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Alba Iulia
Friday, July 10, 2020

Our lives as Filipino-Australians may never be the same again

The onset of the pandemic early this year has been reshaping the landscape of the world as we know it. As businesses...

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire return to lockdown

By Philip Russo, Monash University and Brett Mitchell, University of Newcastle Metropolitan Melbourne and the shire of Mitchell will...

Manila ranks among world’s top emerging startup ecosystems

The Philippine startup ecosystem is once again featured in the annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome. In its inaugural...

Pivoting back from a global pandemic

As I am writing this, I am sitting here in the quiet space of the kitchen. The birds have not yet begun...

National

Protecting the community from Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for Filipino-Australians

As we move towards living COVIDSafe, it is important that you stay home if you are unwell....
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Multicultural communities working together to stop the spread of COVID-19

I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you, as an important leader in Victoria’s...

Hotel quarantine after arrival in the Philippines: expectation vs reality

Michael Gabriel Angel has shared his long journey from Australia on 27 May, which showed the step by step processes on arrival...

Financial help and mental health support for Filipino-Australians

Coronavirus has brought with it many challenges. These have affected both our financial health and our mental health and wellbeing. You may...

New processes on arrival in the Philippines – here’s what overseas Filipinos need to expect

While travel restrictions and quarantine rules are in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, one can expect a more...

Featured Story

Our lives as Filipino-Australians may never be the same again

The onset of the pandemic early this year has been reshaping the landscape of the world as we know it. As businesses...

What to do if you lost your job because of COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused massive job losses here in Australia.  So far, nearly one million Australians have lost their jobs as...

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...

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?

5 practical tips for avoiding debt during wedding season

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

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

Free webinar on franchising in the Philippines for Fil-Aussies: 4 May 2020

Following the successful webinar held last 20 April 2020, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Sydney is going to hold another...

DTI in Sydney offers Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan webinar series to overseas Filipinos affected by COVID-19

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Sydney, the overseas office of...

Bayanihan crucial for Pinoy families in lockdown

The coronavirus has had an enormous impact on the 104-million strong Filipinos with many of the citizens under ‘enhanced community quarantine’ featuring...
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Columns

Finding the sacred in isolation

I am writing this towards my tenth week in isolation, brought on by the coronavirus. This amount of time varies for many...

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...

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. 

Mother Dearest

MOTHER’S LOVE Giving without expecting in returnLoving with all thy heart no matter...

Travel and consular services: What you need to know

For the guidance and information of the public, the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne takes this opportunity...

Migration

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.  As a result, many people meet friends from all over the world...

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...

Latest visa updates affecting travellers to and from Australia amid COVID-19 pandemic

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

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...

Worth Watching

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The X Factor Australia 2014 Audition: Mary Ann Van Der Horst

Mary Ann Van Der Horst, 28, auditioned for the X-Factor Australia 2014. This is one of the best audition episodes on Week 1 of...

Liezel Garcia belts out a Whitney Houston classic, “Saving All My Love For You”

https://youtu.be/qsI4iTof4xk Pinoy Dream Academy finalist Liezl Garcia appeared on Wish 107.5 bus with a soulful performance of a Whitney Houston's hit song "Saving All My...

El Gamma Penumbra’s touching tribute to Mother Nature at Asia’s Got Talent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ReuOnKSi0s Another moving performance from Filipino shadow play group at the Grand Final 1 of Asia's Got Talent 2015. In this final performance, El Gamma performed a...

GMA-7’s Hologram not really hologram according to ABS-CBN report

Watch the whole video. A TV Patrol World report saying that the Hologram of GMA 7 is not really a hologram but just a...

Holy Family 25th Anniversary celebration in Melbourne

Holy Family Church’s Flores De Mayo Photos by Reniel Torres | www.rgtphotography.com   Photos by Rick Idak The Frankston Filipino community and friends held the traditional Flores de...

CHI Lounge: Interview with Newly Crowned Miss Universe

Watch: Former Miss Universe runner-up Venus Raj with former Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach interviewed the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere. https://youtu.be/rJFmJLsEBqs
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Lifestyle

6 ways to brighten up your backyard this winter

It may be getting colder, but that doesn’t mean we should be hiding inside. Clear skies, sunny days and no sticky summer...

Finding the sacred in isolation

I am writing this towards my tenth week in isolation, brought on by the coronavirus. This amount of time varies for many...

5 little things you can do to support sustainability in Australia

As it stands, Australia is responsible for about 5% of the world’s emissions.  On an individual level, Australians have...

How to get your body back after the quarantine

The coronavirus lockdown started on March 22nd in Australia. Many of us have been confined to our homes without much access...

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

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...

Additional repatriation flight to Brisbane for stranded Australians in the Philippines

The Australian Embassy in the Philippines has announced that Philippine Airlines (PAL) will now run an additional Manila-Brisbane flight on 28 April...