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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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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 infections. The Philippine Times reached out to five Filipino-Australians living in hotspot...

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 close down or downscale and people shut themselves in, the world is making a radical...

Financial help and mental health support for Filipino-Australians

Coronavirus has brought with it many challenges. These have affected both our financial health and our mental health and wellbeing. You may be experiencing problems sleeping, mood changes, low energy levels or having issues in your relationships....

New processes on arrival in the Philippines – here’s what overseas Filipinos need to expect

While travel restrictions and quarantine rules are in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, one can expect a more difficult journey to the Philippines. Michael Gabriel Angel came to Australia...

Stranded Filipinos in Australia Return to PH

Almost 200 Filipinos left Australia to go home to the Philippines through Philippine Airlines (PAL) special flights. PAL organised two special flights from Sydney and Melbourne on 27 May 2020 to serve stranded Filipinos.

Registrations close early for special flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Manila on May 27

Note: Philippine Airlines has closed registrations for these flights at 4pm on May 21, due to high demand. PAL have stated "Passengers who have received a confirmation notice are requested to settle their ticket...

APBC Boosts Support for Filipino Students

(L-R) David de los Reyes of the Filipino Student Council of NSW, Rene Cabrera, APBC Director and Managing Director of San Miguel Yamamura, Curtis Alejo of Gawad Kalinga NSW and APBC President Eduard Alcordo. The Australia Philippines...

New Filipino Community Centre purchased – to be named ‘Filipino Hub’

The Filipino Community Council of Victoria (FCCVI), headed by its president Marlon De Leon, has announced the purchase of a new property in the inner western suburb of Brooklyn in Melbourne.  The building will be named the 'Filipino...

Additional PAL flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Manila

Philippine Airlines has announced additional special flights for Filipinos / Philippine Passport Holders in Australia from Melbourne-Manila, and Sydney-Manila on Wednesday April 29. This is in addition to the three flights the were organised...

14,180 Filipino International students in Australia – How many are there in each state?

According to the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment, there were 14,180 Filipino International students enrolled in Australia in January 2020. Many of these students have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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 the COVID-19 since late March, where three family...
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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...

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire return to lockdown

By Philip Russo, Monash University and Brett Mitchell, University of Newcastle Metropolitan Melbourne and the shire of Mitchell will...