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

MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION/S 2024:       DARWIN, NT: 29-30 June 2024

  

THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

27 May 2024, MondayReconciliation Day

For emergencies requiring assistance from the Embassy, please get in touch with the Embassy’s duty officer at Tel. 0408-735383.

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20 May 2024, CANBERRA – In celebration of Philippine Heritage Month, Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen De La Vega joined the Kababaihang Rizalista Inc. Canberra Chapter (KRI) in a reading session at the National Library of Australia of “Five Fairy Tales of Andersen” as translated by Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on 18 May 2024.

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17 May 2024, CANBERRA – The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra and the Australian National University (ANU) Library celebrated Philippines-Australia Friendship Day with the turn-over of Philippine foreign policy publications to the Library on 16 May 2024. By virtue of a presidential proclamation, the Philippines observes Philippines-Australia Friendship Day on the 22nd of May of every year.

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17 May 2024, PERTH – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega (rightmost) meets Perth USAsia Centre’s Dr. Kate O’Shaughnessy, Research Director, and Dr. Pia Dannhauer, Research and Program Associate, on 06 May in Perth to exchange views on enhancing bilateral and regional cooperation.

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17 May 2024, PERTH – Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega presented the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs letters of appreciation to Ms. Virma Symons and to Ms. Melissa Aguasa for their commitment and contributions in the exercise of their functions during their time as Philippine Honorary Consular Officers in Perth.

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17 May 2024, PERTH – The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra successfully conducted the mobile consular mission in Perth, Western Australia from 06 to 10 May 2024. A total of 685 services were provided during the mission.

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07 May 2024, CANBERRA – Ambassador of the Philippines to Australia Ma. Hellen De La Vega discussed developments in the bilateral relations of the Philippines and Australia with the 14th Delegation to the Australian Political Exchange program in Manila on 03 May.

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ADVISORY ON MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION TO DARWIN, 29-30 June 2024

30 April 2024 - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra will conduct a Mobile Consular Mission to Darwin, Northern Territory on 29-30 June 2024 at Novotel Darwin Airport located at 2 Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Darwin, NT.

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30 April 2024, BRISBANE – To cap off Filipino Food Month, Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega and Philippine Honorary Consul to Queensland Atty. Sheryll Gabutero visited Mabuhay Grill, a Filipino stall offering a range of classic Filipino street food and traditional delicacies, located at the Harbourtown Shopping Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland.

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26 APRIL 2024, BRISBANE – In celebration of National Innovation Day, Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega engaged in a roundtable discussion with Filipino scholars taking up postgraduate studies in Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The roundtable, which focused on enhancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) cooperation, was held on on 22 April 2024 in the QUT Kelvin Grove Campus and participated by QUT officials led by Executive Dean for Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice Professor Lori Lockyer and Associate Professor Vinesh Chandra of the QUT School of Teacher Education and Leadership.

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24 APRIL 2024, BRISBANE – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega met Queensland State Minister for Tourism and Sport Hon. Michael Healy MP and Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) CEO Justin McGowan on 22 April 2024 and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between the Philippines and the State of Queensland.

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ADVISORY ON PROVISION OF NOTARIAL SERVICES (SPA/NBI/AFFIDAVITS) DURING THE MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION IN PERTH, 7-10 MAY 2024


24 April 2024 - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra will be providing Notarial Services such as NBI fingerprinting, SPA, Affidavits, Acknowledgement, and Jurat BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on 07 to 10 May 2024 during the Mobile Consular Mission in Perth which will be held at the FACPI Clubhouse, 1 Catherine Street, Bedford, WA.

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Ambassador De La Vega congratulates Queensland Filipino Excellence Awardees

23 APRIL 2024, BRISBANE – Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, together with Honorary Consul Sheryll Gabutero of the Philippine Consulate in Brisbane, joined the Filipino community in celebrating and recognizing the outstanding achievements of Filipinos in Queensland in the 2024 Awards Gala Night in Brisbane City Hall on 21 April 2024. The event was organized by the Queensland Filipino Excellence Awards (QFEA) Inc. led by Ms. Rejoice Thomson.

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22 April 2024, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega, welcomed Pastor Olivia Liamzon and members of the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) to the Philippine Embassy on 18 April 2024. The Pentecostal Missionary briefed the Ambassador on its work, advocacy and outreach programs and highlighted its commitment to serving communities and promoting spiritual well-being through various initiatives. Ambassador De La Vega expressed her appreciation for the valuable contributions of the Pentecostal Missionary and commended their dedication to humanitarian efforts and support for the Filipino community around the world. END

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Resident Election Registration Board of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra Convenes Meeting for April 2024

18 April 2024, CANBERRA - The Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra convened on 15 April 2024 to consider applications for the registration, certification, reactivation, or correction of entries, or change of name, change of address, transfer, recapture, and other types of applications of overseas voters filed with the Embassy from 01 January to 31 March 2024.

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PHILIPPINES TO SEND SECOND SHIPMENT OF FRESH MANGOES TO AUSTRALIA

08 April 2024, CANBERRA - In an exciting development for Philippine trade, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has revealed that Faxtboxph will be dispatching another batch of our nation's renowned mangoes to Australia this April 2024. This move is poised to further fortify the trade relations between the two countries.

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PH-AU service-to-service talks reinforce bilateral defense cooperation

04 April 2024, CANBERRA – Officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippines provided a briefing to Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega on their engagements with Australian counterparts in support of the Strategic Partnership of the Philippines and Australia.

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Philippines Welcomes First Copper Mining Project in 15 Years Amid Strengthened Ties with Australia

Ceremonial signing of the MCB MPSA at the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Office. (From L-R: Celsius Managing Director Peter Hume, MGB Chief of Mining Tenements Management Division Engr. Danilo Delena, Celsius Executive Chairman Atty Julito Sarmineto, and Celsius Sustainability Director Attilenore Manero. Photo credit: PTIC-Sydney)

04 APRIL 2024, CANBERRA - Following President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and DTI Secretary Alfredo Pascual’s successful visit to Melbourne in March 2024, which yielded USD1.53 billion in business agreements, a mining permit was recently awarded to Makilala Mining Company, Inc. (MMCI), the Philippine subsidiary of Perth-based company Celsius Resources, for its flagship Maalinao-Caigutan-Biyog (MCB) Mining Project, located in the Cordillera Administrative Region in the Philippines.

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NOTICE OF 15 APRIL 2024 RERB HEARING

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Philippine Embassy Visits MacKillop House for Homeless Women

27 March 2024, CANBERRA - In observance of the National Women’s Month, Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega visited MacKillop House for Homeless Women in Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on 26 March 2024. Together with Acting High Commissioner for Nigeria Mrs. Mercy Osebhon Clement, she received a briefing from Sr. Noelene Quinane rsj on the work of Mackillop House.

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ADVISORY ON MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION TO PERTH, WA, 7-10 May 2024

22 March 2024 - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra will conduct a Mobile Consular Mission to Perth, Western Australia from 7 to 10 May 2024 at the FACPI Clubhouse located at 1 Catherine Street, Bedford, WA.

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PH Local Government executives visit AU to observe political system

20 March 2024, CANBERRA – Ambassador of the Philippines to Australia Ma. Hellen De La Vega met the seven members of the 15th Delegation from the Philippines to the Australian Political Exchange on 19 March in Canberra. The delegates are traveling to Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney to observe political processes in Australia, engage counterparts and federal officials and build network with fellow young political leaders.

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CFO Secretary Arugay connects with the Filipino Community in Ugnayan sa Canberra

18 March 2024, CANBERRA – Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Secretary Romulo V. Arugay met over 50 Filipino community leaders and members at the Ugnayan sa Canberra held on 16 March 2024 at the Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra. The Ugnayan sa Canberra marked the inaugural session of the CFO’s Ugnayan sa Australia 2024 to be followed by Ugnayan sessions in Sydney and Melbourne. The CFO delegation was led by Secretary Romulo V. Arugay, CFO Chairperson.

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ADVISORY ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS FOR A NEW PHILIPPINE HONORARY CONSULAR OFFICER IN PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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ADVISORY ON THE END OF TENURE OF THE HONORARY CONSUL AND HONORARY VICE CONSUL OF THE PHILIPPINES IN PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AND THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE IN PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

12 March 2024 – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra announces the end of tenure of Ms. Virma Symons, the Philippine Honorary Consul, and Ms. Melissa Aguasa, the Philippine Honorary Vice Consul to Perth, Western Australia, on 14 March 2024, and the temporary closure of the Philippine Consulate in Perth from 15 March 2024 until the assumption of the new Honorary Consul.

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Philippines and Australia forge cooperation on cyber and critical technology

12 March 2024, CANBERRA – Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology Brendan Dowling and Ambassador of the Philippines to Australia Ma. Hellen De La Vega signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cyber and Critical Technology Cooperation on 28 February 2024 at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The signing ceremony took place in the margins of the Guest of Government visit of President Ferdinand R Marcos Jr to Canberra on 28 to 29 February 2024. Sharing of information and best practices on cyber and critical technology issues, cyber skills development, the digital economy, and multilateral coordination are the expected outcomes of the MoU. -- END

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Philippine and Australian Competition Authorities Strengthen Ties with MOU Signing on Competition Law

12 March 2024, CANBERRA - Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Chair Michael G. Aguinaldo and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on the Implementation of Competition Law on 28 February 2024 at the ACCC office in Canberra. The signing ceremony was held in the margins of the Guest of Government Visit of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to Canberra on 28-29 February 2024. With the commitment to work closer together in areas critical to innovation and economic development, the MOU aims to facilitate the exchange of information between the two countries and foster cooperation on competition regulation including tackling anti-competitive practices and protecting consumer interests. – END

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Foreign Secretary Manalo and DPM Marles sign MOU on enhanced maritime cooperation

12 March 2024, CANBERRA – Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles MP and Philippines’ Secretary for Foreign Affairs Enrique Manalo signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Enhanced Maritime Cooperation of the Philippines and Australia on 28 February 2024 at the Australian Parliament. The signing ceremony took place in the margins of the Guest of Government visit of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr to Canberra on 28 to 29 February 2024. As maritime democracies, the Philippines and Australia are committed to upholding the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, preserving regional peace and stability and ensuring the protection of marine resources. -- END

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Over 1,400 Canberrans visited Love the Philippines stall at National Multicultural Festival

19 February 2024, CANBERRA – Over 1,400 guests visited the Love the Philippines stall on 17 February 2024 at the National Multicultural Festival (NMF) in Canberra. Part of the ASEAN Village, the Philippines and the nine other countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations presented arts, products, traditions and cultural performances as ASEAN and Australia celebrate 50 years of dialogue partnership this year.

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Invitation to the Philippine Bureau of the Treasury’s Online Financial Literacy Session on Retail Treasury Bonds

01 February 2024, CANBERRA - The Philippine Government through the Bureau of the Treasury is inviting Filipinos in Australia who are interested to deepen their knowledge and understanding of government securities to a Financial Literacy Session on Retail Treasury Bonds (RTB). The Bureau of the Treasury will be hosting the online Financial Literacy Session on 16 February 2024 at 6:00 PM AEST.

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Oath-taking of Ms. Melissa D. Aguasa as Philippine Honorary Vice Consul in Perth, Western Australia

31 January 2024, CANBERRA – H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, administered the oath of office to Ms. Melissa D. Aguasa as Philippine Honorary Vice Consul to Western Australia on 30 January 2024.

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PH Embassy in Canberra Welcomes Filipina Women’s Network

29 January 2024, CANBERRA – Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega welcomed Filipina Women’s Network Founder and CEO Ms. Marily Mondejar and Board Director Ms. Benel Se-Libam at the Philippine Embassy on 23 January 2024 to discuss the Network’s initiatives in acknowledging and celebrating the achievements and contributions of Filipina leaders on a regional and global scale. Ambassador De La Vega expressed her appreciation for the impactful work of the FWN in promoting the recognition and empowerment of Filipina leaders.

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Ambassador De La Vega celebrates Sinulog Festival with Filipino community in Central Coast NSW

24 January 2024, NEW SOUTH WALES – Philippine Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega joined the Filipino community in Central Coast NSW in celebrating the Sinulog Festival on 21 January 2024. The Festival commenced with a mass officiated by Filipino priests, Rev. Fathers Raul Balute, Alex Bernardo and Teody Medina, followed by a procession and Sinulog dances by the community. Hon. David Harris, Minister for the Central Coast NSW of the Parliament of NSW, also participated in the celebration. . Close to 500 attendees were present at the Festival held for the first time at the St. Peter’s Catholic College in Tuggerah.

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PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN CANBERRA JOINS THE CELEBRATION OF PHILIPPINE TROPICAL FABRICS MONTH

23 January 2024, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra joins the celebration of the Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Month in January with the theme “Spinning Innovation”. Photos of twelve distinct indigenous Philippine fabrics from different regions are being displayed at the Embassy’s Consular Section and available for viewing until the end of January 2024.

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Senior Philippine Government officials participate in Digital Transformation Benchmarking Study

19 January 2024, CANBERRA - Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen De La Vega welcomed the delegates to the Benchmarking Study Visit on Digital Transformation led by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Alexei Nograles to the Official Residence on 18 January 2024.

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Congresswoman Stella Quimbo participates in Canberra Fellowships Program

17 January 2024, CANBERRA - Representative Stella Luz Quimbo of the 2nd District of Marikina and former Commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission was invited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to visit Canberra from 15-17 January 2024 and Sydney on 17-19 January 2024 under the Canberra Fellowships Program (CFP).

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Philippine Embassy in Canberra convenes 1st Resident Election Registration Board Meeting for 2024

16 January 2024, CANBERRA - The Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra convened on 15 January 2024 to consider applications for the registration, certification, reactivation, or correction of entries, or change of name, change of address, transfer, recapture, and other types of applications of overseas voters filed with the Embassy from 01 October to 31 December 2023.

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Call for Nominations for the 2024 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas

03 January 2024 – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra is accepting nominations for the 2024 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO). It is spearheaded by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and conferred by the President at a ceremony in Malacañang.

The PAFIOO is a biennial search to honor and recognize overseas Filipinos and other individuals or organizations who contribute to Philippine development initiatives or promote the cause and interest of the Filipino diaspora/overseas Filipino communities.

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CELEBRATE FILIPINO CREATIVITY AT THE 2024 PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE SHOW

29 December 2023 – Celebrate Filipino creativity at the Philippine International Furniture Show (PIFS) at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City, Philippines on 07-09 March 2024.

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PH Embassy Honors the 127th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal

29 December 2023, CANBERRA – In commemoration of the 127th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal, Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega led the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony on 28 December 2023 in front of Dr. Rizal’s bust at the Embassy grounds. The theme of the 127th commemoration is “Rizal: Pundasyon ng Kahapon, Isinasabuhay Ngayon” (Rizal: Foundation of the Past, Living Today).

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YEAR-END MESSAGE OF H.E. MA. HELLEN B. DE LA VEGA, AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES TO AUSTRALIA

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PH Embassy website to launch Manilamen virtual exhibit

19 December 2023, CANBERRA – A virtual exhibition based on the book, “Re-imagining Australia: Voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino descent,” by Filipino-Australian Dr. Deborah Ruiz-Wall will be launched at Mabuhay Straya of the official website of the Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra on 20 December 2023.

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PH Congressional Delegation advance PH-AU cooperation on National Soil Health Strategy

18 December 2023, CANBERRA - Rep. Eddiebong Plaza led a delegation composed of Rep. Alfel Bascug, Rep. Maria Angela Garcia, Rep. Wilter Palma, Rep. Christian Tell Yap, Agusan del Sur Governor Santiago Cane Jr., and Tarlac Governor Susan Yap to meet officials in Canberra and Queensland on 06 to 11 December 2023 to build cooperation on the development of the national soil health strategy.

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Philippine Embassy Joins the Filipino Community in Simbang Gabi Celebration

18 December 2023, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy joined the Filipino community on the first night of Simbang Gabi on 15 December 2023 at St. Peter Chanel Church in Yarralumla, ACT. The mass was officiated by Father Chris de Souza, Secretary General of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and Filipino priest Father Anthony Riosa.

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Philippine Embassy in Canberra Joins Observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women

15 December 2023, CANBERRA - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra joined the observance of the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on 25 November to 12 December 2023 with the recurring theme “UNITEd for a VAW-free Philippines.” This campaign theme is aligned with the “UNITE by 2030 to End Violence Against Women” initiative of the UN Women, a multi-year effort to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls worldwide.

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Port Vila PCG Assists First Filipino Born in Vanuatu in Obtaining Copy of His Birth Records

15 December 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Honorary Consul General Bong Serrano successfully assisted Mr. Crocqhenry Lucero in obtaining a copy of his birth records from the Vanuatu Department of Civil Registry and Identity Management office in Port Vila.

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PH Embassy congratulates Filipino graduates of Defence Strategic Studies Course and Australian Command and Staff Course

14 December 2023, CANBERRA –The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra congratulates the four (4) Filipino students from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Department of National Defense (DND) who have completed training in Australia under the Defence Cooperation Program (DCP).

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Inaugural DAFA Cup 2023

14 December 2023, CANBERRA – The Office of the Philippine Defense and Armed Forces Attaché – Australia (ODAFA-AU) organized the inaugural DAFA Cup 2023 on 18 November 2023. The event, supported by members of the Filipino community, aims to promote health and wellness among international students from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of National Defense (DND). This year, there were 20 students from the AFP and DND pursuing training, bachelor’s and post-graduate degrees in Canberra.

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THREE NEW COLOMBO PLAN (NCP) SCHOLARS FOR 2024 CALL ON THE PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR

06 December 2023 – Three New Colombo Plan Scholars for the year 2024 called on Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega and on other officers of the Philippine Embassy.

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Canberra community gather in PH Embassy for Christmas celebration

04 December 2023, CANBERRA – Over 2,000 people flocked to the Embassy of the Philippines for the annual Pasko sa Canberra (Christmas in Canberra) on 3 December organized by the Filipino Community Council of the Australian Capital Territory (FCCACT).

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Ambassador De La Vega and Senator Birmingham discuss developments in PH-AU relations

01 December 2023, CANBERRA – Upon the invitation of the Senator, Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega and Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Shadow Foreign Minister and Leader of Opposition in the Senate, met in Parliament on 30 November and discussed the enduring relations of the Philippines and Australia.

The Ambassador briefed Senator Birmingham on the establishment of the Strategic Partnership of the Philippines and Australia and the plan of action that both countries will pursue in particular on new areas of cooperation. The Philippines and Australia are committed to expand maritime cooperation and to advance trade and investment relations. Senator Birmingham reiterated his support to the South China Sea Arbitration Award of 2016 and recalled the cooperation of the Philippines and Australia in supporting Pacific island countries. -- END

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Darwin Honorary Consul General John Rivas receives DepEd Recognition for Exemplary Contributions to Youth Education Program

01 December 2023, NORTHERN TERRITORY - Honorary Consul General Januario John R. Rivas AM of the Philippine Consulate General to Darwin, Northern Territory was awarded a Plaque of Recognition by the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd), Region VI for his outstanding service, commitment and support to DepEd Sagay City, Negros Occidental in the implementation of the Basic Education Learning Continuity and Recovery Plan through various projects and initiatives.

Consul General Rivas has been supporting the delivery of a program for the marginalized and underprivileged youth in the public schools in the northern part of Negros Occidental, Philippines since 2018. His contributions include the strategic donation of essential learning and teaching resources, including reading materials that significantly enhance English and STEM learning experiences, through the support and generosity of the community in Darwin.

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Philippine Embassy congratulates Good Vibes Pilipinas for winning the Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasting

The anchors of Good Vibes Pilipinas is awarded the 2023 Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasting from CBAA. (Photo credit: GVP)

30 November 2023, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra Australia congratulates Good Vibes Pilipinas for winning the Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasting in the 2023 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Awards Night held on 02-04 November 2023 in Adelaide.

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Second mobile consular mission in one year held for the first time in Brisbane

CANBERRA, Australia (29 November 2023) – The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra completed its second mobile consular mission in Brisbane, Queensland on 21 to 24 November 2023. This is the first time that the Embassy held two mobile consular missions in Brisbane in one year.

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PH Embassy launches e-Collection via EFTPOS machine during mobile consular missions

CANBERRA, Australia (22 November 2023) – The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra deployed its second mobile consular mission in Perth, Western Australia for this year from 14 to 17 November 2023.

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Philippine Australia Business Council tackle trade and investment with Australian Parliamentarians

21 November 2023, MANILA - Philippine Australia Business Council (PABC) Chairman Atty. Dennis Quintero, together with PABC members Ted Villanueva and Mark Voltaire Jimenez, met with visiting Australian Parliamentarians Hon Steve Georganas MP, Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth and Member for Adelaide, and Hon Michelle Landry, Deputy Chair of House Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources and Member for Capricornia in Manila on 21 November 2023. They discussed collaboration in key sectors such as agriculture, resources and business process outsourcing to enhance trade and investment cooperation. The meeting aimed to strengthen the economic ties between the Philippines and Australia, building on the foundations laid during the PABC's visit to Adelaide, South Australia on 10 October 2023 at the margins of the Philippines-Australia Ministerial Meeting.

The Australian Parliamentarians are attending the 31st Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum hosted by the Philippines on 23-26 November 2023. The forum provides a platform for constructive discussions and fostering stronger parliamentary ties. -END-

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Women Heads of Missions in Australia meet at PH Embassy on progress and challenges in advancing gender equality

16 November 2023, CANBERRA - H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega, Ambassador of the Philippines, hosted afternoon tea at the Official Residence on 15 November 2023 in her capacity as the new Dean of the Women Heads of Missions in Australia (WoHOMA). Lady Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Deputies from the United States, Denmark, Spain, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Colombia, Estonia, Finland, Mauritius, Morocco, Nauru, North Macedonia, Panama, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, Uganda and Uruguay participated in the meeting. The WoHOMA members shared their perspectives on the progress made, challenges faced and opportunities in achieving gender equality in their respective countries. - End

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Ambassador De La Vega Highlights PH-AU people to people cooperation in Parliament Committee Hearing

16 November 2023, CANBERRA - In a public hearing at the Parliament of Australia on 15 November, Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega said that the Philippines, given its strategic location, can serve as Australia’s gateway for tourism and business with key markets in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia and encouraged Australia to increase connectivity and develop new markets to facilitate two-way travel.

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Australian National University launched Philippines Institute with retired Justice Antonio Carpio as keynote speaker

14 November 2023, CANBERRA – The Australian National University launched the Philippines Institute on 10 November featuring keynote remarks of retired Justice Antonio Carpio on Rule of Law in the South China Sea. Justice Carpio served as Senior Associate Justice in the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

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Philippine Embassy Joins Commemoration of Remembrance Day

10 November 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega, accompanied by Col. Paul Aviquivil, Assistant Defense and Armed Forces Attaché joined the observance of Remembrance Day. They laid a wreath at the Stone Remembrance in the Australian War Memorial to honour those who sacrificed and gave their lives in World War I.

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PH AMBASSADOR MA. HELLEN DE LA VEGA AND CONSUL GENERAL IN SYDNEY CHARMAINE ROWENA AVIQUIVIL RECEIVE 16 FILIPINO AUSTRALIA AWARDS SCHOLARS

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ADVISORY ON MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION TO PERTH, WA - 14 to 16 November 2023

- The Philippine Embassy in Canberra will conduct a Mobile Consular Mission to Perth, Western Australia on 14 to 16 November 2023 at the FACPI Clubhouse located at 1 Catherine Street, Bedford, WA.

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ADVISORY ON MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION TO BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND

- The Philippine Embassy in Canberra will conduct a Mobile Consular Mission to Brisbane, Queensland on 21 to 24 November 2023 at Eatons Hill Hotel, 646 S Pine Road Eatons Hill QLD 4037.

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Philippine Embassy Hosts ‘Girls Run the World’ 2023

03 November 2023, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra welcomed university students - Ms. Jemma Paton and Ms. Eloise Fletcher from the Australian National University and Ms. Bianca Price from The University of Queensland - on 31 October 2023 as part of the Embassy’s participation in the Girls Run the World Visit Program.

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Philippines explores technical assistance with Vanuatu Officials

31 October 2023, CANBERRA - First Secretary and Consul General Aian Caringal of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra discussed areas of possible PH technical assistance with Vanuatu’s Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity Nako Natuman and Minister for Education and Training Services Claude Christopher Emelee in separate meetings in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 19 and 20 October 2023, respectively.

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Explore Museo Pambata (Children’s Museum) with an Immersive 360° Virtual Tour on the Embassy’s Cultural Gallery Mabuhay Straya

26 October 2023 – In celebration of the Museum and Galleries Month this October, the Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra invites everyone to visit its cultural gallery Mabuhay Straya (https://cultural.philembassy.org.au/) and experience the 360° Virtual Tour of the Museo Pambata (Children’s Museum) in the Philippines. The tour includes an interactive guide on the online gallery collections of artifacts, portraits, paintings, textile, music and trivia about Philippine history, culture and heritage. Visitors can play a game to search and collect museum objects spread across the Museo Pambata with a chance to win amazing prices. The Virtual Tour is located in the Kids Corner of Mabuhay Straya through the following link https://cultural.philembassy.org.au/maldita-meets-matilda/kids-corner/explore-museo-pambata-childrens-museum-with-an-immersive-360-virtual-tour-on-the-embassys-cultural-gallery-mabuhay-straya

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Philippine Embassy in Canberra Conducted its first Mobile Consular and Assistance to Nationals Mapping Mission in the Republic of Vanuatu

26 October 2023, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra deployed a mobile consular and assistance to nationals (ATN) mapping mission to the Republic of Vanuatu on 19 to 22 October 2023.

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Philippines turns-over financial contribution to Vanuatu's post-disaster recovery efforts

26 October 2023, CANBERRA - The Government of the Republic of the Philippines and Vanuatu held a turn-over ceremony in Port Vila, Vanuatu in the morning of 19 October 2023 for the US$ 50,000 contribution of the Philippines to Vanuatu’s national response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of two tropical cyclones, Judy (category 4) and Kevin (category 5) which devastated Vanuatu within a 48-hour period in March 2023.

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Philippine Embassy Supports the 16th FILCCA National Conference

18 October 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen De La Vega joined the Filipino Communities Council in Australia (FILCCA) in a national conference on 14 October in Canberra where key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the Filipino community in Australia were discussed.

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ASEAN Family Day Strengthens Community Bonds in Canberra

16 October 2023, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra participated in the ASEAN Family Day on 15 October 2023 held at Lennox Gardens in Canberra. The activity brought together personnel and families of ASEAN Missions in Canberra, further fostering the ASEAN community in the Australian Capital Territory.

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PH-AU Ministerial Meeting adopted Plan of Action on Strategic Partnership

13 October, CANBERRA – In a ministerial meeting held on 10 October in Adelaide, South Australia, the Philippines and Australia adopted a three-year Plan of Action to advance the Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership signed by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on 8 September in Manila.

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DTI Secretary Pascual Invites Australian Businesses to Invest in the Philippines

13 October 2023, ADELAIDE - Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual, in an address during a Business Roundtable held in Adelaide, South Australia on 09 October 2023 encouraged Australian businesses to harness the stronger economic cooperation between the Philippines and Australia.

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Ambassador De La Vega joins the Official Opening of the 33rd Grand Fiesta Kultura in New South Wales

05 October 2023, SYDNEY – Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega joined the Filipino Community in New South Wales in the official opening of the 33rd Grand Fiesta Kultura on 01 October 2023 in Fairfield NSW.

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PH CONGRESSIONAL AND GOVERNMENT DELEGATION PURSUE STUDY VISIT TO IMPROVE SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY

05 October, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen De La Vega welcomed the delegates to the Philippine Study Visit on the Disability Support Pension and other Social Support Services for Persons with Disabilities led by National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon to the Official Residence on 3 October 2023.

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Notice of 16 October 2023 RERB Hearing

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CHED's Updated List of Higher Education Institutions (HEis) Authorized to Admit Foreign Students

For the information and guidance, below is the link for the list of Higher Education Institutions (HEls) authorized to admit foreign students, which the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) regularly updates:

https://ched.gov.ph/list-of-higher-education-institutions-2/

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Message of the Secretary for Foreign affairs Enrique A. Manalo on Celebration of the World Maritime day 2023



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Ambassador De La Vega Hosts Lady Ambassadors as Dean of the Women Heads of Missions in Australia (WoHOMA)

28 September 2023, CANBERRA - H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega, Ambassador of the Philippines, hosted morning tea at the Official Residence on 26 September 2023 in her capacity as the new Dean of the Women Heads of Missions in Australia (WoHOMA). Ambassador De La Vega succeeded H.E. Betty Pavelich, Ambassador of Croatia and current Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, as WoHOMA Dean. Lady Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Deputies from New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Estonia, Botswana, Mauritius and North Macedonia participated in the meeting. They discussed and exchanged views on the role of women in diplomacy and in promoting peace and security. -END-

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PH Embassy and Murdoch University Discuss Bilateral Cooperation on Science and Technology

28 September 2023, CANBERRA - Philippine Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega and Murdoch University Pro Vice Chancellor International, Mr. Kelly Smith and Food Futures Institute Professor Peter Davies discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation on science and technology through knowledge exchange and capacity building in a meeting at the Embassy on 26 September.

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Advisory on New Dates of Mobile Consular Mission in Vanuatu, 21-22 October 2023

27 September 2023 - The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra informs the Filipino community in Vanuatu that the mobile consular mission originally scheduled on 30 September to 01 October 2023 is canceled and will be held instead on 21 to 22 October 2023. The Embassy delegation is not able to proceed to Vanuatu as planned due to the cancellation of flights by Air Vanuatu.

The Mission will serve passport applicants, administer the oath of allegiance to petitioners for dual citizenship who have received approval letters from the Embassy, and conduct overseas voting registration for the 2025 Philippine elections.

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Philippine Embassy in Canberra congratulates ACTFA SCA on its 35th Founding Anniversary

26 September 2023, CANBERRA – Consul Ma. Corina A. Reyes of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra joined the Australian Capital Territory Filipino Australian - Social and Cultural Assocation (ACTFA-SCA) in celebration of its 35th founding anniversary.

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Philippine Embassy Team Wins 2023 ASEAN Family Bowling Tournament

19 September 2023, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra Bowling Team secured the championship at the 5th ASEAN Family Bowling Tournament on 16 September 2023. The High Commission of Brunei Darussalam was the 1st runner-up.

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PH Epidemiology Officials presented in 1st SAFETYNET Scientific Conference in Canberra

18 September 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega welcomed Dr. January Magkalas-Nones, Chief Meat Control Officer of the National Meat Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines and Dr. Melanie Pescadilla, City Veterinarian of Bais City Negros Oriental on 16 September 2023.

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FILIPINO LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN CANBERRA CELEBRATES BUWAN NG WIKA AT FIESTA NG BAYAN

18 September 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega joined the celebration of “Buwan ng Wika at Fiesta ng Bayan” organized by the Filipino Language School in Canberra on 17 September 2023 at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre Canberra.

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Manifest an Elevated Life with the Philippine Bureau of the Treasury’s Virtual Roadshow on the Retail Dollar Bond 2

15 September 2023 - The Philippine Government through the Bureau of the Treasury is set to offer the 2nd Tranche of Retail Dollar Bond (RDB 2) this September 2023. This US Dollar denominated bond is a low-risk and fixed-income investment that will provide interest on a quarterly basis.

The Bureau of the Treasury, in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Canberra, will be hosting a virtual roadshow on 28 September 2023 at 6:00 PM AEST. Learn more about the Republic of the Philippines’ upcoming retail bond offering and how you can invest and manifest an elevated life with RDB 2!

Join the event via http://bit.ly/RDB2VirtualRoadshowsor scan the QR code.

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15 September 2023 - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra will conduct a Mobile Consular Mission in Vanuatu on 30 September - 1 October 2023.

The Mission will serve passport applicants, administer the oath of allegiance to petitioners for dual citizenship who have received approval letters from the Embassy, and conduct overseas voting registration for the 2025 Philippine elections.

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PHILIPPINE EMBASSY’S CONSUL GENERAL JOINS IGLESIA NI CRISTO (CHURCH OF CHRIST) 47th ANNIVERSARY OF ESTABLISHMENT IN AUSTRALIA

13 September 2023 – Philippine Consul General in Canberra, Mr. Aian Caringal, attended the Iglesia ni Cristo’s (INC) Photo Exhibit and Musical Evangelical Mission on 10 September 2023 at Albert Hall in Canberra, Australia.

Consul General Aian Caringal congratulated the officials of INC for the success of its photo exhibit which is part of their activities in relation to its 109th Anniversary and the 47th Anniversary of its establishment in Canberra. -END-

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Fresh Philippine Mango Shipment Arrives in Australia

11 September 2023 - Australians will soon be tasting the Guinness Book of World Records “sweetest mangoes in the world” as the first batch of fresh Philippine mango shipment arrives in Sydney and Perth on Thursday, 07 September 2023.

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PH Embassy and the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) reaffirm cooperation on trafficking issues

08 September 2023, CANBERRA – Philippines Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega met the representatives of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) on 04 September 2023 at the Embassy to discuss possible areas of cooperation including extending assistance to Filipinos in distress in Australia particularly victims of trafficking in persons.

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Mobile consular mission in Brisbane served over 600 Filipinos

CANBERRA, Australia (5 September 2023) – The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra completed a five day mobile consular mission in Brisbane, Queensland from 28 August to 1 September 2023.

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THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN CANBERRA JOINS THE NATION IN CELEBRATING MARITIME AND ARCHIPELAGIC NATION AWARENESS MONTH (MANAMO) 2023

01 September 2023, Canberra - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra joins the celebration of Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month in September 2023. This year’s national theme for the MANAMo celebration is “Kapuluan, Kabuluhan, Kaunlaran" (Archipelago, Significance, and Development) to underscore the essence of our archipelagic nation's unique identity and emphasize the crucial role that our archipelago and its marine resources play in our journey toward sustainable development. To further amplify this year's national theme, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) adopts the sub-theme: “Setting Sails Towards Sustainability: Ocean Science for Archipelagic Philippines” to align with the commitment of the Philippines to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, underlining the pivotal role of ocean science in advancing the national interest.

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Philippines in Tuvalu

31 August 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine snacks are available in Tuvalu stores and Tuvaluans have enjoyed telenovelas featuring Filipino artists. During her visit to Tuvalu earlier this month, Philippine Ambassador to Tuvalu Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega visited local stores and restaurants and saw Philippine products being sold in the island.

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Ambassador De La Vega presents credentials to Tuvalu Governor General

31 August 2023, CANBERRA – Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega presented her credentials as Ambassador of the Philippines to Tuvalu to H.E. Reverend Sir Tofiga Vaevalu Falani, Governor General, on 22 August 2023 in Funafuti. The Governor General Congratulated Ambassador De La Vega and expressed his appreciation for the support extended by the Philippines to Tuvalu.

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PH Embassy Welcomes AU Delegates of the AU Political Exchange Council

18 August 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega welcomed on 17 August 2023 the 13th Australian delegation participating in the political exchange program organized by the Australian Political Exchange Council. Leading the delegation is The Hon Laura Henderson (née Curran) (Member of Legislative Council, South Australia) and joined by The Hon Peter Foster (Member of Legislative Council, Western Australia), Hume City Mayor Councillor Aitken Ward, Mr. Adam Scott (Acting Assistant State Director - The National Party Victoria), Ms. Michelle Hofman (Principal Solicitor, Hofman Legal); Ms. Emily Bailey (Ministerial Liaison Officer, Western Australian Government), and Mr. Connor Costello (Visits Coordinator, Australian Political Exchange Council Secretariat).

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Ambassador De La Vega highlights Health Diplomacy in Philippine-Australia Medical Association Anniversary

18 August 2023, NEW SOUTH WALES – Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega, together with Consul General Charmaine Aviquivil of the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney, joined the 31st Anniversary celebration of the Philippine Australian Medical Association Inc., (PAMA) in Northwest Sydney. The event was attended by more than 200 New South Wales-based Filipino Australian medical practitioners.

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2nd ADVISORY ON MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION TO BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND

14 August 2023 – Further to the Embassy’s earlier advisory dated 23 June 2023 on the upcoming mobile consular mission in Brisbane, all CONFIRMED applicants for passport and dual citizenship oath-taking are informed that the venue is Eatons Hill Hotel, 646 South Pine Road, Eatons Hill QLD 4037. Please strictly follow the schedule you have secured and instructions provided by the Embassy. Confirmed passport applicants will receive an email prior to the mobile mission dates providing reminders and additional information.

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Ambassador De La Vega Highlights "FILIPINNOVATION" in Forum with Perth-based Filipino and Australian Businesses

09 AUGUST 2023, PERTH – Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega engaged more than 100 Perth-based Filipino-Australian business networks in an economic spotlight forum organized in collaboration with the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Perth led by Consul Virma Symons on 07 August 2023. The forum centered on economic developments and investment opportunities in the Philippines.

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Philippine Honorary Consulate in Vanuatu joins Vanuatu’s 43rd Independence Day Celebration

07 August 2023, PORT VILA – Philippine Honorary Consul General Florentino “Bong” Serrano participated in the 43rd Vanuatu Independence Day Celebration held at Vanuatu Independence Park, Port Vila on 30 July 2023.

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Mobile consular mission in Perth served over 500 Filipinos

CANBERRA, Australia (1 August 2023) – The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra completed a five-day mobile consular mission in Perth, Western Australia on 24 to 28 July 2023.

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STATEMENT OF SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS ENRIQUE A. MANALO ON THE 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AWARD ON THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ARBITRATION

July 2023 – The Philippines today commemorates the 7th Anniversary of the Award on the South China Sea Arbitration. An affirmation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and its dispute settlement mechanisms, the Award definitively settled the status of historic rights and maritime entitlements in the South China Sea and declared without legal effect claims that exceed entitlements beyond the geographic and substantive limits set by UNCLOS. It is now part of international law.

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“Feel What’s Possible” with the Philippines’ Premier Lifestyle Event and Trade Show Manila FAME in October 2023

26 July 2023, MANILA - A trade show full of endless possibilities! Discover Philippine- made products and sources from seasoned and up-and-coming exhibitors at Manila FAME, the second-longest running trade show in Asia and the Philippines’ premier trade show for home, fashion, and lifestyle sectors, is returning to the trade show floor for its 71st edition at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City on 19-21 October 2023.

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PH Department of Science and Technology and Murdock University Sign MOU to Advance Science and Technology Cooperation

24 July 2023 - The Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Murdoch University have taken a significant step towards enhancing scientific, technological, and educational cooperation with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 30 June 2023. The MOU was signed by DOST Secretary Renato U. Solidum, Jr. and Murdoch University's Deputy Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement, Professor Simon McKirdy.

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Ambassador De La Vega highlights contributions of the Filipino diaspora in Australia in Asialink Leaders Summit 2023

19 July 2023, CANBERRA - Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega discussed the role of Filipino diaspora in Australia's multicultural community-building in the Ambassadors’ panel organized by Asialink Business on 19 July 2023 under its Asialink Leaders Summit.

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Mobile Consular Mission and Overseas Voting Field Registration in Broome, Western Australia, 4 July 2023

19 July 2023, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra conducted a mobile consular mission and overseas voting field registration in Broome, Western Australia.

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Philippine Embassy in Canberra convenes 2nd Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) Meeting

19 July 2023, CANBERRA - The Resident Election Registration Board of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra convened on 17 July 2023 to consider applications for the registration, certification, reactivation, or correction of entries, or change of name, change of address, transfer, recapture, and other types of applications of overseas voters filed with the Embassy from 01 April to 30 June 2023.

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Philippine Embassy in Canberra Congratulates Academic Awardees of Defense Cooperation Scholarship Program

18 July 2023, CANBERRA - The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra congratulates fourteen (14) Filipino scholars from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Department of National Defense (DND), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) who received Academic Awards at awarding ceremonies held on 06 July 2023 in Canberra. The scholars are enrolled in various courses in Australia under the Defence Cooperation Scholarship Program (DCSP) and the ASEAN-Australian Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Program (AADPSP).

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Verification of Status of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
and their Programs

18 July 2023, CANBERRA - The Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) requests all concerned to verify the status of degree granting institutions, both local and foreign, and their program offerings, with CHED through its International Affairs Service (IAS) to ensure CHED recognition of their qualifications from recognized higher education institutions (HEIs).

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Ambassador De La Vega celebrates NAIDOC Week with Manilamen descendants in Broome, WA

6 July 2023, BROOME – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega celebrated National Aborigines’ and Islanders’ Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week in Broome with Manilamen descendants. Manilamen were the first Filipinos who arrived in northern Australia in the 19th century and worked as pearl divers. Some of them married indigenous Australians and their descendants met the Ambassador during her visit to Broome on 4 July 2023.

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Philippine Navy Officer Graduates from Maritime Warfare officer Course in Australia

03 July 2023, SYDNEY - The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra congratulates LT Cathleen Joy Cruz of the Philippine Navy who graduated from the Maritime Warfare Officer Course (MWOC) at His Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Watson at Watson Bay in Sydney, Australia on 23 June 2023.

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Philippines Advances Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Development Cooperation at Australia-ASEAN Business Forum

29 JUNE 2023, SYDNEY – Top industry leaders from ASEAN countries and Australia gathered at the Sydney International Convention Center to facilitate dialogue and investment opportunities on renewable energy, infrastructure development, agriculture and food security, digital transformation and innovation, and sustainable commercial and property development at the Australia-ASEAN Business Forum held on 26 June 2023.

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Philippines Showcases Booming Economic Zones and Investment Prospects at Business Forum

28 JUNE 2023, SYDNEY – Under the auspices of the Philippine Trade Investment Center-Sydney, a business forum was conducted on 27 June in Sydney. The forum centered on key investment opportunities in Philippine economic zones and successfully drew more than 70 participants from both Filipino and Australian businesses. The forum was headlined by former Philippine Defense Secretary and now Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) Chairman Delfin N. Lorenzana. Chairman Lorenzana is leading a business delegation to Sydney, the Gold Coast and Brisbane to develop business links between the Philippines and Australia in particular on infrastructure development and innovation.

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FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT) CELEBRATE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE

27 June 2023 – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega joined the Filipino community in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the declaration of the independence of the Philippines in the Independence Ball organized by the Filipino Communities Council of the ACT (FCCACT) on 24 June 2023 at the Southern Cross Club.

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Message of the Honorable Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo
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ADVISORY ON MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION TO BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND

23 June 2023 - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra will conduct a Mobile Consular Mission to Brisbane, Queensland on 28 to 31 August 2023.

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ADVISORY ON MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION TO PERTH, WA

The Philippine Embassy in Canberra will conduct a Mobile Consular Mission to Perth, Western Australia on 24 to 27 July 2023 at the FACPI Clubhouse located at 1 Catherine St, Bedford, WA.

The Mission will serve passport applicants and administer the oath of allegiance to petitioners for dual citizenship who have received approval letters from the Embassy and conduct overseas voting registration for the 2025 Philippine elections.

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Advisory on the Mobile Consular Mission in Perth, WA

June 2023, Canberra - The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra informs the Filipino community in Perth that additional passport appointment slots have been opened on 28 July 2023 for the mobile consular mission in Perth, WA scheduled on 24-28 July 2023.

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Ambassador De La Vega calls on
President of the Senate the Hon Susan Lines

22 June 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega and President of the Senate Senator the Hon Susan Lines met today in Parliament and discussed the enduring relations of the Philippines and Australia.

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Knights of Rizal Supreme Council confers Medal of Recognition on Ambassador De La Vega on Rizal’s birth anniversary

22 June 2023, SYDNEY – In celebration of the 162nd Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine National Hero, Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega and Sir Elihu A. Ybañez, KGCR joined the Knights of Rizal Australia, New Zealand and Oceania (KOR-ANZO) Region in its 3rd General Assembly on 18 June 2023 at Bankstown, New South Wales. Sir Ybañez is the Immediate Past Supreme Commander of the Knights of Rizal and Member, Council of Elders of Knights of Rizal Headquarters Manila.

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Ambassador De La Vega Welcomes Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo and Philippine Judiciary Delegates to the Legal Counter-Terrorism Technical Assistance Study Visit

21 JUNE 2023, CANBERRA - Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega welcomed on 20 June 2023 the visiting Philippine Judiciary delegation led by Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo who are participating in a study visit organized under the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) “Enhancing Proactive and Collaborative Rule of Law-based Criminal Justice Responses to Violent Extremism in the Philippines” (2021-2024) project, with funding from the Government of Australia and support of The Asia Foundation.

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Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell keynotes PH Independence Day Commemoration

20 June 2023, CANBERRA – Special Minister of State and Minister for Trade and Tourism Senator the Hon Don Farrell delivered the keynote remarks at the reception hosted by Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen De La Vega to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the declaration of the independence of the Philippines on 19 June at the Commonwealth Club in Canberra.

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PH national security students visit Australia on global security program

19 June 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen De La Vega provided a briefing for the Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) Class of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) during their visit to Canberra on 19 June as part of their Global Security Development Studies program.

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Ambassador De La Vega joins the Filipino Community in New South Wales’ Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence

14 June 2023, SYDNEY - Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, together with Consul General Charmaine Aviquivil of the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney, joined the Filipino community in New South Wales on 12 June 2023 in celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Philippine Independence at Doltone House. The Philippine Communities Council of New South Wales (PCC-NSW), through its president Mr. Cesar Bartolome, led the organizing committee of the celebration with the support of the different Filipino community organizations.

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Message of H.E. President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on the 125th Anniversary of Philippines Independence

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Message of the Hon. Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of Australia, on the Occasion of the 125th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Independence of the Philippines

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Message of DFA Secretary Enrique Manalo on the 125th Anniversary of Philippines Independence

12 June 2023 –On behalf of the women and men of the Department of Foreign Affairs, I join Filipinos worldwide in celebrating 125 years of Philippine independence and nationhood.

As we steadily progress beyond the challenges posed by the pandemic, we seek to elevate the vibrancy of the Philippines to unprecedented heights. The theme of Kalayaan 2023, "Kalayaan. Kinabukasan. Kasaysayan," reminds us of how the hard-fought freedom by our forebears has not only shaped our nation's history but also continues to shape its future. The Department of Foreign Affairs pays tribute to our rich and proud history by drawing wisdom from its lessons, guiding our steadfast commitment to an independent foreign policy that navigates the complexities of our time.

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Message of DND Secretary Gilberto Teodoro, Jr. on the 125th Anniversary of Philippines Independence

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Message of DMW Secretary Maria Susana Ople on the 125th Anniversary of Philippines Independence

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Message of H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega on the 125th Anniversary of Philippines Independence

12 June 2023, CANBERRA – I join all our kababayan across Australia in celebrating the 125th anniversary of the declaralion of the Independence of the Philippines. We honor the sacrifices of past and modern-day heroes and commit to our country's security, success and prosperity.

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Ambassador De La Vega joins the Filipino Community in New South Wales’ Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence

14 June 2023, SYDNEY - Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, together with Consul General Charmaine Aviquivil of the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney, joined the Filipino community in New South Wales on 12 June 2023 in celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Philippine Independence at Doltone House. The Philippine Communities Council of New South Wales (PCC-NSW), through its president Mr. Cesar Bartolome, led the organizing committee of the celebration with the support of the different Filipino community organizations.

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PH Ambassador joins ceremony to honor 43 Squadron Catalina crew

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11 June 2023, CAIRNS – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega joined Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Robert Chipman in a commemorative ceremony honoring the crew of Number 43 Squadron, Catalina A24-64, which was lost on 14 December 1944 on Mindoro Island in the Philippines.

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Filipino community in Canberra commemorate Philippine Independence and Rizal birth Anniversary at the PH Embassy

10 June 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega led the Filipino community in Canberra in commemorating the 125th anniversary of the declaration of the independence of the Philippines and the 162nd birth anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

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Advisory on Passport Appointment Booking for Mobile Consular Missions

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Philippines to Ship Fresh Mangoes to Australia in June

05 June 2023, CANBERRA - The Philippines will start shipping fresh mangoes to Australia starting June 2023. Arrangements are being made possible by FastboxPH, a Sydney-based e-Commerce and logistics provider and 1Export, a one-stop platform for cross border trade and fulfillment services, with the assistance of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Sydney (PTIC Sydney) and the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Plant Industry-National Plant Quarantine Services Division (BPI-NPQSD).

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PH EMBASSY CELEBRATES PHILIPPINE HERITAGE MONTH WITH FILIPINO COMMUNITY

31 May 2023, CANBERRA – Consul General Aian Caringal joined the Philippine – Australian Association of the ACT and the Monaro Region (PAA)and the Filipino community in Canberra in the annual Philippine Heritage Month celebration held in Griffith Hall on 28 May 2023.

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PH Embassy Welcomes PH Delegates to the AU Political Exchange Council

26 May 2023, CANBERRA – Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Aian Caringal welcomed on 25 May 2023 the 14th Philippine delegation participating in the political exchange program organized by the Australian Political Exchange Council. Leading the delegation was Mayor Eunice Babalcon (Paranas, Samar) and joined by Vice Mayor Roberto Antonio Leviste (Lian, Batangas), Vice Mayor Esther Patrisha Chatto (Balilihan, Bohol), Councilor Guisseppe Karl Gumban (Dumangas, Iloilo), Councilor Alexson Diaz (Muntinlupa), and accompanying officer Mona Celine Marie Yap (Quezon City Small Business and Cooperatives Development and Promotions Office Department Head).

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PH Embassy Welcomes PH Armed Forces Delegates to PH-AU Air Staff Talks

25 May 2023, CANBERRA – Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Aian Caringal welcomed on 22 May 2023 the visiting delegation from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) led by Col. Ryan Reynie Sonza GSC, Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Plans, Philippine Air Force (PAF), accompanied by PAF Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Logistics Col. Robert R. Bitas, Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Training Col. Jose Johnson T. Grayda, and Deputy Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Intel Col. Rey A. Gubantes.

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The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), headed by Secretary Romulo “Leo” V. Arugay, warmly welcomed delegates from the Philippine Australian Sports and Culture, Inc. (PASC) in a courtesy visit on 25 May 2023

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The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), headed by Secretary Romulo “Leo” V. Arugay, warmly welcomed delegates from the Philippine Australian Sports and Culture, Inc. (PASC) in a courtesy visit on 25 May 2023.

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Mobile Consular Mission in Darwin Benefits Over 100 Filipinos

23 May 2023, DARWIN – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra processed 103 passport applications, administered the oath of allegiance to 12 Filipinos who reacquired their Filipino citizenship through Republic Act No. 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003, and registered 80 Filipinos as overseas voters during the mobile consular mission in Darwin on 16-18 May 2023.

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22 May is Philippines-Australia Friendship Day

22 May, CANBERRA – The Embassy of the Philippines joins the country in celebrating Philippines-Australia Friendship Day. The Philippines observes Philippines-Australia Friendship Day on 22 May of every year by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No 1282 series of 2016.

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Armed Forces of the Philippines Students Join the International Day Celebration at the Australian Defence College

22 MAY 2023, CANBERRA - On 29 April 2023, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) students under the Defence Cooperation Program with Australia participated in the annual Australian Defence College (ADC) International Day celebration. Students from 25 other countries attending the Australian Command and Staff Course (ACSC) and the Defence Strategic Studies Course (DSSC) also joined the event.

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PH Embassy Congratulates First Filipino Catholic Priest in Darwin on Historic Ordination

22 May 2023, DARWIN – Vice Consul Angela Laurente of the Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra congratulated Father Andric Dean Taberdo, the first Filipino to be ordained as a Catholic priest in the Northern Territory and the first priest to be ordained in the Catholic Diocese of Darwin in three decades, in a meeting on 15 May 2023.

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Joint Press Release on the Official Visit to the Philippines of Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong

18 MAY 2023, Pasay City – At the invitation of Secretary for Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo, Senator the Honorable Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, undertook an official visit to the Philippines on 16-18 May 2023.

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Discover the Rising Stars of Philippine Food Exports at IFEX Philippines in the World Trade Center on 26-28 May 2023

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15 May 2023, CANBERRA - A new wave of up-and-coming exports from the Philippines dubbed "rising stars" are gaining momentum. These products are progressively gaining recognition, popularity, and consumer appeal in kitchens worldwide.

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PH AMBASSADOR MEETS WITH SOUTH AUSTRALIA LIBERAL DEPUTY LEADERS

13 May 2023, ADELAIDE – Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega met with South Australia Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Education, Training and Skills Hon John Gardner and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council and Shadow Minister for Multicultural SA and Tourism and Hospitality Hon Jing Lee on 11 May 2023 in Parliament House.

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PH and South Australia Highlight Opportunities for Economic Growth in Business Roundtable

12 May 2023, ADELAIDE – Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega engaged key business sectors in South Australia in a Business Roundtable hosted by SA Tourism and Multicultural Affairs Minister Zoe Bettison in Parliament House on 11 May 2023. The event was organized in partnership with the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Adelaide led by Consul Carmen Garcia. It aimed to explore opportunities for advancing economic cooperation between the Philippines and South Australia (SA).

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PH EMBASSY MEETS FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN NAURU, PROVIDES CONSULAR SERVICES

12 May 2023, CANBERRA – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra deployed a mobile consular mission to the Republic of Nauru on 2 to 5 May 2023 providing passport renewal and civil registry services for Filipinos as well as administration of oath of allegiance for dual citizenship applicants.

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NAURU HEALTH MINISTER MEETS WITH PHILIPPINE OFFICIALS, EXPRESSES DESIRE TO HIRE "BEST IN THE WORLD" PH HEALTH WORKERS

11 May 2023, CANBERRA – First Secretary and Consul General Aian Caringal of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra met with Nauru Minister for Health Hon. Timothy Ika and Secretary for Health Ms. Greta Harris on 2 May 2023 in Nauru.

Both sides discussed health cooperation between the two countries. Minister Ika and Secretary Harris gave an overview of Nauru’s health sector and operations. They also expressed high regard for Filipino health workers and their desire to hire Philippine doctors and nurses whom they praised as best in the world. Consul General Caringal thanked Minister Ika for the generous recognition of Philippine health workers and noted that the Philippine health professionals are indeed well-known for their expertise, work ethic, and caring attitude to patients.

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Ambassador De La Vega Meets AFP MGen Barandon

12 May 2023, CANBERRA - The Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega welcomed on 09 May 2023 the visiting delegation from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) led by MGEN Ferdinand Barandon PA, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence. The Ambassador highlighted the strong security and defense partnership between Australia and the Philippines. Australia is one of only two Status of Forces Agreement partners of the Philippines. The partnership allows the two nations to engage in joint exercises, capacity-building and trainings, and the sharing of information and intelligence. - END

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Have Your Say on Overseas Voting and Registration in the Philippine Elections!

11 May 2023, CANBERRA - If you are an overseas Filipino (contract worker or residing abroad, including those with dual citizenship) and aged 18 years old and above, have your say on the overseas voting and registration in the Philippine elections!

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PH Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II) pursues Australian Best Practices in Education Reforms

08 May 2023, CANBERRA – The Second Congressional Commission on Education II (EDCOM II) led by Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian and Congressman Marquez “Mark” O. Go held meetings with government and education institutions in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney to learn and discuss Australia’s best practices in education research, curriculum assessment and reporting, education governance and academic collaboration.

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Ambassador De La Vega and ANU international relations students discuss PH-AU relations and regional dynamics

04 May 2023, CANBERRA – Students of international relations at the Australian National University (ANU) visited the Embassy of the Philippines on 3 May 2023 and engaged Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega on developments on the bilateral relations of the Philippines and Australia and the current regional security landscape.

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AMBASSADOR DE LA VEGA MARKS ANZAC DAY WITH PH MARITIME DELEGATION IN CANBERRA

26 April 2023, CANBERRA – A high-level delegation from the Philippines led by Presidential Adviser on Legislative Affairs Secretary Mark Llandro Mendoza, Transportation Undersecretary Elmer Sarmiento and the Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard Admiral Artemio Abu joined Ambassador of the Philippines to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega in observing ANZAC Day in Canberra on 25 April at the Australian War Memorial. The delegation was visiting Canberra to pursue engagements on civil maritime security.

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PH AND AU UNDERSCORE IMPORTANCE OF RULE OF LAW IN DISCUSSIONS ON CIVIL MARITIME SECURITY

26 April 2023, CANBERRA – Presidential Adviser on Legislative Affairs Secretary Mark Llandro Mendoza, Transportation Undersecretary Elmer Sarmiento and the Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard Admiral Artemio Abu met officials of the Australian Government on 24-26 April in Canberra to discuss opportunities to strengthen bilateral partnership on civil maritime security. The officials led a delegation of officials from foreign affairs, defense, and transportation as well as representatives from the academic community.

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Filipino Food Month in April

As we celebrate Filipino Food Month in April, the Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra shares A Taste of the Philippines with Yasmin Newman, produced by the Australia Philippines Business Council supported by the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In this video, food writer and author Yasmin Newman and Chef Adam Hall of Kanin Project prepare Mushroom Eggs Benedict with calamansi as they relish the one of a kind Filipino experience of cooking and eating. The entire A Taste of the Philippines video series is available on Mabuhay Straya.

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INVITATION TO THE PHILIPPINE BUREAU OF THE TREASURY’S ONLINE FINANCIAL LITERACY SESSION ON RETAIL BOND OFFERING

22 April 2023, CANBERRA - Interested in investing and manifesting an elevated life? The Philippine Bureau of the Treasury invites overseas Filipinos to its online financial literacy session on 29 April 2023 (Saturday) at 6:00PM AEST.

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Filipino Food Month

As we celebrate Filipino Food Month in April, the Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra shares A Taste of the Philippines with Yasmin Newman, produced by the Australia Philippines Business Council supported by the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In this video, food writer and author Yasmin Newman shares her Kinilaw recipe using Filipino pantry staples vinegar, calamansi and coconut milk. The entire A Taste of the Philippines video series is available on Mabuhay Straya.

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Philippine Embassy in Canberra convenes Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) Meeting

19 April 2023, CANBERRA - The Resident Election Registration Board of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra convened on 17 April 2023 to consider applications for the registration, certification, reactivation, or correction of entries, or change of name, change of address, transfer, recapture, and other types of applications of overseas voters filed with the Embassy from 09 December 2022 to 31 March 2023.

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PHILIPPINE EMBASSY ENCOURAGES FILIPINA YOUTH TO LEAD EMPOWERED LIVES IN WOMEN'S WORKSHOP

18 April 2023, CANBERRA - The Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra organized a gender and development workshop for select Filipina youth in Canberra on 15 April 2023 entitled “Leading an Empowered Life: A Workshop on Women’s Success”. In her remarks, the Philippine Ambassador to Australia H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega encouraged the youth to take action towards promoting gender equality in their communities and beyond.

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Ambassador De La Vega and PNP Chief General Azurin Jr. discuss developments in PH-AU law enforcement cooperation

05 April 2023, CANBERRA - Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega together with officers of the Philippine Embassy and the Office of the Defense and Armed Forces Attaché in Canberra welcomed officials from the Philippine National Police (PNP) led by PNP Chief PGen Rodolfo Azurin Jr. to the Embassy on 04 April.

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Philippine Officials Discuss Sustainable Mining Cooperation Prospects with Western Australia

03 April 2023, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna and business mining delegates from the Philippines engaged WA government officials and industry on developments in the mining landscape in the country and presented opportunities for collaboration during a visit to Perth on 27-30 March 2023.

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Industry and Innovation Leaders Converge at Ph Embassy's Economic Spotlight Mixer in Perth

31 March 2023, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA) - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Tourism and the Australia Philippines Business Council (APBC), organized an Economic Spotlight mixer showcasing positive trends in innovation and industry in the Philippines on 28 March 2023 in Perth, WA. The event featured presentations of Department of Science and Technology Secretary (DOST) Renato Solidum Jr. and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna.

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DOST Secretary Solidum Explores Science, Technology and Innovation Engagements with Western Australia

31 March 2023, PERTH – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato Solidum Jr engaged government and university officials in Western Australia to explore possible collaboration on innovation and technology translation during his visit to Perth on 27-30 March 2023. A geologist by profession, Secretary Solidum also met mining stakeholders to enhance mining research and development in the country.

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Ambassador De La Vega Welcomes Inaugural PAL Flight from Manila to Perth

31 March 2023, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA) - The Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, welcomed the arrival of the maiden Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight from Perth to Manila on 27 March 2023 at Perth International Airport. The pioneer flight PR 223 was flown under the command of PAL President and COO Captain Stanley K. Ng.

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Ambassador De La Vega pays tribute to PH and AU WWII sacrifices at the site of General Macarthur's "I shall return" speech

23 March 2023, ADELAIDE – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega spoke of the enduring ties of the Philippines and Australia during the ceremony that marked the 81st anniversary of the visit of US General Douglas MacArthur to Terowie in South Australia on 22 March 1942.

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Brisbane City Council Officials Visit the Philippine Embassy in Canberra

23 March 2023, Canberra - Philippine Consul General in Canberra Mr. Aian Caringal met with Councillor Sarah Hutton, Brisbane City’s Deputy Chair of Economic Development and Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee, and Ms. Nicole Andronicus, Director of International Relations and Multicultural Affairs, Brisbane City Council, during their visit to the Philippine Embassy on 23 March 2023.

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PH Embassy and Destiny Rescue Limited discuss Initiatives to protect Children from Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

23 March 2023, CANBERRA – Consul General Aian Caringal of the Embassy of the Philippines in Canberra met Mr. Paul Mergard, CEO, and Mr. Greg Bradley, Executive Partnership Manager, of Destiny Rescue Limited Australia. The organization introduced its programs in Australia and overseas including its operations in the Philippines.

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PH Ambassador seeks to expand economic engagement with South Australia

22 March 2023, ADELAIDE – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega and South Australia Minister for Trade and Investment Nick Champion MP met on 21 March and discussed opportunities to strengthen economic links. As of 2022, the Philippines is the fifth largest export market of South Australia.

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PH Ambassador and SA Tourism Minister highlight strength of people to people connections

22 March, ADELAIDE – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega met South Australia Minister for Tourism and Multicultural Affairs Zoe Bettison MP on 21 March in Adelaide. Minister Bettison participated in the business mission led by the Ambassador in August 2022 to Manila, Clark, Subic and Bataan and has actively pursued opportunities to build people to people and commercial linkages between the Philippines and South Australia.

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Ambassador De La Vega and Filipino community in Adelaide meet for the first time since pandemic

22 March 2023, ADELAIDE – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega met the Filipino community in South Australia during a forum organized by the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Adelaide on 21 March.

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PH Ambassador and SA Governor discuss historic ties and opportunities for further cooperation

22 March, ADELAIDE – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega called on Her Excellency Frances Adamson, Governor of South Australia, and discussed emerging opportunities in the relationship of the Philippines with the State at Government House in Adelaide on 21 March.

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Ambassador De La Vega Highlights Women Empowerment and PH's Gender Equality Progress

21 March 2023, NEW SOUTH WALES – The Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega, participated as a keynote speaker and panelist in a forum organized by Adhika Inc. in Regents Park, New South Wales in celebration of International Women’s Day on 18 March 2023.

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PH Ambassador Congratulates Filipino Company ACEN on Launching Australia's Largest Solar Farm

20 March 2023, NEW SOUTH WALES – The Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega, participated in the inauguration ceremony of the New England Solar Farm project of AC Energy (ACEN) on 16 March 2023 in Uralla, New South Wales.

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PH Ambassador and MPs Join the Filipino Community in NSW's Celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph

19 March 2023, NEW SOUTH WALES – The Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Ma. Hellen De La Vega, joined the Filipino Catholic Community in the Diocese of Parramatta’s celebration of the annual Diocesan Fiesta in Honor of St. Joseph on 18 March 2023 at the Mary Queen of the Family Parish, St. Patrick’s Church in Blacktown, NSW. The High Mass and celebration were led by Reverend Father John Paul Escarlan and supported by parish priest Reverend Father Reginald Lavilla and the Filipino community in Blacktown.

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Philippine Embassy and EnCOMPASS discuss aged care services available to ageing Filipinos in the ACT

16 March 2023 – Philippine Consul General in Canberra Mr. Aian Caringal met Mr. Qusai Mubaidin of EnCOMPASS Multicultural Aged Care Connector on 15 March 2023 to explore available services for Filipino elders in the ACT. Mr. Mubaidin made a presentation on My Aged Care Service, which is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Health and Aged Care.

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Philippine Embassy welcomes Filipina Team to the Women in Maritime Security (WiMS) Network

10 March 2023, Canberra - Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega welcomed to the Philippine Embassy Atty. Eloisa Katrina Madamba of the Office of Treaties and Legal Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs, CDR Jovy Iringan of the Philippine Navy, and CDR Jerilee Penalba of the Philippine Coast Guard who are participating in the inaugural training course under the Women in Maritime Security (WiMS) Network.

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PhilDAFA-Australia Presented Plaque of Appreciation to FILCOM member

On 17 February 2023, Col Alexander G Gigantone PN(M) (GSC), Philippine Defense and Armed Forces Attaché-Australia presented a plaque of appreciation to Mr Louie and Mrs. Florabel Sales for their unwavering support as foster parents to the Philippine Military Academy Cadets during their training at the Australian Defence Force Academy and Royal Military College-Duntroon. A simple ceremony was held at the Office of the Philippine Defense and Armed Forces Attaché with some PMA Cadets of the Australian Defence Force Academy. - END-

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PH Ambassador congratulates Australia Awards scholars in Sydney

09 March 2023, CANBERRA – Ambassador Ma. Hellen De La Vega, together with Consul General Charmaine Aviquivil of the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney, met six Australia Awards scholars from the Philippines who are studying in universites in New South Wales and Queensland on 08 March 2023 at the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney.

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The Philippine Embassy in Canberra Joins the Nation in Celebrating National Women’s Month

08 March 2023, Canberra - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra joins the celebration of the National Women's Month in March 2023. This year’s National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) marks a juncture in the advancement of women’s rights as it launches a new theme for CYs 2023 to 2028: “WE for gender equality and inclusive society”.

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Celebrate Filipina Achievements at “Legacies and Standpoints: Filipino Women in Multilateralism”, 10 March 2023

07 March 2023, CANBERRA - In celebration of National Women’s Month, the Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy-Cultural Diplomacy Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in collaboration with the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (UNACOM) and the Provincial Government of Pangasinan through the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO), invites everyone to an online symposium highlighting the status and her-story of women in multilateralism to be held on 10 March 2023 at 1:00pm (Philippine time) / 4:00pm (Canberra time).

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Share the love of Filipino flavors at IFEX Philippines in the World Trade Center on 26-28 May 2023

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06 March 2023, CANBERRA - The International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines, which is the country’s biggest international food trade show, is back again at the World Trade Center, Metro Manila, Pasay City from 26 to 28 May 2023. It is a banner food event for Asian and Philippine food champions to showcase a wide and diversified array of food and ingredients uniquely Asian and a one-stop business to business platform for leading buyers and top grocers aiming to optimize their sourcing experience from anywhere in the world.

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PH Embassy and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) discuss Filipino seafarer safety and bilateral maritime cooperation

3 March 2023, CANBERRA – Chargé d’Affaires Aian Caringal conveyed the appreciation of the Philippine Government to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for the assistance they have provided to Filipino seafarers in a meeting with AMSA CEO Mick Kinley and Executive Director for Operations Michael Drake on 2 March at the AMSA office in Canberra.

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2023 National Women's Month

March 2023 - The Philippine Embassy in Canberra joins the celebration of the National Women's Month in March 2023.

This year’s National Women’s Month Celebration marks a juncture in the advancement of women’s rights as it launches a new theme for CYs 2023 to 2028: “WE for gender equality and inclusive society”

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Philippines and Australia to pursue new initiatives to address emerging challenges in counter-terrorism

24 February, CANBERRA – National Security Adviser of the Philippines the Honorable Eduardo Año underscored the importance of continued and dynamic collaboration between the Philippines and Australia in preventing and countering violent extremism in the 9th Bilateral Counter-terrorism Consultation held on 23 February in Canberra.

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National Arts Month

In Celebration of National Arts Month this February with the theme, "Ani ng Sining, Bunga ng Galing" the Philippine Embassy in Canberra presents the artworks of a Filipino Visual Artist from Northern Territory, Mr. Jose Patalinghug.



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Philippine Embassy welcomes PH cohort to the inaugural Civil Maritime Security Program

21 February 2023, CANBERRA - Ambassador Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega welcomed to the Philippine Embassy CDR Jonah Arugay, LCDR Valerie Lagua and CG LT Maritoni Saliendra from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on 17 February 2023, who will be participating in the inaugural Civil Maritime Security Program organized by the Australian Border Force (ABF).

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PH dive sites and fruit juices featured at Canberra summer festival

20 February 2023, CANBERRA – The Canberra public beat the heat at the National Multicultural Festival on 18 February as they visited the Philippine Embassy stall to learn more about the dive sites in the country and taste Philippine made pineapple juice and coconut juice.

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Philippines and Australia reaffirm enduring defense partnership

17 February 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense the Honorable Richard Marles MP discussed developments in the regional security environment and reaffirmed the importance of the historic and dynamic defense and security cooperation of the Philippines and Australia during a meeting held on 15 February 2023 in Parliament House.

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National Arts Month 2023

In Celebration of National Arts Month this February with the theme, "Ani ng Sining, Bunga ng Galing" the Philippine Embassy in Canberra presents the artworks of a Filipino-Australian Contemporary Visual Artist from Queensland, Ms. Ivabelle Bernabe.



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NAURU THANKS PHILIPPINES FOR CONTRIBUTION OF FILIPINOS, DISCUSS FUTURE AREAS FOR COOPERATION

14 February 2023, CANBERRA – Philippine Ambassador to Nauru Ma. Hellen De La Vega and Nauru Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the Hon Asterio Appi MP discussed the developments in bilateral relations and explored future areas for cooperation during a bilateral meeting held on 10 February 2023 in the margins of the Bali Process Ministerial Conference held in Adelaide, South Australia. The Philippines and Nauru celebrate 55 years of diplomatic relations on 19 February 2023.

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Philippines highlights new legislations against trafficking in persons and online sexual exploitation of children in Bali Process Ministerial in Adelaide

13 February, ADELAIDE – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega underscored the importance of further cooperation of government and the private sector in advancing the role of technology as a positive force in addressing people smuggling and trafficking in persons at the 8th Bali Process Ministerial Conference held on 10 February in Adelaide, South Australia.

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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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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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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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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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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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