Blacktown observes #Kalayaan2017 with PH ambassador, other govt officials

Blacktown observes #Kalayaan2017 with PH ambassador, other govt officials

Hundreds of members of the community braved the early morning rains on Saturday (June 10) to participate in the annual flag-raising organised by the Australia Philippines Services League (APSL) and Blacktown City Council in connection with the 119th anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence.
Philippine Ambassador to Australia Minda Calaguian-Cruz delivers her Kalayaan 2017 message […]

Fil-Aussie food truck Mateburger marks first year

Fil-Aussie food truck  Mateburger marks first year

Mateburger celebrated its first birthday on Sunday (June 4) at the Rooty Hill Leisure Centre, introducing another creation, Kare-Kare Burger, based on the popular Filipino meat dish of the same name.

Also as its way of saying ‘Thank You’ to their followers and customers, Mateburger reduced their prices on the day and gave away free bottled […]

Streets Alive to cap Blacktown City Festival on Saturday 27 May

Streets Alive to cap Blacktown City Festival on Saturday 27 May

The Blacktown City Festival which kicked off with a spectacular Medieval Fayre on 20-21 May will close with Streets Alive and Parade Day on Saturday 27 May.
Streets Alive is a favourite event in Blacktown’s annual festival.
Streets Alive parade in previous years.
This year’s Streets Alive promises to be another exciting culmination of the one week […]

Blacktown Medieval Fayre 2017 to be the best yet: Mayor Bali

Blacktown Medieval Fayre 2017 to be the best yet: Mayor Bali

A pageantry of “kings, queens, lords, ladies and knights” in Blacktown City’s Medieval Fayre will transform Nurragingy Reserve, Blacktown’s premier recreational area, into a world of medieval magic.
A Jousting rider in previous year’s Blacktown Medieval Fayre [Blacktown City Council FB]
For two whole days 20 – 21 May, visitors will have the opportunity to walk […]

Privacy Awareness Week for 2017 launched, TFA joins as a partner

Privacy Awareness Week for 2017 launched, TFA joins as a partner

The Filipino Australian has joined the 2017 Privacy Awareness Week as a partner to assist in the PAW campaign, Emanila publisher Romy Cayabyab announced yesterday.
OAIC website displaying logos of PAW partners [Screenshot image: OAIC website]
The #2017PAW campaign, launched early last month by Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, will […]

Caution must be exercised in changing Australia’s citizenship laws: FECCA

Caution must be exercised in changing Australia’s citizenship laws: FECCA

Caution should be exercised in changing the citizenship process and ensure that any changes are based on “robust empirical evidence and not political considerations,” Chair of FECCA Joe Caputo said in a media release on Thursday April 20.
FECCA chair Joe Caputo
FECCA (Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia) is the peak national body with 20 […]

Filipino film “The Woman Who Left” in Sydney Film Festival 2017

Filipino film “The Woman Who Left” in Sydney Film Festival 2017

Filipino film The Woman Who Left, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, is among the first 28 films entered in the upcoming Sydney Film Festival, the festival’s organisers announced recently.
Charo Santos-Concio in The Woman Who Left [SFF website]
The 27 other films include music documentaries by hot new Australian talents, festival hits […]

Walk for Respect 2017: A celebration of multicultural Australia

Walk for Respect 2017: A celebration of multicultural Australia

With the Senate late Thursday night (March 30) voting down the proposed changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, today’s Walk for Respect has gained more significance.
Walk for Respect, March 31 [Facebook]
“Respect wins”, posted Labor Federal Member for Watson Tony Burke MP on Facebook.
The proposed changes were defeated 31-28 votes.
The Government planned to […]

Gladys Berejiklian replaces Mike Baird as NSW Premier

Gladys Berejiklian replaces Mike Baird as NSW Premier

Gladys Berejiklian was sworn in today as the 45th Premier of New South Wales and the Leader of the NSW Liberal Party, following the resignation of Mike Baird.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. [Source: Liberal Party]
The 46-year-old was elected unopposed as Liberal leader in an early morning partyroom meeting today.
The new premier, the first Liberal female […]

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