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Alba Iulia
Friday, June 5, 2020

Opinion

When is the best time to get professional help with visa applications?

For visa applications, you have the option to either lodge on your own or get advice and/or assistance from migration advisers. If you are going for the latter option, you might be wondering at which part of...

Partner visas and Family Violence

The digital age has changed the way we interact with other people. It has made communication and socialisation faster and more widespread.  As a result, many people meet friends from all over the world...

Mother Dearest

MOTHER’S LOVE Giving without expecting in returnLoving with all thy heart no matter whatUnderstanding when others fail to understandSupporting in times of sorrow and griefAnd most of allAlways...

Travel and consular services: What you need to know

For the guidance and information of the public, the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne takes this opportunity to respond to recurrent questions on the status of travel and consular services in light...

Thoughts in isolation

Is it really true we are approaching our seventh week in isolation? From a crisis that created so much concern about global health and effects of the novel coronavirus on health systems, the...

The hidden and unhidden casualties (and blessings) of this war

“You touched my coffee!”, screamed one customer at a café to a young barista, who burst into tears and helplessly tried to offer a new cup to the angry woman.  We sensed they were...

Positivity is also contagious

An extraordinary time we are living in, the world has been on a tailspin and the status quo has been shaken and we are all in a state of uncertainty. According to many media sources the worse...

For the love of God

“Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing” - Luke 23:34.  “Today you will be with me in paradise”, Luke 23:43.  These were the first and second last...

Death that brings life

One morning my family woke up to brown water coming from our taps. Alarmed, I rang the emergency service of the water provider and was advised that due to an overnight repair, the...

Quarantined Kuwaresma: A Path Toward Easter Gloria

Lockdowns in many countries were imposed, including here in Australia, for fear of spreading the deadly novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. This pandemic is at height in the middle of our observance of Lent, especially among us...
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Financial help and mental health support for Filipino-Australians

Coronavirus has brought with it many challenges. These have affected both our financial health and our mental...
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5 little things you can do to support sustainability in Australia

As it stands, Australia is responsible for about 5% of the world’s emissions.  On an individual level, Australians have...

How to get your body back after the quarantine

The coronavirus lockdown started on March 22nd in Australia. Many of us have been confined to our homes without much access...

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...

APBC-GKA Student Relief Program still available for Filipinos in VIC and TAS

Update as of 30 May 2020, registrations for all states have closed, except for Victoria and...