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Filipino Student Leaders of FilOz ASCEND Support Health Workers in the Philippines

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Members of FilOz ASCEND brief H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, on their initiatives Filos4Heroes supporting health workers in the Philippines and their efforts to bring together Filipino student organizations all over Australia.

29 April 2020 – H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, met with members of FilOz Association of Student Councils (ASCEND) on 29 April 2020. FilOz ASCEND is currently composed of the Filipino Student Society Tasmania, Filipino Student Council Victoria (FASTCO), Filipino Student Council of New South Wales (FSC NSW), ANU Filipino Association (ANUFA), Queensland Filipino Youth Association (QLD FYA) and Adelaide University Filipino Club.

“We know you are facing many challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate that amidst these challenges, you chose to come together and initiate Filos4Heroes to raise funds for purchasing personal protective equipment for health frontliners in the Philippines,” Ambassador De La Vega said.

FilOz ASCEND initiated the Filos4Heroes which is a campaign to provide PPEs to frontliners in the Philippines.

FilOz ASCEND provided a briefing to the Philippine Ambassador on their current efforts to bring together Filipino students organizations all over Australia to ensure there is representation from every State and Territory and their vision for a Filipino Australian Student Leaders Summit in the future.

To learn about FilOz ASCEND, visit their official facebook page @FilOzASCEND. END

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