Press Releases

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16 January, 2019 - 10:54
Amb. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia (2nd from left) and Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide (4th from left) after the call of the ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO) (Photo: Utenriksdepartementet) 14 January 2019 – The five ambassadors of the ASEAN Committee in Oslo, including Philippine Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, paid called on Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide to discuss ASEAN-Norway relations. Both sides reaffirmed...
16 January, 2019 - 10:45
Attendees during the farewell reception of Philippine Honorary Consul General in Copenhagen, Mr. Poul Krogh 07 January 2019, Copenhagen – Philippine Ambassador to Denmark Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia hosted a farewell reception with friends in the Danish diplomatic and business circles in honor of long-time Philippine Honorary Consul General in Copenhagen, Mr. Poul Krogh. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia lauded Honorary Consul General Krogh’s...
16 January, 2019 - 10:34
Amb. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia greets Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark during the latter’s New Year reception (Photo: Hasse Ferrold) 04 January 2019, Copenhagen – During Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s traditional New Year reception for the diplomatic corps at the Christiansborg Palace, in Copenhagen, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia greeted Her Majesty and wished her and the Royal Family a very Happy New Year. Amb....
11 January, 2019 - 09:32
Amb. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia (center), Honorary Consul Henrik Lindberg (center), and Ms. Ma. Antonina Mendoza-Oblena (rightmost) with members of Filipino Community in Aarhus, Denmark 04 January 2019, Aarhus – At a meeting with members of the Filipino Community in Aarhus, Denmark, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia discussed the functions and plans of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway, which presently covers Denmark. Amb. Batoon-Garcia...
11 January, 2019 - 09:19
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Linberg A/S Chief Executive Henrik Lindberg (4th and 3rd from left) at the company offices in Aarhus, Denmark. 04 January 2019, Aarhus – Danish company Lindberg A/S, one of the leading manufacturers of specialty eyeglasses in the world, praised the Philippines as an excellent investment destination during Philippine Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia’s visit to the company’s factory in Aarhus. Chief...
20 December, 2018 - 09:50
Members of JIL Church in Norway with Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Attache Marcelo Cunanan 19 December 2018, Oslo – The Philippine Embassy in Norway joined the Christmas celebration of the Jesus is Lord (JIL) Church in Oslo, Norway, on 16 December 2018. In her message to the JIL congregation, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia spoke of the Universal Health Care Law and free education up to college in state universities and colleges which...
19 December, 2018 - 15:46
Embassy personnel and members of the Filipino community in Oslo at the salo-salo after the mass 18 December 2018, Oslo – For the first time, the Philippine Embassy in Norway celebrated Simbang Gabi with the Filipino community in Oslo, at St. Joseph’s Church, on 15 December 2018. The Philippine Embassy hosted the first of the nine nights of Catholic masses, in celebration of a venerable Filipino Christmas tradition. The Simbang Gabi mass...
19 December, 2018 - 15:36
Third Secretary and Vice Consul Christiansen Cabahug and Attache Theresa Bantolo-Heikkila conducted the Information Campaign to End Violence Against Women for various religious communities in Oslo, Norway 12 December 2018 – The Philippine Embassy in Norway joined the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women from 25 November to 12 December 2018. With this year’s campaign theme, “VAW-free community starts with me”, the Philippine...
6 December, 2018 - 12:53
Applicants wait for their turn for passport renewal 01 December 2018 – The Philippine Embassy in Norway conducted a consular outreach mission in Alfheim Aktivitetshus, Tromsø, Norway. The outreach was the first time that a consular mission was held in Tromsø, a city in the northern region of Norway which is approximately 1148 kilometers (713 miles) from Oslo. With the assistance of the Filipino community in Tromsø, the consular team...
6 December, 2018 - 12:44
30 November 2018 - The Sacred Heart Filipino Chaplaincy-Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cluster in Oslo celebrated its Christmas party with a theme Paskong Pamayanan 2018, Sama-sama nating pagsaluhan ang pag-ibig na dala ni Kristo sa kanyang pagsilang! The Sacred Heart Filipino Chaplaincy provides ecumenical services and supports the Filipino community in Oslo. The cluster in Oslo is spearheaded by Mr. Jun Solas. The celebration started with a...