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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

COVID-19

What sets your soul on fire?

As I write this, our young cousin Ysabel celebrated her 18th birthday as well as our cousin Graces. I was privileged enough to be invited as one of Ysabel’s 18 candles via Zoom. We had the virtual celebration and part...

PAL to operate one special flight between Sydney and Manila in October

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited schedule of flights in October between Australia and the Philippines. Flight schedules: PR 211 Manila to Sydney October 17PR 212 Sydney to Manila October 18 Passenger numbers are expected to be very low, due to quarantine...

5 new COVID-19 cases overnight. Victorians, you are amazing!

By Dr Michelle Natividad Bautista, MBBS, Honours, FANZCACongratulations to the legends of Melbourne! 5 new cases overnight. Woooohooooo! Victorians, you are amazing! Despite the sacrifices, the hardships, the loss, the tears (and the iso calories), we can start looking forward...

Melbourne COVID-19 restrictions ease: Curfew lifted, students to return to primary schools

In a lengthy press conference today, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced several changes that will take effect from 11.59pm on Sunday (tonight). From 5 am Monday, curfew will be scrapped. Premier Andrews denied that the reason for removing the curfew...

How are Filipinos in Victoria feeling during COVID-19?

R U OK? day was held around Australia on 10 September. Traditionally held on the second Thursday of September each year, R U OK? day is a reminder to ask others this important question to stimulate an open conversation...

Everyone ready to go?: A look at the future

Everyone ready to go? Victorians would be familiar with this line, as many of us tune in to Dan Andrews’ daily press conference about the effects of COVID-19 in our state. We tune in to news about the rise and...

Empathy

/ˈɛmpəθi/ noun the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. What does it mean to will the good of the other? With Victoria being in stage 4 lockdown and curfew being implemented, we’ve taken extra precautions with our toddler. He knows...

“I’ve never been so scared for my family’s safety” – Fil-Aussie hospitalised twice due to COVID-19

27-year-old nurse Karen Miraflor of Clyde in Melbourne's south east has been through an unexpected ordeal after contracting COVID-19 in late August, resulting in two hospital admissions. Over a period of six days, Ms Miraflor developed symptoms including a high...

Aged care nurse and pregnant wife recover from COVID-19 in Melbourne

Denis Baniqued, 34, and Mary Rose Quinto, 25 of Wollert in Melbourne’s north have been hospitalised during their battle against COVID-19. Denis, who works as a nurse at a nursing home, is a diabetic and believes he caught the virus...

Filipino aged care worker tests positive for COVID-19 in Melbourne’s north

The Philippine Times has been informed that a 26-year-old Filipino aged care worker from Melbourne's northern suburbs has tested positive for COVID-19 on 8 September. The male who does not wish to be named works at an aged care facility...
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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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