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Alba Iulia
Friday, June 5, 2020

Opinion

What to do if you lost your job because of COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused massive job losses here in Australia.  So far, nearly one million Australians have lost their jobs as companies are cutting down on employees to weather the storm.  The...

Stranded and in lockdown in the Philippines

3,611 miles away from Melbourne The world is in distress right now. Travellers all over the world are stranded in their hundreds of thousands due to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. It is...

Visa tips during the coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia has a variety of effects on temporary visa holders who are either onshore or offshore.  Many of them have questions relating...

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...
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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...