Just wanted to update that we finally received the email advising of our PMV 300 visa being granted!! Yay!!
We applied on 08 June 2018 (just over 21 months ago) from Manila
We had everything front loaded with more than enough evidence
We had to resubmit the medical a month ago (it had expired)
We didn't do any phone interviews or speak with a CO
We did use an immigration agent in Australia to act on our behalf.
Finally get to be back together with my partner after an agonisingly long wait (there was plenty of visits, but not enough,in between).
Good luck everyone!
I'm sure we'll all be back on here for the next step in the process.