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 […]

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 […]

Iglesia Ni Cristo volunteers to undertake mass clean-up in Lismore

Iglesia Ni Cristo volunteers to undertake mass clean-up in Lismore

More than 700 volunteers will descend on Lismore on Sunday, April 23 to clean Lismore’s public parks and open spaces, and deliver 2000 relief packages, the Northern Star reported today.
Flood aftermath in Lismore [Lismore City Council FB]
The regional news service reported that the volunteers are members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) who […]

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 […]

Migration Advocacy and Media 2017 awards now accepting nominations

Migration Advocacy and Media 2017 awards now accepting nominations

Nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2017 are now formally open.
MAM 2017 [Image: CFo]
Conceived in 2011 by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in line with the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines (held every month of December and December 18, respectively), MAM […]

Philippine Christmas festival in November at Sydney’s Darling Harbour

Philippine Christmas festival in November at Sydney’s Darling Harbour

In November, Sydney will have one of the biggest Christmas festivals, Filipino style.
Although traditionally Christmas is observed in December, there’s really nothing unusual with the Filipino community in Sydney, or for that matter Australia, celebrating Christmas in November.┬áThe Philippines after all is known for having the longest Christmas season in the world – from September […]

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