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PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR TO AUSTRALIA SHARES ACHIEVEMENTS IN PHILIPPINES-AUSTRALIA RELATIONS AND PHILIPPINE FOREIGN POLICY IN BRISBANE
Ambassador Calaguian-Cruz shared the achievements of Philippines-Australia relations following 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations celebrated this year. She emphasized the deep and historic people-to-people linkages between the Philippines and Australia. She said both countries recognize that our people-to-people linkages started much earlier than formal relations when Filipino seafarers arrived in the Northern Territory (Darwin), Queensland (Torres Strait) and Western Australia (Broome) in the 1860s to join the pearl rush as divers and processors. Read more:
PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR TO AUSTRALIA AND FILIPINO STUDENTS IN QUEENSLAND CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF PHILIPPINES-AUSTRALIA RELATIONS
BRISBANE, Australia – H.E. Minda Calaguian-Cruz, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, engaged Filipino students in Queensland as a guest speaker in “An Audience with the Ambassador” led by the Queensland Filipino Youth Association, (including FILOZ UQ and Griffith Uni Filipino Students Association - GUFSA), on 31 October 2016 at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane. Read more:
AMBASSADOR CALAGUIAN-CRUZ ATTENDS LAUNCH OF BENNELONG TABLE TENNIS CUP
Canberra, 10 November 2016 - Ambassador Minda Calaguian-Cruz attended today the launch of the Bennelong Cup Table Tennis Competition at the Great Hall of the Australian Parliament House. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched the Cup together with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Present were the Ambassadors of Japan, China and South Korea, and the High Commissioner of New Zealand. The sixth annual Bennelong Table Tennis Cup includes teams from China, Japan, South Korea, Oceania and Australia. Read more:
There is no truth to the rumour circulating in social media that the Philippines and Australia have signed a bilateral agreement allowing Filipino visitors to enter Australia visa free for ninety (90) days.
Similarly, visa regulations for Australians visiting the Philippines remain unchanged. Australians who are traveling to the Philippines for business or tourism purposes are allowed to enter the country without a visa for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they are holders of a passport valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay, and possess a return or outbound ticket to their country of origin or next country of destination.
For stays longer than 30 days, Australians must apply for appropriate visas at the Philippine Embassy in Canberra or at the nearest Philippine Consulate.
THE CANBERRA COMMUNITY CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF PHILIPPINES-AUSTRALIA DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY
CANBERRA, Australia – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra welcomed more than 100 people to the outdoor grounds of the Embassy to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Philippines-Australia Diplomatic Relations through a public art installation designed by Filipino visual artist Francis Sollano. Read more:
THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN CANBERRA WALKS WITH NATIONS TO SUPPORT HEART FOUNDATION ACT
14 October 2016 –Philippine Ambassador Minda Calaguian-Cruz led the Philippine Embassy in the Walk of Nations at Floriade in Canberra, Australia on 14 October 2016. The Philippine Embassy joined several other Embassies on a 45-minute early morning walk around Floriade, Canberra’s biggest flower festival held annually. Read more:
CONSULAR NOTIFICATION FOR THE PUBLIC
The Philippine Embassy accepts the new PhilPost Digitilized Postal ID as primary ID in the passport application process.
Please visit http://www.postalidph.com/faqs.html for more information about PhilPost’s Digitized Postal ID.
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE LEARN ABOUT PHILIPPINE FOREIGN POLICY
30 September 2016 – Nine (9) university students participating in the National Capital Model United Nations (NCMUN) Conference visited the Philippine Embassy in Canberra on 30 September 2016 and learned about Philippine foreign policy and life as a Filipino diplomat. Minister and Consul General Nina P. Cainglet welcomed the students. Read more:
PUBLIC NOTICE – LOST PASSPORT OF ELYN VISTAL ARGUILLON
The Philippine Embassy is in possession of Philippine passport number WW0528995 belonging to ELYN VISTAL ARGUILLON. The passport was forwarded to the Embassy by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia.
Ms. Arguillon is requested to contact the Philippine Embassy at (02) 6273 2535 ext. 231 for instructions on how to claim the passport.
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