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On this page we'll build our connections via industry and area of expertise.

We believe one of the the best ways for our strategic plan and projects to be successful is to get UP alumni involved by advertising and promoting your own business and/or area of expertise here. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the work we do as Isko at Iska sa Melbourne.


MLV Accounting

Accounting and Financial Planning

MLV ACCOUNTING is the embodiment of Michael Venezuela’s vision of providing professional yet reasonably priced tax, accounting, and business advisory services to a culturally well diverse environment that is Melbourne.

With over thirty years of tax, accounting, and audit experience earned locally and overseas, Mike, as he is fondly called by his peers and clients, will be of great help in guiding your business to a profitable path and in resolving any tax issues you may have.

A migrant himself, Mike graduated with a double Bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Accountancy from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, in 1991. After passing the CPA exams in Manila in the same year, he worked for 10 years in various audit & tax practices in the country before migrating to Melbourne, Australia in 2002 with his young family. Mike was able to work in different local accounting and tax practices in the last thirteen years to further enhance his tax and accounting knowledge.


RC & Co Lawyers

Law firm/legal services

Founder and principal lawyer, Rochelle Castro, has built on her previous knowledge and skills as an academic. She previously taught in various universities in the Philippines. She specialises in strata, construction, commercial and property litigation and complex transactions experience includes 14 years working in boutique to mid-tier firms in Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales. Those appointments includes complex litigation, advisory and transactions for various stakeholders in the strata, construction, commercial and property industries.


Your Chemist Pharmacy

Pharmacy and medical supplies

Owned by pharmacist Joyce Alapide-Torres. 

Your Chemist Shop is 100% Australian owned, sells discounted pharmaceuticals and offers personal and professional healthcare advice.

Angelito Calma Art

Commissioned paintings

An academic by trade, Angelito's passion for arts is embodied in his commissioned paintings. During pandemic, he was able to extend his passion for paintings through commissioned work in the US and abroad.




Creative agency

Founder and creative entrepreneur Haydz passion for design and caffeine is embodied in caffeinated ideas. Caffeinated Ideas is a creative agency based in Melbourne. With an extensive experience in handling multiple brands, we are committed to creating inspiring & effective marketing solutions.

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