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Friday, January 22, 2021

Melbourne

Simbang Gabi Masses 2020 and Other Liturgical Celebrations in the Archdiocese of Melbourne

With the easing of some Covid-19 restrictions and with up to 150 people now able to attend Mass in person at churches throughout Victoria, the Filipino Catholic Chaplaincy of Melbourne is happy to announce the resumption of the Celebration...

Getting to know Filipino-Australian ‘guitar master’ Bernardo Soler

Bernardo is an award winning classical guitarist. He wanted to learn how to play guitar after hearing classical guitarist Julian Bream play on classical radio. He continued to listen to classical guitarists to develop his skills. In 1989, he graduated with...

Talented Fil-Aussie siblings ‘The Quinals’ ready to take on the world

The pandemic has impacted many Filipino-Australian artists and musicians in an industry which relies heavily on live music to succeed. With the easing of restrictions in Victoria, local musicians are looking forward to opportunities to return to the stage. The...

Getting to know Fil-Aussie soul star Jerson Trinidad

Jerson Trinidad arrived in Australia in the late 80's with his family in Wagga Wagga. He then moved to Sydney to join popular talent show on Network 10 called ‘Star Search’. Jerson joined the TV show ‘New Faces’ with...

Kiko Choir: 28 years of bringing joy to Melbourne

The Filipino Choir of St Francis (aka Kiko Choir) began singing at St Francis Church in Melbourne in 1992. This was shortly after the very first Filipino Mass was established by resident priest Rev Fr Ed Wood, together with...

Australians raise $50,000 for typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) victims via GoFundMe

Following the devastation of Typhoon Vamco in the Philippines claiming the lives of at least 73 with 19 missing, Australians have raised over $50,000 via GoFundMe in the first four days to support the recovery efforts. Almost $8,000 has been raised in 72 hours by...

Getting to know Angela Gienel Ninon

As a young toddler in Makati, Angela Gienel Sta. Cruz Ninon was seen to be lip synching to the songs of Britney Spears, Sharkira and Mariah Carey. There she captured the attention of her family members with her talent. Gienel...

Food Philippines brings Pinoy ingredients to Australian mainstream markets

We’ve heard it often enough, Filipino food is largely underrepresented and not yet fully appreciated by the wider Australian community. But two Australian-Filipino organisations are aiming to change the way Australians think and regard Filipino food.  The Entree.Pinays, a collective...

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...

Fil-Aussie RnB talent Sheralyn May releases latest single: ‘Baby You’

Sheralyn May is a 21-year-old Pop/RnB singer from Melbourne, Australia with a Filipino-Australian heritage. Singing since the age of 6 years old, as a master school student at the David Jaanz School of Singing, Sheralyn’s passion for music has...
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Australia Day: For we are one and free

The new year brings hope and optimism that we will see the end of the pandemic later in the...
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