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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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A true survivor – Michael Rojales’ 72-day battle against COVID in Melbourne

A Filipino family from Berwick has been devastated by COVID-19 since late March, where three family members contracted the virus. 46-year-old Michael Rojales was in an induced coma for two weeks at Monash Clayton Hospital and relied...

FILCCA National Conference postponed until October 2021

In consultation with State Councils, the FILCCA Executive have formally postponed the National Conference until October 2021 in response to the current economic climate, travel restrictions, and the immediate challenge of supporting Filipinos in Australia through recovery...

Pivoting back from a global pandemic

As I am writing this, I am sitting here in the quiet space of the kitchen. The birds have not yet begun to make noise. The garbage truck has not yet arrived for its usual 7am Tuesday...

Hotel quarantine after arrival in the Philippines: expectation vs reality

Michael Gabriel Angel has shared his long journey from Australia on 27 May, which showed the step by step processes on arrival in the Philippines. Since then, he has received his COVID-19 test result and was able...

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 Tasmania. If you are a Filipino international student in Victoria or...

PASSCI holds virtual celebration of Mothers Day as it stays connected

By Jun Relunia SYDNEY - The Philippine Australian Society for Senior Citizens Inc (PASSCI), the first seniors group of Filipino origin to be incorporated in Australia, held a virtual celebration of Mother’s Day as...

COVIDSafe App: what Filipino-Australians need to know

Here’s what you need to know about the new COVIDSafe app: Almost 6 million Australians have already downloaded the COVIDSafe app. All Australians with a mobile phone are encouraged to get the app and...

New Philippine Honorary Consul to Western Australia appointed

Ms Virma Symons was recently appointed as Philippine Honorary Consul to Western Australia and will be serving a term of three years. H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia,...

379 Filipino crew of Ruby Princess now in quarantine in the Philippines

Around 379 Filipino crew members of the cruise ship, Ruby Princess on 25 April arrived in the Philippines via a special chartered Cebu Pacific flight from Sydney The crew is now on a mandatory...

42-year-old Filipino dies from coronavirus in Western Australia

A 42-year-old Filipino crew member that was working on the coronavirus-plagued Artania ship in Western Australia, has died at Royal Perth Hospital on Thursday. He is the youngest person in Australia to die from...
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Financial help and mental health support for Filipino-Australians

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A true survivor – Michael Rojales’ 72-day battle against COVID in Melbourne

A Filipino family from Berwick has been devastated by COVID-19 since late March, where three family members contracted the virus. 46-year-old Michael...

FILCCA National Conference postponed until October 2021

In consultation with State Councils, the FILCCA Executive have formally postponed the National Conference until October 2021 in response to the current...

Filipinos in Melbourne share their experiences returning to lockdown

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire have returned to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions as a result of an increasing number COVID-19...

Our lives as Filipino-Australians may never be the same again

The onset of the pandemic early this year has been reshaping the landscape of the world as we know it. As businesses...