Archive for May, 2016

It is my pleasure to send warm greetings to readers of The Philippine Sentinel and Filipino communities across Sydney and New South Wales this Independence Day.

More than 90,000 people in the state have Filipino ancestry and Filipino Australians have made many cultural, sporting and economic contributions to our society.

The Philippines has become a modern and democratic force within the region since declaring independence in 1898 after defeating the Spanish at the Battle of Manila Bay.

The New South Wales Government welcomes the commitment Filipino Australians have shown toward fostering a harmonious and multicultural society.

I wish the Filipino community a peaceful and happy Independence Day.


A seminar on understanding the End of Life Care was held on April 24, 2016 at the Blacktown Library Function Centre, under the auspices of the Timek Iti La Union Association. The speaker was Remedios Alvarez-Solarte, MSN, RN, NP, Professor Emeritus of Nursing from Michigan, USA. She is a multi-awarded Filipino-American, who is a Founding Member of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) and an inducted member of the Far Eastern University Institute of Nursing, Hall of Fame. (more…)

On November 2013, I published the name of the owner of a smash repair shop in Mt. Druitt based on a report made by Mr. Lope Pabico. According to this owner of Pabico Club 55, Mr. Bong David borrowed $20,000 from him in 2011. David apparently used the money during his production of a show featuring Filipino actress/singer Sarah Geronimo. To this day, he continues to produce shows of imported talents from the Philippines but has not paid off his debt to Pabico. (more…)

With the national elections happening this month, I dare make these fearless analyses of who would be elected President and Vice-President of the Republic for the next six years. Judging from what I read in the papers and assuming the surveys are indicators of what is to come, the candidates are “placed” in the race for the palace in the following order: Rodrigo Duterte and Grace Poe are tied on the first place, followed by Jejomar Binay, Mar Roxas, and Miriam Santiago. (more…)

Irate customers from the Stanhope Village Shopping Centre are talking about their concerns regarding the public parking situation in Facebook. (more…)