Message to the Filipino Community
01 April 2020
As Australians all over the country are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and adjusting to a different lifestyle, we, at FILCCA, extend our deepest thoughts and support to one and all. The community’s welfare and well-being are utmost in our minds.
We are now living in uncertain times that have fundamentally changed the way we live and do business and now more than ever, we need to dig deep into our resilience and values for our families, businesses and communities. These times call for us to support and come together in solidarity and strength as Filipinos - let us fight this virus and save lives by adhering to the restrictions and measures, by staying at home, by social/physical distancing, and by isolating or quarantining ourselves if need be. Drawing on the resilience and community spirit which are the hallmark traits of our people. Most of all, let us say a prayer that this pandemic will soon be over. Keep safe and healthy of mind, body and spirit.
You are not alone, and it isn’t anyone’s fault – so keep that in mind, alongside the reminder that this isn’t permanent, and we will get through this, together.
Please contact your State Council leaders or any of the FILCCA Board Members if you need more information or assistance.
Filipinos in Need – if you know of anyone needing help, please reach out, now is the time to be united and offer support to all who need it. Please be mindful of our older Filipinos and offer assistance in helping them stay isolated and connected with each other in accordance with social distancing rules.
The below websites provide COVID-19 updates and advisory in states and territories. Please navigate the sites to access guidance and advice during this health crisis.
Carmen Garcia, FILCCA National President, 0411289263
Cecilia Flores, FILCCA Public Relations Officer, 0433990098