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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, September 29, 2020


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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

PiliPinas Presidential Debate Round 2

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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...

Spiritual conversation with a frontliner

By Neil Daculan She called and wanted desperately to take an hour’s walk.  Smelling the fresh air through the...

How long O Lord…?

I will take refuge in the shadow of Your wings, until the disaster has passed O Lord. – Psalm 57:1

5 new COVID-19 cases overnight. Victorians, you are amazing!

By Dr Michelle Natividad Bautista, MBBS, Honours, FANZCACongratulations to the legends of Melbourne! 5 new cases overnight. Woooohooooo! Victorians, you are amazing!