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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Melbourne aged care nurse returns to work after three week recovery from COVID-19

A 30-year-old Filipino nurse named Kaya who works at an aged care facility in Melbourne's eastern suburbs shares her horrible experience when she discovered that she tested positive for coronavirus. The frontliner works in a facility with a coronavirus...

Filipino-Australian family of 5 tested COVID positive

A Filipino-Australian living in the western suburbs is now at home and on the road to recovery after being hospitalised when she contracted COVID-19. Despite going back to her normal grind, she said she feels more fatigued post-COVID. Her...

Filipino aged care worker battling COVID-19 in a Melbourne hospital, says ‘I can’t breathe’

A 48-year-old Filipino who works as a Personal Care Attendant at the coronavirus plagued Estia Aged Care Facility in Ardeer has been admitted to hospital. Maria Bradford was rushed to Sunshine Hospital by ambulance last Wednesday night 5 August after...

A doctor’s plea in the fight against COVID-19 in Melbourne

By Dr Michelle Natividad Bautista, MBBS, Honours, FANZCA Victoria is in a state of disaster and now in stage 4 lockdown. We need stage 4 lockdown to aim for elimination, otherwise we would be living through this limbo for many...

Filipina entrepreneurs on the rise in Australia

Discover five small businesses that Filipinas have started in Australia. These aspiring ladies reflect on the recent success of billionaire Melanie Perkins, drawing on her as an inspiration in their own endeavours. Fides Mae Santos-Arguelles Fides & Associates | The Entree.Pinays...

Kuya Ray: A volunteer firefighter’s tale of modern heroism

By Charisse Garcia  It was one of those joyous moments for a three-year-old. There was a big red truck with yellow beaming lights and a loud siren. Three fireys were invited for a preschool incursion and spoke about what it...

A true survivor – Michael Rojales’ 72-day battle against COVID in Melbourne

A Filipino family from Berwick has been devastated by COVID-19 since late March, where three family members contracted the virus. 46-year-old Michael Rojales was in an induced coma for two weeks at Monash Clayton Hospital and relied on a...

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,...

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 payments as soon as possible. Passengers...

Special flights from Manila to Sydney and Melbourne on May 26 confirmed

The Australian Embassy in the Philippines has announced that Philippine Airlines has agreed to operate user-pays flights from Manila to Sydney and Manila to Melbourne on Tuesday, 26 May. PAL will also operate special flights for Filipinos from Sydney...
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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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