Press Releases

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29 June, 2018 - 15:49
Secretary Dureza updated the Filipino community in Oslo on the various peace projects of OPAPP 22 June 2018, Oslo – Fresh from his participation in the Oslo Forum 2018, Philippine Presidential Adviser to the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza had a town hall meeting with the Filipino community in Oslo, which was held at the Philippine Embassy, on 21 June 2018. Secretary Dureza provided an overview of the status of the ongoing peace...
28 June, 2018 - 14:30
21 June 2018, Oslo – Philippine Presidential Adviser to the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus Dureza and Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide both expressed commitment to the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF). Secretary Dureza thanked Foreign Minister Søreide for Norway’s support, resilience, and patience in facilitating the peace talks. He emphasized Norway...
25 June, 2018 - 11:28
Aside from Philippine kundiman songs, Dr. Sunico performed pieces of Norwegian pianist Edvard Grieg 18 June 2018, Oslo – In celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence and 70th Anniversary of the establishment of Philippine-Norway diplomatic relations, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo presented internationally-acclaimed pianist Dr. Raul Sunico in a concert held at Oslo Concert Hall, on 15 June 2018....
22 June, 2018 - 17:05
Oslo, 09 Jun 2018 - Filcom Norway and New Filipino Working Group (NFWG), the two umbrella organizations of Filipino community in Norway, hosted Fiesta Filipino 2018 to celebrate the 120th Philippine Independence Day at Youngstorget, Oslo. Numerous Filipino organizations such as ASOR Active Service Omsorg Rekruttering, Drammen Filipino Dance Group, Hiligaynon Association of Norway, Jesus is Lord (JIL), Norway Chapter, Couples for Christ,...
22 June, 2018 - 09:22
Philippine Embassy and Filipino community in Oslo celebrate Philippine Independence Day with a Catholic mass 9 June 2018, Oslo - The Philippine Embassy and Filipino community in Oslo commemorated the 120th Anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence with a mass held at St. Joseph Church, on 8 June 2018. The Catholic mass, followed by the salo-salo night which showcased Filipino talent, culture, and cuisine, at the St. Olav...
21 June, 2018 - 10:40
Members of the Filipino Christian Church Copenhagen (FCCC) perform a dance number Copenhagen, 09 June 2018 - The Filipino Community in Denmark (FILCOM-Denmark) celebrated the 120th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence with a showcase of musical talent. Filipino singing contest veterans Vanessa Pampilo (X Factor Denmark 2018), Reynaldo Ramoga (Idol Sverige 2014), and Glenz Dela Cruz Nielsen (MegaVoice Denmark 2014...
20 June, 2018 - 15:08
Festival-goers at the Stoppested Verden festival try the tinikling 02 June 2018, Oslo – The Philippine Embassy teamed up with Filipino volunteers to bring the fun at the Stoppested Verden children and youth festival in Hamar, Norway. Children and adults alike gamely attempted the tinikling , the Philippines’ national dance. Also at the Philippine booth for visitors to try were the board game sungka , coloring books featuring Philippine...
20 June, 2018 - 09:03
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia called on Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini of the Republic of Finland prior to her Presentation of Credentials to President Sauli Niinistö, on 24 May 2018, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Helsinki, Finland. The Ambassador and Foreign Minister had a very interesting discussion on the various areas for cooperation between the Philippines and Finland. END
19 June, 2018 - 15:42
His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf welcomes Ambassador Batoon-Garcia. Photos by Sanna Argus Tirén. 15 June 2018 – Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia presented her Credentials to His Majesty, King Carl XVI Gustaf , Kingdom of Sweden as the Non-Resident Ambassador of the Philippines, on 14 June 2018, at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. END L-R: Lord-in-Waiting Peter Gudmundsson, Deputy Master of Ceremonies Otto von Platen, Ambassador...
19 June, 2018 - 15:27
28 May 2018 – Philippine Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia was welcomed by President Sauli Niinistö of the Republic of Finland at the Presidential Palace, in Helsinki, on 24 May 2018. The ceremony started with military honors for Ambassador Batoon-Garcia followed by the playing of the Philppine National Anthem by the Finnish Military Band. During her Presentation of Credentials, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia conveyed the well wishes of...