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Alba Iulia
Friday, April 3, 2020

Society & Culture

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.

Filipinos are a blessing

About four years ago, I read a blog by a 27-year old Canadian, Kyle Jennermann who was promoting the unique beauty of our Filipino culture and country by writing about his experiences in an online blog. These...
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Latest update on COVID-19 cases worldwide

updated: 1 April 2020, 10.00 pm AEDTSource: https://ncov2019.live/ Australia has now recorded a total of...
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Visa tips during the Coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia (implemented by the Australian government from the 20th of March...

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...

One-stop-shop online directory for all Australian COVID-19 and Telehealth clinics

Australians now have access to a single, one-stop-shop directory website to find all relevant information relating to nationwide COVID-19 clinics, pop up...

The resourceful Pinoy

Almost everyone can use a bit of extra money, especially when the time to pay quarterly bills comes along. Luckily, Filipinos have...