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Friday, June 5, 2020

Financial help and mental health support for Filipino-Australians

Coronavirus has brought with it many challenges. These have affected both our financial health and our mental health and wellbeing. You may...

5 little things you can do to support sustainability in Australia

As it stands, Australia is responsible for about 5% of the world’s emissions.  On an individual level, Australians have...

How to get your body back after the quarantine

The coronavirus lockdown started on March 22nd in Australia. Many of us have been confined to our homes without much access...

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...

Migration

When is the best time to get professional help with visa applications?

For visa applications, you have the option to either lodge on your own or get advice and/or...
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Partner visas and Family Violence

The digital age has changed the way we interact with other people. It has made communication and socialisation faster and more widespread. 

Australia’s population: 294,000 born in the Philippines – 5th largest group of overseas-born residents

In data released recently by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, people born in the Philippines represented the fifth largest group of overseas-born...

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...

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...

Latest News

Financial help and mental health support for Filipino-Australians

Coronavirus has brought with it many challenges. These have affected both our financial health and our mental health and wellbeing. You may...

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...

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...

Stranded Filipinos in Australia Return to PH

Almost 200 Filipinos left Australia to go home to the Philippines through Philippine Airlines (PAL) special flights. PAL organised two special flights...

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...

Community

New Filipino Community Centre purchased – to be named ‘Filipino Hub’

The Filipino Community Council of Victoria (FCCVI), headed by its president Marlon De Leon, has announced the...

#NurseSpotlights – Filipino Nursing Diaspora Day

The Philippines is known as the largest exporter of nurses in the world....

Filipino students in Australia raise AUD2,700 to support healthcare workers in the Philippines

FilOz Association of Student Councils (ASCEND) raised $2,700 cash donations for health workers serving COVID-19 patients in...

New Philippine Honorary Consul to Western Australia appointed

Ms Virma Symons was recently appointed as Philippine Honorary Consul to Western Australia and will be...

Being COVID-19 positive and being positive in life

I was tested COVID-19 positive the other day. Since last month at the height of this crisis,...

Editor's Picks

The sensible Pinoy – Getting the best value when buying a car

Next to buying real estate, buying a car probably represents the second-largest major expense for any family. It is not uncommon for...

How eBili will transform online shopping for Filipinos in Australia

They say that you can find a Filipino in every corner of the globe. With the ever-increasing number of Filipinos working and...

An indelible tattoo on my soul

By Christian Bulos  Wow, this was a pilgrimage and above all, it was a once and a lifetime opportunity. 
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Columns

When is the best time to get professional help with visa applications?

For visa applications, you have the option to either lodge on your own or get advice and/or assistance from migration advisers. If...

Partner visas and Family Violence

The digital age has changed the way we interact with other people. It has made communication and socialisation faster and more widespread. 

Mother Dearest

MOTHER’S LOVE Giving without expecting in returnLoving with all thy heart no matter...

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...

Thoughts in isolation

Is it really true we are approaching our seventh week in isolation? From a crisis that created so...

The hidden and unhidden casualties (and blessings) of this war

“You touched my coffee!”, screamed one customer at a café to a young barista, who burst into tears and helplessly tried to...

Lifestyle

5 little things you can do to support sustainability in Australia

As it stands, Australia is responsible for about 5% of the world’s emissions.  On an individual level, Australians have the highest total emissions per capita, alongside the U.S and Canada, at 17 tonnes. 

How to get your body back after the quarantine

The coronavirus lockdown started on March 22nd in Australia. Many of us have been confined to our homes without much access...

How to find the perfect property

Finding the perfect home in Australia is about more than just natural light and the number of bedrooms. From extreme weather variations...

Ligaya Chin: A caring heart for others

Remembering Ligaya ChinThe Philippine Times joins the Filipino-Australian community in mourning the passing of Ligaya Chin, 88. We are reposting the article...

Your guide to turning a new house into a home

When you’re looking for a place to call home there are plenty of things on your mind. Where should we live?...

Worth Watching

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It’s Earth Hour, March 28, 2020, 8.30 pm

The Earth Hour 2020 is set on 28 March at 8.30 pm your local time. Everyone...

Filipino English vs Australian English

https://youtu.be/rTAWqW65wpI Pinoy Joseph Lumanog and Australian wife Julia recorded this very interesting video comparing Philippine English words...

Australia provides $20M for victims of Marawi conflict

https://youtu.be/GaiqKy1w9kI By Leslie Gatpolintan/PNA MANILA -- The Australian government on Aug 7 vowed to provide the Philippines an additional AUD20 million (roughly PHP800 million) over the...

WHO congratulates Philippines for 1.1-M decline in number of smokers

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, March 22 (PNA) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has lauded the country’s leadership in promoting significant interventions leading to...

Wish FM one the fastest growing YouTube channels with one million subscribers

https://youtu.be/uQ_LTUhKBYg The Wish 107.5 FM YouTube channel has reached one million subscribers in just two years after its establishment. The Wish-cllusive channel has over 500 videos uploaded...

Money

Ligaya Chin: A caring heart for others

Remembering Ligaya ChinThe Philippine Times joins the Filipino-Australian community in mourning the passing of Ligaya Chin, 88. We are reposting the article...

DTI Sydney offers free webinar for Fil-Aussies: Building Wealth Through The Stock Market

The Department of Trade and Investment Centre in Sydney has organised a webinar at 3pm on Monday 25 May, as part of...

Free webinar on franchising in the Philippines for Fil-Aussies: 4 May 2020

Following the successful webinar held last 20 April 2020, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Sydney is going to hold another...

DTI in Sydney offers Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan webinar series to overseas Filipinos affected by COVID-19

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Sydney, the overseas office of...

Travel

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...

Philippines one with ASEAN in committing to regional tourism post COVID-19

MANILA – Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat reaffirmed the Philippines' commitment to the regional tourism cooperation of the Association of...

In picture: Stranded in the Philippines, ‘detained’ in Australia

Before the flight: PAL passengers at check-in counters for special flights to Australia | Photo: Gayzha Davao

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...

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...

How to find the perfect property

Finding the perfect home in Australia is about more than just natural light and the number of bedrooms. From extreme weather variations...

Stranded Filipinos in Australia Return to PH

Almost 200 Filipinos left Australia to go home to the Philippines through Philippine Airlines (PAL) special flights. PAL organised two special flights...

Random Posts

Emergency Relief Fund holds Masquerade Ball 2018

By Michael Wright PHOTOS: Gary Haywood The annual Masquerade Ball organised by the Emergency Relief Fund for Philippines (ERFFP) was held on Saturday March 24th at...

Just what is making the Philippine relief effort so difficult?

The BBC's Emily Buchanan explains the trail of destruction in the Philippines, what's really making the relief effort extremely difficult

RBA makes historic rate cut

Following an emergency board meeting held on 19 March 2020, the Reserve Bank of Australia has announced a rate cut of 0.25%...

Glee’s Finn Mans Up in Teen Romance ‘Monte Carlo’

Best known for playing Finn Hudson in the popular Fox series “Glee,” Cory Monteith stars with today’s teen icon Selena Gomez in “Monte Carlo,”...