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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 “masahistas” (masseuse) around and they are pretty busy and it’s hard to get a booking....

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 Philippines, with Cebu as the seat of Christian faith in the Philippines.  It all started in...

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 may just go to waste due to a significant lack of workers for the upcoming...

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 as we were recovering from that trauma, COVID-19 swept the world by storm and locked...

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 from 30 December. The ban would remain in place until 15 January. In a memorandum to Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque...

Happy Concrete: Celebrating three years

Niel Tequin is a young Filipino-Australian business owner celebrating three years of success, and continued growth of his concrete resurfacing business in Melbourne. The journey of conceptualising his own business was made possible through his experiences working both in...

The day God gifted me with an Air Jordan

By Neil Daculan I find solace in the thought that, however busy I am during the Advent season, there is something I am doing that is right and noble. Balancing family life and my diaconate ministry is not that a...

Of festivity and next year’s uncertainty

The year 2020 has proven itself to be a difficult year for us Australians, mostly with the ongoing pandemic and its repercussions. Despite the fears and the shake-ups, it is still a year of good times, especially to the...

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 hours and in some cases, job losses. On 29 March, five ladies, Archie Tabut, Marie Roxas, Stefanie Bacanto Chung, Elena...

Simbang Gabi Masses 2020 and Other Liturgical Celebrations in the Archdiocese of Melbourne

With the easing of some Covid-19 restrictions and with up to 150 people now able to attend Mass in person at churches throughout Victoria, the Filipino Catholic Chaplaincy of Melbourne is happy to announce the resumption of the Celebration...
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Australia Day: For we are one and free

The new year brings hope and optimism that we will see the end of the pandemic later in the...
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