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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
Reaching the Next Generation Reaching the Next Generation Australia Awards Alumna Sabrina Ongkiko seeks to reform the educational system with stakeholder engagement
Enhancing Governance through a Values Program Enhancing Governance through a Values Program Mark Malitan talks about the importance of values in good governance
Putting the “Human” Back in Health Care 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
Four outstanding Australia Awards alumnae working to make a difference in the Philippine land sector 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.
Australian Government supports development of Davao City’s Transport Plan 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.
A Global Perspective on Local Products: Australia Awards alumna Monica Co weaves new stories for Philippine handmade products 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.”
Student to examine natural disaster responses in the Philippines 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.
Congratulations Muriel Naguit! Congratulations Muriel Naguit! 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!
Australia Global Alumni holds Alumni Network Summit 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.
My Australia Awards Story: Leo Jamorin My Australia Awards Story: Leo Jamorin Mr Leo Jamorin obtained his Master of Human Resource Management from Griffith University in 2014 with the support of Australia Awards. He was awarded the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in recognition of his outstanding academic performance at the university. Leo is currently a Senior Human Resource Specialist at the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Regional Office in Region VI.
Disability fuels young Filipina leader’s drive to succeed 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.
A Wonderful Journey: My Sydney Experience 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 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 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 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 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”.
Australia Inks Deal with DBM, Asia Pacific College on Government and Academe Scholarships 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.