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Friday, July 10, 2020

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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 background music, I handed the grey lead pencil to my nine-year-old, ‘Slant down, slant down,...

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 Director of San Miguel Yamamura, Curtis Alejo of Gawad Kalinga NSW and APBC President Eduard Alcordo. The Australia Philippines...

PASSCI holds virtual celebration of Mothers Day as it stays connected

By Jun Relunia SYDNEY - The Philippine Australian Society for Senior Citizens Inc (PASSCI), the first seniors group of Filipino origin to be incorporated in Australia, held a virtual celebration of Mother’s Day as...

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 purchase of a new property in the inner western suburb of Brooklyn in Melbourne.  The building will be named the 'Filipino...

#NurseSpotlights – Filipino Nursing Diaspora Day

The Philippines is known as the largest exporter of nurses in the world. Filipinos who work in the healthcare industry, especially those who work in the nursing profession have been increasingly recognised in...

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 the Philippines. The campaign called Filos4Heroes aims to provide personal protective equipment (PPEs) to frontliners in the...

New Philippine Honorary Consul to Western Australia appointed

Ms Virma Symons was recently appointed as Philippine Honorary Consul to Western Australia and will be serving a term of three years. H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia,...

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, I ensured that we had enough food and necessities in the house. But I realised now that despite preparing, you...

‘I had COVID-19, now I’m fine’

A few Filipino-Australians in Melbourne tested positive for Coronavirus in the third week of March. They were reported to have suffered flu symptoms and immediately went to the doctor for testing. They then remained at their respective...

Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne temporarily closed

The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Melbourne is informing the public that in response to the lingering public health emergency, and for the safety of its clients, guests and personnel, its office is temporarily closed until further...
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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...

Protecting the community from Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for Filipino-Australians

As we move towards living COVIDSafe, it is important that you stay home if you are unwell. If you have cold or...