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Alba Iulia
Friday, October 2, 2020

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Fighting the battle within

I have now lived over half a century.  Unlike my parents, I have not experienced war.  But I have come close – when I was in my second year at university, the period of Martial Law began...

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 Rojales was in an induced coma for two weeks at Monash Clayton Hospital and relied...

FILCCA National Conference postponed until October 2021

In consultation with State Councils, the FILCCA Executive have formally postponed the National Conference until October 2021 in response to the current economic climate, travel restrictions, and the immediate challenge of supporting Filipinos in Australia through recovery...

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,...
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On the 26th of September, a 5th grader from Queenwood School for Girls smashed a record set...
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What sets your soul on fire?

As I write this, our young cousin Ysabel celebrated her 18th birthday as well as our cousin Graces. I...

PAL to operate one special flight between Sydney and Manila in October

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited schedule of flights in October between Australia and the Philippines. Flight schedules:

Fil-Aussie RnB talent Sheralyn May releases latest single: ‘Baby You’

Sheralyn May is a 21-year-old Pop/RnB singer from Melbourne, Australia with a Filipino-Australian heritage. Singing since the age...

Fr Litoy Asis appointed Melbourne’s Episcopal Vicar for Catholic Migrants and Refugees

The announcement on his new appointment is revealed through this Note Verbale. Reverend Monsignor Joselito Cerna Asis, the newly...