11 June2017, Oslo - The Philippine Embassy joined the New Filipino Working Group (NFWG) in celebrating the 119th Philippine Independence Day at St. Hanshaugen Park in Oslo, Norway. Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. Maria Elena P. Algabre delivered the Independence Day Message of Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter S. Cayetano.
In spite of the cold rainy weather, the families and friends of the Filipino community in Oslo enjoyed a warm afternoon of games, song and dance presentations, and delicious Filipino cuisine served by a number of participating booths. The Philippine Embassy booth gave away Oishi products and tourism brochures.
The highlight of the celebration was the search for Mrs. Kalayaan 2017. The lovely contestants represented the different Filipino communities in Norway.