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Alba Iulia
Friday, June 5, 2020

Opinion

A full-fledged Consulate at your service

At the outset, I should take this opportunity to introduce myself and my office, the Consulate General of the Philippines in Melbourne, which has consular jurisdiction over Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania.  Ok, I...

The sensible Pinoy – Getting the best value when buying a car

Next to buying real estate, buying a car probably represents the second-largest major expense for any family. It is not uncommon for a family in Australia to own several cars --- one for each family member old...

Love hurts

“You always hurt the one you love, the one you should not hurt at all”. This is the opening of the song Hurt, a song popularised by Timi Yuro, a soul singer of the 60s era. 

Is Valentine’s Day creating pressure?

Call me unromantic, but when did Valentine's Day turn into such a big deal? Has Valentine’s Day become too commercialised, and is it a bad thing? Australians have a love-hate relationship with Valentine's Day....

Partner Visa FAQs

It’s the love month. Make your partner/spouse feel special by planning a way to bring him/her here in Australia. I have here the answers to the top eight questions about Partner visa.

Message to the community as I complete my tour of duty

 As we welcome the New Year, as a time of hope and opportunity, we are also overwhelmed by the devastation caused by bushfires and the significant effect that this disaster is having on families and communities across...

Bushfire insurance: What you need to know

The Bushfires which have raged to a large portion of Australia’s landscape was an unprecedented event. 12 million acres (five million hectares) have been destroyed. To put it into perspective, that’s twice the size of Wales, and...

So your visa got refused, what’s next?

Not all lodged visa applications get granted. Do not think that if you have lodged and paid for the visa fees, you can get your visa application approved. Based on the Department of Home Affairs’ Student Visa...

A positive mantra for 2020: 2020 is mine!

OK, I just did something completely crazy and out of the norm. I joined a beauty pageant last September.  Why? You may ask. As if I wasn’t busy...

My fearless housing and lending market prediction for 2020

According to a Bank of Queensland report, the September quarter GDP numbers show that the economy is hovering at 2%. This is under the 3% plus growth rate that Australia needs to get the unemployment rate down...
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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...