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In a random survey of Filipino-Australians in the Canberra area , respondents answer the question put to them by reporter MARILIE BOMEDIANO :
EDITORIAL
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4 THE CANBERRA REPORTER | October 2016

LAFF REPORT- CAUGHT ON CAMERA

In a random survey of Filipino-Australians in the Canberra area , respondents answer the question put to them by reporter MARILIE BOMEDIANO :

What has brought you to Can-

EDITORIAL

Stepping up to the plate brave enough

TWO of the ACT ’ s best qualified candidates for seats in the 2016 Legislative Assembly were the first Filipino-Australians to ever step up to the plate . Both missed out , but it was a brave effort by Liberal bet Jessica Adelan-Langford and the Greens ’ Indra Esguerra , considering their parties were not expected to fare well against Labor at the polls .
Labor won in 38 % of the vote , Liberal 36.7 % and the Greens 10.3 %. Swing against Labor was -0.5 %, Liberal -2.2 %, and Greens -0.5 %.
There were eight other parties , and groups , way down in the polls .
Notably , for the Filipino-Australian community it was heartening to see Langford and Esguerra setting an example to the rest of us to ‘ walk the talk ’ about integration into mainstream Australian society .
To put one ’ s credentials on the line in a bid to be of service to ratepayers ’ and residents ’ needs is , arguably , the best credible act of integration into Australian society .
SUCCESS . Beyond our ACT borders , we have just seen the remarkable success of six Filipino-Australians at the local council elections of September 19 , 2016 :
Elected to Blacktown City Council in Sydney ’ s west were Jess Diaz ( re-elected ), Linda Geronimo-Santos , Frederick Brillo , and Jaymes Diaz for the Liberal Party .
Carol Israel was elected for the Labor Party .
That brought the number of Filipino-Australians in Blacktown Council to five , in a council of 15 .
In addition to them , Rey Manoto became the first Filipino- Australian elected to Campbelltown City Council in Sydney ’ s southwest .
We have been informed and reminded that all six were voted in , not solely by the Filipino community , but by a majority of local mainstream voters .
MARK MANANTAN , 27 Acton
I have chosen Canberra because it has the Australian National University ( ANU ), one of the leading Asia-Pacific universities , especially in terms of my course specialising in international relations . I think the environment here is a perfect mix of the Australian culture as well as having the central

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LEILANI FOX , 45 Weston Creek
After myi father ’ s extended visit to Australia from the Philippines many years ago , my family came and settled in the ACT when I was only six months old . I love Canberra ’ s small town feel and the facilities of a big city . It ’ s been voted consistently by the OECD as the best place to live . Great schools , great health care ,

Matalik na pagsasamahan

Ulat ni GLORIA ROSS
SA ISANG artikulong sinulat ng Punong Ministrong Malcolm Turnbull sa babasahing Australian Economic Review kamakailan lamang , sinabi niyang ang mga bansang Singapore at Australya ay may malaking pagkakatulad dahil sa ang mga ito ay parehong panirahan ng iba ’ t ibang lahi , may mataas na antas nang edukasyon at may bukas na ekonomiya . Sinabi rin ng Punong Ministro na ang ugnayang Singapore at Australya ay nahubog noong Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig na kung saan 1,700 mga sundalong Australyano ang nasawi sa pagtatanggol sa
bansang Singapore . Kumbinsido si Ginoong Turnbull na parehong makikinabang nang husto ang dalawang bansa sa kanilang matalik na ugnayan at pagtutulungang pang-ekonomiya sa kasalukuyang panahon . Gayundin , natatangi ang Pilipinas sa Timog-Silangang Asya bilang isang malapit na kaibigang bansa ng Australya . Ang ugnayang ito ay nahubog din sa panahon ng nakaraang digmaan nang tumulong ang mga Australyano sa pagpapalaya ng Pilipinas mula sa pananakop ng bansang Hapon . Ang magkakaratig bansang ito - ang Australya , Singapore at Pilipinas ay nararapat na patuloy na humanap ng

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REGINALD ENRIQUEZ , 21 , Waramanga
My family moved to Canberra in 2011 . Canberra offered us a nice , friendly and relaxing environment starting with the Cockington Green Gardens in Nicholls . We have been impressed with the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex , the Australian Institute of Sport in Bruce ,
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4 THE CANBERRA REPORTER | October 2016 LAFF REPORT- CAUGHT ON CAMERA In a random survey of Filipino-Australians in the Canberra area, respondents answer the question put to them by reporter MARILIE BOMEDIANO: What has brought you to Can- EDITORIAL Stepping up to the plate brave enough TWO of the ACT’s best qualified candidates for seats in the 2016 Legislative Assembly were the first Filipino-Australians to ever step up to the plate. Both missed out, but it was a brave effort by Liberal bet Jessica Adelan-Langford and the Greens’ Indra Esguerra, considering their parties were not expected to fare well against Labor at the polls. Labor won in 38% of the vote, Liberal 36.7% and the Greens 10.3%. Swing against Labor was -0.5%, Liberal -2.2%, and Greens -0.5%. There were eight other parties, and groups, way down in the polls. Notably, for the Filipino-Australian community it was heartening to see Langford and Esguerra setting an example to the rest of us to ‘walk the talk’ about integration into mainstream Australian society. To put one’s credentials on the line in a bid to be of service to ratepayers’ and residents’ needs is, arguably, the best credible act of integration into Australian society. SUCCESS. Beyond our ACT borders, we have just seen the remarkable success of six Filipino-Australians at the local council elections of September 19, 2016: Elected to Blacktown City Council in Sydney’s west were Jess Diaz (re-elected), Linda Geronimo-Santos, Frederick Brillo, and Jaymes Diaz for the Liberal Party. Carol Israel was elected for the Labor Party. That brought the number of Filipino-Australians in Blacktown Council to five, in a council of 15. In addition to them, Rey Manoto became the first FilipinoAustralian elected to Campbelltown City Council in Sydney’s southwest. We have been informed and reminded that all six were voted in, not solely by the Filipino community, but by a majority of local mainstream voters. Y MARK MANANTAN, 27 Acton LEILANI FOX, 45 Weston Creek REGINALD ENRIQUEZ, 21, Waramanga I have chosen Canberra because it has the Australian National University (ANU), one of the leading Asia-Pacific universities, especially in terms of my course specialising in international relations. I think the environment here is a perfect mix of the Australian culture as well as having the central After myi father’s extended visit to Australia from the Philippines many years ago, my family came and settled in the ACT when I was only six months old. I love Canberra’s small town feel and the facilities of a big city. It’s been voted consistently by the OECD as the best place to live. Great schools, great health care, My family moved to Canberra in 2011. Canberra offered us a nice, friendly and relaxing environment starting with the Cockington Green Gardens in Nicholls. We have been impressed with the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, the Australian Institute of Sport in Bruce, ATING WIKA sa Tagalog Matalik na pagsasamahan bansang Singapore. Ulat ni Kumbinsido si Ginoong GLORIA ROSS Turnbull na parehong makikinabang nang husto ang SA ISANG artikulong sinulat dalawang bansa sa kanilang ng Punong Ministrong Malmatalik na ugnayan at pagtucolm Turnbull sa babasahing tulungang pang-ekonomiya Australian Economic Review sa kasalukuyang panahon. kamakailan lamang, sinabi Gayundin, natatangi ang niyang ang mga bansang Pilipinas sa Timog-Silangang Singapore at Australya ay Asya bilang isang malapit na may malaking pagkakatukaibigang bansa ng Australya. lad dahil sa ang mga ito ay Ang ugnayang ito ay naparehong panirahan ng iba’t hubog din sa panahon ng ibang lahi, may mataas na nakaraang digmaan nang antas nang edukasyon at may tumulong ang mga Australybukas na ekonomiya. ano sa pagpapalaya ng PiliSinabi rin ng Punong Minpinas mula sa pananakop ng istro na ang ugnayang Singabansang Hapon. pore at Australya ay nahubog Ang magkakaratig bansang noong Ikalawang Digmaang ito - ang Australya, SingaPandaigdig na kung saan 1,700 pore at Pilipinas ay nararapat mga sundalong Australyano na patuloy na humanap ng ang nasawi sa pagtatanggol sa CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER Y Publisher THE CANBERRA REPORTER (ABN 44149329419) Contact 0423 358 747 ________________ }|)ѽȵ)),Aѕ)ѽɥ)Y ٕЀMՉѽ)ɥÌ9́ѽ)5ɥ ɕ́ѽ)AѽɅ)-崁-չ)́ ѽ)5̈́)ٕѥͥ)I ѽ̀ Ʉ))ͥ5̈́M呹)))ͥ5̈́)1 չ͕)1ɽMѽ)Aɥѕ)9܁AɥѥI呅ɔ9M\)ɥѽ)]Ʌ݅䰁5ɥ٥9M\()]ٕ=́ɕ͕ɥѕ́Ёͅɥ䁉((