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Friday, February 21, 2020

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 their separate flights, Alden Viado,...

The sensible Pinoy – Getting the best value when buying a car

Next to buying real estate, buying a car probably represents the second-largest major expense for any family. It is not uncommon for...

Masarap! Filipino cuisine three ways at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Mark your diaries! This March, Filipino cuisine is set to tempt taste buds at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF).

National Day of Prayer and Fasting – Sat 22 February 2020

Over 70 locations Australia-wide will celebrate the National Day of Prayer and Fasting on Saturday 22 February 2020.

Latest News

Earth Hour 2020 set for March 28, 8.30 pm

The Earth Hour 2020 is set on 28 March at 8.30 pm your local...
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Lot 2 of Philippine Fiesta Laverton property sold

Featured image: Property ‘sold’ sign erected in the first week of February 2020. | Photo credit: Noel Tolentino

Filipino-Australian Jose ‘Jun’ Relunia receives Order of Australia Medal

Jose Relunia’s 25 years of service to the Filipino-Australian community of New South Wales was recognised at the recent Australia Day celebrations.

1,531 Filipinos celebrate becoming Australian citizens on Australia Day

The Philippines is in the top 4 countries conferred citizenship on 26 January 2020 Australia Day. 1,531 Filipinos took their oath as...

Filipino restaurant in Melbourne closes its doors

After five years, Reynaldo's Restaurant in North Melbourne is closing down. The longest-serving fine dining restaurant is a favourite...

Featured Story

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 their separate flights, Alden Viado,...

To be Small is to be Radical

By Asther Bascuna Creo For those who know me or even those who have the misfortune to follow me on social...

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

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...

Research Forum on the Philippines boosts Filipino-Australian academic community

By Cristina Lazo The annual International Research Forum on the Philippines (IRFP) has been...
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Money

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...

#PinayPower: Growing confidence in community

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

How to stay out of debt this holiday season

Christmas is a great time of year for most Australians. It’s a time of eating and drinking,...
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Columns

Love hurts

“You always hurt the one you love, the one you should not hurt at all”. This is the opening of the song...

Is Valentine’s Day creating pressure?

Call me unromantic, but when did Valentine's Day turn into such a big deal? Has Valentine’s Day become too commercialised, and is it...

Partner Visa FAQs

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

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)...

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...

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...

Migration

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 State of Victoria on 18 November 2019, opened nomination applications for the Skilled Work Regional...

491 visa replacing 489 visa in November 2019

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

457 visa cancellations due to relationship breakdown

Many Filipinos come to Australia through a Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457). This visa is one of...

Transitioning from one visa to another

There are many reasons why people from many parts of the world would come to Australia.  Some...

Opportunities to migrate to regional Australia

To our kababayans who are losing hope of migrating to Australia because of tighter and more stringent...

Worth Watching

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President Duterte promises OFWs they would return to a better country

https://youtu.be/-oIFvvy_qAA VENTIANNE, Laos, Sept. 6 (PNA) -- President Rodrigo Duterte promised overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) here that they would come home to a better Philippines. "I...

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...

Misters of Filipinas 2016 official candidates

https://youtu.be/P3gkBbf4QQM https://youtu.be/mTWnPClg8t0  

Malcolm Turnbull becomes Australia’s 29th PM

Australia has a new prime minister. After challenging Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull was elected as the 29th prime minister of Australia. Watch the following videos of...

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

National Day of Prayer and Fasting – Sat 22 February 2020

Over 70 locations Australia-wide will celebrate the National Day of Prayer and Fasting on Saturday 22 February 2020.

Love hurts

“You always hurt the one you love, the one you should not hurt at all”. This is the opening of the song...

6 Pinoy food to cook for your partner this Valentine’s Day

As they say, the quickest way to the heart is through the stomach, right? Why not cook for your special someone? Here...

Is Valentine’s Day creating pressure?

Call me unromantic, but when did Valentine's Day turn into such a big deal? Has Valentine’s Day become too commercialised, and is it...

Entertainment

Award-winning ‘Quezon’s Game’ screening in Australia

Critically acclaimed historical film Quezon's Game starring Filipino-Australian Raymond Bagatsing will be shown in selected theatres in Australia and New Zealand starting...

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.
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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...

Gloc-9 & Shantidope share stage in Melbourne

The late Master Rapper, Francis Magalona once described Aristotle Pollisco aka. Gloc-9 as “a blacksmith of words and letters, and a true...

Team Philippines seek more gold at WSB championships in October

West Sydney will be the talk of the town this October with the launch of the 16th annual World Supremacy Battlegrounds (WSB).

Blazing the world stage on fire

Kayla Radam is living her dream, performing and travelling the world. Kayla is half Filipino and half British and born and raised...

Travel

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...

Foreign tourist arrivals in PH up 12.15% to 663K in April

MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently reported an increase in the tourist arrivals for April 2019 by 12.15 percent compared to...

Enjoy a hassle and stress-free travel

A recent hullaballoo that transpired at Cebu Pacific saw droves of stranded passengers, some of whom chose to stay at the terminal...