OzAsia Moon Lantern Festival

Article | By Ben-Hur Winter 14-10-13

OzAsia Moon Lantern Festival, 19 September Elder Park (final edited) Often dubbed the Festival State and described as the elegant cultural capital of South
Australia, Adelaide hosts numerous world class cultural events including the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, Come Out Festival (youth), Feast Festival (gay and lesbian), Carnevale (Italian), Glendi (Greek), Schutzenfest (German), Indofest (Indonesian) and Tet Festival (Vietnamese) to name a few. Founded by Colonel Light in 1836 as Australia’s first freely settled colony, Adelaide is also home to the OzAsia Festival, an annual culture and arts fair set beside the Torrens River and surrounding areas with a distinctly Austral-Asian flavour, held this year from 13-29 September. Presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre, Australia’s first performing arts hub, the OzAsia.... read more


JULY 2008 – JUNE 2009

2007 – 2009

Welcomed some overseas Filipino students and scholars with a luncheon on 2nd Aug 2008. There was discussion about their needs and concerns and how FSCC can help.
Participated in the 10th FILCCA National Conference in Hobart with 16 delegates representing FSCC. Carmen was one of the speakers, Aida and Joe were both facilitators in different sessions. The presentation of our delegates called Unsynchronised Swimming was a big hit and the most applauded number in the program.
Hosted the Annual Christmas Family Picnic with Filipina SA in the first Sunday of December at Bonython park.
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July 2003

Most community members are aware of the establishment of the Filipino Settlement Co-ordinating Council of South Australia, and in fact many of us were actively involved in its fruition. But it’s the reason how it all began that seems to be missing and there are a few gaps we need to fill in. Many remarks I have received have been “who cares how it’s happened but finally it has”. As the Press Relations Officer, my role is to ensure everyone is well informed and fortunately having been involved from the very beginning gives me a clear and concise view of what actually happened and how we got to where we are now.... read more



Documentation of the Filipino Communities Council of Australia's (FILCCA)/Filipino Settlement Coordinating Council of South Australia's (FSCCSA) Bohol earthquake relief operations last Oct - lead by Aida Garcia who personally coordinated and supervised operations with the help of entrusted community members including local Mayors, Barangay (local council) Officials and volunteers. No copyright infringement intended. The Filipino Settlement Coordinating Council do not own the rights to the background music. Link: http://youtu.be/d_Ec41afQ24

SA Philippines Typhoon Appeal


In response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the Filipino Settlement Coordinating Council of SA in affiliation with the Filipino Communities Council of Australia (FILCCA) mounted a charity event on 15 December 2013 called the SA Philippines Typhoon Appeal (SAPTA) to assist with ongoing relief and recovery missions and rebuilding efforts in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao. The super typhoon devastated the central Philippines last 8 November causing catastrophic destruction affecting 16 million people and killing thousands.

We are pleased to announce that the SA Philippines Typhoon Appeal raised a total of $10,936.75, proceeds from which have assisted the Red Cross Haiyan Appeal (please link this URL:

Funds from the event have also been endorsed to the FILCCA Relief Project and Medical Mission, overseen and lead by Aida Garcia in February and March 2014. Assistance was provided to families and communities in the provinces of Leyte, Samar and Cebu through donations of rice, canned goods, coffee, sugar, mosquito nets, banig (sleeping mats), hand sanitiser, mosquito coils and match sticks, water purifier etc, medical equipment, supplies and medicines, as well as 83 boxes of in-kind donations shipped from Adelaide.

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Further proceeds from the event will go towards the construction of typhoon and earthquake resistant housing (eg. through Habitat For Humanity Philippines). Project details to follow.

Super Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Dinner

The Filipino Settlement Coordinating Council of SA also teamed with FILCCA for a gala benefit dinner at the Wayville Showgrounds Banquet Room on 10 December 2013. The event was a great success and was able to raise $17,931 for the FILCCA Relief Project and Medical Mission.

Photos by Gerry Mendoza may be viewed here: (please link photos at this link: Super Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Dinner