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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Opinion

“I just completed my two doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine” – Dr Natividad

By Dr Mitchie Natividad Bautista I just completed my two doses of Pfizer COVID -19 vaccine at Royal Melbourne Hospital, as part of the 1A medical team. The first dose was in early March when I had a sore arm...

AFCS Filipino House and Reminiscing Garden opens in Melbourne

By Maria Smith With the rhythmic Filipino song “Leron Leron Sinta” excitedly performed by multi-talented guest performers Grace and Dennis Ramos, the Australian-Filipino Community Services officially launched the Filipino House and Reminiscing Garden in Doveton. This March 14 event has turned into...

Exploited Filipino migrant workers in Australia: a cautionary yet empowering tale

Hitec Welding in Brisbane is under investigation for allegedly underpaying Filipino migrant workers for extra domestic work and providing them with crowded accommodation. While this case has been met with outcries of why's and how could they's from the...

Song of thanksgiving: Timmie Barber, vibrant at 95

“O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endures forever.” – Psalms 107:1 At the start of 2021, I spent some quiet time and reflected on my goals for the year to make my life...

“SPA,” “red ribbon,” “apostille,” and how to consularise those documents

It is not uncommon for us at the Consulate to be asked questions like, “Sa inyo po ba kumukuha ng SPA?” or “Papaano po magpa-red ribbon?” These, of course, refer to the requirement for overseas Filipinos, or anyone, for...

FILCCA National Conference 2021 postponed

OPEN LETTER TO THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY  17 March 2021  Dear Filipino community leaders, members and friends  RE: FILCCA National Conference – Adelaide 2021 POSTPONEMENT  On behalf of the FILCCA Executive, it is with great disappointment that we have made a formal decision not...

Migration lingo made simple

When applying for visas, applicants encounter words or phrases that they have never seen before or might struggle understanding. This article intends to provide a basic definition of common migration terminologies which are relevant in the visa application process. 1....

Bouncing back from the pandemic: A gender perspective

A year ago on the 8th of March, the big news stories that hugged the headlines in Victoria were all about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, except one -- that of a loggerhead turtle that travelled 37,000 kms...

Pecks Road glazes the way for Filipino flavour in Australia

In the back kitchen of the Ukrainian community centre, metres away from the liveliness of the Melbourne Market Co, Albin Lawang, the creator of Pecks Road, shares insight into how his business got momentum and gives an ode to...

On getting the COVID-19 vaccine: Are you in or out?

To inoculate or not to inoculate. This has been perhaps the greatest question posed by 2020, which gave birth to a calamity that marks as one of the worst throughout mankind’s history, and is a query that pervades to...
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Victorian Refugee Awards nominations close April 24

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is calling for nominations to the Victorian Refugee Awards (VRA). This initiative recognises people,...
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