Bayani S. Mercado
Ambassador Mercado is a career Foreign Service Officer who joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1979.
In the foreign service he served as Consul General in Guam (2002-2003, 2007-2008 and 2010- September 2011), Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, New York (2003 – 2007), Alternate Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Security Council (2004 – 2005), Acting Head of Post in Vancouver, Canada (1998 – 1999), Consul and Executive Officer in Vancouver, Canada (1993 – 1999), Second Secretary and later First Secretary, Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York (1988 - 1990), Vice Consul and later Consul, Philippine Consulate General, New York (1982 – 1988).
In the Department of Foreign Affairs, he served as Assistant Secretary for Legislative Liaison – Office of the Secretary (2008 – 2010), Executive Director for American Affairs (2000 – 2001), Deputy Chief of Protocol (1999 – 2000), Director and later Acting Executive Director for United Nations and Other International Organization (1990 – 1993), Principal Assistant, Office of ASEAN Affairs (1981 – 1982) and Acting Director for South Asia and later U.S. Division (1979 – 1981).
Ambassador Mercado hails from Binan, Laguna, is married and has three children. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from St. John’s University in New York and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foreign Service from the Lyceum of the Philippines.
Patrick John U. Hilado
Minister and Consul General
Patrick John U. Hilado graduated from De La Salle University Manila with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1997 after passing the examinations to become a Foreign Service Officer.
In the foreign service, he served as First Secretary and Consul General at the Philippine Embassy in Helsinki (2010-2012), Vice Consul then later as Consul at the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago (2003-2007) and Third Secretary and Vice Consul at the Philippine Embassy in Port Moresby.
In the Department of Foreign Affairs, he served as Director for the Coratel and MIS Division of the Office of the Secretary (2007-2010) and Principal Assistant at the Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs (1997-2000).
Maria Louella C. Duarte
First Secretary and Consul
Ms. Maria Louella C. Duarte is the First Secretary and Consul. She joined the DFA in 1998 after passing the examinations to become a Foreign Service Officer.
Lenna Eilleen C. De Dios-Sison
Second Secretary & Consul
Consul Lenna Eileen C. De Dios-Sison graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in English, Major in Creative Writing.
She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2004 after passing the Foreign Service Officer’s Examinations. Consul De Dios-Sison's first foreign posting is here at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway.
Samuel M. Fesalbon
Administrative Officer, Visa Officer, Signing Officer & Attaché
Mr. Samuel M. Fesalbon has been posted in various capacities at Philippine Embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam. He also headed the Consular Records Division (CRD), Office of Consular Affairs. He assumed office on 25 February 2013.
He is the Administrative Officer and Visa Officer.
Anna-Marie C. Caraig
FSSO II Finance Officer & Attaché
Ms. Anna Marie C. Caraig holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas (UST).
She sees to it that the Embassy finances and accounting are in proper order.
She has been with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for 26 years now. Her foreign posting includes the Philippine Embassies in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and in Doha, Qatar.
Maria Rita C. Tan
Consular and Assistance to Nationals Officer & Attaché
Ms. Maria Rita C. Tan is a Marketing graduate from St. Paul College, Quezon City. She has been with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for 20 years now.
She was first assigned at the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong Special Autonomous Region (SAR).
Maeleen V. Segovia
Consular Assistant and Attaché
Maeleen V. Segovia graduated from De La Salle University Manila with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies major in European Studies. She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1998 and served at the Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) and the Office of the Undersecretary for Policy (OUP).
Before being assigned at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, she served as Administrative Officer, Cultural Assistant and Consular Assistant at the Philippine Embassy in Helsinki, Finland
Bernard F. Bartolome
Communications & Records, Protocol, Security & Property Officer & Attaché
Mr. Bernard F. Bartolome is a graduate of Foreign Service, Major in Diplomacy in the Lyceum University, where he also completed his academic units in MA Diplomacy.
He joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2001, assigned initially in the Office of Consular Affairs and later on to the Office of American Affairs. This is his first foreign service posting.
Ma. Cecilia Suyat-Cabutotan
Secretary to the Ambassador, Cultural Officer and Assistant & Attaché
Ms. Ma. Cecilia Suyat-Cabutotan has a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree from the University of Santo Tomas (UST). She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1999 and served at the Authentication and Visa Division of the Office of Consular Affairs and later on at the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination.
Oslo is her first foreign service posting.
Generosa C. Collado
General Utility Person
Ms. Generosa Collado graduated from the University of Northern Philippines with a degree in Education. She maintains the cleanliness and orderliness of the Embassy. She helps in ensuring the success of embassy functions by preparing food and refreshments .
At the same time, she assists at the Consular Section and performs other duties that may be assigned to her from time to time.
Brandon S. Memeg
Mr. Brandon S. Memeg studied Civil Engineering in Baguio Central University. He once served as a service driver for a Non-Governmental Organization in the Philippines.
Mr. Memeg is the Ambassador’s official driver and sees to it that the Ambassador arrives safely and on time for his appointments, including those held outide Oslo. He also performs other duties that may be assigned to him from time to time.
Philippine Honorary Consulate
Skogarsel 39, 109 Reykjavik, Iceland
Maria Priscilla Zanoria
Consul a. h.
Honorary Consul Zanoria is a graduate of the University of the Visayas with a degree in Civil Engineering. She first worked for an engineering firm in Reykjavik before opening a Filipino store in the area. She is the owner of the MPZ Ltd. and the "Kaerleikshusid" Charity Center for women and children Her store became a focal meeting place for Filipinos in the city. She speaks Filipino, English and Icelandic. Ms. Zanoria is an active member of the Icelandic community and has good working relations with top members of the Icelandic government. She is married and has three daughters.
Philippine Honorary Consulate General
Aurehøjvej 30 2900 Hellerup
Consul General a. h.
Honorary Consul Krogh is the founder of DEKO LOFT & VÆG A/S, a company in the construction business since 1967. He now owns several multinational businesses and is a board member of several Danish companies. He speaks English and German at negotiating level, has good knowledge of the Scandinavian languages and a little of French and Arabic. Mr. Krogh was appointed the Philippines' Honorary Consul in Denmark in April 2009. The Honorary consulate's office provides visa services, performs notarial services and extends assistance to as well as promote the welfare of Filipino nationals in his area of jurisdiction.
Philippine Honorary Consulate
Senior AS, Løkkeveien 13, 4008 Stavanger
Renee S. Ikdal
Consul a. h.
Honorary Consul Renee S. Ikdal is a certified public accountant, holds a BSBA degree from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and a Masters in Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.
She is a long-time resident in Stavanger, Norway. Having been the President of the Filipino Association in Rogaland (FAR) for many years, she is very active in the Filipino community and Catholic church affairs.
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