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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

COVID-19

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 difficult journey to the Philippines. Michael Gabriel Angel came to Australia...

APBC-GKA Student Relief Program still available for Filipinos in VIC and TAS

Update as of 30 May 2020, registrations for all states have closed, except for Victoria and Tasmania. If you are a Filipino international student in Victoria or...

Digital ’20 – the new normal for students and teachers

By Charisse Garcia, Primary School Teacher at a mainstream school in Victoria With Debussy’s Claire de Lune as my background music, I handed the grey lead pencil to my nine-year-old, ‘Slant down, slant down,...

Easing coronavirus restrictions: information for Filipino-Australians

Australia has been highly successful in ‘flattening the curve’. The number of new COVID-19 cases in Australia each day is very low. We can now begin to take careful steps to ease some of the restrictions that...

APBC Boosts Support for Filipino Students

(L-R) David de los Reyes of the Filipino Student Council of NSW, Rene Cabrera, APBC Director and Managing Director of San Miguel Yamamura, Curtis Alejo of Gawad Kalinga NSW and APBC President Eduard Alcordo. The Australia Philippines...

COVIDSafe App: what Filipino-Australians need to know

Here’s what you need to know about the new COVIDSafe app: Almost 6 million Australians have already downloaded the COVIDSafe app. All Australians with a mobile phone are encouraged to get the app and...

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 to respond to recurrent questions on the status of travel and consular services in light...

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 from Port Kembla in New South Wales. According to Associated Press (AP),...

Thoughts in isolation

Is it really true we are approaching our seventh week in isolation? From a crisis that created so much concern about global health and effects of the novel coronavirus on health systems, the...

Global COVID-19 deaths now exceed 250,000 mark

updated: 5 May 2020, 11.35 am AEDTSource: https://ncov2019.live/ The COVID-19 deaths worldwide continue to increase now crossing the 250k mark. The number of confirmed cases worldwide is now at 3,644,795. Of the...
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A true survivor – Michael Rojales’ 72-day battle against COVID in Melbourne

A Filipino family from Berwick has been devastated by the COVID-19 since late March, where three family...
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FILCCA National Conference postponed until October 2021

In consultation with State Councils, the FILCCA Executive have formally postponed the National Conference until October 2021 in response to the current...

Filipinos in Melbourne share their experiences returning to lockdown

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire have returned to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions as a result of an increasing number COVID-19...

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...