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Thirty Filipinos Graduate from Joint Australia-Philippine University Program

Thirty high-achieving Filipinos are the first graduates of a joint industrial relations and human resource management course offered by De La Salle University (DLSU) and Australia’s University of Newcastle (UoN). Read More »

DLSU-UoN Graduation Speech - by Lady Hanifah Mindalano

To the Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Amanda Gorely; University of Newcastle Pro Vice-Chancellor for International and Advancement Mrs. Winnie Eley; DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido; College of Business Dean Dr. Brian Gozun; Faculty of Business and Law Assistant Dean Dr. Tony Drew; DLSU Commerical Law Department Chair Atty. Antonio Ligon; CHED Chairperson Hon. Patricia Licuanan; DLSU Alumni Association Dr. Derrick Yu; administrators, university fellows, faculty and graduates, friends and family, good afternoon. Read More »

Filipino Australia alumni shine in international confabs

We proudly commend two Australia Awards scholars who were invited to present their studies in the Philippine Update Conference 2016 held at the Australian National University in Canberra last 02-03 September 2016 with the theme Sustaining the Momentum for Change Beyond 2016. Read More »

First graduate of Australia’s in-country scholarship program hopes to promote peace in Mindanao

May 14, 2013 - Tu Alfonso, the first of the 100 awardees of Australia's in-country scholarship program (ICSP) to graduate, received his Master in Development Management at the Asian Institute for Management (AIM) in Makati City. Tu (center) is joined by his women colleague Read More »

Filipino scholars to drive development initiatives in government agencies

Filipino recipients of Australian postgraduate scholarships have successfully completed their studies and are returning to drive and re-energize development initiatives in their home government agencies, including the Departments of Education, Interior and Local Government, and the Civil Service Commission. Read More »

Filipino scholars of prestigious Australia Awards return to contribute positive change

Australian Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Dr David Dutton welcomed 34 Filipino scholars of the prestigious Australia Awards program on their return to the Philippines after having completed post-graduate studies at Australia's top universities. Read More »

Returning Australian scholars continue legacy of the #First70Years, set to push development agenda in the country

Twenty-nine Filipinos, all recent graduates of Australian universities, were welcomed by the Australian Embassy during a 3-day conference held on 9 to 11 February 2016 in Davao City. Read More »

Australian Government scholars collaborate to improve programs for Philippine development

December 13, 2012 –Fifteen Filipino recipients of the 2013 Australia Awards Scholarships aim to make a difference and use their Australian education to help address, find solutions and new approaches to development challenges in the Philippines, particularly in the areas of disaster risk reduction management, human resource and organisational development, governance and basic education. Read More »

University in South Cotabato reaps benefits of Australia Awards Scholarships

December 19, 2012 – The Notre Dame of Marbel University (NDMU) in South Cotabato, Mindanao is now enjoying the benefits of having faculty members who completed their postgraduate studies in Australia’s top universities. From 2010 to 2012, NDMU’s College of Education, one of the leading teacher education institutions in Mindanao, has produced topnotchers in the Philippine Licensure Examination for Teachers. Read More »

Australian government scholars monitor progress of their development programs

10-11 April 2013, Davao City – Fifty-four Filipino awardees, who completed postgraduate studies in Australia, together with their mentors, recently met for a workshop to discuss the progress of their re-entry action plans (REAPs); these are the development programs that they had committed to implement upon their return to the Philippines. The REAP progress workshop, which was held from 10-11 April 2013 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City, had been a venue for the awardees to fine tune the implementation of their REAPs and customise it based on their organisation’s current situation. Read More »

24 scholars set to leave for Australia

Twenty-four future leaders and change agents from the Philippines were awarded the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships, the international development scholarship program of the Australian Government. The Filipino awardees are set to leave for Australia in June 2013 to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia’s premier universities. Read More »

98 Filipino scholars all set to study in Australia

Almost a hundred of the best and brightest young Filipino minds will be given an opportunity to pursue graduate studies at Australia’s top universities. The Australia Awards Scholarships program of the Australian Government for which they have been selected is a prestigious international program offered to individuals who have the greatest potential to drive development in their country and become leaders in their chosen fields. Read More »

The Australian Embassy welcomed 52 Filipino graduates of the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships program at a homecoming event in Davao City

Fifty-two Filipino graduates of the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships program recently returned to the Philippines after completing postgraduate degrees at highly regarded Australian academic institutions. Read More »

BDA gears up for transition, implementation of the Bangsamoro Development Plan

The Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) is preparing for its role as the hub for development and as the donor coordinator during the transition process for conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. As part of the BDA’s capacity development initiatives, twenty (20) officers, including project managers and members of the board, attended a five-day intensive training workshop on Project Development and Management (PDM) on 22-26 June 2015 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City. The Australian Government, through the Philippines-Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility (PAHRODF), is supporting BDA’s capacity development process in line with its commitment to support the peace and development agenda in Mindanao. Read More »

Australia Awards alumni spearhead forum on the impact of ASEAN integration to Filipino entrepreneurs

The Australian alumni community in the Philippines, in partnership with the Australian Embassy in the Philippines and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo, launched the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Forum last 24 June 2015 at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City. Read More »

Civil Service Commission's IiP Accreditation

The Philippine Civil Service Commission’s Regional Offices of Cordillera Administrative Region, No. I, No. II, No. IV, No. V, No. VIII, No. IX, No. X, No. XII, and Caraga Region have achieved Investors in People Accreditation in the awarding ceremony held during the 4thIiP Concourse held at the Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas on June 16, 2015. Read More »

CSC cited for Communication Management Practice

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) went head to head with some of the nation's biggest corporations and advertising agencies for the highest honors at the 13th Philippines Quill Awards and was recognized for its entry in Communication Strategies for Customer Relations under the Communication Management category. The Commission's entry was submitted by Public Assistance and Information Office (PAIO) in October 2014. Read More »

Top Australian university QUT strengthens transformative partnership with Philippine universities

One of Australia’s leading universities, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has signed partnership agreements with nine Philippine universities to formalise an already transformative collaboration on the field of education, particularly in teacher training, educational leadership, curriculum and research capacity development. Read More »

BLMI officers and staff undergo strategic planning in Davao City

Consistent with its commitment to the GPH-MILF Peace Process and the development of people in the proposed Bangsamoro new region, the Australian Government through the Philippines Australia Human Resource Organizational Development Facility (PAHRODF) organized and facilitated a Strategic Planning Workshop for officers and staff of the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) at Microtel Inn, Davao City from April 14 to 16, 2015. Read More »

Filipino public servants receive prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships

Twenty-two emerging leaders from the Philippine public sector have been awarded prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships. Read More »

Alumni Grant Scheme

THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IS LOOKING FOR AUSTRALIAN ALUMNI WHO ARE PHILIPPINE SOCIETY'S CHANGE-MAKERS. Through formal training, you have become a valuable resource of Australia's educational links to the Philippines. Now we challenge you to show us what you can do! Read More »

DILG cluster leaders trained nationwide, called to develop action plans to support Byaheng Pinoy

Some 169 Cluster Leaders of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) from provinces and cities in the Philippines have undergone 6-day leadership training workshops in Davao City, Cebu City, Tagaytay City and Baguio City, respectively, with the assistance of AusAID. Read More »

Australia launches local scholarships for Filipino high achievers

The Australian Government is expanding its support to strengthen Filipinos’ professional excellence with the launch of local post-graduate scholarships to be taken in top Philippine universities. Read More »

Philippine-Australian Alumni Association gives underprivileged kids a chance at education

Feb 11, 2013 - The Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc. (PA3i), an organisation of scholars and graduates from Australia’s premier academic institutions, recently donated over Php500,000 to World Vision Philippines. Read More »

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