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Alba Iulia
Thursday, June 10, 2021

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To vaccine or not – The moral choice

By Deacon Neil Daculan It’s hard to debate on people’s choices when most would shield themselves with their right: the right to choose what’s best for them. While the right of choice is indeed most basic, akin to this right...

Merlinda Bobis: Writing about the Philippines – heart, soul, and body

Merlinda Bobis is a prominent Australian author originally from the Philippines.  With four novels and six poetry books, she launched a new book in Canberra at the celebration of the 75th year of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and...

Bayanihan inspires community events for 75 years of PH-AU friendship

The historic and cultural significance of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Australia has caught on, and the Filipino community in Victoria, as in other parts of Australia, is getting excitedly involved in the celebrations. Very...

Visa tips for mothers

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this May, let us appreciate all the efforts and hard work that our mums have gone through in raising us, do some self-care activities if you are a mum yourself, and spend time with...

Changes to the Migration Program Levels

To our kababayans, there are upcoming immigration changes to be implemented this year which will impact international students and skilled migrants. The most impactful are the changes to the Migration Program Levels. While the quota remains at 160,000 for...

8 income streams you should know about

It’s not easy to maintain a steady income stream during these troubled times. With the global pandemic still raging full force, and a full rollout of effective vaccines still expected to take some time, the chances of the average...

Filipino teen sensation Kai Sotto signs with the Adelaide 36ers

Just think about this, standing at 7’2, 18 years of age, a player with a defensive awareness of a veteran player on the post, with a flowing jump shot who can fire the shot both inside and out. What...

Who has the power to cancel a visa?

This seems to be a simple question to answer as it is only the Department of Home Affairs who has the power to cancel a visa. However, there are circumstances that some visa holders are made to believe that...

Citizenship law: The child of a Filipino is a Filipino, regardless of place of birth

In the course of our consular work, we frequently encounter passport applicants tagging along their minor children, either of mixed race or full Filipino blood. When asked whether their children have been issued Philippine passports, it is not uncommon...

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...
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75th Anniversary of Philippine Australian Relations: A Night of Gratitude and Appreciation

By Benjie de Ubago SYDNEY - It was a night of shining luminaries! It was a heart-warming night of gratitude...
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