Australian lawyer’s detention, threatened deportation from the Philippines condemned

Australian lawyer’s detention, threatened deportation from the Philippines condemned

Following the detention and threatened deportation of Australian lawyer Professor Gill Boehinger from the Philippines on Wednesday August 8, the Action for Peace and Development in the Philippines (APDP) issued the following statement.
Statement on the detention of APDP member Professor Gill Boehinger
“Action for Peace and Development in the Philippines (APDP) condemns the detention and threatened […]

Outgoing Race Discrimination Commissioner warns about ‘race politics’

Outgoing Race Discrimination Commissioner warns about ‘race politics’

The Filipino Australian community thanks Dr Tim Soutphommasane, the outgoing Race Discrimination Commissioner as an outstanding advocate of multiculturalism and a defender of human rights for all Australians in his role.
TFA Photo file: Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane (third from left) at the Multicultural & Indigenous Media Awards 2016
Dr Soutphommasane warned about the emergence […]

Countries more corrupt in 2017, corruption watchdog reports

Countries more corrupt in 2017, corruption watchdog reports

The latest Corruption Perceptions Index shows a decline in the performance of a number of countries in the perceived level of public sector corruption, a global survey noted.
Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 Image: Transparency International
Whilst New Zealand and Denmark remain highest with scores of 89 and 88 respectively, their scores were down from a […]

Tony Burke: Citizenship bill changes most direct attack to multicultural Australia since abolition of White Australia Policy

Tony Burke: Citizenship bill changes most direct attack to multicultural Australia since abolition of White Australia Policy

Ed’s Notes: Yesterday morning Oct 9, The Hon Tony Burke MP delivered a speech about multicultural Australia and how it must be celebrated rather than attacked. Following was his keynote address at the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) Conference 2017 at the Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin NT. (To watch it, you can […]

Thank you letter from Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis

Thank you letter from Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis

By Romy Cayabyab
It has been a month since Philippine Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis left for Manila’s Foreign Affairs Department head office for her new assignment after a record of six years and four months in her role as Sydney’s 17th Consul General.
Congen Anne with TFA editor Romy Cayabyab during 2016 Kalayaan Day in […]

Sydney marks International Day of Peace with Filipino int’l economist Sicat

Sydney marks International Day of Peace with Filipino int’l economist Sicat

By Julieta Legaspi
Countries around the world celebrated International Day of Peace established by the United Nations to create and build up a culture of peace across countries.
Dr Sicat delivers keynote address at International Day of Peace in Sydney, 21 Sept 2017
This year’s event was celebrated on 21 September with the theme “Together for Peace, Respect, […]

2016 – A big year for Fil-Aussies in NSW local politics

2016 – A big year for Fil-Aussies in NSW local politics

Last weekend’s New South Wales local election should be a source of pride for the Filipino Australian community, at least in New South Wales.
A familiar scene in last Saturday’s local election [TFA]
Based on the latest NSW Electoral Commission tally, Labor candidate and Filipino-Australian community leader Rey Manoto is one of seven Labor candidates who won […]

PH readying for hearings on arbitration case over West Philippine Sea

PH readying for hearings on arbitration case over West Philippine Sea

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney on Tuesday emailed the Filipino community media transmitting the official press release of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on its findings that it will now proceed in hearing the Philippines’ case against China concerning the West Philippine Sea on its merits.
The eight-page press release is in two parts. […]

Fire guts historical building of Philippines’ oldest high school

Fire guts historical building of Philippines’ oldest high school

News that the main building of the Tarlac National High School in Tarlac City, Philippines was destroyed by fire on Wednesday, October 28, is a shock to many of its graduates, TFA publisher Romy Cayabyab included.
The school, previously known as Tarlac Provincial High School and Tarlac High School, is the oldest public high school in […]

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