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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Exciting job opportunities for Filipinos living in Australia

It is misleading to call the Filipino population living in Australia a ‘community’. With roughly 300,000 immigrants from the Philippines living in Australia and...

Australian BBQ and Lechon Festival & Competition: celebrating 75 years of Phil-Aus relations

The Philippines and Australia are celebrating 75 years of diplomatic relations, with celebrations to be held in both Australia and the Philippines. With the support...

Lakas Filipina Inc. presents Marian devotion with inaugural Mayflower Festival

SYDNEY - Lakas Filipina Incorporated exhibited its Marian devotion with the inaugural Mayflower Festival held at Rosemeadows, New South Wales on 1 May 2021...

Melbourne mayor welcomes reopening of Philippine Consulate

By Anthony Mandap Consul General Maria Lourdes M. Salcedo recently met with the Lord Mayor Sally Capp of Melbourne to formally inform her of the...

News

Melbourne mayor welcomes reopening of Philippine Consulate

By Anthony Mandap Consul General Maria Lourdes M. Salcedo recently met with the Lord Mayor Sally Capp of Melbourne to...

Featured Story

Exciting job opportunities for Filipinos living in Australia

It is misleading to call the Filipino population living in Australia a ‘community’. With roughly 300,000 immigrants from the Philippines living in Australia and...

COVID-19

COVID restrictions helped increase digital communication use for older Australians

Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions have led to more older Australians using digital communications, including social media apps, than ever before. Research...

“I just completed my two doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine” – Dr Natividad

By Dr Mitchie Natividad Bautista I just completed my two doses of Pfizer COVID -19 vaccine at Royal Melbourne Hospital,...

Former PH president Joseph Estrada contracts COVID-19

Former Philippine President Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada has tested positive for COVID-19, his son Jinggoy Estrada confirmed in a television interview...

PH suspends entry of foreigners, 1500 daily arrival limit for returning Filipinos

The Philippine government has revised its pronouncement and is now allowing Filipinos to enter the Philippines, but is suspending...

New normal – 7 ways the pandemic is transforming Australian cities

Historically, pandemics like the one the world is currently contending with have always sparked major changes in affected cities....

Money

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Columns

8 income streams you should know about

It’s not easy to maintain a steady income stream during these troubled times. With the global pandemic still raging full force, and a full...

Filipino teen sensation Kai Sotto signs with the Adelaide 36ers

Just think about this, standing at 7’2, 18 years of age, a player with a defensive awareness of a veteran player on the post,...

Who has the power to cancel a visa?

This seems to be a simple question to answer as it is only the Department of Home Affairs who has the power to cancel...

Citizenship law: The child of a Filipino is a Filipino, regardless of place of birth

In the course of our consular work, we frequently encounter passport applicants tagging along their minor children, either of mixed race or full Filipino...

AFCS Filipino House and Reminiscing Garden opens in Melbourne

By Maria Smith With the rhythmic Filipino song “Leron Leron Sinta” excitedly performed by multi-talented guest performers Grace and Dennis Ramos, the Australian-Filipino Community Services officially launched...

Exploited Filipino migrant workers in Australia: a cautionary yet empowering tale

Hitec Welding in Brisbane is under investigation for allegedly underpaying Filipino migrant workers for extra domestic work and providing them with crowded accommodation. While...

Migration

Exploited Filipino migrant workers in Australia: a cautionary yet empowering tale

Hitec Welding in Brisbane is under investigation for allegedly underpaying Filipino migrant workers for extra domestic work and providing them with crowded accommodation. While this case has been met with outcries of why's and how could they's from the...

Migration lingo made simple

When applying for visas, applicants encounter words or phrases that they have never seen before or might struggle understanding. This article intends to provide...

Falling in and out of love in Australia: Philippine law on foreign marriage, divorce and annulment

Filipinos are citizens of the world, and they figure in all sorts of complex situations with foreign elements. One such situation is marriage. And...

Useful strategies in achieving your Australian visa objectives in 2021

The year 2020 was filled with challenges and affected us in different ways.  Some have had to put their Australian dream on hold, but...

Victoria is now open for skilled migrants

The 2020-21 Skilled visa nomination migration program in Victoria has recommenced on 5 January 2020. The said nomination program is for Visa subclasses 190...

Worth Watching

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Love or money? What would you choose?

Do you know which one you’ll choose? This is the question that the new Star Cinema rom-com tried to tackle. Starring two of the...

‘Hello Stranger’ the movie now showing worldwide

Hello Stranger, a popular eight-part web series is now a movie.  The series which mostly showed the actors in Zoom calls follows the story of...

Kilig moments with real-life couples in digital series ‘Unloving U’

Two reel and real-life love teams come together in the new series from Director Easy Ferrer. Unloving U which is the Valentine offering from...

New P-pop group BGYO aims high with release of new single “The Light”

Who has not heard or doesn’t know what K-pop is? K-pop or Korean Popular Music has gone mainstream with boy group BTS leading the...

Sharon Cuneta’s February concert tour postponed

The Sharon Cuneta concert in Victoria, including New South Wales, South Australia, and Western Australia will be postponed indefinitely due to the unpredictable nature...

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 classical radio....

Joross and Roxanne revive on-screen romance in ‘Hoy Love You’

Before he was known as a wisecracking funny guy, Joross Gamboa was part of the love team JoRox with Roxanne Guinoo. Both of them...

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 easing of...

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 popular talent...

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 after the...

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 Spears, Sharkira...

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 Andito Lang...
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Lifestyle

KRI Sydney honours the late Teodora Alonso for Mother’s Day

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Kababaihang Rizalista Inc. (KRI) - Sydney Chapter gave honour to the late Teodora Alonso, mother of the Philippine revolutionary...

Things to consider before moving homes

Moving home is a big decision and there are a lot of things that need to be considered before taking that first step. Besides...

Fil-Aus Fashion Designer Lilian Bermudez shines as VIP wears her bespoke haute couture collection

By Alexander Montgomery The glitzy, glamourous and fascinating night on the 22nd of April marked MARQUIS Fashion Magazine’s award night honouring Roman Fida, ‘MARQUIS Man of the Year...

Considering a career in healthcare

A career in the healthcare industry can be incredibly rewarding, both financially and due to the good that you can do for members of...

Entertainment

Filipino-Australian actor Dolloso’s ‘Survive or Die’ goes viral

Feature film SURVIVE OR DIE is going viral with over 1.9 million viewers and rising since being released about a month ago on the...

Grand Kapamilya Welcome: Sunshine Dizon and Jake Ejercito join ABS-CBN

Two stars were given the Grand Kapamilya Welcome during ABS-CBN’s latest mediacon. First is award-winning actress Sunshine Dizon who is now a certified Kapamilya....

Good Vibes Pilipinas releases Station ID

Live online radio program, Good Vibes Pilipinas has released a Station ID titled ‘Everyday Good Vibes’ to promote its program to Filipino Australians. The...
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Indie filmmaker brings Filipino-Australian identity to the big screen

By Charisse Garcia When we talk about Filipino identity in Australia in the current pandemic mode, there is always a strong link to resilience and...

Star Magic opens online acting workshops for 2021

Star Magic has been known to produce some of the best and more popular artists in the Philippines but did you know that they...

Ina Raymundo stars in May-December love affair

Sabado Nights Ina Raymundo and former Hashtag member Paulo Angeles star in the latest offering from iWantTFC’s Ampalaya Chronicles entitled Me & Mrs. Cruz....

LOVE or MONEY competition

Here's your chance to watch Love or Money via iWantTFC for FREE. Simply answer this question: Which is more important to you, love or money?...

Travel

PH suspends entry of foreigners, 1500 daily arrival limit for returning Filipinos

The Philippine government has revised its pronouncement and is now allowing Filipinos to enter the Philippines, but is suspending the entry of most Foreign Nationals effective...

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 for couples...

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 would be a great opportunity for...

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 protect their...