To commemorate the 151st birthday of Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, headed by Amb. Bayani S. Mercado, together with special guest Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, formally launched on 19 June 2012 the Embassy’s Rizal Reading Room.
Jose Rizal’s revered and famous twin masterpieces, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, can be viewed and read in Rizal’s original handwriting in Spanish. A collection of Rizal’s other works and his biography are also available at the Embassy’s newly launched Reading Room.
Aside from Rizal’s literary works, other Filipiniana books and coffee table books about the Philippines, among other reference materials, can be read in the Chancery by request or appointment.
The Rizal Reading Room is an on-going project and the Embassy enjoins everyone, especially Filipinos in Norway, Denmark, and Iceland, to donate other Filipiniana books to the Reading Room to enrich the collection and proudly display the Philippines’ rich literary heritage to the Embassy’s many international visitors and guests.