Australian-based FilOz Association of Student Councils (ASCEND) members brief Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega on their initiatives Filos4Heroes supporting health workers in the Philippines and their efforts to bring together Filipino student organizations all over Australia. (Canberra PE Photo)

Canberra, Australia — Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega met with members of FilOz Association of Student Councils (ASCEND) in a video conference on April 29, 2020 to discuss their campaign to provide PPEs to frontliners in the Philippines.

FilOz ASCEND is an organization presently composed of the Filipino Student Society Tasmania, Filipino Student Council Victoria (FASTCO), Filipino Student Council of New South Wales (FSC NSW), ANU Filipino Association (ANUFA), Queensland Filipino Youth Association (QLD FYA) and Adelaide University Filipino Club.

“We know you are facing many challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate that amidst these challenges, you chose to come together and initiate Filos4Heroes to raise funds for purchasing personal protective equipment for health frontliners in the Philippines,” said Ambassador De La Vega.

FilOz ASCEND also provided a briefing to the Philippine Ambassador on their current efforts to bring together Filipino students organizations all over Australia to ensure there are representations from every State and Territory and their vision for a Filipino Australian Student Leaders Summit in the future.

To learn more about FilOz ASCEND, follow and visit their official facebook page @FilOzASCEND.

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