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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Find your light and shine

Jilliean Sioson is a film and TV student from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. She is currently writing and producing a short film called An...

More financial support for multicultural groups

Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced up to $8 million in grants for additional support for multicultural communities. This funding is...

Filipino products now in 60 Woolworths supermarkets

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Philippine Trade and Investment Centre (PTIC) in Sydney said Filipino products are now available in...

Curated Creative Corner

This time around I was privileged to speak to five Filipino-Australian creative entrepreneurs. We delved into the world of art from calligraphy, to design,...

News

Global Online Conference: “The Role of Peace Education”

By Mark Anthony On January 24th, over 2,400 attendees from 70 countries including the Philippines, Australia, Germany, South Africa and...

Featured Story

Find your light and shine

Jilliean Sioson is a film and TV student from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. She is currently writing and producing a short film called An...

COVID-19

Philippines bans travel from Australia, other countries with new COVID-19 variant

The Philippines has imposed a ban on travelers from 20 countries including Australia and will not be allowed entry...

Post-lockdown survival reflections among seniors

By Maria Smith After 111 days of lockdown, Melbourne Premier Daniel Andrews finally and significantly eased COVID-19 restrictions that included...

Team of heroes supporting over one thousand Filipino international students in Melbourne

As the coronavirus began to spread in Australia in March, the community felt the effects with immediate loss of...

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 of restrictions...

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 were forced...

Money

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Columns

In memoriam

Last night, I dreamt of my father.Not as I last saw him, Lying peacefully in everlasting slumberBut as the vital man, I remember him to...

Couples trying to be reunited during this pandemic

It is the love month once again, and this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration can be very different for most couples. The COVID-19 pandemic has...

What I learned from COVID-19

In spite of the havoc that this pandemic brings into this world, there are lots of things that COVID-19 made me realise, especially learning...

Telling stories

Filipinos account for the fifth largest ethnic group here in Australia. So it’s inevitable to bump into a kababayan anywhere you go. During my...

Recovering our lost rhythm

My visits as a pastoral care worker, offering prayers through liturgy and music to nursing homes especially in their high care area are always...

All about NBI Clearance

One of the consular services in high demand at this time is the consularisation of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance applications. The obvious...

Migration

Visa tips during this pandemic

The Australian migration legislation changes constantly and also because of the pandemic. Due to this, many visa applicants are left with so many questions and uncertainty. This article intends to provide answers to common visa questions from people who...

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 high salary...

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....

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 institutes dispersed across metropolitan and regional...

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, and working on a student visa.  As...

Worth Watching

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‘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...

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 appeared at...
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Lifestyle

Art for a cause

By Angel Cuerpo It’s common for many university students that whilst they are studying to pick up a part-time job. However, not many undertake what...

Did Facebook overstep the bounds of its market power?

Today is the second day since Facebook has followed through on its threat to ban news on its Australian platform and this includes the...

Composite veneers Melbourne: An in-depth guide

Having a fractured or stained smile is a nightmare for many people. We have grown a habit to cover our smiles with the help...

How to select the right eye care centre for a cataract surgery

A cataract is a common medical condition that causes the clouding of the eye lens. As a leading cause of blindness, cataract requires immediate...

Entertainment

Find your light and shine

Jilliean Sioson is a film and TV student from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. She is currently writing and producing a short film called An...

‘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...

Regine’s digital concert “Freedom” postponed

In a statement released today, ABS-CBN Events and IME regret to announce that “Freedom: Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Digital Concert,” originally scheduled on February 14, has...
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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....

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 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...

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 from Melbourne...