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Friday, June 11, 2021

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Fil-Aussie doctor: “We’ve beaten this virus before. We’ll do it again.”

By Dr Michelle Natividad Bautista, MBBS, Honours, FANZCA Day 1 of our fourth lockdown. Recuperation time is finished and I’m back on the battlefield. I never trained to be a soldier, yet here we are again. It may be exhausting,...

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...

Josh Grove Fil-Aussie MMA Fighter – Making Waves in MMA

At the age of 16 Josh Grove thought that his career trajectory was heading off to join the Army. He just discovered Mixed Martial Arts and his coach at the time influenced him to look further into working on...

Indie filmmaker brings Filipino-Australian identity to the big screen

By Charisse Garcia When we talk about Filipino identity in Australia in the current pandemic mode, there is always a strong link to resilience and courage. But Filipino identity is more than that; we are more than our struggles and...

Will Red Rooster be adding rice and sweet spaghetti to their menu?

There is a new craze in Australia that is getting the attention of Filipino-Australians. Filos in Melbourne were pleasantly surprised to discover that the Next Gen fried chicken from Red Rooster tastes a lot like Jollibee's chicken joy. As word of...

Roman Berry – The Road Taken

An artistic endeavour is a long journey. Ask any creative person and they would always ask themselves, should they have taken the road less travelled by or the other one instead.  It is a never ending road and you start...

Getting to know Filipino-Australian ‘guitar master’ Bernardo Soler

Bernardo is an award winning classical guitarist. He wanted to learn how to play guitar after hearing classical guitarist Julian Bream play on classical radio. He continued to listen to classical guitarists to develop his skills. In 1989, he graduated with...

Talented Fil-Aussie siblings ‘The Quinals’ ready to take on the world

The pandemic has impacted many Filipino-Australian artists and musicians in an industry which relies heavily on live music to succeed. With the easing of restrictions in Victoria, local musicians are looking forward to opportunities to return to the stage. The...

One of the oldest Filipinos in Victoria, Nanay Etang, has passed away aged 103

The family of Enriqueta Espino (Nanay Etang), would like to inform the community of the passing of their loved one on 14 November 2020. She was 103. A month prior, The Philippine Times published an article in conjunction with...

Kiko Choir: 28 years of bringing joy to Melbourne

The Filipino Choir of St Francis (aka Kiko Choir) began singing at St Francis Church in Melbourne in 1992. This was shortly after the very first Filipino Mass was established by resident priest Rev Fr Ed Wood, together with...
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AFNAVI to expand services for seniors in regional Victoria

By Fred Jover Nursing is one area of the medical profession worldwide where Filipino nurses are prominently represented for over...
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