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Alba Iulia
Monday, September 28, 2020

COVID-19

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 companies are cutting down on employees to weather the storm.  The...

Stranded and in lockdown in the Philippines

3,611 miles away from Melbourne The world is in distress right now. Travellers all over the world are stranded in their hundreds of thousands due to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. It is...

426 Filipino crew members stranded on ship in Melbourne, hundreds more in Sydney & Perth

UPDATE: The Golden Princess has left Port Melbourne at 6am, Monday 6 April. Destination: Jakarta. Filipino crew members will be returning to the Philippines. 426 Filipinos crew members are currently on the Golden Princess...

‘I had COVID-19, now I’m fine’

A few Filipino-Australians in Melbourne tested positive for Coronavirus in the third week of March. They were reported to have suffered flu symptoms and immediately went to the doctor for testing. They then remained at their respective...

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 are either onshore or offshore.  Many of them have questions relating...

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 update effective 2 April, 2020: Who can travel to Australia?

One-stop-shop online directory for all Australian COVID-19 and Telehealth clinics

Australians now have access to a single, one-stop-shop directory website to find all relevant information relating to nationwide COVID-19 clinics, pop up health services, Telehealth practices, and specialty providers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Three Filipino-Australians tested positive for COVID-19 in Melbourne

Three Filipino-Australians in Melbourne's southeast have tested positive for Coronavirus this week. The three suffered flu symptoms and they immediately went to the doctor for testing. They are at home in self-isolation (self-quarantine) and have been recovering...

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 feel stressed and distressed. For Pinoys, we always get through crises like...

President Duterte announces Manila domestic air travel suspension, and entry restrictions for foreign tourists

In a televised announcement amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, President Duterte read out a resolution, signed by the Inter-agency task force for the management of an emerging infectious disease. The resolution...
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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....
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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).

Philippines to promote IT-Business Process Management industry in the Australian market

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Sydney (PTIC-Sydney) will conduct...

How to get a car loan as a recent migrant to Australia

If you are looking to buy a car and need a loan, you may believe that banks will say “no” to you...

Dual citizenship: all ‘pros’ and no ‘cons’

An oft-repeated saying among us Filipinos is that “you can take the Filipino out of the Philippines, but you can never take...