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Alba Iulia
Monday, March 8, 2021

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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...

From IT to entrepreneurship

For this edition of #PinoysDownUnder, we talked to ANTHONY HERRERA, owner of New Life Cycles Bike Shop and Enelssie Café and Grill.  At only 36 years old, Anthony has done a big career shift from IT to establishing a growing...

Australia’s support for Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Australia is pledging $500 million to ensure an accessible rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Indo-Pacific which includes the Philippines. Steven Robinson, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines has outlined where the funds will be focused. “This is for the purchase...

Falling in and out of love in Australia: Philippine law on foreign marriage, divorce and annulment

Filipinos are citizens of the world, and they figure in all sorts of complex situations with foreign elements. One such situation is marriage. And separation. And divorce. And remarriage. And so on and so forth. So we’re caving in...

Curated Creative Corner

Recently I was privileged to speak to five Filipino-Australian creative entrepreneurs. We delved into the world of art from calligraphy, to design, to preserved flowers. We talked about passion and purpose- the raison d’etre - of their customised business...

Useful strategies in achieving your Australian visa objectives in 2021

The year 2020 was filled with challenges and affected us in different ways.  Some have had to put their Australian dream on hold, but some achieved their visa goals incredibly fast, especially for those who are in the health...

Victoria is now open for skilled migrants

The 2020-21 Skilled visa nomination migration program in Victoria has recommenced on 5 January 2020. The said nomination program is for Visa subclasses 190 and 491. Just like the state’s Interim program, the Skilled visa nomination full program will...

In memoriam

Last night, I dreamt of my father.Not as I last saw him, Lying peacefully in everlasting slumberBut as the vital man, I remember him to beAnd in that precise moment of dreaming,Against all the law of physics,The bounds of logic, And...

Couples trying to be reunited during this pandemic

It is the love month once again, and this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration can be very different for most couples. The COVID-19 pandemic has been with us for a year now and it continues to affect our everyday lives...
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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...
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