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Former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim dies of COVID-19

Former Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim succumbed to the coronavirus at 4.30pm on 8 August 2020. He was 90 years old. Lim’s passing was confirmed by daughter Cynthia Lim as well as with an announcement made by...

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 ranking of the world’s top 100 emerging ecosystems, Manila is ranked 36th globally.

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...

Australia vows support for Arroceros Park expansion, Manila education programs

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson paid a courtesy call on Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso 15 August 2019. Robinson was impressed with what Mayor Moreno has been able to achieve...

PHL Defense Secretary keen on offshore patrol vessels deal with Aussie firm

MANILA -- Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday reiterated his interest to enter into an agreement with Australia-based global shipbuilder and defense contractor, Austal, regarding the proposed offshore patrol...

Renowned Australian chef graces Taste of Australia in Makati

MNL—UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Nutrition and Master Chef Australia 2009 winner Adam Liaw hosted a cooking demonstration during the Taste of Australia 2019, held at Greenbelt 3 Open Park in Makati City last 27 April. Adam...

Australia, EU condole with PH amid Jolo bombings

MANILA -- Australia and the European Union (EU) on Sunday sent condolences to the families of those killed in the twin bombings in Jolo, Sulu. "My thoughts are with those who lost loved ones and...

Filipino-Australian beauties shine in world pageants

Coming off the heels of Catriona Gray’s win in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, two other Filipino-Australians carried the flags of the Philippines and Australia with aplomb. Karen Gallman, 25, won the title of...

30 Negrenses obtain Australian vocational program certificates

BACOLOD CITY -- Thirty Negrenses completed the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) Program. This is a joint initiative of the Negros Occidental provincial government and the Northern Territory, Australia. The graduates, who are pioneers of the program in the...
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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!