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Alba Iulia
Friday, April 3, 2020

Opinion

Visa tips during the Coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia (implemented by the Australian government from the 20th of March 2020) has a variety of effects on temporary visa holders who are either onshore or...

Latest visa updates affecting travellers to and from Australia amid COVID-19 pandemic

To all our kababayans confused about who and what to follow amidst this ongoing pandemic we are all experiencing, please see below update effective 2 April, 2020: Who can travel to Australia?

Current times

I have to deviate a little from my usual routine or article which I have to do because of the current time which seems to have interesting contrast. The time of King Solomon...

RBA makes historic rate cut

Following an emergency board meeting held on 19 March 2020, the Reserve Bank of Australia has announced a rate cut of 0.25% to a new record low cash rate of 0.25%, in an effort to help the...

What the RBA rate cut means for Australians in 2020

Earlier this month, the Reserve Bank of Australia dropped the cash rate to a record low of 0.50% after a week of growing concern over the coronavirus. The decision was made to support the economy after...

The Coronavirus pandemic – affecting Filipino food, travel business

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit some Filipino businesses significantly in Melbourne since January, particularly GJ’s Grill. Renowned for its Bacolod style Chicken Inasal and Lechon, the popular restaurant has reported a...

Is your student visa expiring soon? Find out your next visa options.

In December 2019, there are 480,543 student visa holders in Australia, 56% of these are from the Higher Education (HE) sector and 32% are from the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.  15,264 of these student visa...

Pass it on, Kobe

I awoke early to a text message from a friend. “Kobe Bryant passed!” I laughed and replied “Rubbish! Are you being funny? Kobe never passes the ball and he retired in 2016.” Within a few seconds I...

A full-fledged Consulate at your service

At the outset, I should take this opportunity to introduce myself and my office, the Consulate General of the Philippines in Melbourne, which has consular jurisdiction over Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania.  Ok, I...

The sensible Pinoy – Getting the best value when buying a car

Next to buying real estate, buying a car probably represents the second-largest major expense for any family. It is not uncommon for a family in Australia to own several cars --- one for each family member old...
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Latest update on COVID-19 cases worldwide

updated: 1 April 2020, 10.00 pm AEDTSource: https://ncov2019.live/ Australia has now recorded a total of...
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Visa tips during the Coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia (implemented by the Australian government from the 20th of March...

Latest visa updates affecting travellers to and from Australia amid COVID-19 pandemic

To all our kababayans confused about who and what to follow amidst this ongoing pandemic we are all experiencing, please see below...

One-stop-shop online directory for all Australian COVID-19 and Telehealth clinics

Australians now have access to a single, one-stop-shop directory website to find all relevant information relating to nationwide COVID-19 clinics, pop up...

The resourceful Pinoy

Almost everyone can use a bit of extra money, especially when the time to pay quarterly bills comes along. Luckily, Filipinos have...