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Australian Culture, Fashion and Film at the Ayala Center Cebu
Cebu City – Get a taste of Australian culture, fashion and food at the Philippines Australia Friendship Day to be held on Saturday, 25 May at the Ayala Center Cebu.
Cebuanos will enjoy a full day of fun for family and friends with an interactive exhibit, information sessions, fashion parade and a free outdoor concert and film screening. Learn more here.
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven J. Robinson AO, attended the launch of the newly completed Alternative Learning System – Education and Skill Training (ALS-EST) Learning Centre in Lawaan, Eastern Samar.
“Australia is pleased to support the Department of Education’s flagship ALS-EST program. It is an important way to provide education opportunities to equip out of school youth with skills to help them find work.” Ambassador Robinson said.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for a Taste of Australia at Greenbelt 3 Park on Saturday, 27 April as the Australian Embassy hosted Adam Liaw, Australian TV presenter, author and MasterChef Australia winner. The outdoor festival showcased Australia’s culinary culture and the best Australian products available in the Philippines.
Australia has increased its total support to recovery and long term peace and stability in the southern Philippines to PHP975 million (AUD 25 million) following the siege of Marawi City.
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely, together with Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel De Guzman, Abuyog Mayor Lemuel Gin Traya, and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Director Titon Mitra, led the groundbreaking to mark the construction of a disaster-resilient and resource-efficient multi-purpose evacuation center in Abuyog, Leyte.
The construction of the 'green' multi-purpose evacuation center is part of Australia’s PHP 282 million (AUD 7.3 million) multi-year grant to support the long-term recovery and rehabilitation of communities affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
The Australian Embassy will join the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Dayaw: Philippine International Indigenous Peoples’ Festival 2018. The festival, organised by NCCA and the Province of Capiz, is the largest gathering of Indigenous groups in the country and attracts participants from other countries. Festival activities include cultural performances, fora, culinary arts demonstration and Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (Gamaba) exhibits.
No Child Left Behind: Study calls for better care of children with disabilities
The Situation of Children with Disabilities in the Philippines study addresses this information gap and provides data that will support the development of responsive national programs and services for children with disabilities. Supported by the Australian Embassy, UNICEF, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the report underlined that children with disabilities continue to experience barriers to access basic social services. This is compounded by poverty, lack of data, weak governance and discriminatory attitudes related to disability in general.