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Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Where east meets west in the south

If you’re looking for a good reason to drive down Beach Road one day soon, how about brunch at a new cafe called Mantecado in the beachside suburb of Black Rock in Victoria? The name takes a bit of...

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...

Pinoy nursing group awarded by Australia-ASEAN Council with a seed grant to address impacts of COVID-19

SYDNEY - Filipino Nursing Diaspora (FiND) Network was awarded with a $48,000 grant from the Australia-ASEAN Council to address short and long-term impacts of the current pandemic to the Philippines health system, through FiND’s HealthCOVE Project.  The president of FiND...

FiND, Holy Angel University Hosted Nursing Diaspora Day Webinar

On 7 May 2021, the Filipino Nursing Diaspora (FiND) Network and the College of Nursing, Holy Angel University hosted a webinar coinciding with the Filipino Nursing Diaspora Day celebration. FiND Network president, Prof. Violeta Lopez, RN, PhD said that 2021...

Australian BBQ and Lechon Festival & Competition: celebrating 75 years of Phil-Aus relations

The Philippines and Australia are celebrating 75 years of diplomatic relations, with celebrations to be held in both Australia and the Philippines. With the support of the Philippine Ambassador to Australia, Ma. Hellen Dela Vega, the Philippine Consulate General in...

Lakas Filipina Inc. presents Marian devotion with inaugural Mayflower Festival

SYDNEY - Lakas Filipina Incorporated exhibited its Marian devotion with the inaugural Mayflower Festival held at Rosemeadows, New South Wales on 1 May 2021 sponsored by QFirst Invest Sydney Australia.  Mayflower Festival or Flores de Mayo is a Filipino tradition...

Melbourne mayor welcomes reopening of Philippine Consulate

By Anthony Mandap Consul General Maria Lourdes M. Salcedo recently met with the Lord Mayor Sally Capp of Melbourne to formally inform her of the opening of the permanent office of the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne at the city centre,...
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