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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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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 flight to Brisbane for stranded Australians in the Philippines

The Australian Embassy in the Philippines has announced that Philippine Airlines (PAL) will now run an additional Manila-Brisbane flight on 28 April if there are sufficient bookings. This will be in addition to the Manila-Melbourne and Manila-Sydney...

379 Filipino crew of Ruby Princess now in quarantine in the Philippines

Around 379 Filipino crew members of the cruise ship, Ruby Princess on 25 April arrived in the Philippines via a special chartered Cebu Pacific flight from Sydney The crew is now on a mandatory...

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...

Three special flights from Manila arrive in Australia under difficult circumstances

Three special flights from the Philippines landed in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on Sunday morning, repatriating stranded Australian travellers. "That was a mammoth effort. That required 12 sweeper flights from around the Philippines, bringing...

Australian Embassy partners with Philippine Airlines for special flight to Melbourne

*Note: Registrations for these flights closed on 11:59pm 15 April, 2020. Additional flights have been organised for 28 April, 2020.* READ: Additional repatriation flights to Melbourne and Sydney for stranded Australians in...

Flights to Australia for travellers stranded in the Philippines

The Australian Embassy in the Philippines on its Facebook Page announced that it is working on arranging flights to Australia for stranded travellers currently in the Philippines. Commercial user-pays-flights to Australia are being arranged...

Latest travel deals from Philippine Tours

Philippine Tours has been serving the Filipino-Australian community for over 35 years since it was established in 1983. It continues to serve the community by offering promo rates and tour packages from...

Foreign tourist arrivals in PH up 12.15% to 663K in April

MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently reported an increase in the tourist arrivals for April 2019 by 12.15 percent compared to the same period in 2018. "International tourist arrivals in April 2019 reached...
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Multicultural communities working together to stop the spread of COVID-19

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By Charisse Garcia With Debussy’s Claire de Lune as my background music, I handed the grey lead pencil to...