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Alba Iulia
Monday, March 1, 2021

Melbourne

PH Consulate in Melbourne signs 5-year lease for permanent office

The Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne has announced it has signed a five-year lease agreement on a 660-square meter office space in the Central Business District to serve as its permanent office. Acting Consul General Anthony Mandap said the signing...

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...

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...

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...

Filipino-Australians vying for various Local Council positions in Victoria

Victoria will have Local Council Elections on October 24, 2020. A record number of Filipino-Australians are vying for representation in various Victorian Council elections this year. There is a growing Filipino community in Victoria and there is a need for more...

“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...

The roadmap for workplaces: find out when each workplace will reopen in Melbourne

As part of the announced roadmap for reopening in Victoria, Premier Daniel Andrews noted that a phased return of some workforces will commence from September 28. The Second Step will begin from this date if an average daily coronavirus...

Keeping the Filipino language alive in Australia through Tagalog Learning Inc.

By May Red Zafra, Teacher, Tagalog Learning Inc. “How amazing it is to learn my parents’ language.” “I want to surprise my Lola by speaking in Filipino when I visit her in the Philippines next year.” These are just some of...

Hoy Pinoy Sa Bahay – Melbourne’s famous Filipino BBQ now offering delivery!

The appeal of Hoy Pinoy lies in its laid-back, self-possessed, quietly confident authenticity. Its goal is not to take Filipino street food and make it haute, or hatted, commanding prices that would put off its current mobile market following. Hoy...
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By Erick Paul Estepa Elefante In the Philippines' inaugural appearance at the Cabramatta International 9s in 2012, the country heralded...
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