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

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


Philippines donates to Nauru’s COVID-19 Management Program

31 January 2023, Canberra - Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega turned over to H.E. Camilla Solomon, High Commissioner of Nauru in Australia, the contribution of the Philippines to Nauru’s COVID-19 management program.

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PH EMBASSY INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR THE BBFI 2023 BAGONG BAYANI AWARDS

25 January 2023, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy invites the public to nominate outstanding and exemplary OFWs for the 2023 Bagong Bayani Awards organized by the Bagong Bayani Foundation Inc. (BBFI).

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Philippine Embassy Supports the Philippine Cricket National Team

20 January 2023, CANBERRA – Consul General Aian A. Caringal together with the personnel of the Philippine Embassy cheered on the Philippine Cricket National Team in its game against the Queensland Bulls Cricket Team on 19 January 2023 at the Kingston Oval, Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

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1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
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EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF FILIPINO CRAFTSMANSHIP AT THE 31ST PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE SHOW

20 January 2023 – Discover the best of Filipino craftsmanship at the Philippine International Furniture Show which will be held on 09-11 March 2023 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City, Philippines.

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Ambassador De La Vega meets with PH government officials and business sector representatives to discuss opportunities with AU in skills development and industrial transformation

19 January 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega met with officials from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), as well as representatives from the analytics, electronics, fruit and vegetable processing, and health sectors visiting Australia as part of their learning activity tour under the “A Future that Works” Project administered by the Philippine Business for Education (PBED) with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Philippine Embassy Joins Sinulog Festival in Canberra

17 January 2023, CANBERRA – Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega joined the Filipino Community in Canberra in celebrating the Feast of Sto. Niño (Child Jesus) or Sinulog Festival in Canberra on 15 January 2023.

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Philippines Features Award-Winning Artisanal Filipino Chocolates

11 January 2023 – Did you know that the Philippines is the first Southeast Asian country to cultivate cacao? With its perfect location near the equator, the country has an ideal temperature for cacao to flourish. The provinces of Batangas, Davao, Bohol, Cebu and South Cotabato have been growing superior cacao, produced into delicious chocolates by Filipino local manufacturers and artisans.

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Join Philippines' Travel Incentive Program "Bisita, Be My Guest"

11 January 2023 – Are you an OFW or Filipino living abroad? Do you have foreign friends overseas? Come visit and explore the wonders of the Philippines and get a chance to win exciting prizes!

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1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
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PH Embassy commemorates the 126th Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal’s Martyrdom

03 January 2022, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra led the commemoration of the 126th Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal’s martyrdom on 30 December 2022 at the recently inaugurated bust of Dr. Rizal at the Embassy grounds. The theme of the 126th year commemoration is Rizal: Alaalang Iningatan, Yaman Ngayon ng Bayan (Rizal: Preserved Memories Treasured today by the Nation).

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Christmas Message of H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega

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PH Embassy Visits Overseas Filipino Victims of Violence Against Women and Children

23 December 2022, CANBERRA – Consul General Aian Caringal visited Overseas Filipinos (OF) who were victims of violence against women and children (VAWC) in Brisbane, Queensland and Perth, Western Australia during the Embassy ATN team’s prison visitation program from 15 to 20 December 2022.

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Philippine Embassy leads the celebration of Simbang Gabi in Canberra

20 December 2022, CANBERRA - The celebration of the nine-day Simbang Gabi in anticipation of Christmas commenced at St. Peter Chanel in Canberra on 15 December 2022. Most Reverend Christopher Prowse, Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn, presided the first night of the Simbang Gabi.

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Philippine Embassy congratulates Filipino graduates of the Australian Defense Force Academy and Royal Military College

20 December 2022 – Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega and Col. Alexander Gigantone, Defense and Armed Forces Attaché of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra witnessed the conferment of degrees of four outstanding Filipino students who graduated from the Australian Defense Force Academy (ADFA) and the Royal Military College (RMC). The Ambassador congratulated the graduates on their achievements and wished them every success in their duties in service of the nation.

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Filipino Community in Vanuatu Holds Annual Basketball Tournament

20 December 2022 - Philippine Honorary Consul General in Vanuatu Mr. Florentino “Bong” Serrano and Mrs. Marilyn Serrano graced the 2022 Vanuatu Pinoy Basketball Association Tournament which was held in Korman Stadium, Port Vila last 18 December 2022. The Black Team was declared this year’s champion out of the four teams that participated in the tournament.

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Philippine Embassy in Canberra Supports Nationwide Campaign “UNiTed for a VAW-free Philippines”

16 December 2022 - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra joined the observance of the 18-Day Campaign (November 25 to December 12, 2022) to End Violence Against Women.

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Philippine Honorary Consul General Meets with Vanuatu Prime Minister

12 December 2022 - Philippine Honorary Consul General in Vanuatu Mr. Florentino “Bong” Serrano met with new Vanuatu Prime Minister Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau during the latter’s official visit to the Ifira Island in Vanuatu on 28 November 2022.

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Philippine Airlines to commence non-stop Manila-Perth flight, March 2023

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9 December 2022, CANBERRA, Australia– Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega welcomed the announcement of Philippine Airlines (PAL) on the start of regular Perth-Manila and Manila-Perth flights in March 2023. This will be the first ever nonstop air link between the Philippines and Western Australia.

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Jindabyne Resident is PH Embassy’s First Registered Overseas Voter for 2025 National Elections

09 December 2022, CANBERRA - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra has resumed its Overseas Voter Registration for the 2025 Philippine National Elections today, 09 December 2022. Ms. Ma. Victoria Reigada, a resident of Jindabyne NSW, was first to register at the Embassy.

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Ambassador De La Vega Meets New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholar to the Philippines

07 December 2022 – Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega welcomed Ms. Grace Lawson, an awardee of the New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship, to the Philippine Embassy on 06 December 2022. Ms. Lawson, a student of the Australian Catholic University, will pursue a semester of studies at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines in 2023. As part of Ms. Lawson’s pre-departure orientation, she called on Ambassador De La Vega and discussed her program in Manila. Ambassador De La Vega took the opportunity to brief Ms. Lawson on the long-standing friendship of the Philippines and Australia, living and studying in the Philippines, and opportunities for professional growth and development.

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Consul General Aian Caringal joins the Filipino Tech Community Canberra (FTCC) IT experts’ event

Consul General Aian Caringal (4th from left) with the Filipino Tech Community Canberra (FTCC) founders.

06 December 2022, CANBERRA – Consul General Aian Caringal joined IT professionals, enthusiasts and university students in the Lunch and Learn event organized by the Filipino Tech Community Canberra (FTCC) on 03 December 2022 in Gungahlin, Canberra. The participants exchanged views on cybersecurity issues, discussed the importance of building a network of IT professionals and IT-related careers and opportunities in Canberra.

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Pasko sa Canberra returns in 2022; over 3,000 guests joined Christmas festival in the Embassy

06 December 2022, CANBERRA – The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra opened its doors once again to Pasko sa Canberra (Christmas in Canberra) on 4 December 2022 after a two-year pause as a result of the pandemic. Over 3,000 guests visited the Embassy grounds to get their fill of Filipino food and watch the local display of Filipino talent.

Organized by the Filipino Community Council of the Australian Capital Territory (FCC-ACT), Pasko sa Canberra is an annual celebration that signals the start of Christmas festivities in Australia’s capital city. Guests lined-up to buy Filipino and Christmas favorites including lechon (roast whole pig), barbecue, bibingka and puto bumbong (rice cakes). A host of cold Filipino alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks became very popular during the warm day. Local talents from around Canberra and nearby Sydney provided fun and entertainment.

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Ambassador De La Vega joins the ASEAN Committee in Canberra in welcoming the AU Special Envoy for Southeast Asia Nicholas Moore

06 December 2022, CANBERRA - Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, together with fellow ASEAN Heads of Mission in Canberra, met the new Australian Special Envoy for Southeast Asia, Mr. Nicholas Moore on 30 November. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the appointment of Mr. Moore at the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Cambodia in November.

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PH House Agriculture Committee met AU officials to explore enhancing bilateral cooperation on soil science and policy

05 December 2022, CANBERRA - Rep. Mark Enverga, Chairman of the House Committee on Food and Agriculture, led a delegation composed of Rep. Eddiebong Plaza, Rep. Alfel Bascug, Rep. Bambi Emano, Rep. Jeyzel Yu, Rep. Christian Tell Yap, Rep. Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles, and Agusan del Sur Governor Santiago Cane Jr. to meet officials in Canberra and Queensland on 29 November to 02 December 2022 and explore initiatives to enhance bilateral cooperation on soil science.

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Ambassador De La Vega congratulates APBC on the Launch of “Food Cultures and Tourism Exchange” Video Series

05 December 2022 - Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega witnessed the Australia Philippines Business Council’s (APBC) launch of its “Food Cultures and Tourism Exchange” Video Series at its End of Year Celebration on 02 December 2022 at Sofitel Darling Harbour in Sydney.

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The theme for 2022 is “UNiTEd for a VAW-free Philippines” which aims to highlight the gains and milestones achieved to prevent and address VAW in the country. It underscores the powerful impact of combining individual efforts towards a collaborative and united thrust towards a VAW-free Philippines. 

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Consul General Aian Caringal highlights contributions of growing Filipino community in Western Australia with Speaker Michelle Roberts

22 November 2022 – Consul General Aian Caringal of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra met the Hon. Michelle Hopkins Roberts, Speaker of the Western Australia (WA) Legislative Assembly on 10 November 2022 during a lunch hosted by the Speaker for the Philippine Embassy’s mobile consular mission team and Filipino community leaders and volunteers.

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ASEAN Family Day promotes ASEAN community in Canberra

21 November 2022, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra joined the ASEAN Family Day on 19 November 2022 at Lennox Gardens in Canberra. The event brought together personnel and families of ASEAN Missions in Canberra and promoted ASEAN community in the Australian capital city.

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Mobile consular mission in Perth serves over 1,000 Filipinos

21 November 2022, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra deployed a mobile consular mission to Perth, Western Australia on 7 to 14 November 2022 that processed 1,073 passport applications and 87 dual citizenship petitions at the Filipino Australian Club of Perth Inc (FACPI) clubhouse.

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Ambassador De La Vega meets with DFAT, ABC and PH media officials to discuss capacity building on emergency broadcasting

17 November 2022, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega met with officials from Philippine government media agencies visiting Australia as part of their study tour under the Emergency Broadcasting Development Project administered by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

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Philippine Embassy Congratulates Marylin Serrano, Vanuatu Presidential Medal Awardee

09 November 2022 - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra congratulates Ms. Marylin Serrano who was awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal by His Excellency Nikenike Vurobaravu, President of the Republic of Vanuatu, at the ceremony held at the Grand Hotel in Port Vila on 02 November 2022.

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Filipino Community in Vanuatu Participates in International Food Festival

04 November 2022 - The Filipino community in Port Vila, Vanuatu participated in the Annual International Food Festival organized by the International Women’s Group (IWG) held at the Espace Alliance Française in Port Vila on 29 October 2022.

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PH Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) sign pact for STEM teachers' scholarships in Australia

03 NOVEMBER 2022, PASAY CITY, PHILIPPINES – The International Cooperation Agreement (ICA) between the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) was signed on 21 October 2022, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

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1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
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Announcement on One Health Pass and eArrival Card from Philippines' Bureau of Quarantine

Please visit www.onehealthpass.com.ph or click [here] for complete details.

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Copy of Circular 036-2015 Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) Revised Guidelines on Departure Formalities for International Bound Passengers

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For further inquiries, please contact the Bureau of Immigration:

Website: https://immigration.gov.ph/
Direct Line: (+632) 8524-3769
Trunkline: (+632) 8465-2400
Email: xinfo@immigration.gov.ph, immigPH@gmail.com, binoc_immigration@hotmail.ph

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Statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique A. Manalo on the 6th Anniversary of the Award on the South China Sea Arbitration

12 July 2022 - Today we commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Award on the South China Sea Arbitration. More than a historic milestone whose value lies in its commemorative significance, we recall 12 July 2016 as the day that affirmed to the community of nations that the rule of law prevails, and that stability, peace and progress can only be attained when founded on a rules-based legal order on the oceans, as it should be everywhere else.

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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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