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Filipino Community Cooperative Celebrates 40 Years Anniversary

December 18th, 2021 · Comments Off on Filipino Community Cooperative Celebrates 40 Years Anniversary

By Benjie de Ubago

It’s the season for giving and to celebrate their 40th Anniversary, the Filipino Community Cooperative (FilCoop) turned their 40th Anniversary celebration  into an afternoon of  gift-giving afternoon on 12 December 2021.  Christmas hampers were …

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UST Alumni Australia Comes Alive Down Under

December 10th, 2021 · Comments Off on UST Alumni Australia Comes Alive Down Under

Inspired by Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, a Thomasian herself, the wheels were set in motion for the establishment of University of Santo Tomas Alumni Australia.

L-R Kate Andres, Benjie de Ubago, Albert Prias,…

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Filipino Electoral Wins

December 10th, 2021 · Comments Off on Filipino Electoral Wins

by Benjie de Ubago

In the hotly contested area of Blacktown, where majority of Filipinos reside, Labor took a big win at the December 4 local elections. Former Labor councilors got their seats back with a few surprises. Of the …

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Marissa Bala – Aims Straight From Her Heart

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on Marissa Bala – Aims Straight From Her Heart

By Benjie de Ubago

In a world of fake news and dubious community leaders, one stands out as a true community leader. Marissa Bala is one such community leader. She’s the ever demure, soft-spoken, branded with sincerity, compassion and genuineness …

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No Liberal Candidate For Blacktown

November 7th, 2021 · Comments Off on No Liberal Candidate For Blacktown

By Benjie de Ubago

Factions within the Liberal Party have been brewing for a while. As a result, the Liberal Party will not be endorsing any candidate for Blacktown at  the December 4 elections.

Filipinos currently elected to various Councils …

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Thomasians Call To Action

October 31st, 2021 · Comments Off on Thomasians Call To Action

The University of Santo Tomas UST) alumni in Australia have initiated an alumni association to be called UST Alumni Australia (USTAA).

A UST alumni group has been long time coming. This time with the encouragement  and endorsement of Ambassador Hellen …

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