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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Filipino

Melbourne Cup best outfit: winning lexus car using his recycled clothes

While thousands of Melburnians would spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for the most coveted annual best dressed competition at the Melbourne Cup, Filipino nurse Sharlon Garbo did not spend a cent for his winning. His investment: recycling...

Melbourne’s Filipino seniors village

For 30 years, Filipino-Australian seniors have been living in independent flats at the Lions Elderly Citizens Village in West Footscray. The village includes 21 single bedroom residential units, as well as a Community Hall with kitchen, owned by the...

The ties that bind us all

The Filipino Association of Monash (FAM) is a new cultural club at Monash University in Clayton established in 2019. Before the club’s establishment, despite the large presence of Filipino students in the university and the broader Melbourne community, there...

Aged care and hiya: Providing feedback or complaints in an aged care home

By Perth Furio With a nation as diverse as Australia, we have found ways to make government and community services accessible to most members of our multicultural society. The health department’s services are promoted and made available in a variety...

Filipino-Australians in SA helps needy community members

Mabuhay! South Australia is in the right place with limited cases of COVID-19. Restrictions have been easing considerably, and we are looking forward to more establishments reopening. The wider community have been doing a great job listening and acting responsibly...

Getting through to a post-COVID world together

When the COVID-19 restrictions tightened, the Knox Community Chess Enthusiasts (KCCE) at Westfield Knox and Rowville Library were forced to pause play along with the rest of Victorians. The stimulating social outlet for many retirees and shopping husbands was shut...

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 designated Episcopal Vicar for Catholic Migrants and Refugees in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. On 28 July 2020, His Grace, the Most Reverend...

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...

Dual citizenship: all ‘pros’ and no ‘cons’

An oft-repeated saying among us Filipinos is that “you can take the Filipino out of the Philippines, but you can never take the Philippines out of the Filipino.” No other truism has been more evident for us in the...

“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...
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Sydney 9s 2021 – Not the fairy tale ending for Tamaraws

By Erick Paul Estepa Elefante In the Philippines' inaugural appearance at the Cabramatta International 9s in 2012, the country heralded...
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