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VMC Chair congratulates Melburnians, reminds all to ‘celebrate responsibly’

As we celebrate two days in a row of zero cases earlier this week, and further easing of restrictions in Victoria, I thank and congratulate every member of our community for the part you played in getting on top of...

PAL to operate one special flight between Sydney and Manila in October

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited schedule of flights in October between Australia and the Philippines. Flight schedules: PR 211 Manila to Sydney October 17PR 212 Sydney to Manila October 18 Passenger numbers are expected to be very low, due to quarantine...

Spiritual conversation with a frontliner

By Neil Daculan She called and wanted desperately to take an hour’s walk.  Smelling the fresh air through the surgical mask she had on, at times stopping and stretching her back, with a heave of sigh I heard her mumble...

5 new COVID-19 cases overnight. Victorians, you are amazing!

By Dr Michelle Natividad Bautista, MBBS, Honours, FANZCACongratulations to the legends of Melbourne! 5 new cases overnight. Woooohooooo! Victorians, you are amazing! Despite the sacrifices, the hardships, the loss, the tears (and the iso calories), we can start looking forward...

How are Filipinos in Victoria feeling during COVID-19?

R U OK? day was held around Australia on 10 September. Traditionally held on the second Thursday of September each year, R U OK? day is a reminder to ask others this important question to stimulate an open conversation...

Everyone ready to go?: A look at the future

Everyone ready to go? Victorians would be familiar with this line, as many of us tune in to Dan Andrews’ daily press conference about the effects of COVID-19 in our state. We tune in to news about the rise and...

Masking empathy

During World War II, the British government imposed a total blackout. The citizens were urged to stay indoors and black out their windows to make it difficult for the German bombers to stealthily bomb Londoners while they sleep.  Many...

“I’ve never been so scared for my family’s safety” – Fil-Aussie hospitalised twice due to COVID-19

27-year-old nurse Karen Miraflor of Clyde in Melbourne's south east has been through an unexpected ordeal after contracting COVID-19 in late August, resulting in two hospital admissions. Over a period of six days, Ms Miraflor developed symptoms including a high...

Melbourne aged care nurse returns to work after three week recovery from COVID-19

A 30-year-old Filipino nurse named Kaya who works at an aged care facility in Melbourne's eastern suburbs shares her horrible experience when she discovered that she tested positive for coronavirus. The frontliner works in a facility with a coronavirus...

Filipino-Australian family of 5 tested COVID positive

A Filipino-Australian living in the western suburbs is now at home and on the road to recovery after being hospitalised when she contracted COVID-19. Despite going back to her normal grind, she said she feels more fatigued post-COVID. Her...
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May manghihilot sa Melbourne!

I was surprised recently to learn there’s a manghihilot in Melbourne so I quickly booked for a home service....
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