Schedule of Activities

The social and cultural calendar of FAANT is full due to the insight of its Officers and Executive Committee Members. Some of the well attended social gatherings include the Valentine Day Dinner Dance, Over 30 Evening, a series of Fund Raising Evenings of the candidates of the Lakambini or Mutya ng Barrio Fiesta and the Family Christmas Party and Thankgiving Celebration. All events are subject to change.

2016 Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree

Come along, enjoy the festival atmosphere and be a part of the Soiree on Saturday 28 May 2016 from 4pm at the Darwin Waterfront Precint.

Please see schedule of events for more information.

118th Philippines Independence Day

Come and celebrate the 118th Philippine Independence Day with good food, great music and dancing, at the Grand Ballroom of the SkyCity Darwin, on the 4th of June 2016 at 6:30pm.

Please see flyer for more information.

Pinoy BBQ Fiesta

Come and join Tagalog speaking Australian Chef Chris Urbano, for an afternoon of Filipino food, fun and family.

When: Sunday 17 April
Where: Darwin Waterfront Lawns, (part of Territory Taste Festival)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: FREE

For more information please see flyer.

Filipino Masterchef Cooking Competition

Will you be the Territory’s Filipino Masterchef? Find out at the first ever Top End Filipino food cooking competition, where 10 aspiring chefs will go head to head in an exciting cook-off hosted by Tagalog speaking Australian Chef Chris Urbano, of Maputing Cooking on Youtube (www.youtube.com/maputingcooking).

First prize will be a $3,000.00 Travel Voucher.

For more information please see attachment.

Demonetization of Old Banknotes

The Philippine Embassy wishes to inform that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will be replacing New Design Series (NDS) banknotes with the New Generation Currency banknotes. To find out more click on the link.

President Benigno Aquino III 19th Barrio Fiesta Message

Click on the link to view the message.

Filipino-Latino Valentines's Dance and Dinner

The Filipino Australian Association of the NT (FAANT) invites you to a fun filled night of music, dance and good food on the 13th of Feburary 2015 at the Grand Ballroom of the Sky City Darwin. Click on the link for more details.

AGM 2013

There will be an Annual General Meeting on the 9th of November 2013, Saturday, at 4:30 pm, at the Filipino Community Centre in 4 Batten Road, Marrara. Everyone is invited to attend and join.

Filipino Mass

We would like to invite everyone every 2nd Sunday of the month from 10:30 - 11:30 am for a Filipino Mass to be held at the Holy Family Parish at 1 Calytix Road, Karama. The Mass is celebrated by Fr. Mon Libot CMF. For further details see link.

Barrio Fiesta

The concept for the Filipino Barrio Fiesta (Village Festival) in Darwin was developed and was successfully staged for the first time in August 1997 as the main cultural activity of the FAANT. More...

Philippine Independence Day Celebration

FAANT has traditionally celebrated the Philippine National Day on June 12 at the Filipino Community Centre. More...

Harmony Day

For 3 consecutive years, FAANT has produced the Harmony Day Youth Concert which emphasises the talents and active involvement of the young generation towards the national celebration of Harmony Day in Australia. More...

Outstanding Achievements of Filipino Australians in the Northern Territory

Present day Filipino Australians have continuously gained a well-deserved reputation as talented children not only in the arts but also in the academic field. A Philippine born Filipino, Faith Perez, topped the Secondary Schools Assessment of South Australian Examination in 1994. Many have gained placements in the Top 20 academic achievers. Three Filipino Australians, Romena Ilad in 1997, Katherina Fehringer in 1999 and Jana Zeman in 2000 received youth awards from the NT Government for their role in the Youth Forum established by the NT Chief Minister. Their names appear in the perpetual shield displayed at the front foyer of the NT Parliament House. Julia Quinn was named the Young Achiever of the Year in Arts (NT Division) in 1996. Bernadine Crute received an award as the Young Territorian of the Year (Darwin region division) during the celebration of Territory Day in 2001 and also received the NT University Arts Award in the Young Australian of the Year 2002.

Filipino Students at NTU

More recent Filipino arrivals are the Filipino international students who were granted students' visas who undertake certificate or degree courses at the Northern Territory University that later became Charles Darwin University. The admission entry of most of these students had been facilitated by the Education Training and Services Australia (ETSA) under the directorship and ownership of Kym Handberg. These students had been welcomed by the Filipino Association of the Northern Territory to the community and had been presented each an honorary membership certificate as a gesture of goodwill and hospitality to enable a smooth transition to their studies. These students include Jeremy Apresto (Information Technology), Elder Pamani (Information Technology), Luis Ocampo (Information Technology), Honey Agapay (Fashion), Pamela Liwanag (Education), Donabel Macarayo (Nursing), Lorelie San Jose (Nursing), Clarivic Tuazon (Nursing), Gizzelle Gapultos (Visual Arts), Lisa Arances (Diploma in Public Health), Marlon Gillamac (Public Health), Archie Salinas (Public Health), Anthony Lee (Information Technology), Nicandro Calibud (Information Technology), Mae Atienza (Horticulture), Jacelyn Montero, Jennifer Descalso, Mary Ann Balois, Rowena Javelona, Ann Margaret Sacay, Maria Tendilla, Wilfredo Salandanan (Certificate level III in Hospitality - Asian Chinese Cookery).

Jan 23 Sinulog - Feast of Infant Jesus
Feb 13 Valentine's Day - Latino Dance & Dinner
Feb - Jul 1st Season FAANTBL
May Soundtrip's Karaoke Night
May 28 Harmony Day Soiree
Jun 4 Philippine Independence Day
Jul 1st Season FAANTBL Grand Finals
Aug Karaoke Night
Aug - Nov 2nd Season FAANTBL
Sep 3 20th Barrio Fiesta
Nov 12 FAANT AGM & Election
Nov 26 2nd Season FAANTBL Grand Finals
Dec 3 FAANT Christmas Party
Dec 16-24 Simbang Gabi (Dawn Mass)
2nd Sunday of the month Filipino Mass


Filipino Australian Association of the NT Inc.