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New contact details: Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne

We are constantly receiving requests for the new contact details for the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne (PCG Vic). Here's the updated details of PCG: Ms. Maria Lourdes M. SalcedoConsul General, Head of Post Philippine Consulate General in MelbourneLevel 3, 257 Collins...

Great opportunity for Victorians to work in fruit harvesting jobs this season

Feature image: Greater Shepparton City Council Fruit Growers Victoria is urging people to get a fruit harvesting job this Summer as they are concerned crops may just go to waste due to a significant lack of workers for the upcoming...

Philippines bans travel from Australia, other countries with new COVID-19 variant

The Philippines has imposed a ban on travelers from 20 countries including Australia and will not be allowed entry from 30 December. The ban would remain in place until 15 January. In a memorandum to Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque...

PH Consulate General Melbourne goes on a cultural immersion at NGV International

The Philippine Consulate in Melbourne had its Cultural Immersion and Yearend Fellowship at the National Gallery of Victoria International on 19 December 2020. It was the first outdoor activity of the Consulate and was attended by its personnel with...

Rizal Day 2020: A Virtual Commemoration in Victoria – Year 2

By Josephine Quintero Rizal Day is a national holiday in the Philippines which is always held every year on the 30th of December. It commemorates the execution of our National Hero by the Spanish colonial government. Pinoy Ako Pinoy Tayo (PAPT) initially organised...

FCCVI’s Filipino Hub in Victoria officially opens

The Filipino Community Council of Victoria Inc (FCCVI) officially opened the new community centre known as the ‘Filipino Hub’ on 19 December, coinciding with the FCCVI Christmas party. Present during the ribbon cutting was FCCVI President Marlon De Leon,...

FILCCA turns 30

By Benjie de Ubago This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Filipino Communities Council of Australia (FILCCA). Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spanner in the planning of the milestone celebrations. FILCCA’s national biennial conference originally scheduled for...

The Growing Popularity of Australian Esports

Along with the rest of the world, the Philippines is a country with an incredible, ever increasing love for esports. What you might not know is that there is also a rapidly growing filipino esports fan base across the...

Team of heroes supporting over one thousand Filipino international students in Melbourne

As the coronavirus began to spread in Australia in March, the community felt the effects with immediate loss of hours and in some cases, job losses. On 29 March, five ladies, Archie Tabut, Marie Roxas, Stefanie Bacanto Chung, Elena...

Simbang Gabi Masses 2020 and Other Liturgical Celebrations in the Archdiocese of Melbourne

With the easing of some Covid-19 restrictions and with up to 150 people now able to attend Mass in person at churches throughout Victoria, the Filipino Catholic Chaplaincy of Melbourne is happy to announce the resumption of the Celebration...
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From IT to entrepreneurship

For this edition of #PinoysDownUnder, we talked to ANTHONY HERRERA, owner of New Life Cycles Bike Shop and Enelssie...
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