Young Fil-Aussie artist enthrals at XFactor

By Violi Calvert Fourteen year old Marlisa Punzalan of Blacktown in Sydney’s west claimed a spot in the television reality singing competition XFactor with her audition song “Yesterday” by the Beatles. Since then, Marlisa has enthralled the judges, the live audience and the voting public, and survived so far the elimination stages of the contest. […]

Fil-Aussie organ transplant recipient bares heart

By Violi Calvert The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research recently launched the multilingual digital stories (in English, Arabic and Chinese) of three inspiring transplant recipients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds whose lives have been changed by organ donation. This was part of the awareness campaign and appeal […]

Fil-Aussie Triplets Shine in Short Story Competition

Filipino-Australian triplet sisters Alexandra, Sofia and Juliana Manlulo surprised themselves and their family by doing well at the short story competition recently conducted by the Willoughby City Council. Alexandra's story in the book The 11-year old Year 5 students from Mowbray Public School in Lane Cove submitted their stories in response to the invitation of […]

PHL Sydney Consulate hosts inspiring Kalayaan 2014 event

The Philippine Consulate of Sydney hosted on Sunday June 15 a flag raising event as part of its celebration of Kalayaan 2014. The Juan Ride Singers Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis and Consul Marford Angeles warmly welcomed an estimated one hundred and thirty leaders of community organisations, members of the Filipino-Australian media and a number […]