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APPLICATIONS FOR THE MOBILE MISSION TO DARWIN AND ADELAIDE ARE NOW CLOSED
Please be advised that all slots for the mobile consular mission to Darwin, Northern Territory on 04-05 April and Adelaide, South Australia on 07-09 April 2017 have been filled up. The Philippine Embassy is no longer accepting applications for this mission. END
PUBLIC NOTICE – LOST PASSPORTS OF MARCO Z. BARINOS, MARIOTT STEVE M. PLARIZA AND FRANZ AMIEL Y. TORRES
The Philippine Embassy is in possession of the following Philippine passports, which were returned to the Philippine Embassy by the Australian Border Force and Queensland Police:
The above listed passport holders are requested to contact the Philippine Embassy at (02) 6273 2535 ext. 231 for instructions on how to claim their lost passports.
WINNER OF THE PHILIPPINES' BOOTH CONTEST AT THE NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL 2017
The Philippine Embassy, Tourism Philippines and Cebu Pacific are delighted to announce the winner of the #CEBFLIESSYDNEY competition. Congratulations to Victoria Galang from Braddon, Canberra who has won round trip tickets to Palawan, courtesy of Cebu Pacific Air.
The competition was held during February’s 2017 National Multicultural Festival held in Canberra. To be eligible for the prize, festival guests were asked to share a selfie in front of the Palawan Philippines backdrop at the Philippines Embassy stand with the hashtag #CEBFLIESSYDNEY.
ASEAN JOINS THE NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year, all the Diplomatic Missions of ASEAN Member States in Canberra took part in the 2017 National Multicultural Festival together under one cluster of stalls aptly named the “ASEAN Village.” Read more:
PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR MEETS FILIPINO COMMUNITY LEADERS IN THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
25 January 2017 - Philippine Ambassador Minda Calaguian-Cruz hosted the Filipino community leaders and members in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) for a meeting and afternoon tea at the Ambassador’s Residence on 25 January 2017. The Ambassador thanked the leaders and members for their full support and assistance for the Embassy’s events in 2016, including the year-long celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of Philippines-Australia diplomatic relations, Pasko sa Canberra and Simbang Gabi, among others. Read more:
CONSULAR MISSION TO MELBOURNE SERVICES OVER SIX HUNDRED CLIENTS
The Philippine Embassy recently concluded its inaugural Mobile Passport Mission for 2017, with more than 600 passport applicants served from 16-20 January 2017 at St. Francis Church in Melbourne, Victoria. Read more:
OFW HELPLINES IN AUSTRALIA BROCHURE LAUNCHED IN CANBERRA
CANBERRA, Australia – The Philippine Embassy in Canberra and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO-Canberra) together launched the “OFW Helplines in Australia” a pocket brochure containing important contact information for Filipinos working in Australia and useful tips during their stay. Beginning this year, POLO-Canberra started to provide Filipino workers in Canberra with the brochure which can be kept in the wallet for easy access at all times. Read more:
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