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Philippines Australia Diplomatic Relations

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 and appreciation! The 75th Anniversary of Philippine-Australian Relations was a night of gratitude to Australia for having welcomed us to Australia,...

Community leaders in Queensland, Philippine Ambassador welcomed by Minister Stirling Hinchliffe

The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport had the pleasure of honouring the presence of Her Excellency, Mrs. Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega, Ambassador of the Philippines in Australia...

Celebrating mateship and bayanihan through traditional Filipino dance

The celebration of traditional Filipino culture in the form of dance is a rare and unique sight in the wider Australian community. During the recent celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Philippines-Australian relations in Perth, the Filipino Australian Health...

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...

South Australia Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Australia and the Philippines

The Honourable Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia, hosted a Parliament House Reception on 20 May 2021 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Philippines. The Honourable Jing Lee, Assistant Minister to the Premier, and Peter...

Boxing soldiers and pearling revolutionaries: a history of early Filipino migration to Australia

By Ana Rosa Marginson May 22nd 1946 is a significant date for Filipinos in Australia, although few may recognise why. On this day 75 years ago the Philippines formally announced and established diplomatic relations with Australia. With the appointment of...

The day I called Australia home

It was raining heavily on that night of the 31st of August 1977 as we drove to the airport for a new life in Australia. My husband is an Electronic and an Electrical Engineer in the Philippines, while I am...

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...

75 years of Fil-Auship: A Snapshot of Filipino migration to Australia

The wizard wind carries lonesome melodies echoing memories of the past hundred years – of schooners, luggers, pearl shells, and waves of settlers called Manilamen, washed ashore in the Torres Strait and Broome. “Manilamen: The Outsiders Within” - poem by...
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FiND Network Announces New Advisory Board

Sydney, Australia — The Filipino Nursing Diaspora (FiND) Network announced the introduction of a new advisory board. These five...
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