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Alba Iulia
Friday, September 25, 2020

Philippines to promote IT-Business Process Management industry in the Australian market

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Sydney (PTIC-Sydney) will conduct...

How to get a car loan as a recent migrant to Australia

If you are looking to buy a car and need a loan, you may believe that banks will say “no” to you...

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...

Filipino-Australians vying for various Local Council positions in Victoria

Victoria will have Local Council Elections on October 24, 2020. A record number of Filipino-Australians are vying for representation...

News

Fil-Aussie teachers among everyday unsung heroes, supporting students learn from home

As the world races to find a cure for COVID-19, Victorian teachers are fighting a battle of...

Impact of COVID-19 on Filipino-Australians tackled in a roundtable forum

A roundtable discussion was held online recently to discuss the impact of the coronavirus to the Filo community.

“I’ve never been so scared for my family’s safety” – Fil-Aussie hospitalised twice due to COVID-19

27-year-old nurse Karen Miraflor of Clyde in Melbourne's south east has been through an unexpected ordeal after contracting COVID-19 in late August,...

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,...

Aged care nurse and pregnant wife recover from COVID-19 in Melbourne

Denis Baniqued, 34, and Mary Rose Quinto, 25 of Wollert in Melbourne’s north have been hospitalised during their battle against COVID-19.

Featured Story

Philippines to promote IT-Business Process Management industry in the Australian market

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Sydney (PTIC-Sydney) will conduct...

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...

Filipino-Australians vying for various Local Council positions in Victoria

Victoria will have Local Council Elections on October 24, 2020. A record number of Filipino-Australians are vying for representation...

How are Filipinos in Victoria feeling during COVID-19?

R U OK? day was held around Australia on 10 September. Traditionally held on the second Thursday of September each year, R...

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...

COVID-19

How are Filipinos in Victoria feeling during COVID-19?

R U OK? day was held around Australia on 10 September. Traditionally held on the second Thursday...

Everyone ready to go?: A look at the future

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

Empathy

/ˈɛmpəθi/ noun the ability to understand and share the feelings of...

“I’ve never been so scared for my family’s safety” – Fil-Aussie hospitalised twice due to COVID-19

27-year-old nurse Karen Miraflor of Clyde in Melbourne's south east has been through an unexpected ordeal after...

Aged care nurse and pregnant wife recover from COVID-19 in Melbourne

Denis Baniqued, 34, and Mary Rose Quinto, 25 of Wollert in Melbourne’s north have been hospitalised during...

Money

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.

Fil-Aussie Luke Guanlao acquires Anytime Fitness Asia amid global pandemic, owns over 260 gyms

Filipino-Aussie fitness entrepreneur Luke Guanlao, who despite a global pandemic, has just acquired the master Anytime Fitness franchise license across all of...

From gowns to masks: Fashion during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lilian Bermudez is a fashion designer and director of Lilian Bermudez Bridal and Formal. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, she has been...

Columns

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...

Masking empathy

During World War II, the British government imposed a total blackout. The citizens were urged to stay indoors and black out their...

Empathy

/ˈɛmpəθi/ noun the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. What...

Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Awaken!

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their...

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...

Getting through to a post-COVID world together

As I write this, the state number of new cases for COVID-19 has just ticked over 500, and a baby has been...

Migration

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 visa applicants and how they usually operate. The intent of this article is to provide...

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...

Partner visas and Family Violence

The digital age has changed the way we interact with other people. It has made communication and socialisation faster and more widespread. 

Australia’s population: 294,000 born in the Philippines – 5th largest group of overseas-born residents

In data released recently by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, people born in the Philippines represented the fifth largest group of overseas-born...

Visa tips during the coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia has a variety of effects on temporary visa holders who...

Worth Watching

VIDEO STORY: Padyak boy dreams of football

http://youtu.be/r2c7KqWhNbM Football's World Cup entranced millions around the globe, including twelve-year-old Chrisval de Castro from Tondo, Manila, a padyak boy who loves to do something...

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...

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...

New health trend exercises your vocal chords

We all know that activities such as yoga, meditation, running and playing a team sport are good for your mind and body, but did...

Charice Pempengco on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Charice Pempengco's first visit to the United States. This is her guest appearance at the Ellen DeGeneres Show, after Ellen invited Charice to the...

The Voice Kids Philippines Blind Auditions

The Voice Kids Philippines 2015 Blind Audition: "Home" By Esang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq_oB1_S2No

Lifestyle

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,...

Philippine Embassy in Canberra and DTI Sydney launch “Food Philippines – Filipino Food Promotion in Australia”

CANBERRA - Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman...

Keeping the Filipino language alive in Australia through Tagalog Learning Inc.

By May Red Zafra, Teacher, Tagalog Learning Inc. “How amazing it is to learn my parents’ language.” “I want...

Being a Queer Christian in the Philippines

By Mherhean Giray, RMIT Journalism student This year, the annual Metro Manila Pride March which was due to be...

Entertainment

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

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...