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Mateship and Bayanihan: 75 years of Australia and Philippines diplomatic relations

Australia is celebrating 75 years of diplomatic relations with the Philippines in 2021, and education remains a mutual priority between the two countries. Through the years, Australia Awards has contributed to the strong people-to-people and education links between Australia and the Philippines.

Filipino alumni of Australian universities and registered training organisations are leaders and influencers in key fields and industries. They play a key role in supporting the strong and dynamic Philippines-Australia relations.

Read 75 stories of mateship and bayanihan including inspiring stories of Australia Global Alumni:

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Experience the possibilities with an Australia Awards Scholarship

Australia Awards is the prestigious scholarship offered by the Australian Government to Filipinos who have the potential to contribute to the country’s development and become leaders in their chosen field.

Are you an applicant, awardee, partner organisation or mentor? Check out the link below for useful information on the Australia Awards Scholarships.

Applications for the 2022 intake of Australia Awards Scholarships is now closed. Applicants who successfully finalised their forms will be contacted through email regarding their submission.

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Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

Are you a graduate of an Australian university? Did you complete a training or a short course conducted by an Australian registered training organisation? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay connected with your fellow alumni and build and mobilise your professional networks. Visit our alumni page to know more about Australia Global Alumni’s activities in the Philippines.

Sign up to get the latest updates on the Australia Global Alumni.

News and Updates

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Returning Filipino scholars discuss opportunities to make a difference as PHL recovers from COVID-19

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven J Robinson AO recently welcomed 17 Filipino recipients of the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships. The latest batch of balikbayan scholars are set to make a difference in the Philippines by applying the knowledge and skills they gained in Australia through their re-entry action plans (REAPs).

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Australia Awards Supports Training of Trainers Program on Business Process Management

The Deputy Head of Mission of the Australian Embassy in the Philippines, Mr. Richard Sisson, and Atty. Janet Abuel, Undersecretary of Budget and Management, recently opened the Australia Awards Short Course on the Training of Trainers for Process Review and Re-engineering of Government Processes.

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Australia supports the professional development of local scholars pursuing development work in the Bangsamoro region

Forty alumni of the In-Country Local Scholarship Program (ICSP) gathered virtually for a discussion on leadership, grit and resiliency dubbed as “Leading with Grisiliency.”

Australia Global Alumni in the Philippines hold webinar on Emotional Intelligence

Australia Global Alumni in the Philippines hold webinar on Emotional Intelligence

Australia Global Alumni in the Philippines kicked off its Knowledge Sharing Series for 2021 with a webinar on Emotional Intelligence.

Make a difference with Australia Awards

Meet Iona Mapa

I learned from my professors at Monash that a teacher’s heart is very important in how they approach students.

Empowered by her postgraduate studies in inclusive education, Australia Awards alumna Iona Mapa came home to the Philippines with a world-class education and a fresh perspective to make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities.

Iona completed her Master of Education from the Monash University in 2019.

Watch her story.

Meet Iona Mapa

I learned from my professors at Monash that a teacher’s heart is very important in how they approach students

Empowered by her postgraduate studies in inclusive education, Australia Awards alumna Iona Mapa came home to the Philippines with a world-class education and a fresh perspective to make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities.

Iona completed her Master of Education from the Monash University in 2019.

Watch her story.

Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

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Meet Arvin Razon

Atty Arvin Razon’s determination to respond to the inevitable challenges that technology poses is eminent in his re-entry action plan.

The increasing number of cases related to data privacy and data protection has driven many to learn about advance communication technologies and embrace the digital transformation, for Arvin, navigating the digital age means having meaningful conversations on advancing and protecting the socio-economic rights of Filipinos.

Arvin finished his Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne in 2019.

Read his story here

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Story Bites

Awardees

Alumni

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Filipino scholar shares his Australia Awards journey amidst the pandemic to Graduating Class of 2021

Story Bites Awardees

Australia Awards scholar Jerald Laparan gave a commencement address to the graduating class of the University of Adelaide last 18 May. He shared to his fellow graduates how they were chosen to help their own countries and create an impact to their countrymen. Jerald took up Master of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Adelaide.



Alumni

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Australia Global Alumnus Dr. Roy G. Ponce is the new State College President of Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST)

Story Bites Alumni

The DOSCST Board of Trustees (BOT) recently elected Dr. Roy G. Ponce as the 5th SUC President of Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology.

Dr. Ponce is a two-time alumnus of The University of Melbourne in Australia, where he completed Master of Assessment and Evaluation and Doctor of Education in Evaluation Capacity Building through the Australia Awards Scholarships.

Read the official press release of Davao State College of Science and Technology.