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Friday, October 2, 2020

covid-19

How long O Lord…?

I will take refuge in the shadow of Your wings, until the disaster has passed O Lord. – Psalm 57:1 March 2020 seemed a normal month to me, with events for work, family and...

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...

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...

Fil-Aussie teachers among everyday unsung heroes, supporting students learn from home

As the world races to find a cure for COVID-19, Victorian teachers are fighting a battle of their own.  The ever-evolving phases of the pandemic meant that educators are continuously changing their pedagogy. Teachers...

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...

“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...

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...

ISA-SIDELINE: Melbourne’s Filipino ‘Deep Clean’ COVID team

ISA-SIDELINE is recognised as one of Melbourne's COVID-19 clean up teams. This dedicated group includes several international students who have been saved from unemployment. Together they work and risk their health to...

Covid positive Filipina from Geelong breaks down after being taken into hotel quarantine

A 58 year old Filipina named Ella is currently being held in hotel quarantine in Melbourne after she tested positive for coronavirus. In an interview with The Philippine Times, she confirmed that she has...

Filipino aged care worker battling COVID-19 in a Melbourne hospital, says ‘I can’t breathe’

A 48-year-old Filipino who works as a Personal Care Attendant at the coronavirus plagued Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer has been admitted to hospital. Maria Bradford was rushed to Sunshine Hospital by ambulance...
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What sets your soul on fire?

As I write this, our young cousin Ysabel celebrated her 18th birthday as well as our cousin Graces. I...

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:

Fil-Aussie RnB talent Sheralyn May releases latest single: ‘Baby You’

Sheralyn May is a 21-year-old Pop/RnB singer from Melbourne, Australia with a Filipino-Australian heritage. Singing since the age...

Fr Litoy Asis appointed Melbourne’s Episcopal Vicar for Catholic Migrants and Refugees

The announcement on his new appointment is revealed through this Note Verbale. Reverend Monsignor Joselito Cerna Asis, the newly...