Archive for October, 2011

Philippine Airlines (PAL) may soon change hands. According to reports, Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP) will buy PAL once its labor problems are settled. Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that Pangilinan has already agreed in principle to buy the Philippines’ flag carrier from Lucio Tan. (more…)

We went to the Philippine Consulate in Sydney on September 23 at around 10:00 a.m. to have Consular Authentication of a Special Power of Attorney. It had something to do with the sale of a property in the Philippines.

After paying a fee of $45.00 we were told by the consular staff that we had to return the following business day to obtain the document. We were also told that they only release documents between the hours of 9:00am and 1:00pm. If we miss the 1:00pm deadline, we have to make another trip. (more…)

The live interview initiative of Ang Kalatas publisher Millie Phillips is truly remarkable and worthy of commendation. She was able to accomplish what the Filipino media in general has been seeking for many years.

It is apparent however, that the PACF (Philippine Australian Community Foundation) officers chose Millie because she is relatively a new comer to the business in the Blacktown area. That being the case, Ms Phillips is not very familiar with the background of the Filipino Multi-Purpose Centre, now re-named as Philippine Australian Community Centre. Thus, she was not expected to ask questions that may infuriate PACF officers. (more…)

It’s time to get into the “Animo La Salle” spirit! The De La Salle Alumni Association of Australia will be holding their “One La Salle Homecoming Celebration” on 29 October 2011 at 7pm at Clarion Hotel on the Park at Parramatta, NSW. (more…)

    Blacktown NSW

. It’s business as usual at the LBC Express Padala Remittance Centre in Main Street, Blacktown NSW.

But many Filipinos here admit that they feel nervous after learning about the closure of LBC Development Bank in the Philippines. Both LBC Hari ng Padala and LBC Remittance Centre are affiliates of the bank that was placed under receivership by Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas. All three entities are owned by the Araneta family which is headed by LBC Bank Chairman Juan Carlos Araneta. (more…)