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AFCS serving the vulnerable during Melbourne lockdown

By Maria Smith Covid-19 has never really left us, only coming back in more alarming variants. Whatever name it assumes, the fear lingers with devastating and concerning impact on the lives of the vulnerable members of our community, in more...

AFCS supports small Filipino businesses during lockdown

The Australian-Filipino Community Services Inc (AFCS) in collaboration with local Filipino stores Masagana Fil-Asian Groceries of Boronia and Dandenong, and RJ's Fine Foods' Longganisa have been reaching out to isolated seniors to deliver their favourite longganisa and pandesal during this...

To vaccine or not – The moral choice

By Deacon Neil Daculan It’s hard to debate on people’s choices when most would shield themselves with their right: the right to choose what’s best for them. While the right of choice is indeed most basic, akin to this right...

Fil-Aussie doctor: “We’ve beaten this virus before. We’ll do it again.”

By Dr Michelle Natividad Bautista, MBBS, Honours, FANZCA Day 1 of our fourth lockdown. Recuperation time is finished and I’m back on the battlefield. I never trained to be a soldier, yet here we are again. It may be exhausting,...

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 from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) shows the number of people aged 75 and over who use social...

“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, as part of the 1A medical team. The first dose was in early March when I had a sore arm...

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 today. He said the 83-year-old former chief executive was rushed to the hospital after feeling weak last night. According to Sen. Jinggoy,...

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 22 March to 21 April.  However, the maximum number of passenger arrivals from international flights will still...

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. Cholera and typhoid inspired the introduction of sewage systems, aqueducts, parks and boulevards. Meanwhile, the Spanish flu influenced the development...

Australia ramps up campaign against misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines

The Australian Government is intensifying its campaign to counter misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccines, as the vaccination program moves into Phase 1B. Australians can get all their questions answered on the health website to find out all the information they...
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AFCS serving the vulnerable during Melbourne lockdown

By Maria Smith Covid-19 has never really left us, only coming back in more alarming variants. Whatever name it assumes,...
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