Campbelltown City, Australia
26 October 2012

More than a thousand Filipinos living and working in Australia warmly welcomed President Benigno S. Aquino III on his last day of visit in the country. In a meeting with the Filipino community held at John Therry Catholic High School in Rosemeadow, Campbelltown City, the President cited various developments in the Philippine economy and government. He told the Filipino community that those positive changes became possible through the help and support of each and every Filipino abroad. He reassured that his administration will continue to do what is best for the country until it achieves full progress and growth.

There are a total of 224,732 Filipinos in Australia according to the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. The community is one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in New South Wales. Mostly reside in 38 cities and urban areas in NSW. The Philippines currently ranks as the fourth largest source of skilled migrants in Australia.

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