Republic of the Philippines
Republic of the Philippines
EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia

PRESS RELEASE

Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


Business opportunities in digital transformation in ASEAN

Left to right: Ms. Kate Pounder, CEO of Tech Council of Australia; Ambassador De La Vega; Mr. David Fodor, Amazon Web Services; Ms. Michelle Guthrie, Chair TRAVLR/Director, StarHub; Ms. Marina Pullin, Founder/Director, Jungal; Mr. Voincent Maquinad, Bukalapak Indonesai at the Australia-ASEAN Business Forum on 23 May in Melbourne.

26 May 2022, CANBERRA – Speaking at the Australia-ASEAN Business Forum in Melbourne on 23 May 2022, Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega discussed the rapid digital transformation in Southeast Asia and the significant opportunities it offers to Australian business.

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


PH Embassy Conducts Annual Darwin Mobile Consular Mission

The Mobile Consular Mission in Darwin processed 304 passport applications from 17 – 19 May 2022

24 May 2022 – During the Mobile Consular Mission in Darwin conducted from 17-19 May 2022, the Philippine Embassy in Canberra processed 304 passport applications and administered the oath of allegiance to 14 Filipinos who reacquired their Filipino citizenship through Republic Act No. 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003.

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


Australia’s Macquarie Bank sees PH economic growth for 2022 intact at 6.2%

Brisbane, Queensland, 12 May 2022 - Australia’s Macquarie Bank is optimistic Philippine economic growth for 2022 will be intact at 6.2% citing the reopening of the economy post-Covid-19 and post-election will likely see consumption return.

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


IFEX Philippines is back at the World Trade Center on 22-24 September 2022

Photo credit: CITEM

17 May 2022, CANBERRA – The Philippines’ largest food trade show, International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines, is back to offer a physical, interactive, and multi-sensory experience as it brings together Filipino exhibitors and local and international buyers on 22-24 September 2022 at the World Trade Center, Metro Manila. See, feel, and taste uniquely Filipino food products and ingredients. Learn about the latest food trends and connect with potential business partners. IFEX Philippines is the country’s biggest international trade exhibition on the Philippines’ specialty food and healthy food products. Interested parties may register through IFEX Connect. -- END

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


Enhanced cooperation seen between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

PHOTO: A high-level delegation to Melbourne led by Dr. Rowena Guevara, Undersecretary for Research and Development (front, 6th from right) and Dr. Leah Buendia, Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation (front, 4th from left) was facilitated by Melbourne PCG.. Also in photo are Dr Reynaldo Ebora, Executive Director, DOST-PCAARRD; Engr Ninaliza Escorial, Deputy Executive Director, DOST-PCIEERD; Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, Executive Director, DOST-PCHRD; Dr. Josette T. Biyo, Director, Science Education Institute (SEI); Mr. Paolo Samoza, International Technology Cooperation Unit, DOST-ITCU; Mr. Elmer Pandanan; Project Officer, DOST-ITCU; Consul General Maria Lourdes Salcedo, Consul Jan Sherwin P. Wenceslao, Melbourne PCG; Dr. David Pardoe, Senior Manager for Partnerships and Industry Engagement for STEM, RMIT; Dr. Mary Johnson, Research Fellow of the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT, and other senior members of the academe in RMIT.

20 April 2022, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – The Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne facilitated the visit of a high-level delegation from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to Melbourne, as part of the DOST’s Scientific Visit Program to Australia.

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


Ms. Carmen A. Garcia Appointed as Philippine Honorary Consul to South Australia

H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, administers the oath of office of Ms. Carmen A. Garcia as Philippine Honorary Consul to South Australia on 29 March 2022. [Read more…]

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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


PH Ambassador and MPs join Filipino celebration of the
Feast of St. Joseph

Top: (Left) Fr. Reginald Lavilla, MSP Chaplain Coordinator of Filipino Catholic Chaplaincy, Diocese of Parramatta. (Right) Filipino community in New South Wales at the Mass in honor of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, on 20 March 2022 in Blacktown, NSW.
Bottom: Ms. Michel Rowland MP (5th from left), Mr. Ed Husic MP (6th from left), main celebrant Fr. Dado Haber (7th from left), Amb. Ma Hellen De La Vega (8th from left), and Consul Manny Guzman (9th from left) at the celebration of the feast of St. Joseph organized by the Filipino community in New South Wales .

21 March 2022 – The Filipino Community in New South Wales celebrated the annual Diocesan Fiesta in Honor of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary on 20 March 2022 at Nagle College in Blacktown NSW.
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Executive Program to Strengthen Cultural Cooperation Signed at the 2nd PH-AU Foreign Ministry Consultations

Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega and Australian Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Steven J. Robinson, AO sign the 2022-2026 Executive Programme of the Philippines-Australia 1977 Cultural Agreement, witnessed by Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for Asian and Pacific Affairs Neal Imperial (second from left), Australian DFAT First Assistant Secretary Ridwaan Jadwat (second from left), NCCA Executive Director Oscar G. Casaysay (leftmost) and Australian Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Richard Sisson (rightmost). (Photo by DFA-OPCD Philip Fernandez)

PASAY CITY, 01 March 2022— The Philippines, represented by Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, and Australia, represented by Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Steven J. Robinson, AO, reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cultural cooperation with the signing of the Executive Program (2022-2026) under the 1977 Cultural Agreement between the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Australian Office for the Arts on 28 February 2022, following the conclusion of the 2nd PH-AU Foreign Ministry Consultations.
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PH, AU Reaffirm Commitment to Elevate Ties at 2nd Foreign Ministry Consultations in Manila

Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for Asian and Pacific Affairs Neal Imperial and Australian DFAT Southeast Asia Maritime Division First Assistant Secretary Ridwaan Jadwat led the Philippines-Australia 2nd Foreign Ministry Consultations (FMC) in Manila on 28 February 2022.

PASAY CITY, 28 February 2022—The Philippines and Australia held the 2nd Foreign Ministry Consultations (FMC) in Manila, the first held face-to-face after the virtual, inaugural one held on 04 August 2020. The FMC was co-chaired by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary for Asian and Pacific Affairs Neal Imperial and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) First Assistant Secretary Ridwaan Jadwat as part of the combined efforts of both countries to bolster ties across all areas.
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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

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www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


Filipino Language School Officers call on PH Ambassador

Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega (5th from left) and Consul General Aian Caringal (left most) with Filipino Language School officers led by Mr. Arnel Basas (3rd from right).

10 February 2022 – The new officers of the Filipino Language School (FLS) in Canberra led by Mr. Arnel Basas took their Oath of Affirmation before Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega and Consul General Aian Caringal on 09 February 2022 at the Embassy of the Philippines.
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Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


Sto. Niño Mass (Sinulog) Celebrated at St. Christopher Cathedral

Photo credits: Ms. Cecilia Flores

07 February 2022 – Archbishop Christopher Prowse of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn led the celebration of the feast of Sto. Niño (Holy Child) in Canberra on 06 February 2022.
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PUBLIC ADVISORY

Philippine Embassy, Canberra

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au    *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*


SCHEDULE OF FEE FOR PASSPORT EXTENSION SERVICE

04 February 2022 - The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila has implemented a change in the schedule of fee for passport extension services. Effective 07 February 2022, the following will apply for passport extension services:

Extension of Validity of ePassport     A$45

The schedule of fees for all consular services of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra are available in: https://www.philembassy.org.au/consular/schedule-of-fees.

For queries, please email passport@philembassy.org.au. END


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Bureau of Immigration Advisory

05 June 2021
BI clarifies Retiree’s Visa Holders allowed to enter without exemption docs

MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced that aliens holding the Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) issued by the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) are now allowed to enter the country.

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Source: Immigration Helpline PH