The Philippine Embassy appeals to the Filipino-Australian community to extend their generosity to those affected by supertyphoon Yolanda (International name:  Haiyan), mainly in the Visayas.  
    Yolanda was in the Philippine area of responsibility from 6 – 9 November 2013 bringing heavy rains and flooding to 455 municipalities and 49 cities in 41 provinces of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and CARAGA.

    According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s Situation Report No. 11 of 10 November 2013, a total of 2,055,630 families or about 9,497,847 persons are affected by the disaster.

    As of 7PM, 10 November 2013, 299 persons were reported dead, 45 injured and 28 are still missing.  The death toll is expected to rise.

    Initial damage to agriculture and infrastructure was pegged at Php 138,552,546.55 million.  


    Cash donations may be sent to the following:


    1. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC)

    Account Name: NDRRMC Donated Funds

    Account Nos: 0435-021927-030(Peso account); 0435-021927-530(Dollar account)

    Swift Code: DBPHPHMM

    Account #: 36002016

    Address: Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Camp Aguinaldo Branch,

    PVAO Compound, Camp Aguinaldo Quezon City, Philippines 1110

    Contact Person:  Ms. Rufina A. Pascual, Collecting Officer NDRRMC, Office of Civil Defense, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City

    Contact Nos. (632) 421-1920; 911-5061 up to 65 local 116

    Email:; website:

    2. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

    Account No. 3124-0055-81

    Bank branch address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan, Quezon City,


    Contact Person:  Ms. Fe Catalina Ea, Cash Division

    Contact Nos. (632) 931-8101 local 226; cell phone (632) 918-628-1897



    Philippine Red Cross (PRC)


    Tel: (632) 527-0000

    Bank Accounts for Donation:

    Banco De Oro

    Peso: 00-453-0018647                                   

    Dollar: 10-453-0039482                                 

    Swift Code: BNORPHMM                           

    Philippine National Bank

    Peso: 3752 8350 0034

    Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

    Swift Code: PNBMPHMM

    Metro Bank

    Peso: 151-3-041631228                                 

    Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2                             

    Swift Code: MBTCPHMM                           

    Unionbank of the Philippines

    Peso: 1015 4000 0201

    Dollar: 1315 4000 0090

    Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

    The Philippine Red Cross website advises, “For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at PRC nos. +632-527-0575 or +632-404-0979 with your name, address and contact number.”

    Caritas damayan

    Peso bank accounts (Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.):
    BPI #3063-5357-01
    BDO #5600-45905
    UNION BANK #00-030-001227-5
    METROBANK #175-3-17506954-3

    USD Bank accounts (Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.):  
    BPI #3064-0033-55 (swift code BOPIPHMM)
    PNB #10-856-660002-5 (swift code PNBMPHMM)

    Any other organization of your choice

    Donations in kind may be sent to:

    DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC).  

    Address:  DSWD, Chapel Road, Pasay City Philippines

    Contact Person:  Ms. Francia Fabian

    Tel. No. (632) 918-930-2356

    Donors may sent meals-ready-to-eat (MREs – no need for cooking) and bottled water.  Donation of used clothing is discouraged per DSWD Administrative Order No. 06-2010.  

    Caritas Manila drop off centers located at:  
    2002 Jesus St., Pandacan Manila, or
    Radio Veritas office along West Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City, or
    your nearest parish (drop-off centers)


    Those in search of their missing loved ones may contact the following:

    Department of Foreign Affairs (Philippines)

    Tel. No. +632-834-4000

    c/o Office of United Nations and Other International Organizations


    Philippine Embassy in Canberra

    Tel. No. +612-62732535



    Department of Foreign Affairs Consular Emergency Hotline (for Australians)

    Tel. 1300-555-135

    Philippine Red Cross

    Social Services for Restoring Family Links and Tracing

    Tel. No. +63917-532-8500

  • Philippine Embassy to Conduct Overseas Absentee Voting Registration During Pasko sa Canberra, Perth Mobile Mission

    The Philippine Embassy in Canberra will conduct Overseas Absentee Voters’ registration on 4 December 2011 during the Pasko sa Canberra at the Philippine Embassy grounds.

    Registration will also be conducted for Filipino overseas absentee voters when an Embassy mobile consular team visits Perth, Western Australia on 9 – 10 December 2011.

    These outreach efforts of the Embassy are in support of the Commission on Elections’ goal to register one million overseas absentee voters between 31 October 2011 – 31 October 2012. 

    As early as April 2011, the Embassy had informed the Filipino community of the period of overseas absentee registration period through notices in Filipino community publications. 

    Under Republic Act No. 9189, otherwise known as “The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003,” all citizens of the Philippines abroad, not otherwise disqualified by law, at least eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the election, and who are registered overseas absentee voters with approved application to vote in absentia, may vote for Senators and Party-List Representatives. 

    For this purpose, all qualified Filipino citizens not registered as voters under Republic Act No. 8189, otherwise known as “The Voters Registration Act of 1996,” (the system of continuing registration) shall file an application for registration while those who are registered under the said Act shall file an application for certification.

    The election of Senators and Party-List Representatives will be on 13 May 2013. 

    Applicants for Overseas Absentee Voters’ registration must bring and submit a photocopy of their valid Philippine passport or Dual Citizenship Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine Embassy or the Philippine Bureau of Immigration. 

    If prospective Philippine Overseas Absentee Voters are not certain if they have already previously registered and are on the National List of Overseas Absentee voters, they may check with the Embassy by phoning Telephone Nos. (02) 6273 2535 or (02) 6273 2536 or emailing 

  • N O T I C E

    The Philippine Embassy in cooperation with the Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Perth will conduct a mobile passport biometrics and overseas absentee voter’s registration service in Perth on 9-10 December 2011.

    The mobile service team will:

    Take the photo and fingerprint of previous MRP applicants from WA whose applications were pending at the Embassy due to the cut-off period during the MRP-ePassport transition stage. (Namelist indicated below)

    Process ePassport applications.

    Applicants who wish to appear during the mobile service are advised to submit their accomplished application form with attachments directly to the Embassy with payment of A$118.00 (A$108 for the passport plus A$10 for return mailing cost) in postal money order made out in the name of the Philippine Embassy.  Please ensure that the application and payment will reach the Embassy before 30 November 2011.

    Officiate the Dual Citizenship Oath for approved dual citizenship applicants.
    Time: 6pm of  Friday 9 December 2011, Venue: 112 Mounts Bay Road, Perth CBD
    The oath takers are requested to confirm their attendance with Mr. Glenn Fune at Tel. 02-62732535 ext 259 for the preparation and issuance of their Certificates

    Accept and process the Overseas Absentee Voters registration.
    Applicants must bring and submit a photocopy of their valid passport or Dual Citizenship Identification Certificate issued by the Philippine Embassy or the Philippine Bureau of Immigration.

    Service Time:  9:00 am to 12:00 noon,  1:00pm to 5:00pm, 9-10 December 2011
    Venue:  112 Mounts Bay Road, Perth CBD  (Beside the Philippine Honorary Consulate General)

  • List of Pending MRP Passport Applicants from Western Australia as of 10/11/2011


    1. Alegria, Daisy
    2. Amil, Absalon
    3. Aquino, Francisco
    4. Bartican, Kate Ashley
    5. Bartican, Chester
    6. Biescas, Vicente
    7. Brimble, Elizabeth
    8. Caballero, Vicente
    9. Calanno, Marilou
    10. Castillo, Lina
    11. Calvadores, Arnel
    12. Cordova, Orlando
    13. De Castro, Evangeline
    14. Din, Elenita
    15. Din, Ivy Jennelyn
    16. Din, Dominic Harold
    17. Din, Ellaine Charlotte
    18. Escalona, Joseph
    19. Factor, Exequiel
    20. Go, Emery
    21. Hipe, Jonathan
    22. Incierto, Radito
    23. Liberato, Cesar
    24. Mahinay, Melbert
    25. Mendez, Juan Pocholo
    26. Mendoza, Catherine Gay
    27. Montero, Barbara Bella
    28. Ricafor, Christian
    29. Romero, Mark Anthony
    30. Roullo, Faith Marie
    31. Roxas, Aileen
    32. Sarte, Rex
    33. Sarte, Maribel
    34. Sequitin, Rechilda
    35. Swann, Laura
    36. Tucan, Jonathan
    37. Whitcombe, Julie
    38. Wall, Emma
    39. Zulueta, Catherine
  • Philippine Foreign Posts in Australia to Begin Issuing ePassports

    The ePassport of the Philippines

    With their electronic Passport (ePassport) equipment data capture equipment in place, the Philippine Embassy in Canberra and the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney are now able to issue Philippine ePassports to Filipinos in their respective areas of jurisdiction.

    The Philippine ePassport is a passport which features microchip technology.  An integrated circuit (chip) within its pages which contains the data that are essential in verifying the identity of the passport holder.   The chip technology allows the information stored in an e-Passport to be read by special chip readers at a close distance. 

    The Embassy will continue to accept applications for machine-readable passports (MRP) only until Thursday, 23 December 2010. 


    In compliance with COMELEC Resolution No. 9862 promulgated on 1 April 2014, the Resident Election Registration Board of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra will hold a hearing on Monday, 16 November 2015 at 3:30 PM at the Embassy Conference Area to decide on the following applications for registration as overseas voters received by the Embassy from 3 August 2015 to 31 October 2015:   Read more:

  • Filipino from Australia to Receive Presidential Award

    Ms. Ruth Carlos-Martinez, President of the Rotary Club of Brighton Beach in Victoria has been selected as one of the recipients of the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino Award (Lingkapil) for the 2010 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas.  

    Ms. Carlos-Martinez, an active leader of the Filipino community, is the lone nominee from Australia chosen to be a recipient of one of the 2010 Presidential Awards.   

    The Lingkapil Award is bestowed to Filipino individuals or associations that contributed significantly to the reconstruction, progress and development of the Philippines.  

    Prior to becoming President of the Rotary Club of Brighton Beach, Ms. Carlos-Martinez was the Club’s International Service Director for many years.  Through her leadership and cooperation with various rotary clubs in Victoria, the Rotary Club of Brighton Beach has successfully reached remote and underprivileged communities in the Philippines and addressed their infrastructure and long-term sustainability needs.   

    Ms. Carlos-Martinez will join twenty-three other awardees during the ceremonies to be held at the Malacanang Palace on 14 December 2010.  No less than President Benigno S. Aquino III will confer the awards on the recipients.   

    The other awardees are from the United States, Hong Kong, South Korea, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Germany and Canada.


The Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas is a biennial awards system institutionalized through Executive Order 498 signed by former President Corazon C. Aquino in 1991. It recognizes the achievements and significant contributions of Filipino individuals and organizations overseas to communities in the Philippines and abroad. The awarding ceremony is one of the highlight activities during the celebration of the Overseas Filipinos Month and International Migrants Day every December.

Bids and Awards

Information Board

Commission on Filipinos Overseas

Commission on Filipinos Overseas