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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Filipinos

Celebrating the passions and achievements of Filipinos around Australia

Walter Villagonzalo and his family left the Philippines during a coup following the removal of President Marcos from office, and after 12 years of living in Melbourne, the Villagonzalos went back. The decision came out of Walter feeling unaccepted and...

The Couch: offering free services for international students in Melbourne

The City of Melbourne in partnership with Salvation Army 614 re-opened The Couch International Student Centre last 29 March 2021. In October 2020, with the current COVID-19 related challenges, Council made the decision to reactivate The Couch back in its...

PH suspends entry of foreigners, 1500 daily arrival limit for returning Filipinos

The Philippine government has revised its pronouncement and is now allowing Filipinos to enter the Philippines, but is suspending the entry of most Foreign Nationals effective 22 March to 21 April.  However, the maximum number of passenger arrivals from international flights will still...

PAL to operate one special flight between Sydney and Manila in October

Philippine Airlines has announced a limited schedule of flights in October between Australia and the Philippines. Flight schedules: PR 211 Manila to Sydney October 17PR 212 Sydney to Manila October 18 Passenger numbers are expected to be very low, due to quarantine...

Health Workers Union demands 4.5% annual pay rise for Victorian public hospital workers

The Health Workers Union (HWU) is currently negotiating the next Victorian Public Hospital Agreement with the Victorian government. This Agreement covers the classification and determines the pay and conditions of the health workers. The negotiation sets the pay and conditions...

Around 290 passengers fly home on special flight from Melbourne to Manila

Philippine Airlines in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne successfully coordinated a special flight from Melbourne to Manila this morning. The 10:30am scheduled PR210 flight departed at 12:52pm. PAL utilised its Boeing...

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. During times...

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 suburbs: Keilor Downs, Maribyrnong, St Albans,...

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 shift that...

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 in 2019 as an international student...
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