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Alba Iulia
Monday, July 13, 2020

Philippines

Australia-based company provides 500 e-jeepneys plying Cagayan de Oro streets

CAGAYAN DE ORO — At least 500 electric jeepneys are expected to ply this city's roads next year, in a move seen to prepare the city's transport sector for the eventual phase out of dilapidated public utility vehicles (PUVs). Bernardo...

ARMM to invite Australian investors

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Regional Board of Investment in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBOI-ARMM) is making a representation to encourage Australian executives on the needed economic investment to shore up development in Armm—one of the key solutions...

Australia spy plane hover Marawi

https://youtu.be/tksUnZksbAo The Australian government sent two military surveillances planes to the Philippines to help in its fight against terrorist Maute group holed up in Marawi City in Mindanao. It has been more than a month since the group took over...

Australia issues warning to citizens travelling to Philippines

Australia has issued a travel advisory and warned its citizens to avoid visiting Mindanao especially the city of Marawi. Australian citizens who are currently in the Philippines are reminded to be vigilant at all times and to exercise a high...

Brexit may benefit Philippine economy

The Philippines stands to actually benefit from the effects of United Kingdom's impending withdrawal from the European Union (EU)—commonly referred to as “Brexit,” a portmanteau of “British” and “exit”—rather than bear any adverse effects to its economy, according to...

Oldest living Filipino WWII veteran is 107, recalls Bataan Death March

By Ben Cal MANILA (PNA) -- At 107, former Army Capt. Jose P. Javier is the oldest living Filipino World War II veteran who survived the infamous Bataan Death march. But despite his old age, Capt. Javier, a medical doctor by...

Federalism to result in peace in Mindanao — Pimentel

MANILA, April 4 (PNA) -- Although the adoption of a federal system of government would take time, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said this would eventually result in peace in Mindanao. Pimentel stressed this point during the recent 136th Interparliamentary...

DOT’s ‘iTravel PINAS’ cheaper than most travel shows

MANILA, April 4 (PNA) -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday assured that the cost of producing its newly-launched travel program "iTravel PINAS" on state-run PTV-4 will be much cheaper than shows in private TV channels. Tourism Undersecretary for...

Sacking of Sueno shows Duterte’s zeal for trustworthy government – Palace

MANILA, April 4 (PNA) -- The summary dismissal of Interior Secretary Ismail Sueno from the Cabinet just shows that "President Rodrigo Duterte is very serious in restoring public trust in government," a Malacañang official said Tuesday. In a Palace briefing,...

Nature, farm, faith rolled into one Philippine tourism offering

MANILA, April 5 (PNA) -- A newly-appointed Department of Tourism (DOT) official is looking at harmonising three unique tourism offerings to spur tourist arrivals in the country under the Duterte administration. “I was given the assignment to take care of...
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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...

Filipinos in Melbourne share their experiences returning to lockdown

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire have returned to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions as a result of an increasing number COVID-19...

Our lives as Filipino-Australians may never be the same again

The onset of the pandemic early this year has been reshaping the landscape of the world as we know it. As businesses...

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire return to lockdown

By Philip Russo, Monash University and Brett Mitchell, University of Newcastle Metropolitan Melbourne and the shire of Mitchell will...