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Covid positive Filipina from Geelong breaks down after being taken into hotel quarantine

A 58 year old Filipina named Ella is currently being held in hotel quarantine in Melbourne after she tested positive for coronavirus.

Philippine Airlines to operate special flights between Sydney and Manila

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited number of direct flights in the month of August/early September between Manila and Sydney:

Around 290 passengers fly home on special flight from Melbourne to Manila

Philippine Airlines in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne successfully coordinated a special flight...

TFC Asia Pacific partners with regional organisations to deliver service for overseas Filipinos

The Filipino Channel (TFC) Asia Pacific echoes the ABS-CBN worldwide call to be in service of the Filipino through information, entertainment and...

Migration

Beware of visa scams

There are many ways by which scammers prey on visa applicants. I will provide some examples of...
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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. 

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 News

Covid positive Filipina from Geelong breaks down after being taken into hotel quarantine

A 58 year old Filipina named Ella is currently being held in hotel quarantine in Melbourne after she tested positive for coronavirus.

Philippine Airlines to operate special flights between Sydney and Manila

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited number of direct flights in the month of August/early September between Manila and Sydney:

Around 290 passengers fly home on special flight from Melbourne to Manila

Philippine Airlines in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne successfully coordinated a special flight...

TFC Asia Pacific partners with regional organisations to deliver service for overseas Filipinos

The Filipino Channel (TFC) Asia Pacific echoes the ABS-CBN worldwide call to be in service of the Filipino through information, entertainment and...

Filipino aged care worker battling COVID-19 in a Melbourne hospital, says ‘I can’t breathe’

A 48-year-old Filipino who works as a Personal Care Attendant at the coronavirus plagued Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer has been...

Community

Digital ’20 – the new normal for students and teachers

By Charisse Garcia, Primary School Teacher at a mainstream school in Victoria With Debussy’s...

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...

PASSCI holds virtual celebration of Mothers Day as it stays connected

By Jun Relunia SYDNEY - The Philippine Australian Society for Senior Citizens Inc (PASSCI),...

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....

Editor's Picks

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...

A true survivor – Michael Rojales’ 72-day battle against COVID in Melbourne

A Filipino family from Berwick has been devastated by COVID-19 since late March, where three family members contracted the virus. 46-year-old Michael...

Hotel quarantine after arrival in the Philippines: expectation vs reality

Michael Gabriel Angel has shared his long journey from Australia on 27 May, which showed the step by step processes on arrival...
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Columns

The Golden Rule

In the current climate, there’s a myriad of competing voices, different viewpoints and divided agendas. As a mother to a three-year-old, the...

Care for our common home

“You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and...

The Philippines has never felt so far away

We’ve reached the second half of 2020, and it has been a difficult year so far. Most people are looking forward to...

More housing stimulus is now available

The latest data coming from CoreLogic shows that national home values fell two months in a row by 0.4% in May and 0.7%...

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...

Embrace the feedback, make the change

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) handed a P75,000 fine and a three-game suspension to the Ateneo Blue Eagles Men’s Basketball Head Coach...

Lifestyle

Kuya Ray: A volunteer firefighter’s tale of modern heroism

By Charisse Garcia  It was one of those joyous moments for a three-year-old. There was a big red truck with yellow beaming lights and a loud siren. Three fireys...

Care for our common home

“You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and...

Digital ’20

By Charisse Garcia With Debussy’s Claire de Lune as my background music, I handed the grey lead pencil to...

We should all be teachers

We should all be teachers. In 2013, Tim Minchin, an Australian composer, singer, comedian, actor and a man who...

6 ways to brighten up your backyard this winter

It may be getting colder, but that doesn’t mean we should be hiding inside. Clear skies, sunny days and no sticky summer...

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

Build and protect your credit standing

Robert Kiyosaki likes to say that the quickest way to create wealth is to use other people’s money. The problem, of course,...

Filipina entrepreneurs on the rise in Australia

Discover five small businesses that Filipinas have started in Australia. These aspiring ladies reflect on the recent success of billionaire Melanie Perkins,...

5 common business mistakes to avoid

It’s no secret that the world of business is tediously complex and comes with several challenges that can ultimately make or break...

3 easy ways to save more money each month

Since we live in a consumer society, it’s considered normal to own many things that you probably don’t even use, or clothes...

Travel

Around 290 passengers fly home on special flight from Melbourne to Manila

Philippine Airlines in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne successfully coordinated a special flight...

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...

TFC Asia Pacific partners with regional organisations to deliver service for overseas Filipinos

The Filipino Channel (TFC) Asia Pacific echoes the ABS-CBN worldwide call to be in service of the Filipino through information, entertainment and...

Build and protect your credit standing

Robert Kiyosaki likes to say that the quickest way to create wealth is to use other people’s money. The problem, of course,...

Filipino aged care worker battling COVID-19 in a Melbourne hospital, says ‘I can’t breathe’

A 48-year-old Filipino who works as a Personal Care Attendant at the coronavirus plagued Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer has been...

Former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim dies of COVID-19

Former Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim succumbed to the coronavirus at 4.30pm on 8 August 2020. He was 90 years old. Lim’s...

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A mother’s song of love: Zsa Zsa in Melbourne

By Chloe Bantang Last Saturday 18th of May 2013, the Filipino community was serenaded by the Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla in her Mother’s Day Concert...

Gawad Kalinga 2013 Hope Ball inspires Pinoys

By DARWIN MANUBAG The night was full of fun and inspiration. Gawad Kalinga Australia held a very successful Hope Ball on 25 May 2013 at...

Domino’s to raise dough for CFA

Domino’s stores across Victoria will donate $1 from every pizza sold to Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers, by hosting a doughraiser fundraiser on Wednesday,...

Vedar new FILCCA President

By MANNY G. ASUNCION Ms Marisa Vedar, the representative of Victoria was elected as the new President of the Filipino Communities Council of...