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Alba Iulia
Friday, July 10, 2020

Society & Culture

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. 

Project Compassion appeals support from Australians this Lenten season

Caritas Australia on February 23 launched Project Compassion, an annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal. Project Compassion will run for six weeks during Lent. Money raised will help millions...

Is Valentine’s Day creating pressure?

Call me unromantic, but when did Valentine's Day turn into such a big deal? Has Valentine’s Day become too commercialised, and is it a bad thing? Australians have a love-hate relationship with Valentine's Day....

Australian Housing: 5 Benefits of Living in the Filipino Community

Major cities are full of areas with different cultures, and Australia's cities are no exception. Here are benefits for living in Australia's Filipino community. From 2019 and on, Australia is projected to receive more...

Why do so many Filipino women want to marry American or Australian men?

Because of the internet and social media, it is now easier for men and women to meet someone from the other side of the world. It's not so hard to imagine why marriages between different races are...

Australia’s first Rizal Park to host a united community gathering for Rizal Day

The Commemoration of the Execution of Dr. Jose Rizal will be held on Sunday, 29th December 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm at Rizal Park in Ballarat. This special occasion marks the 20th anniversary since the park’s inauguration...

My return to Tacloban City after 6 years since Typhoon Yolanda

By Richard J Ford When I stepped off the plane on the 9th of September 2019, the first thing I did was give my green wrist band I have been wearing for six years...

Finding Filipino heritage as an Australian volunteer

For many people volunteering overseas is like stepping into the new and the unknown. Foreign languages, strange flavours and weather that’s either too hot or too cold. But not for Diana Juskov. For her, volunteering overseas was...

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.  She is the main reason for giving our heritage a direction in...

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 that mean the same but are called differently in Australia.
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Filipino-Australians share their experiences returning to lockdown

Melbourne and some surrounding areas including Mitchell Shire and the Mornington Peninsula have returned to Stage 3...
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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...

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire return to lockdown

By Philip Russo, Monash University and Brett Mitchell, University of Newcastle Metropolitan Melbourne and the shire of Mitchell will...

Manila ranks among world’s top emerging startup ecosystems

The Philippine startup ecosystem is once again featured in the annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome. In its inaugural...

Pivoting back from a global pandemic

As I am writing this, I am sitting here in the quiet space of the kitchen. The birds have not yet begun...