Philippine Dragon Boat world championship teams take winning to new heights; haul golds, silver, bronze

Philippine Dragon Boat world championship teams take winning to new heights; haul golds, silver, bronze

By Norma Hennessy
They came, they rowed, they conquered!
Army Coastguard in final call to set for the 200m sprint
The Philippines’ four-team contingent at the 10th International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championship 2016 took their winning streak to a new level. The Army Dragon warriors hauled 4 golds and 1 silver. […]

Reviews: ‘Beast’ and other films at Adelaide’s international film festival

Reviews:  ‘Beast’ and other films at Adelaide’s international film festival

Ed’s Notes: We thank the organisers and media team (Mark McGowan and Cat Campbell) of the recently concluded Adelaide Film Festival (15-25 October 2015) for the media accreditation of The Filipino Australian. The film festival was packed with 72 projects and more than 180 films from 51 participating countries which made movie watching, let alone […]

Reflections – July 24 Protest Rally

Reflections – July 24 Protest Rally

The rally not only raised a new awareness and understanding of true freedom, its price and the actual price to pay that’s hidden beneath layers of codicils of good neighbourliness. It made a revelation of how much the world’s addictive dependency on Chinese money, Chinese Labour, Chinese sponsorships and Chinese political patronage has put a noose around our freedom -our freedom to be ourselves[…]

First big splash for Filipino lifesavers in Adelaide’s Rescue 2012 world championships

First big splash for Filipino lifesavers in Adelaide’s Rescue 2012 world championships

For the first time, a Philippine delegation stood alongside 72 other teams at a world championship of Surf Life Saving. They proudly held the Philippine flag at the opening of Rescue 2012 World Championship held last November 7 – 18 in Adelaide. The Filipino lifesavers were among the teams that arrived early this month to take part in select events from the myriad events opened for competition under different categories […]

Rudy Gomez, A Profile of Grit and Tenacity

Rudy Gomez, A Profile of Grit and Tenacity

Luck and fortune may have come late to Rudy Gomez but came they did, at a ripe age of 70 odd. And what a splash they made. A gambler of fortune, with a “do or die” outlook for things he believed in, he once sat for a whole day, glued on his seat waiting for the release of funds from the president of a Government Bank to approve […]

Kate Ceberano’s touch of magic at Adelaide’s Cabaret Fest

With ‘Pinoy talent’ as the anchor for the innate cultural pride that always fires up curious excitement to search for more of them, Kate Ceberano was then sought for a number of questions. In a letter interview with Kate facilitated by Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s Publicity Executive Alex Schulz, […]

Lea Salonga and her Disney magic

Lea Salonga and her Disney magic

Adelaide’s Cabaret Festival is an annual showcase of performances by various artists and musicians from all over the world. The festival’s current Artistic Director Kate Ceberano revealed earlier that this year’s line-up of talents, performers and actors is testament to how huge and important the Adelaide Cabaret has become […]