Blood compact
by Amanda Gorely - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am
As my time in the Philippines concludes, it is time to reflect on my three years as Ambassador.
A partnership built on shared values
by Amanda Gorely - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Three weeks ago, I visited Leyte for the commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the Leyte Gulf landings.
Celebrating indigenous communities
by Amanda Gorely - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Australia and the Philippines both have vibrant Indigenous cultures that form a vital part of our national identities.
Partners in peace
by Amanda Gorely - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is the International Day of Peace, a day for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.
Pride matters
by Amanda Gorely - July 28, 2018 - 12:00am
During my first year as Ambassador to the Philippines, I joined the Metro Manila Pride March with Embassy colleagues.
Sports bring people together
by Amanda Gorely - June 28, 2018 - 12:00am
This has been a month of great sporting events for both Australia and the Philippines.
Celebrating Philippine-Australia Friendship Day
by Amanda Gorely - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Two days ago, on 22 May, Australia and the Philippines celebrated our second ever official friendship day.
Advancing security and prosperity in ASEAN
by Amanda Gorely - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am
It was great to be back in Sydney recently for the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit – the first time Australia has hosted ASEAN leaders in Australia.
We must always press for the progress of women and girls
by Amanda Gorely - March 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week I sat down with women of my own age group in Zamboanga City to hear their experiences of the Zamboanga siege in 2013, which displaced them from their homes and threw their lives into turmoil.
Christmas in Australia more festive, thanks to Filipinos
by Amanda Gorely - December 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
No place on earth celebrates Christmas like the Philippines.
Why women’s economic empowerment in ASEAN benefits us all
by Amanda Gorely - August 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Across ASEAN countries, fewer women than men are in paid employment.
Australia Philippines mateship
by Amanda Gorely - May 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
On 22 May, we mark the very first Philippines Australia Friendship Day, proclaimed by Presidential decree in 2016, to mark the 70th anniversary of our formal bilateral relationship.
Ang Magkakapatid (122)
by Ronnie M. Halos - January 28, 2017 - 12:00am
“BAKIT ka umiiyak, Ada?’’
Are you sure you want to log out?

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

or sign in with