Castlemaine State Festival features the Philippines

Castlemaine State Festival features the Philippines

The 2017 Castlemaine State Festival program shines a bright light on the Philippines featuring a program of film, visual and socio-political artworks. From a carefully curated program of films from the  world’s oldest film industry, to a specially created  sculpture from one of the Philippines’ most exciting  young artists, to a diverse compilation of videos […]

AussiePadala remittance service to the Philippines launches in Australia

AussiePadala remittance service to the Philippines launches in Australia

The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), a government-owned universal bank, recently launched an online remittance service called AussiePadala. It is the first online remittance service from Australia to the Philippines cleared by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and it will allow anybody with an account with any bank in Australia to remit funds online […]

Philippine Central Bank’s new policy on Philippine currency

Philippine Central Bank’s new policy on Philippine currency

Following is a circular from the Bankgo Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Cir. No. 922, Series of 2016, dated 23 August 2016 entitled, “The Amendments of the Rules on Cross-Border Transfer of Local Currency”. The amount of legal tender Philippine currency that may be imported (brought in) or exported (brought out of) the Philippines physically or electronically […]

List of Filipino overseas voters to be deactivated

List of Filipino overseas voters to be deactivated

Please note, in the link below, an announcement from COMELEC on the Notice of Hearing of the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) on 17 October 2016 to hear the list of overseas voters whose registration records will be deactivated for failure to vote in the 2013 and 2016 elections. Notice of Hearing – Names to […]

Call for papers – International Research Forum on the Philippines 2016

Call for papers – International Research Forum on the Philippines 2016

International Research Forum on the Philippines The Filipino-Australian Students Council – Victoria (FASTCO), in cooperation with La Trobe University’s Philippine Australia Studies Centre (PASC), is pleased to announce a CALL FOR PAPERS for the International Research Forum on the Philippines (IRFP) 2016. Download the submission forms.

All Filipino citizens: Notice of registration and election

All Filipino citizens: Notice of registration and election

Notice is hereby given that under Republic Act No. 9189 as amended by Republic Act. No. 10590, all citizens of the Philippines abroad, who are not disqualified by law, at least eighteen (18) years of age on May 13, 2019, and who are registered overseas voters, may vote for Senators and Party-List Representatives. All qualified […]

Booking for “Visit the Philippines Again 2016” tour ends 9 September 2016

Booking for “Visit the Philippines Again 2016” tour ends 9 September 2016

  Following the success of last year’s “Visit the Philippines” campaign, the 2nd Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors (ACGTD) Tour entitled, “Visit the Philippines Again 2016” for Australia and New Zealand will be on 18-24 September 2016. This time, the 7-day/6-night tour package will explore the sights and sounds of Manila, the facilities at […]

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade

Proclamation No. 1106 was signed by President Benigno Aquino Ill on 20 August 2015 declaring 2015-2024 as Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade in the Philippines. The said proclamation is the expression of the Philippine government’s support to the initiatives of the UN ESCAP Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital statistics in Asia and […]

The Philippines Adopts a School 2016 project

The Philippines Adopts a School 2016 project

In celebration of the 118th Philippine Independence Day and the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of PH-AU diplomatic relations this year, I have been requested by the Embassy to secure the commitment of at least one FilCom organization to spearhead “The Philippines Adopts a School 2016 project”, preferably in June or July this year. This […]