Cherry Blossom Festival Brings Japan to Sydney

Cherry Blossoms Poster The Cherry Blossom Festival held annually at the Auburn Botanic Gardens brings Japan to the Gardens’ visitors and the residents around the gardens. The splendour of the Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) showcased during the festival on 22/08/2015 – 30/08/2015 was enjoyed by an estimated 20,000 people. I have heard of the beautiful display […]

Radio Tagumpay showcases Fil-Aussie talents for a good cause

The recently established Filipino-Australian community radio show, Radio Tagumpay, is undertaking a special fundraising concert on Saturday, 15th August from 7pm at Asquith Leagues Club, in Sydney’s northern suburb of Waitara. The concert dubbed “Inspire, a multi talent extravanza” reflects the philosophy of the radio show. Tagumpay is Filipino for success. Radio Tagumpay follows the […]

Maria and Tyrone Sevilla receive approval for permanent stay in Australia

By Violi Calvert TFA readers have been involved in Maria’s quest for a visa for her and her son Tyrone, who has autism, to be able to stay permanently in Australia. Maria & Tyrone Sevilla now all smiles At the last update from Maria, she shared that she and Tyrone were granted a bridging visa […]

Paying tribute to the passion and grit of the Australian Men’s Handball Team

By Violi Calvert I have been to five men’s handball world championships and a few other international competitions such as Qualifyers, Tri nations tournament and SuperGlobe Championships. The author as Handball Australia Media & PR Officer – 2013 World Championship In 2005 WCh which was held in Tunisia, I was with husband John and older […]

Sydney PH Consulate hosts celebration of Kalayaan 2015 to packed Bulwagang Rizal

Text by Violi Calvert | Photos by Freddie Mendoza The Philippine Consulate General of Sydney on Sunday morning hosted a flag ceremony with entertainment numbers to commemorate the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis and her family members (Dr. Gerard Joseph Louis, Gabrielle Marie, and Gerard Andre), officials […]