Friendship Day 2024: Honoring the past, celebrating our shared future
by HK Yu, PSM - May 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Every year, the Australian embassy hosts activities in a different part of the Philippines to celebrate Philippines-Australia Friendship Day.
Reflecting on the cost of conflict and the value of peace
by HK Yu, PSM - April 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Every year, at dawn on April 25, Australians, New Zealanders and our friends from across the world come together. We remember the soldiers from the Australian and New Zealander Army Corps who landed at the beaches...
Care work is not just women’s business
by HK Yu, PSM - March 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Happy National Women’s Month!
What it means to be Strategic Partners
by HK Yu, PSM - February 29, 2024 - 12:00am
I am writing to you from Canberra, where President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will soon address the Australian Parliament.
Australia Day 2024
by HK Yu, PSM - January 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Climate change is a challenge we’re all facing. . . This is why we’ll be continuing to support the clean energy transition here in the Philippines. I’m also looking forward to continuing the work...
Philippines-Australia: Finishing 2023 on a high note
by HK Yu, PSM - December 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Maligayang Pasko!
Ending gender-based violence: The cost of inaction is high
by HK Yu, PSM - November 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Those who have read my column or have heard me speak know that gender equality is a priority for Australia, and a priority for me.
Why what we do matters
by HK Yu, PSM - October 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Today I am writing to you from the beautiful province of Leyte, where I am attending the 79th Anniversary of the landings to liberate the Philippines in the Second World War.
Renewing our commitment to peace-building in Mindanao
by HK Yu, PSM - September 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Greetings of peace!
A Strategic Partnership for continuing prosperity
by HK Yu, PSM - September 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Today marks a momentous occasion for the Australian-Philippine relationship!
Supporting international law for regional peace
by HK Yu, PSM - July 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Yesterday, 12 July 2023, was an important day. It marked the seventh anniversary of the landmark South China Sea Arbitral Award. The Arbitral Award made important pronouncements on unlawful maritime claims and activities...
Playing to win
by HK Yu, PSM - June 29, 2023 - 12:00am
Of the many things which Australians and Filipinos share in common, a love of sports is one of them – especially of basketball and football. In the next few months, both our countries will host and participate...
Deep roots in Western Visayas
by HK Yu, PSM - May 18, 2023 - 12:00am
May is a very special month for us here in the Australian embassy.
Ramping up momentum for stronger Australian-Philippine economic ties
by HK Yu, PSM - April 30, 2023 - 12:00am
As Australia’s Ambassador to the Philippines, strengthening Australian-Philippine economic ties is one of the core responsibilities of my role.
Giving women in stem a fair go
by HK Yu, PSM - March 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Dear friends,As one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world, Australia is known as the land of “a fair go.”
Umay kayo! Dayón kamo!
by HK Yu, PSM - February 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Today, I am writing to you from the historic city of Vigan in Ilocos Sur, where I am completing a visit, including the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Abra.
Australia Day 2023
by HK Yu, PSM - January 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Today we celebrate Australia Day.
My first Christmas in the Philippines
by HK Yu, PSM - December 22, 2022 - 12:00am
I love how the Philippines celebrates Christmas for months, with the ‘-ber’ months and a series of religious events leading up to Christmas Day.
ASEAN & Australia: partners, but above all friends
by HK Yu, PSM - November 17, 2022 - 12:00am
As we confront an increasingly complex and changing international landscape, it is more important than ever for us to seek a strategic equilibrium and to uphold a rulesbased regional order with ASEAN at the cen...
Building on strong foundations
by HK Yu, PSM - October 27, 2022 - 12:00am
Earlier this month, I presented my credentials to President Z at the Malacañan Palace.
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