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Travel Stories

In picture: Stranded in the Philippines, ‘detained’ in Australia

Before the flight: Arrival in Melbourne: It was really stressful as it turned out that there are thousands of passengers stranded in the Philippines! It's like being in an unknown situation as I had flights cancelled five times in March while stranded...

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 that the medicines are at the...

Enjoy a hassle and stress-free travel

A recent hullaballoo that transpired at Cebu Pacific saw droves of stranded passengers, some of whom chose to stay at the terminal for days, resulting from cancelled flights that lasted for two weeks. Consequently, the Cebu Pacific office in NAIA...

Celebrating the ties that bind

By Imelda Argel My unplanned 10-day visit to Manila in mid-February was a rewarding experience. This was my first chance to see my first cousin Fidelis “Manang Elle” Verzosa since she left for New Jersey, the USA in the 60s. Our...

My life after retirement

By Imelda Argel  Our year of bonding with relatives and friends started with a foursome dinner on New Year's Day 2016 hosted by my sister, Rochie and her husband Ed Thurston at their residence in Epping. In mid- January, Manny and...

Love, not just political revolution

By ANGELI C. ALBA As the Philippines' national election nears, the calls for change and political revolution is growing in intensity. The candidates pledge that they will be the answer to the Philippines' problems—Senator Benigno Aquino III is promising no...
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Victorian Refugee Awards nominations close April 24

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is calling for nominations to the Victorian Refugee Awards (VRA). This initiative recognises people,...
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