furio With a nation as diverse as Australia, we have found ways...

Getting a work visa in Australia

Workers in Australia are paid higher than the global average salary rate, according to the OECD Better Life Index. Along with offering...

COVID-19

Getting through to a post-COVID world together

When the COVID-19 restrictions tightened, the Knox Community Chess Enthusiasts (KCCE) at Westfield Knox and Rowville Library...

What sets your soul on fire?

As I write this, our young cousin Ysabel celebrated her 18th birthday as well as our cousin...

PAL to operate one special flight between Sydney and Manila in October

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited schedule of flights in October between Australia and the Philippines.

5 new COVID-19 cases overnight. Victorians, you are amazing!

By Dr Michelle Natividad Bautista, MBBS, Honours, FANZCACongratulations to the legends of Melbourne! 5 new cases overnight....

Melbourne COVID-19 restrictions ease: Curfew lifted, students to return to primary schools

In a lengthy press conference today, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced several changes that will take effect...

Money

Sacrifices made to build a successful business

Allskills Recruitment & Migration Services was chosen as one of the best three migration firms in Darwin, NT for three years in...

Comedy sensation: Fil-Aussie Lorenzo Laraño’s online sketches go viral

Melbourne based Filipino Lorenzo Laraño has always wanted to pursue his dreams. Working in retail for quite some time, he thought he'd...

8 ways to pay less for your health insurance

If you choose to take out private health insurance in Australia, it is an expense that needs careful consideration.

Columns

Getting a work visa in Australia

Workers in Australia are paid higher than the global average salary rate, according to the OECD Better Life Index. Along with offering...

Filipino-Australians in SA helps needy community members

Mabuhay! South Australia is in the right place with limited cases of COVID-19. Restrictions...

What sets your soul on fire?

As I write this, our young cousin Ysabel celebrated her 18th birthday as well as our cousin Graces. I...

How long O Lord…?

I will take refuge in the shadow of Your wings, until the disaster has passed O Lord. – Psalm 57:1

Dual citizenship: all ‘pros’ and no ‘cons’

An oft-repeated saying among us Filipinos is that “you can take the Filipino out of the Philippines, but you can never take...

Everyone ready to go?: A look at the future

Everyone ready to go? Victorians would be familiar with this line, as many of us tune in to Dan...

Migration

Maintaining a Strong International Education Industry

By Matthew Thompson Australia’s higher education system is comprised of approximately 4,000 Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) including 59 TAFE institutes dispersed across metropolitan and regional areas, along with 43 universities, all of which operate...

Genuine International Students for a stronger education system

By Matthew Thompson International education offers incredible benefits to the host country and diverse opportunities to those living, studying,...

Visa changes affecting international students offshore

On the 20th of July 2020, Honourable Alan Tudge, Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, announced five new...

Beware of visa scams

There are many ways by which scammers prey on visa applicants. I will provide some examples of how these scammers lure potential...

When is the best time to get professional help with visa applications?

For visa applications, you have the option to either lodge on your own or get advice and/or assistance from migration advisers. If...

Worth Watching

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Makati City holds Caracol Festival 2017

Dressed in colourful and varying costumes, participants in the annual Caracol Festival parade around the streets of Makati to mark the annual celebrations held...

Cyrus Villanueva wows mentors and audience on Live Show 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-J2Bu4uzdY On Live Show 2 of The X-Factor Australia, Cyrus Villanueva performed his mentor Chris Isaak's original song that was first released in 1989 entitled...

Filo Cyrus Villanueva’s impressive audition performance

After Marissa Punzalan's amazing success as last year's winner of the X-Factor Australia, another Filipino-Australian looks set to follow her footsteps. Playing with his guitar,...

Darren Espanto – awesome talent

More photos available on Gregorio Images website. https://ggoryo.smugmug.com/Archives/n-7dxw5/2017/201706/20170602-Darren-Espanto-Concert/i-57T9J2G/A Front act performers (L-R): Claudette Calixto, Herbert Fangon, and Michelle Padua of the newly-formed group, Acts of Love https://ggoryo.smugmug.com/Archives/n-7dxw5/2017/201706/20170602-Darren-Espanto-Concert/i-cJsRHV2/A Front act performers...

Filo community donates books to Blacktown City

By Mr Jade Cadelina (NSW, 16 June 2016)--Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis (right) presented the books donated by the Philippine Consulate of NSW and the...

Lifestyle

Caring for elderly relatives during COVID and beyond

After the coronavirus pandemic led to the closure of businesses across Victoria, Lucy Sison of Aspendale in Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs was made...

Aged care and hiya: Providing feedback or complaints in an aged care home

By Perth Furio With a nation as diverse as Australia, we have found ways...

Housekeeper and Cook

We are looking for an experienced housekeeper to join our family home in the Inner West (Five Dock/Drummoyne, NSW area).

Australian children’s book translated into Filipino

“My body! What I say goes!” is a children’s book written to empower and teach children about personal body safety, feelings, safe...

Entertainment

Fil-Aussie RnB talent Sheralyn May releases latest single: ‘Baby You’

Sheralyn May is a 21-year-old Pop/RnB singer from Melbourne, Australia with a Filipino-Australian heritage. Singing since the age...

Comedy sensation: Fil-Aussie Lorenzo Laraño’s online sketches go viral

Melbourne based Filipino Lorenzo Laraño has always wanted to pursue his dreams. Working in retail for quite some time, he thought he'd...

Following his dreams: Fil-Aussie Billie Kid signs record deal

Up and coming artist, Billie Kid has signed up to a record deal with Star Music Group in Melbourne.

Filo comic turned rapper Tin Tin Adobo launches humour song

Rising Australian-Filipina influencer Tin Tin Adobo released her debut single “Can’t Twerk (Ocho Ocho)” on all digital music platforms in June. 

Coronavirus jokes to ease the stress

As the world braces for more grim news brought about by the global pandemic that is COVID-10 (coronavirus) it is normal to...

‘Quezon’s Game’ Review: Philippines as sanctuary of refugees

In this modern-day wave of migration of Filipinos abroad including Australia, it is applauding to be cognizant of the Philippines’ history of...

Award-winning ‘Quezon’s Game’ now showing in Australia

Critically acclaimed historical film Quezon's Game starring Filipino-Australian Raymond Bagatsing is currently screening in selected theatres in Australia and New Zealand.

Travel

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...

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

The Ruby Princess ship carrying 214 Filipino crew members anchored in Manila Bay on Thursday. This is after a 14 day journey...

Philippines one with ASEAN in committing to regional tourism post COVID-19

MANILA – Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat reaffirmed the Philippines' commitment to the regional tourism cooperation of the Association of...