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  • Celebrating the past, present and future of Philippine Democracy

    Canberra, 13 June 2010

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    Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ernesto H. De Leon leads Embassy officials and members of the Filipino Community in Canberra in the singing of the Philippine National Anthem

     

    Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ernesto H. De Leon welcomed members of the Filipino Community in Canberra to “a celebration of the past, the present and the future of a nation firmly anchored on the ideals of democracy and freedom” during the Flag Raising organized by the Philippine Embassy to mark the 112th Philippine Independence Day.

    “With the raising of the flag, we re-enacted a snippet from that historic moment when General Aguinaldo unfurled the first Philippine flag from his home’s balcony in Kawit, Cavite and declared the birth of a new nation,” the Ambassador said in his welcome remarks. 

    Despite the trials and travails, Ambassador De Leon said that we overcame many obstacles and triumphed over the challenges to democracy.  “Today, the Philippines - Asia’s first republic and constitutional democracy - stands tall and proud in the family of nations,” he stated. 

  • EARLY CLOSURE OF PRE-REGISTRATION FOR MOBILE CONSULAR MISSION IN PERTH

    The Philippine Embassy in Canberra wishes to inform the public, that while it had initially set the deadline for pre-registration for the mobile mission in Perth to 3 July 2015, it has already received a substantial number of e-Passport applications to fill up three (3) out of the four (4) days that the mobile mission will be conducted.

    Due to the limited availability of the venue, there are only 240 slots/appointments left as of 4 June 2015. Once these slots are filled up, pre-registration for the Perth mission will be closed.

  • NOTICE: Found passport of Mr. Kyle David A. Geluz

    The Philippine passport of Kyle David A. Geluz (UU0404818) was found and returned to the Embassy. Parents or relative of the 6-year old boy may contact the Embassy in Canberra to claim the passport thru at telephone (02) 6273-2535 ext 237 or e-mail: cbrpe@philembassy.org.au

  • Vote by Telephone

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  • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

    The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.


  • Re-Opening of the Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Adelaide, South Australia

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    Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ernesto H. De Leon administers the Oath of Office to incoming Adelaide Philippine Honorary Consul General Dr. Reynaldo Dante G. Juanta

    25 May 2010 - Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ernesto H. De Leon administered the Oath of Office of Dr. Reynaldo Dante G. Juanta reappointing him as the Philippine Honorary Consul General in Adelaide, South Australia, completing the roster of Philippine Honorary Consulates in Australia.

    As Honorary Consul General, Dr. Juanta is tasked to look after the welfare and needs of Filipinos in South Australia comprised mainly of skilled workers, academicians and students, including on research fellowships/scholarships.

  • Philippine Independence Day Mass, 07 June 2009, St. Christopher's Cathedral

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    The Missionaries of Christ in the Eucharist (MACE) headed by Filipino nun, Sister Angelita Marave, organized a holy Eucharistic Celebration on 07 June 2009, a Sunday, to celebrate the 111th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence. More than 100 people, mostly Filipinos attended the Mass celebrated by Canberra Bishop Patrick Power.

    Ambassador Ernesto H. De Leon, who attended the Mass together with his wife, Madame Emilie De Leon, gave a short message and congratulated the organizers for its initiative and for giving importance to the celebration of the National Day. Labor Attaché Victor Ablan read the 1st reading, while the prayer for the faithful was read by Defense Attaché Col. Roger Salvador and Mr. Russell Villegas of the Embassy.

    A salo-salo was held in a nearby Italian Club right after the Mass.
     

  • Philippine Embassy in Australia Hosts Vin d'Honneur in Celebration of the 111th Anniversary of Philippine Independence, 12 June 2009, Philippine Residence

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    Ambassador Ernesto H. De Leon hosted a Vin d'Honneur at the Philippine Residence on Friday, 12 June 2009, in celebration of the 111th Anniversary of Philippine Independence.

    The celebration was attended by heads of the diplomatic missions, officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, heads of the Australian Defense Force, and officials from AusAID and other Australian government agencies.

    The reception started with the official toast by the Ambassador and the Guest of Honour,   Mr. Collin Hill, Deputy Chief of Protocol of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, followed by the national anthems of the Philippines and Australia. The Ambassador also delivered a short message during the reception wherein he highlighted the birth of the Philippines and its subsequent inclusion in the family of nations, becoming a founding member of the United Nations. Ambassador De Leon also mentioned the strong diplomatic and bilateral relations of the Philippines with Australia, as seen in the support of both countries in candidatures in international organizations, people-to-people contacts, and the enhanced military cooperation between the two countries. The Ambassador also did not fail to mention the recent policy decision of the Australian Government to allow the entry of Philippine bananas in the Australian market.

    The reception started at 12:30 p.m. and concluded at 2:00 p.m. It was estimated that around 150 guests were in attendance.

  • Independence Day Ball, 13 June 2009, National Capital Convention Centre

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    An Independence Day Ball was held on Saturday, 13 June 2009, at the National Capital Convention Centre organized by the Filipino Community Council of the ACT, Inc. (FCCACT). The event was attended by more than 400 guests. Among the invitees were Guests of Honour, Ambassador Ernesto H. De Leon and Senator for the ACT, Mr. Gary Humphreys.

    The Ball was highlighted by cultural performances from several Filipino organizations in the ACT and the presentation of the ACT candidate for Miss Philippines-Australia Pageant, which will be held sometime this year in Sydney.

    During his speech, Ambassador De Leon congratulated the officers and members of the FCCACT for their great effort in organizing the ball. The Ambassador also gave a short history of how the Philippines achieved its independence. He urged all the Filipinos in the gathering to continue to support the Philippines by promoting Filipino culture, pointing out the positive qualities of the Philippines and the Filipinos, and by continuously supporting the political institutions of the country. He also urged anybody who is qualified to vote to exercise his/her right in the forthcoming elections in May 2010.

  • Flag Raising Ceremony with the Filipino Community, 14 June 2009, Philippine Embassy Grounds

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    The Philippine Embassy also organized on 14 June 2009, Sunday, a commemoration specifically for the Filipino-Australian community, in what has become an annual event comprising a flag-raising ceremony, a short program, and a salo-salo of mami and chicken arroz caldo. For this year, in addition to the messages of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto G. Romulo, a message from Labor Secretary Marianito Roque was also read during the program. The Filipino community also had the additional treat of hot salabat to counter the winter chill.

    In his remarks, Ambassador Ernesto H. De Leon expressed elation over the improved weather conditions that day, including the occasional burst of wind that allowed the Philippine flag to show its full colors. 

  • National Day Dinner and Cultural Show, Saturday, 20 June 2009

    Ambassador Ernesto H. De Leon attended the National Day Dinner and Cultural Night on Saturday, 20 June 2009 at the Southern Cross Club Ballroom. The event was organized by the Philippine Cultural Society (PCS), an organization devoted to preserving and transmitting Philippine values and culture to second generation Filipino-Australians and our friends in Australia. Aside from the different cultural performances, the cultural night was highlighted by the Miss Teen Independence Beauty Pageant 2009, wherein 6 young and talented ladies competed for the crown.

    In his speech, Ambassador De Leon congratulated and thanked the PCS for showcasing Philippine culture as influenced by multiple interactions with other countries. The Ambassador said that the richness of Philippine culture has helped the Filipinos to be a durable and flexible people, which had allowed them to easily adapt to the way of life of host countries. Finally, the Ambassador urged the PCS to continue doing their laudable mission, which should benefit Filipino-Australians for generations to come.

  • Independence Day Celebration

    Press Release
    Canberra, 12 June 2009

    Philippine Independence Day Mass, 07 June 2009, St. Christopher's Cathedral

    The Missionaries of Christ in the Eucharist (MACE) headed by Filipino nun, Sister Angelita Marave, organized a holy Eucharistic Celebration on 07 June 2009, a Sunday, to celebrate the 111th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence. More than 100 people, mostly Filipinos attended the Mass celebrated by Canberra Bishop Patrick Power.

    Ambassador Ernesto H. De Leon, who attended the Mass together with his wife, Madame Emilie De Leon, gave a short message and congratulated the organizers for its initiative and for giving importance to the celebration of the National Day. Labor Attaché Victor Ablan read the 1st reading, while the prayer for the faithful was read by Defense Attaché Col. Roger Salvador and Mr. Russell Villegas of the Embassy.

    A salo-salo was held in a nearby Italian Club right after the Mass.

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