Philippine Embassy Newsroom

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17 February, 2020 - 13:33
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway would like to inform all Filipinos in Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden that the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has opened the nominations for the 2020 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas. The nominations will end on 31 July 2020. Nominations must first be endorsed by the Philippine Embassy prior to submission to the CFO which serves as the Presidential...
12 February, 2020 - 13:27
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Minister Raul Dado, and owner Armand Agillon. 6 February 2020, Helsinki – Now under a new management, Helsinki Kamalig, a Filipino restaurant located at Heitalahti Market Hall earned recommendations from TripAdvisor and Helsinki’s Restaurant Guru. Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Mariel Algabre, and Minister Raul Dado of the...
11 February, 2020 - 10:05
A packed audience learned about President Quezon’s “open door policy” which saved more than a thousand Jews during the Holocaust period 7 February 2020, Oslo – The Philippine Embassy, in cooperation with the ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel-Norway, conducted a block screening of the critically acclaimed movie “Quezon’s Game” on 7 February 2020, at the Felix Kino in Oslo, Norway. Based on a true story, “Quezon's Game” is a biographical drama...
11 February, 2020 - 09:54
Women Ambassadors in Oslo with Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Ms. Olaug Vervik Bollestad (front row: third from left) Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Ms. Olaug Vervik Bollestad had a lively discussion on various matters about Norwegian agriculture and food security policies with the Members of the Women Ambassadors in Oslo, on 31 January 2020. The Women Ambassadors in Oslo is a group composed of all the female...
10 February, 2020 - 17:45
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Mr/ Marko Silen 6 February 2020, Helsinki – Strong economic links between the Philippines and Finland are evidenced by the presence of a number of Finnish companies in the Asian country. Finnish Telecoms giant Nokia in the Philippines has been providing employment to many Filipinos. Intent to support the Finnish business community’s continued exploration of commercial and investment opportunities in...
10 February, 2020 - 17:03
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Ms. Tiina Larvala of the Parliament of Finland and Minister Raul Dado of the soon-to-be established Philippine Embassy in Stockholm 5 February 2020, Helsinki – A small but steady increase of Filipino professionals and skilled workers are finding their way into Finland, which is seen as a welcome, if not necessary, trend in this Nordic country. Coupled with the recent...
10 February, 2020 - 16:50
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Vice Rector Hanna Snellmann and Minister Raul Dado 5 February 2020, Helsinki -- Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia visited the University of Helsinki and met with Professor Hanna Snellman, the Vice Rector of the University. Vice Rector Snellman welcomed the Ambassador’s proposal to look into mutually-beneficial specific modes of cooperation between the University of Helsinki and a counterpart university...
7 February, 2020 - 15:50
Effective 17 February 2020, the Embassy will be using the new mailing address below: P.O. Box 1758 VIKA N-0122 Oslo Norway Please send your mails to the Embassy in the abovementioned new mailing address. All mails received at P.O. Box 322 SENTRUM, N-0103 Oslo (old mailing address) before 17 February 2020 will be forwarded to P.O. Box 1758 VIKA, N-0122 Oslo. Please be guided accordingly.
7 February, 2020 - 10:00
The Embassy of the Philippines in Oslo wishes to inform the Filipino community in Finland that a team from the Embassy will conduct a Consular Outreach Mission in Helsinki, Finland on 06-08 March 2020. When: 06-08 March 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Where: Hotel Helka, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23 , 00130 Helsinki, Finland IMPORTANT PASSPORT APPLICATIONS • The consular outreach mission for passport applications (first-time and renewal...
5 February, 2020 - 16:19
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia with the Hermanas from Horten, Fr Johan Dumandan and Mr Jun Solas, Chairman of the Sacred Heart Filipino Chaplaincy-- Our Lady of Mount Carmel Oslo 25 January 2020, Oslo- The Saturday afternoon saw a huge crowd of Filipinos shouting, singing and dancing with cries of “Pit Señor” Organized by the Sacred Heart Filipino Chaplaincy—Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Feast of Santo Niño 2020 (Sinulog) was an admirable...