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New Consul General and additional consular staff arrive in Melbourne

Ms. Maria Lourdes M Salcedo has been appointed by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary, Teodoro Locsin Jr, as the new Consul General in Melbourne. Since her appointment five months ago, Consul General Salcedo has finally arrived in...

Filipino aged care worker battling COVID-19 in a Melbourne hospital, says ‘I can’t breathe’

A 48-year-old Filipino who works as a Personal Care Attendant at the coronavirus plagued Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer has been admitted to hospital. Maria Bradford was rushed to Sunshine Hospital by ambulance last Wednesday night 5 August after...

Ube shortage hits Australia

Frozen grated ube, McCormick Ube Flavor Extract, purple yam powder which are the key ingredients for ube flavoured baked goodies have been out of stock in parts of Australia for several weeks. In Melbourne, Filipino grocery stores including Kabsat Variety...

New processes on arrival in the Philippines – here’s what overseas Filipinos need to expect

While travel restrictions and quarantine rules are in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, one can expect a more difficult journey to the Philippines. Michael Gabriel Angel came to Australia in 2019 as an international student...

President Duterte announces Manila domestic air travel suspension, and entry restrictions for foreign tourists

In a televised announcement amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, President Duterte read out a resolution, signed by the Inter-agency task force for the management of an emerging infectious disease. The resolution states "Land, domestic air, and domestic...

The importance of involvement in elections

In a few weeks’ time, a momentous event is going to take place which concerns our people, our government, and, equally as important, the individuals who will take the helm as leaders of the governed. With this very important...

Sight-saving charity expands to four new provinces in the Philippines

International development organisation The Fred Hollows Foundation is celebrating its fifth anniversary in the Philippines by announcing it is expanding its sight-saving work to four new provinces this year. The Foundation’s Philippines Country Manager Mardi Mapa-Suplido said projects to end...

Australia provides $20M for victims of Marawi conflict

https://youtu.be/GaiqKy1w9kI By Leslie Gatpolintan/PNA MANILA -- The Australian government on Aug 7 vowed to provide the Philippines an additional AUD20 million (roughly PHP800 million) over the next four years to help about 360,000 people of the Marawi City conflict. “Today I announce...

Five best cities in the Philippines to launch a startup business

By Abs A. Abando/PNA The influx of start-up businesses has stoked a new kind of competition among cities in the Philippines. To attract new businesses, local governments are improving their business-friendliness by coming up with new policies and ordinances to make it easy...

Philippine Fiesta sues Philippine Times

The Philippine Fiesta of Victoria Inc (PFVI), led by its Chairperson Ross Manuel and his Committee of Management (COM), filed a third party court notice against The Philippine Times (TPT) in relation to the defamation case filed against the...
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Victorian Refugee Awards nominations close April 24

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is calling for nominations to the Victorian Refugee Awards (VRA). This initiative recognises people,...
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