DFA releases P4.8-M cash aid to OFWs affected by NAIA fiasco

DFA releases P4.8-M cash aid to OFWs affected by NAIA fiasco

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA — Some 962 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the recent flight delays and cancellations due to the runway closure at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have already received a PHP5,000 cash assistance each, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. As of Friday night, the agency released PHP4.8 […]

Doing business in the Philippines

Doing business in the Philippines

A project of the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN), in partnership with Quisumbing Torres Law Firm, has produced a guidebook titled Doing Business in the Philippines. The book is a useful reference for foreign business people who are interested to invest in the Philippines. It contains the following topics: Summary of steps in starting a business […]

Consular bulletin – April 2018

Updating database of community organisations The Philippine Consulate in Melbourne invites all Filipino community organisations in Victoria to help update our database of contact details. Please help us by providing the following information for your organisation via email to consul@philconsulate.com.au Contact Person Business or Association Name Office Number Mobile Number Address Email 120th Anniversary of Philippine […]

2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas

2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has formally opened the nomination to the 2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas to be conferred by the President in December 2018 at the Malacañan Palace, Manila. The awards are conferred on meritorious individuals and organisations overseas in recognition of their work in the service of […]

Philipinnes, Australia to strengthen cooperation in War vs Terror

Philipinnes, Australia to strengthen cooperation in War vs Terror

SYDNEY—Saying the war against terror can only be won by working together, the Philippines today said it is looking forward to further strengthening its counterterrorism cooperation with Australia and other countries. “We had very good discussions with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull where we both reaffirmed, among others, our desire to strengthen our cooperation in the […]

NBI cracks syndicate selling early passport appointment dates

By Benjamin Pulta MANILA — Authorities have cracked a syndicate selling appointment dates to passport applicants at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran identified the four suspects as Pedro “Peter” Abulencia, Marlon Fria, Edie Boy Awa-ao and Lito Awa-ao. A certification from the DFA Human Resources Management […]

Ilonggo Tops 2018 PMA Graduating Class

By Joseph B. Zambrano BAGUIO CITY, March 15 (PIA) — Cadet First Class Jaywardene Galilea Honotria of Balabag, Pavia, Iloilo tops the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alagad ng Lahing Binigkis ng Tapang at Lakas (Alab Tala) Class of 2018. The valedictorian and Brigade Commander of Alab Tala 2018 will receive the Presidential Saber Award from […]

DFA cracks down on fixers; More than 20 arrested in entrapment operations

MANILA, Mar. 4 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today reminded passport applicants to beware of fixers, following the arrest of over 20 individuals who sold passport appointment slots in separate entrapment operations by authorities. A police report identified the 23 fixers, with ages ranging from 63 to 24. Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario, Southern […]

FASTCO launches program to help new Filipino students in Victoria

FASTCO launches program to help new Filipino students in Victoria

MELBOURNE, Australia – Are you an incoming Filipino student to the state of Victoria? Are you worried about settling in to a new country? The Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria (FASTCO) is here to help you! FASTCO, an Australia registered organisation for Filipino and Filipino-Australian students in the state of Victoria, Australia and the umbrella […]

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