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 […]

Australia affirms military support for Philippines

Australia affirms military support for Philippines

CLARK, Pampanga – Australian Defense Minister Senator Hon Marise Payne on October 23 said it is a great opportunity to exchange views on key security issues that challenge the region everyday such as terrorist activities. “These are the things that enable us to work as one in a strong multilateral context and that’s what ADMM […]

Overseas Filipino Bank offers cheaper rates: DOLE

Overseas Filipino Bank offers cheaper rates: DOLE

MANILA— The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is encouraging overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to invest in the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) and take advantage of its services and offers as it is partly owned by them. “It will be wise for them to invest in the bank because they actually own the bank,” said […]

President Duterte declares Marawi City liberated

President Duterte declares Marawi City liberated

https://youtu.be/B4XEO5nxbwk MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on October 17, 2017, declared that Marawi City has been liberated from terrorists after more than four months of battle against the ISIS-inspired Maute group. “Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby declare Marawi City liberated from the terrorist influence that marks the beginning of rehabilitation for the people,” the […]

Philippine Embassy invites Filipinos to show support for soldiers in Marawi

Philippine Embassy invites Filipinos to show support for soldiers in Marawi

The Philippine Embassy in Australia invites all Filipinos in Australia to show support for our Filipino soldiers in Marawi by supporting #OgopMarawi (Help Marawi) Drive of the Philippine Army by sending letters or postcards to boost the morale of Filipino troops fighting for peace in Marawi. Send your letters or postcards to: The Philippine Embassy […]

International Choral Festival, Manila 2017

International Choral Festival, Manila 2017

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is inviting choirs from all over the world to join the 3rd ANDREA O. VENERACION INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL on July 20-23, 2017! Posted by Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival on Wednesday, December 21, 2016   The Cultural Center of the Philippines is inviting choirs from different parts of […]