Australian Filipina March 2

Happy Friday! This edition features stories on the Mardi Gras fest, a musical collaboration, the International Women's Day and more. Sorry it's been a long while since our last issue, but we hope you enjoy this one. Have a good weekend!


Save more than $1,500 in car insurance  

A survey of 44 car insurance policies suggests that going that extra mile to do your research can save you up to $2,200 a year.

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More help needed for Typhoon Sendong survivors  

Combined efforts of hundreds of local volunteers and Army personnel are providing a minimal amount of food, water and blankets to the homeless. More can be done.

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Filipino float to sizzle at 2012 Mardi Gras parade  

Each year, the Filipino contingent for the Mardi Gras parade just gets bigger and better. This year, there’s a fire engine truck involved.

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A woman's worth  

Next week, more than 100 events will be held around Australia to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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A summer night with Sassy Dolls  

One of Sydney’s hottest venues, The Ivy, played host to a fashion showcase by Maria de Guzman, co-founder of a new fashion brand, Sassy Dolls.

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How to eat and exercise right  

When it comes to nutrition and exercise, it's best to get the right advice.

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Kingdome hosts Filipino fund-raising  

Filipinos packed the Sydney Entertainment Centre on January 20 for a night of basketball while raising much-needed funds for Sendong typhoon victims.

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The second that broke a thousand hearts  

The worst thing about the Sydney Kings’ loss against the Perth Wildcats tonight (January 20) was that victory was oh-so-close. With less than a second to go, when the score was 75 – 76, there was a chance.

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Pinay-Aussies shoot hoops for typhoon Washi fundraising  

Sydney Entertainment Centre is playing host this Friday to an event that will showcase the basketball skills of young Filipino-Australians, men and women, while raising funds for families affected by typhoon Washi.

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Power of One  

A new album titled “One”, a cross-cultural collaboration of Sydney-based artists, brings the healing power of music to Typhoon Washi victims.

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