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Sunday, January 17, 2021

May manghihilot sa Melbourne!

I was surprised recently to learn there’s a manghihilot in Melbourne so I quickly booked for a home service. We have a few Filipina...

Señor Santo Niño at St. Agatha’s Parish

By Deacon Neil Daculan The year 2021 is very significant for us Filipinos, especially among the Catholics.  It is our 500 years of Christianity in the...

How to make your business flyers stand out

In this bustling marketplace, it takes a lot of work to make your business stand out. With the colossal digital presence and booming digital...

Great opportunity for Victorians to work in fruit harvesting jobs this season

Feature image: Greater Shepparton City Council Fruit Growers Victoria is urging people to get a fruit harvesting job this Summer as they are concerned crops...

News

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...

Featured Story

May manghihilot sa Melbourne!

I was surprised recently to learn there’s a manghihilot in Melbourne so I quickly booked for a home service. We have a few Filipina...

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

Columns

Look how far you’ve come

Congratulations on making it this far. You are here; you are continuing to move forward and getting through this pandemic. What we went through...

Updates for onshore and offshore student visa applicants

Last 20 July 2020, the Australian Government made a media release to announce the range of visa measures to support international students and graduates...

Living, loving, leaving a legacy

“And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”...

Christmas in our hearts

It’s that time of year, the most wonderful time of the year - Christmas! A time to reflect on the roller coaster ride that was...

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...

Wings of our own

Our front yard had a row of Lilly Pilly trees. Eleven years ago, when we planted them, we delighted in their evergreen shiny foliage,...

Migration

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 rates, fair work practices and provision of employment benefits such as superannuation, Australia is no...

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...

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 visa changes...

Worth Watching

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Philippine Flag Raising Ceremony in Fed Square Melbourne

The 2014 flag-raising ceremony organised by the Philippine Consulate of Victoria was held in Federation Square, Melbourne last 12 June 2014 to commemorate the...

Bin Laden dead

Watch this video report from ABC News.

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...

Cyrus Villanueva splashes water in X Factor Australia 2015 Live Show 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU2wOkB_NPo X-Factor Australia 2015 contestant Cyrus Villanueva gave justice to James Bay's smash hit with his rendition of "Hold Back The River" to the delight...

Filipinos hold protest action despite Duterte’s no-show at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit

A rally calling for peace, justice and life in the Philippines was held on 18 March at Town Hall Square in Sydney. The rally was...

Lifestyle

The ruthless year that was 2020

At the onset of the year, Victoria was gripped by bushfires so wild that it is hailed the worst bushfire season in history. Just...

Ryan pays it forward and spices lives of others

By Rhonecelle Cabodbod From Malbago, Bontoc, Southern Leyte, Ryan Sta Maria was left under his grandmother’s care as his parents said they were too young...

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 social isolation from family and...

Australia: Spring of life

By Lilia Nadong Gonzales We are amidst uncertain times of global turbulence, natural disasters and human misdemeanours. To top them all is the prevailing global...

Entertainment

Filipino-Australian Marc Ordonez releases debut single: ‘Sa’yo’

Marc Ordonez is a Filipino singer-songwriter based in Melbourne, Victoria. Born and raised in the Philippines, he migrated to Australia with his family in...

Finding Keshi: an interview with an aspiring Filipino-Australian filmmaker

Keshi Sacdalan is an aspiring Filipino-Australian filmmaker who loves to collaborate and explore the realms of both fiction and non-fiction.  Passionate about creative and culturally...

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....
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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...

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...