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Australia, UNDP, PhilDev launch mentorship for social enterprises

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:23 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The application period for the Innovation for Social Impact Accelerator Program ends on August 8, 2018

Australia: Visa-free travel for Filipinos 'a hoax'

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:54 AM

This is a scam and potential travelers to Australia must have a valid Australian visa the Australian embassy in the Philippines says

FAKE NEWS. The Australian embassy warns against this fake news article from that says Filipinos can travel visa-free to Australia starting January 2017. Screen grab of fake article from

Rappler Talk: AU Ambassador Bill Tweddell on PH and SEA outlook

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:42 AM

The Philippines and Australia has 70 years of diplomatic relations How do these ties solve security issues in the region?

Australia gives P104 million to DSWD for disaster preparedness

Dec 05, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Australia reaffirms its commitment to building resilience and strengthening crisis response in the Philippines

Australia to hand over 1,533 shelters to Haiyan-affected families

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Press release: In partnership with three humanitarian organizations the Australian government continues Yolanda recovery work in Tacloban City and Palo in Leyte

Filipino women wash clothes next to a ship washed ashore, in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines in November 2013. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Project Agos to push for #ZeroCasualty in N. Mindanao

Jun 10, 2015 - 8:19 PM

MovePH s Project Agos to conduct training on the use of social media in disaster information management on June 18 to 19 in Cagayan de Oro City

SOCIAL MEDIA AND DISASTERS. Project Agos participants learn how to use and maximize social media for disaster risk reduction.

Aussie-trained lifeguards save lives in Boracay

May 25, 2015 - 5:57 PM

The Australian modelled surf safety and lifesaving program has been highly successful There have been no drowning deaths on White Beach under the watch of the lifeguards

LIFE SAVING. Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell (center), Philippine Red Cross Secretary General Dr Gwen Pang (3rd from right), Australian Embassy Counsellor Richard Rodgers (2nd from right) meet with local Red Cross chapter officials in White Beach. Photo from the Australian Embassy.

Australia’s best undergraduate students to study in PH

Apr 21, 2015 - 3:04 PM

A prestigious education program aims to increase understanding of Australia’s neighbors in the Indo Pacific region by supporting Australia’s best undergraduate students to study and undertake internships

(From left) Ambassador Bill Tweddell, New Colombo Plan Philippines Fellow Emily Pritchard, Hon Willem Westra van Holthe, Deputy Chief Minister of the Northern Territory of Australia, and Commissioner Alex Brillantes, Jr of the Commission on Higher Education attend the New Colombo Plan launch. Photo from the Australian Embassy.

Australia provides more support to PH after Typhoon Ruby

Dec 13, 2014 - 1:49 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell says the assistance includes health and dignity kits as well as family survival kits for affected families in Visayas and Southern Luzon

AFTER RUBY. Filipino typhoon victims walk amongst debris in the typhoon hit town of Can-Avid, Samar island, Philippines, December 8, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Australia funds projects led by Filipino alumni

Oct 27, 2014 - 2:21 PM

There are over 10 000 Filipino alumni of Australian universities and institutions with 3 000 alumni from the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship program alone

4 things that kill during typhoons

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:43 AM

Because information is critical during disasters media plays a crucial role as mediator between government and citizens says Science and Technology Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro

BETTER REPORTING. Science and Technology Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro says the media is the 'mediator' between government and citizens during disasters. File photo from the DOST website

Project Agos Launch: Making #ZeroCasualty a reality

Oct 02, 2014 - 12:15 PM

What will you do to help make zero casualty a reality in the country? Submit your pledge now

Applications open for 2015 Australia Awards Fellowships

Aug 12, 2014 - 6:17 PM

The application period is from 1 August to 10 September 2014 for Fellowships commencing in 2015

When talking about sex is easy

Jul 30, 2014 - 3:42 PM

While the reproductive health law now mandates schools to teach sex education the government is also using other ways to bring the message closer to young Filipinos

Two Filipinas represent PH in London global summit

Jun 09, 2014 - 3:52 PM

Jill Angeli V Bacasmas and Ma Reinna Salcedo Bermudez join a Philippine delegation at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London

Women play key role in PH peace process

May 23, 2014 - 2:17 PM

The British and Australian Embassies support women in the peace process in Philippines

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict 2014

May 05, 2014 - 12:23 PM

Be a part of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict by joining their essay competition

Metro Manila hazard maps challenge LGUs to take action

Oct 17, 2013 - 11:43 PM

Information that can save lives before a major disaster strikes the metropolis is finally available to the public

'Rekindling Venus'

Jun 06, 2012 - 8:19 PM

An astronomy fair at the UP Diliman College of Science Amphitheater opens the doors of the galactic phenomenon Transit of Venus to the interested public