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Monday, January 25, 2021

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Araw ni Rizal 2020 sa Melbourne virtwal na itinanghal sa patuloy na pandemyang COVID-19

ni Jinky Trijo Marsh Ang Araw ni Rizal ay isang pambansang pag-alaala at parangal sa dakilang bayaning si Dr Jose Rizal na unang ginunita nuong ika-30 ng Disyembre taong 1898 alinsunod sa pagpapasiya ni Heneral Emilio Aguinaldo. Ito ay dalawang...

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...

Australia: Spring of life

By Lilia Nadong Gonzales We are amidst uncertain times of global turbulence, natural disasters and human misdemeanours. To top them all is the prevailing global COVID-19 pandemic. When times are bad, we take comfort in the hope that these adversities...

Christmas in our hearts

It’s that time of year, the most wonderful time of the year - Christmas! A time to reflect on the roller coaster ride that was 2020. A year no one expected. A year where the world was forced indoors, where we...

Melbourne’s Filipino seniors village

For 30 years, Filipino-Australian seniors have been living in independent flats at the Lions Elderly Citizens Village in West Footscray. The village includes 21 single bedroom residential units, as well as a Community Hall with kitchen, owned by the...

Caring for elderly relatives during COVID and beyond

After the coronavirus pandemic led to the closure of businesses across Victoria, Lucy Sison of Aspendale in Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs was made redundant in her job. Since losing her job in March, Lucy has entered a new positive phase...

Aged care and hiya: Providing feedback or complaints in an aged care home

By Perth Furio With a nation as diverse as Australia, we have found ways to make government and community services accessible to most members of our multicultural society. The health department’s services are promoted and made available in a variety...

Masking empathy

During World War II, the British government imposed a total blackout. The citizens were urged to stay indoors and black out their windows to make it difficult for the German bombers to stealthily bomb Londoners while they sleep.  Many...

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 were invited for a preschool incursion and spoke about what it...

Bayanihan crucial for Pinoy families in lockdown

The coronavirus has had an enormous impact on the 104-million strong Filipinos with many of the citizens under ‘enhanced community quarantine’ featuring business closures and severe restrictions on movement, including checkpoints and the suspension of public transport.  Coronavirus testing capacity...
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Recovering our lost rhythm

My visits as a pastoral care worker, offering prayers through liturgy and music to nursing homes especially in their...
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