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Alba Iulia
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Philippines

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.

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...

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...

Ruby Princess docks in Manila, Filipino crewmen to be tested for COVID-19

The Ruby Princess ship carrying 214 Filipino crew members anchored in Manila Bay on Thursday. This is after a 14 day journey from Port Kembla in New South Wales. According to Associated Press (AP),...

Philippines one with ASEAN in committing to regional tourism post COVID-19

MANILA – Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat reaffirmed the Philippines' commitment to the regional tourism cooperation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional repatriation flights to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for stranded Australians in the Philippines

The Australian Embassy in Manila announced additional user-pays-flights from Manila-Melbourne, Manila-Sydney, Manila-Brisbane with Philippine Airlines have been organised for Tuesday, 28 April. The first special flight organised from Manila to Melbourne on 18...

Additional PAL flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Manila

Philippine Airlines has announced additional special flights for Filipinos / Philippine Passport Holders in Australia from Melbourne-Manila, and Sydney-Manila on Wednesday April 29. This is in addition to the three flights the were organised...

Man from Philippines repatriation flight caught escaping quarantine at Crowne Plaza

A man staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Melbourne made an attempt on Monday afternoon to escape from his 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine. The Age reports the man was swiftly collared by police...

Coming home to Australia in the time of COVID-19

By Marie Vasquez On Sunday morning of April 19, I just finished dropping off my mum’s medications at a hotel in Melbourne where her 14-day quarantine begins. We contacted the nurse to tell them...
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FILCCA National Conference postponed until October 2021

In consultation with State Councils, the FILCCA Executive have formally postponed the National Conference until October 2021 in response to the current...

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...

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...