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Court junks Misuari's motion to travel abroad

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari attempted to travel abroad but his request was turned down by a Pasig

HUDCC bares accomplishments under Robredo

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED 5:32 p.m.) — The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) on Monday listed Vice President Len

DOJ cancels gaming tycoon Jack Lam’s visa, issues lookout order

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday ordered the cancellation of the investor visa of Chinese gaming tycoon Jack Lam.

2 elderly political prisoners currently hospitalized

MANILA, Philippines — Two ailing, elderly political prisoners are currently in hospitals, according to human rights group Karapatan.

Bato on Marcos reinstatement: Who am I to question the wisdom of the president?

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Monday admitted that he was puzzled when President R

De Lima sees conflicting reasons behind reinstatement of CIDG-8 head

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa and Sen.

Kerwin's 'drug queen' source surrenders to PNP chief

MANILA, Philippines – Lovely Adam Impal, said to be the drug source of confessed distributor Kerwin Espinosa, surrendered to the Philippine National Police o

Robredo tenders resignation from Duterte's Cabinet

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo has officially filed her letter of resignation from President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet due to "differences

Austrian far-right presidential hopeful soundly defeated

The candidate vying to become Europe's first freely elected far-right head of state since World War Two conceded defeat in Austria's presidential election soon after polls closed on Sunday evening.

Two dozen dead in California loft fire; death toll expected to rise

Recovery teams have found 24 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California loft building after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, and the death toll is expected to rise, authorities said on Sunday.

Trump talk with Taiwan leader just a ‘courtesy call’ – US VP-elect Pence

President-elect Donald Trump's controversial telephone conversation with the leader of Taiwan was just a "courtesy call," US Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday.

Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake

Italians were voting on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform that will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has promised to resign if he loses.

Mocked for his tweets, Trump fires back -- on Twitter

President-elect Donald Trump sent a dismissive tweet in response to a comedy sketch that mocked his penchant for sending tweets.

Fidel Castro's dying wish: No monuments in his name

Cuba will respect Fidel Castro's dying wish that no statues be erected in his honor and no streets be named after him, President Raul Castro said Saturday.

Up to 40 feared dead in blaze at California party

Up to 40 people were feared dead in a huge fire that tore through a rave party in a warehouse near San Francisco, as the authorities warned of a prolonged search and recovery effort.  

Castro funeral cortege reaches destination, leftist friends gather

Flag-waving Cubans leaned from windows and lined the streets as Fidel Castro's funeral cortege approached the end of three-day journey on Saturday, rolling into the city of Santiago de Cuba where the revolutionary leader's remains will be laid to rest.

Singapore minister urges US focus on strategic interest in Asia

The United States should focus on larger strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific region, including expanding trade ties, the defense minister of Singapore said on Saturday, when asked about the controversy sparked by US President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with the president of Taiwan.

Indonesian police plane with 15 on board goes missing

A twin-engine Indonesian police plane went missing on Saturday with 15 people on board en route to the island of Batam, south of Singapore, police and rescue authorities said, as search teams scoured the area.  

Nine dead, many missing, in California party fire

At least nine people were dead and about 25 were unaccounted for after a massive fire broke out during a late-night party in a warehouse in Oakland, California, the city's fire chief said on Saturday.

Syrian rebels lose more ground in Aleppo – monitor

Syrian government forces have captured 60 percent of the area previously held by rebels in eastern Aleppo after gaining new ground on the city's eastern edge, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.

China’s Xi says military must be smaller, but more capable

BEIJING — China's armed forces must be smaller but more capable, and if reforms are not properly carried out the military risks falling behind, affecting its ability to wage war, Chinese state media on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying.

San Miguel survives undermanned Alaska -

San Miguel survives undermanned Alaska
Some of the protagonists may have been absent, but the Finals rematch between San Miguel and Alaska still lived up to its hype. And in the end, the Beermen reigned supreme again. San Miguel scored a huge bounce back win, 93-88, over rival Aces in the ...
San Miguel leans on big finishing kick to hold off undermanned but gritty AlaskaSports Interactive Network Philippines

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Trump irks China by speaking directly with Taiwan's leader -

Trump irks China by speaking directly with Taiwan's leader
This combination of two photos shows U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, left, speaking during a “USA Thank You” tour event in Cincinatti Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, delivering a speech during National Day celebrations ...
Taiwan Call Gives China a Clue on What to Expect From Donald TrumpNew York Times
Trump defends phone call with president of TaiwanDaily Mail
China lodges diplomatic protest following Trump call to TaiwanNew York Daily News
USA TODAY -Slate Magazine (blog) -Washington Post -The Sydney Morning Herald
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China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan president

BEIJING/WASHINGTON — China lodged a diplomatic protest on Saturday after US President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move.

La Salle survives Ateneo rally for 1-0 UAAP Finals lead - Rappler


La Salle survives Ateneo rally for 1-0 UAAP Finals lead
FIRST BLOOD. La Salle draws first blood against rival Ateneo in the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler. MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Jeron Teng is not the King Archer for nothing. The graduating forward had two scoreless quarters but he ...
If he could take back last play, Ravena says he would pass ball to 'hot' NietoSports Interactive Network Philippines
The Blue Eagles fall to the Green Archers in Game 1 of the UAAP Finals, 65-67The GUIDON
The Royal brawlPhilippine Star
ABS-CBN Sports
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Philippine troops fire artillery at Islamic militants in south - Orlando Soccer Daily

Orlando Soccer Daily

Philippine troops fire artillery at Islamic militants in south
Orlando Soccer Daily
Maute group is an armed Islamic State-influence militant group composed of former Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels and allegedly some foreign fighters led by a certain Abdullah Maute, the alleged founder of Dawlah Islamic or Islamic State based in ...

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At least 38 people killed in two coal mine disasters in China

BEIJING — At least 38 people have died in two separate coal mine disasters in China in the last five days, state media said, the latest accidents in a country with a poor record of industrial safety.

Foton fights back from two sets down to frustrate RC Cola Army, reach PSL finals - Sports Interactive Network Philippines

Sports Interactive Network Philippines

Foton fights back from two sets down to frustrate RC Cola Army, reach PSL finals
Sports Interactive Network Philippines
Foton overcame a two-set deficit against RC Cola Army to book its slot in the PSL Grand Prix Finals. LEGAZPI CITY - Foton showed its big heart as it clawed its way back from a huge deficit to escape with a nail-biting 23-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-15, 15-7 ...
Fighting heart leads Foton to

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Palace thanks Chinese Coast Guard for rescuing 2 Pinoys - Update Philippines

Update Philippines

Palace thanks Chinese Coast Guard for rescuing 2 Pinoys
Update Philippines
Malacanang on Friday thanked he Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) for rescuing two Filipino fishermen near Panatag Shoal. ”We thank the Chinese Coast Guard for the assistance. This act demonstrates that the Philippine-China relationship is now back on ...

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Acting brgy head replaces Huelar - Visayan Daily Star

Acting brgy head replaces Huelar
Visayan Daily Star
The Department of Interior and Local Government directed the number one kagawad of Barangay 25, Bacolod City, to assume as acting barangay captain Tuesday following the arrest of Manuel “Mauie” Huelar Jr. Huelar, 45, together with Christian Joseph ...

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Duterte grants pardon to 4 Reds - Sun.Star

Duterte grants pardon to 4 Reds
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed an order granting presidential pardon to four communist rebels convicted for murder and kidnapping, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Friday. Bello, the government's chief peace negotiator with the ...

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De Lima asks 'biased' Aguirre to inhibit from cases vs her - Rappler


De Lima asks 'biased' Aguirre to inhibit from cases vs her
INHIBIT. Senator Leila de Lima files a motion, calling for the inhibition of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II from the 4 cases filed against her before the Department of Justice. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler. MANILA, Philippines – Senator Leila ...
De Lima no-show at start of DoJ probeBusinessWorld Online Edition

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Couple becomes first Pinoy same-sex couple to marry in Italy

A Filipino same-sex couple of 11 years finally tied the knot in a historic ceremony in Milan, Italy, a report on Unang Balita on Friday said.

US Congress finally approves bill honoring Philippine WWII veterans - Manila Bulletin

US Congress finally approves bill honoring Philippine WWII veterans
Manila Bulletin
The United States House of Representatives finally approved the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015 on Wednesday. The Senate counterpart bill had been approved last July. It now goes to US President Barack Obama ...

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DOLE mulls banning deployment of domestic helpers to Kuwait

The Labor Department is considering a ban on the deployment of Filipino domestic helpers to Kuwait due to reports of abuses by employers.  

US Congress passes bill giving highest honor to Pinoy WWII vets

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday (US time) unanimously passed the bill that seeks to award Filipino World War II veterans the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the US Congress gives to civilians.

US top court divided on immigration detention dispute

WASHINGTON - A divided US Supreme Court struggled on Wednesday with how to resolve a dispute over whether immigrants detained by the US government for more than six months while deportation proceedings take place should be able to seek their release.

Yasay: Pinoys in South Korea safe amid growing protests

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Filipinos remain to be safe in South Korea despite a growing political crisis there that stemmed from a scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.

Webinar offers OFWs chance to become millionaire

OFWs work for most of their lives to provide for their families, only to come home and continue working due to lack of savings — a vicious cycle that inspired an OFW couple to come up with a webinar project.

OAV registration for 2019 elections to start Dec. 1 –Comelec

Registration for the overseas absentee voting for the 2019 midterm elections will start on Thursday, December 1 (Philippine time), according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Young Fil-Am daredevil back to scaling high-rises again

The Filipino-American teenager who was arrested in 2014 for illegally climbing the World Trade Center has repeated his fearless stunt, this time involving several other high-rise buildings in New York. 

Gov't, airlines agree to free OFWs from paying airport fee

Returning overseas Filipino workers, whose tickets were purchased abroad, will be exempted from paying the terminal fee starting March 2017, according to the Department of Transportation.

US lawmakers set to vote on bill giving highest honor to Pinoy WWII vets

The US House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that seeks to award Filipino World War II veterans the Congressional Gold Medal on November 30, two American lawmakers said Tuesday.

Jersey City, Newark pledge to remain 'sanctuary' cities

Amid mass demonstrations across the country protesting the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency and his plan to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants, two cities in New Jersey have reaffirmed their “commitment to remain welcoming and inclusive.”

California-based 'manong' honors legacy of pioneer immigrants

Fil-Am Roger Cruz vows that nothing touches his crops but water and human hands. 

Qatar's ‘illegals’ scramble to leave under amnesty

Kalawani has spent the past six years hiding from the Qatari authorities, but finally she is going home to Sri Lanka for the first time since 2010.

OFWs reaping benefits of weak peso

The peso's losing streak against the dollar has made many OFWs eager to send remittances to the Philippines to take advantage of the current exchange rate.

Undocumented Pinoys in US 'have reasons to be alarmed' –lawyers

With less than two months before President-Elect Donald Trump takes over the White House on January 20, 2017, the immigrant community is gripped with fear>



NOTICE TO Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney encourages registered Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales who have received their ballots packets from COMELEC-Manila for the 2016 Philippine National Elections to send their accomplished ballots to the Consulate as soon as possible.

The accomplished ballots may be submitted to the Consulate daily, including on weekends and holidays, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on 9 April-8 May 2016, and from 9:00AM to 7:00PM on 9 May 2016.

For Filipino Overseas Voters who have not yet received their ballots, please check whether your name is in the following lists on the Consulate website, :

• Returned-To-Sender (RTS) ballots; and

• List of voters with incomplete or no mailing address.

If your name is on either of the above lists, please contact the Consulate and look for Mr. Jessie Llaneta at Tel. No. 926207377, or send your complete details, e.g., mobile number and mailing address, to, or contact the Duty Officer at mobile number 0415-426400.

Thank you.

Philippine Consulate General, Sydney

20 April 2016



Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)

miss universe 2015

Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)



Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday
She becomes only the third Filipina to win the crown after Gloria Diaz and Margarita Moran

She was crowned amid much confusion after host Steve Harvey initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.

Harvey apologized and said he read the wrong results.