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Shining a Light on Sustainability

If life is a novel, Australia Awards scholar Jeffrey Tarayao’s childhood is a Dickensian tale of poverty amidst wealth.

Enhancing Governance through a Values Program

Mark Malitan talks about the importance of values in good governance

Putting the “Human” Back in Health Care

Dr. Raffy Marfori shares his thoughts on how the health care system needs to evolve with people’s needs

Reaching the Next Generation

Australia Awards Alumna Sabrina Ongkiko seeks to reform the educational system with stakeholder engagement.

A Global Perspective on Local Products: Australia Awards alumna Monica Co weaves new stories for Philippine handmade products

Before Monica Camille Co, co-founder of social enterprise C&C Home and Gifts, went on her Australia Awards journey to study Marketing at the University of Melbourne, the millennial was at a loss with which career path to take. “My college degree was Management Economics, and I was working as a personal banker.”

Progress through People-to-People Links: Australia Awards alumnus Angelo Trias talks about social change by creating connections

Angelo Trias began his career in the corporate sector. He was with IBM for around 8 years, starting in operations then moving through different roles in the organisation.

Defending the Rights of Muslim Filipino Women: Shari’ah bar passer Amanah Lao is ready to fight for Muslim Filipinas’ rights in court.

In today’s world, how does one apply the concept of human rights to something religious, such as Shari’ah law?

Australia Global Alumni holds Alumni Network Summit

Australia-educated Filipinos recently gathered for a day of knowledge sharing and networking. The Alumni Network Summit focused on the theme “rekindle, re-tool, and reach out”, to provide alumni with new ideas and perspectives and additional motivation to use their Australian education, training, and network to reach higher goals. Alumni volunteers led by Dr. Nikki Gavino, the summit’s conference chair, organised the program and served as session chairs, documenters, and event staff.

Australian Government supports development of Davao City’s Transport Plan

The Australian Government recently assisted Davao City’s efforts to improve its Comprehensive Transport and Traffic Management Plan (CTTMP) for 2018-2022 with a benchmarking mission to to Brisbane and Gold Coast. Six (6) key officials from Davao City went to the two bustling Australian cities to meet their counterparts and learn how they are meeting the transport and traffic challenges of their communities.

Australia Inks Deal with DBM, Asia Pacific College on Government and Academe Scholarships

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (CMU-A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Philippine Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Asia Pacific College (APC) for postgraduate study opportunities of government and academe professionals at the university.

Australia Awards PhD student commended for her research

Filipino Australia Awards scholar Muriel Nuguit, a PhD student at the Australian National University, has been highly commended for her research on earthquake hazards at the 2016 International Conference on Building Resilience on 7-9 September 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Congratulations, Muriel!

Four outstanding Australia Awards alumnae working to make a difference in the Philippine land sector

The Fellowship exposed me to how land administration and management is done in Australia. Because of this, I was able to appreciate the reform initiatives that DENR is currently implementing.

Disability fuels young Filipina leader’s drive to succeed

Born prematurely at only five months and three weeks old, Nastassja Ramos’ childhood life was marked with pain and difficulty. Her difficult birth led to complications that left her a spastic diplegic—a condition where cerebral palsy only affects the lower extremities. She has spent most of her life using crutches for mobility.

Filipino scholar receives award for academic excellence in Australia

Knoy Bite beamed with Filipino pride when she received the coveted Dean’s Honours List Award during the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) awards ceremony on December 12, 2012. She was, after all, one of the only few Southeast Asian students recognised during the event.

A Wonderful Journey: My Sydney Experience

Somebody said ‘Life is a wonderful journey!' Coming to Australia was a fulfillment of a high school dream of having a scholarship education abroad. It is also the fulfillment of a childhood dream of seeing the uniquely designed and iconic Sydney Opera House and later realized that it is a stepping stone to see the interesting Maoris of New Zealand.

Making a Difference Through Peace Journalism by Primy Cane

Primy Cane has just completed her Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney through the Australia Awards Scholarships. She writes about her goals as a journalist and her learning experience in Australia to commemorate the International Day of Peace on 21 September.

My Australia Awards Story - Teachers Special: Alex Geronimo

To celebrate the culmination of National Teachers’ Month (4 Sept – 4 October) and World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, Australia Awards Philippines will feature three of its teacher-scholars who are making a difference in their communities through their Australian education. Know more about our educators, and their hopes and inspirations in the following multi-part interview piece for the “My Australia Awards Story”.

My Australia Awards Story - Teachers Special: Dianne Indy Tolentino

To celebrate the culmination of National Teachers’ Month (4 Sept – 4 October) and World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, Australia Awards Philippines will feature three of its teacher-scholars who are making a difference in their communities through their Australian education. Know more about our educators, and their hopes and inspirations in the following multi-part interview piece for the “My Australia Awards Story”.

My Australia Awards Story Teachers Special - Toni Dinah Cheer Fernandez

To celebrate the culmination of National Teachers’ Month (4 Sept – 4 October) and World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, Australia Awards Philippines will feature three of its teacher-scholars who are making a difference in their communities through their Australian education. Know more about our educators, and their hopes and inspirations in the following multi-part interview piece for the “My Australia Awards Story”.

Student to examine natural disaster responses in the Philippines

Filipino Angelo Paolo Trias will consider ways to increase youth participation in natural disaster prevention, preparation and response strategies as part of his two-year Master of Emergency and Disaster Management at CDU.

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