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Saturday, December 5, 2020

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...

Simbang Gabi Masses 2020 and Other Liturgical Celebrations in the Archdiocese of Melbourne

With the easing of some Covid-19 restrictions and with up to 150 people now able to attend Mass in person at churches...

New Consul General and additional consular staff arrive in Melbourne

Ms. Maria Lourdes M Salcedo has been appointed by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary, Teodoro Locsin Jr, as the new...

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...

News

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...

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...

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...

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...

Australians raise $50,000 for typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) victims via GoFundMe

Following the devastation of Typhoon Vamco in the Philippines claiming the lives of at least 73 with 19 missing, Australians have raised over $50,000 via...

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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...

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...

Simbang Gabi Masses 2020 and Other Liturgical Celebrations in the Archdiocese of Melbourne

With the easing of some Covid-19 restrictions and with up to 150 people now able to attend Mass in person at churches...

New Consul General and additional consular staff arrive in Melbourne

Ms. Maria Lourdes M Salcedo has been appointed by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary, Teodoro Locsin Jr, as the new...

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...

COVID-19

VMC Chair congratulates Melburnians, reminds all to ‘celebrate responsibly’

As we celebrate two days in a row of zero cases earlier this week, and further easing...

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....

Money

Espina shares how real estate businesses are adapting during COVID-19 pandemic

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has truly altered the way the world works. Dubbed the “new normal,” if affects not only...

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...

Budget 2020: opportunities for multicultural Australia

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

Columns

Wings of our own

Our front yard had a row of Lilly Pilly trees. Eleven years ago, when we planted them, we delighted in their evergreen...

The kind of wisdom that comes with age

In a world where new, young and fresh are what capture society’s attention, how do we value age and experience?

Before it’s too late

Based on the data obtained from a trend tracker website, it has been reported that the current life expectancy for Australians in...

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...

Migration

Budget 2020: opportunities for multicultural Australia

The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison met with Australia’s ethnic media to discuss the budget and its impact to multicultural communities in the country. With the devastation of COVID-19 across the world, the...

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...

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...

Worth Watching

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Controversy inside Iglesia Ni Cristo

The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) today has expelled the mother Cristina 'Tenny' Manalo and siblings of its executive minister Eduardo Manalo for allegedly causing...

Miss Powers gains worldwide attention after stunning X-Factor audition

https://youtu.be/v_pzSck-_40 It is by far the best opening to an X Factor audition ever according to judge Guy Sebastian. 160,000+ YouTube views later, there is...

Filipino mum wows X-Factor UK judges

Singing "Somewhere" as her audition piece on Week 3 of X-Factor UK, Neneth Lyons impressed the judges with her powerful voice. The shy 36-year old...

Philippines to host ASEAN 2017 with theme ‘Partnering for change, engaging the world’

https://youtu.be/nXoWGMnqMV8 MANILA, Sept. 10 (PNA) -- The Philippines will host the 50th anniversary celebration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) across 11 cities...

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...

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...

Lifestyle

One of the oldest Filipinos in Victoria, Nanay Etang, has passed away aged 103

The family of Enriqueta Espino (Nanay Etang), would like to inform the community of the passing of...

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...

Food Philippines brings Pinoy ingredients to Australian mainstream markets

We’ve heard it often enough, Filipino food is largely underrepresented and not yet fully appreciated by the wider Australian community. But two...

Wings of our own

Our front yard had a row of Lilly Pilly trees. Eleven years ago, when we planted them, we delighted in their evergreen...

Entertainment

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mary Ann Van Der Horst wins Best International Artist in International Music Award

Mary Ann Van der Horst is a singer-songwriter who rose to fame after her appearance on X Factor in 2014. She has...

Travel

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...

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...

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...