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Alba Iulia
Friday, February 26, 2021

Philippines

WePlanr, DOT Philippines Australia and New Zealand to launch #ThrowbackWeddingOfTheYear competition

Mission-driven wedding startup WePlanr is partnering with the Department of Tourism (DOT) Philippines to bring much-needed reprieve from COVID-induced boredom and tension for couples everywhere across Australia and New Zealand. WePlanr, Australia’s first destination wedding planning and marketplace tech-platform,...

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...

Disaster Aid Australia responds to Philippine typhoons

By Brian Ashworth Following the Typhoon Goni, as well as other Typhoons in the last few weeks, the local partner of Disaster Aid Australia (DAA), Balay Mindanaw travelled to Bicol to assess the situation. They identified one of the worst affected...

Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni) devastates the Philippines days after Typhoon Quinta

Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni), the world’s most powerful storm this year has struck the Philippines and will soon hit Vietnam only a week after Typhoon Quinta Typhoon Rolly hit the eastern island province of Catanduanes from the Pacific, with winds...

“Make It Happen in the Philippines” promotion campaign soft-launches in Australia and New Zealand

The “Make it Happen in the Philippines”, the new international investment promotion campaign of the Philippines, soft-launched in the Australia-New Zealand (ANZ) Region on 28 October. The virtual event highlighted the lucrative business and investment opportunities in the Philippines...

Who may or may not travel to the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic?

One of the unfortunate, if necessary, consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the imposition of travel bans by governments in order to protect their people and their territories. The Philippines is no exception to this, as its government moved...

Comedy sensation: Fil-Aussie Lorenzo Laraño’s online sketches go viral

Melbourne based Filipino Lorenzo Laraño has always wanted to pursue his dreams. Working in retail for quite some time, he thought he'd take a leap of faith to experience what it might be like to do stand-up comedy. After a...

The Philippines has never felt so far away

We’ve reached the second half of 2020, and it has been a difficult year so far. Most people are looking forward to 2021, hoping that next year will bring change and opportunity. For now, everyone has different ways of...

Manila ranks among world’s top emerging startup ecosystems

The Philippine startup ecosystem is once again featured in the annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome. In its inaugural ranking of the world’s top 100 emerging ecosystems, Manila is ranked 36th globally. The GSER 2020 puts the value...

Hotel quarantine after arrival in the Philippines: expectation vs reality

Michael Gabriel Angel has shared his long journey from Australia on 27 May, which showed the step by step processes on arrival in the Philippines. Since then, he has received his COVID-19 test result and was able to make...
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