Archive for June, 2013

The changing of the guard in PCC, from Atoy Sayas to Elsa Collado, has apparently caused disunity in the board of the Philippine Community  Council of NSW. While Sayas handed over the presidency to Collado on a silver platter when he opted not to contest the top post for the sake of peace and harmony, it appears that things are far from peaceful and harmonious within the group. The current leadership is under fire with a deluge of complaints from Collado’s own Board. (more…)

That was the declaration of the hospital staff who was on duty the night of May 29. Many questions were raised by the woman’s children but the only answer they got was one that would obviously get the nurse on duty off the hook.

Liverpool, NSW. May 30, 2013. It was a sad day for the children of Mrs.  Inocencia Molina-Crescini when they found out today that their mother had a big lump on her head. It was only then when they were informed that she was found on the floor of her room at Liverpool Hospital. Nobody could tell as to what time she fell. There was no information on why she fell or how she got out of bed that had protective railings on both sides. (more…)

May 16, 2013. Members of Australia’s Filipino Ministerial Consultative Committee (FMCC) urge Australian government’s assistance in seeking justice for murdered Adelaide-based Australian national Ceferino Lapuz Jr., who was gunned down on May 5 in the Philippines. (more…)

It seems not too long ago when FAME (Filipino Australian Movement for Empowerment) was organised by Mr. Cesar Bartolome, a former vice president of PCC (Philippine Community Council – NSW), the once-upon-a-time umbrella organisation of nearly a hundred Filipino associations in the premier Australian state. FAME gathered strength with many of its members now recognised as the ‘creme de la creme,’ or people of the highest social level. (more…)

I had an enjoyable read of the latest issue of Philippine Sentinel and I look forward to seeing it again in the future.

I believe I am the only Aussie to own a Filipino store. I also organised a group called the ‘Philippine Railway Historical Society’. It was set up in 1999 to research railway history, promote the hobby and to publish/share information regarding the same [activity]. (more…)