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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Visa tips during the Coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia (implemented by the Australian government from the 20th of March...

COVID-19 updates affecting travellers to and from Australia, other visa holders

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

Latest update on COVID-19 cases worldwide

updated: 29 March 2020, 4.00 pm AEDTSource: https://ncov2019.live/ Australia has now recorded a total of 3,935 positive cases of COVID-19...

One-stop-shop online directory for all Australian COVID-19 and Telehealth clinics

Australians now have access to a single, one-stop-shop directory website to find all relevant information relating to nationwide COVID-19 clinics, pop up...

National

One-stop-shop online directory for all Australian COVID-19 and Telehealth clinics

Australians now have access to a single, one-stop-shop directory website to find all relevant information relating to...
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The resourceful Pinoy

Almost everyone can use a bit of extra money, especially when the time to pay quarterly bills comes along. Luckily, Filipinos have...

Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne temporarily closed

The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Melbourne is informing the public that in response to the lingering public health emergency, and for...

Filipino-Australian tests positive for COVID-19, says “I’m doing fine”

Following yesterdays announcement of three Filipino-Australians that tested positive for coronavirus, Liza Di Blasio has shared with The Philippine Times her experience.

Three Filipino-Australians tested positive for COVID-19 in Melbourne

Three Filipino-Australians in Melbourne's southeast have tested positive for Coronavirus this week. The three suffered flu symptoms and they immediately went to...

Featured Story

Visa tips during the Coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia (implemented by the Australian government from the 20th of March...

Using your super to buy your first home

The Australian Government has introduced the First Home Super Saver (FHSS) scheme to help Australians save for...

An indelible tattoo on my soul

By Christian Bulos  Wow, this was a pilgrimage and above all, it was a once and a lifetime opportunity. 

5 practical tips for avoiding debt during wedding season

Let’s talk about the elephant in the bridal chamber: the wedding budget. Look, I...

4 great reasons for buying a new car instead of buying used

Have you ever asked friends or family members if you should buy a new car or a used one?

Club Talk

Triskelion International of Victoria participates in Clean Up Australia Day

As part of an annual tradition to help save Mother Earth, the Triskelion International of Victoria Australia...

Project Juan offers support programs for underprivileged Filipinos

It started with three friends on separate trips to the Philippines. While waiting at the terminal for...

Practical tips for community event organisers

On a personal, community or professional capacity, each one of us must have had an experience of...

#PinayPower: Growing confidence in community

On a crisp Saturday morning in Sunshine North, a new plant nursery blasts feel-good tunes. A stream...

Surgical mission treats 205 people in Camiguin

Share Me A Dream Australia Inc (SMADI) conducted another successful surgical mission in the Philippines between 21...
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Money

Bushfire insurance: What you need to know

The Bushfires which have raged to a large portion of Australia’s landscape was an unprecedented event. 12 million acres (five million hectares)...

My fearless housing and lending market prediction for 2020

According to a Bank of Queensland report, the September quarter GDP numbers show that the economy is hovering at 2%. This is...

The generous Pinoy

Holidays always bring out the best qualities in every Filipino family. Our generosity and hospitality are legendary amongst our peers the world...
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Columns

COVID-19 updates affecting travellers to and from Australia, other visa holders

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

Current times

I have to deviate a little from my usual routine or article which I have to do because of the current time...

RBA makes historic rate cut

Following an emergency board meeting held on 19 March 2020, the Reserve Bank of Australia has announced a rate cut of 0.25%...

What the RBA rate cut means for Australians in 2020

Earlier this month, the Reserve Bank of Australia dropped the cash rate to a record low of 0.50% after a week...

The Coronavirus pandemic – affecting Filipino food, travel business

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit some Filipino businesses significantly in Melbourne since January, particularly GJ’s Grill.

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

In December 2019, there are 480,543 student visa holders in Australia, 56% of these are from the Higher Education (HE) sector and...

Migration

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

In December 2019, there are 480,543 student visa holders in Australia, 56% of these are from the Higher Education (HE) sector and 32% are from the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.  15,264 of these student visa...

Partner Visa FAQs

It’s the love month. Make your partner/spouse feel special by planning a way to bring him/her here...

So your visa got refused, what’s next?

Not all lodged visa applications get granted. Do not think that if you have lodged and paid for the visa fees, you...

Victoria State Nomination under Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa

To all our kababayans who have family members or friends who would want to migrate to designated regional areas of Victoria, the...

491 visa replacing 489 visa in November 2019

On the 16th of November 2019, the Skilled — Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP) subclass 489 visa...

Worth Watching

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PiliPinas Presidential Debate 2016

Five presidential hopefuls participated in the first PiliPinas Debates 2016 held in Cagayan de Oro City On 21 February. The Comelec-sponsored presidential debate was the...

Former Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago laid to rest at Marikina’s Loyola Memorial Park

https://youtu.be/bLOD8j6HwyU (Source: Rappler) By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct. 2 (PNA) -- Former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who died on Sept. 29, was laid to rest at the...

Australia provides $20M for victims of Marawi conflict

https://youtu.be/GaiqKy1w9kI By Leslie Gatpolintan/PNA MANILA -- The Australian government on Aug 7 vowed to provide the Philippines an additional AUD20 million (roughly PHP800 million) over the...

An afternoon with Cyrus Villanueva

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3BRUbPuNi4   Cyrus Villanueva, grand winner of X Factor Australia, spends an afternoon with The Philippine Times and 3ZZZ on 7 December 2015 at the Sony...

Philippines launches ‘Tryk ni Juan’ — tricycles with roofs made from abaca fibers

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata https://youtu.be/9T10wB0vuYw MANILA, July 1 (PNA) -- There are tricycles in Thailand, India, Indonesia, and probably in other parts of the world....
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Lifestyle

Triskelion International of Victoria participates in Clean Up Australia Day

As part of an annual tradition to help save Mother Earth, the Triskelion International of Victoria Australia Inc. (TIVAI) participated in the...

Project Compassion appeals support from Australians this Lenten season

Caritas Australia on February 23 launched Project Compassion, an annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal.

6 basic first aid skills every Australian resident should have in 2020

Only 5% of Australians have some form of first aid training. This places Australia among the lowest first aid-savvy countries in the...

Prevent premature skin ageing with these simple tips

The verdict is in: Aussie women look 10 to 20 years older than women in other parts of the world. 

Entertainment

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.
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Who’s laughing now? Jo Koy back in Melbourne

Jo Koy’s Just Kidding World Tour saw the Fil-American stand-up comedian performing on 15 December to a 5,000-strong crowd composed mostly of...

Is Fil-Aussie actor Felino Dolloso moving to the Philippines?

After a relatively successful acting career in Australia, Felino Dolloso is looking forward to doing projects in the Philippines.

Australian-Filipino celebrity host renews contract with GMA Network

Filo actress, television presenter, host and mother of two Iya Villania remains a loyal Kapuso when she signed a renewal contract with GMA Network...

Travel

President Duterte announces Manila domestic air travel suspension, and entry restrictions for foreign tourists

In a televised announcement amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, President Duterte read out a resolution, signed by the Inter-agency task...

5 places Filipino-Australians should visit

If you are thinking of traveling soon, there are special places that might appeal to you, especially if you are a...

Latest travel deals from Philippine Tours

Philippine Tours has been serving the Filipino-Australian community for over 35 years since it was established in...

Be smart when travelling overseas

With overseas summer and school holiday planning well underway, travellers are reminded that the Smartraveller website, www.smartraveller.gov.au, should be your first stop...