Philippine Embassy Newsroom

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21 October, 2020 - 16:35
The Embassy hereby provides the following reference for all Philippine travel restrictions and visa rules in effect for foreigners intending to travel to the Philippines as of 16 October 2020. I. GENERAL RULE ON ENTRY OF FOREIGNERS TO THE PHILIPPINES As a general rule, foreigners are still not allowed to travel to or enter the Philippines at this time. The visa-free entry for certain foreigners and the visa-free balikbayan privilege for...
19 October, 2020 - 17:05
The Embassy hereby informs the public of the announcement by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) that it will no longer receive specimens for COVID-19 testing chargeable to PhilHealth for repatriates and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) effective 14 October 2020. The Philippine government is looking to tap government-run laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests previously performed by the PRC. Repatriates and returning OFWs should...
9 October, 2020 - 14:39
The Embassy will be CLOSED on • Monday, 02 November 2020 , Special Non-Working Holiday (Philippine holiday) • Monday, 30 November 2020 , Bonifacio Day (Philippine holiday) Regular office hours will resume on the next working day. In case of emergency, the Embassy’s duty officer may be reached at +47 950 01 072 .
5 October, 2020 - 15:22
(Left) Ms. Joji Bautista Pantoja, photo taken from Coffee for Peace, Incorporated website, (right) Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and Embassy officers during the online meeting with Ms. Pantoja 23 September 202 0 – The idea began when we noticed that people talked and listened more over coffee. Walang nag-aaway kapag may kape , shared Ms. Felicitas “Joji” Bautista Pantoja. Ms. Joji Pantoja has recently been recognized as one of the three...
5 October, 2020 - 12:44
A hearing will be held on 19 October 2020 at 10:00 a.m. for overseas voting registration applicants for the registration period of 01 July to 30 September 2020. The hearing will be held at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway to determine if those who are registered are eligible to vote. Any objections to the names on the list may be filed at the Embassy 7 days before the hearing. Only objections on valid grounds will be entertained....
23 September, 2020 - 10:55
The Philippine Embassy in Norway joins the Filipino community in Stavanger, Norway in mourning the passing of Ms. Renee Ikdal, Philippine Honorary Consul, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Ms. Ikdal was a Certified Public Accountant with over 40 years of work experience in various Norwegian companies. She served ably as the Philippine Honorary Consul in Stavanger since 2011, aided by her experience as a former President of the Filipino...
4 September, 2020 - 17:09
(left) Ambassador Batoon-Garcia with David Nikel (right) Screenshot taken from the Life in Norway website 04 September 202 0 – The 400-kilometer distance between Oslo and Trondheim did not stop Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Mr. David Nikel of the ‘Life in Norway’ website from having a friendly chat via Skype. Aside from talking about the Philippines including its world-renowned beaches and other tourist spots, culture, and people...
3 September, 2020 - 15:51
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and Mr. Noceda of NordicPinoy 01 August 202 0 – With the beautiful city of Oslo as their background, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Mr. John Noceda of the NordicPinoy YouTube channel, talked about the similarities of Norway and the Philippines including the values and traits that Filipinos and Norwegians share. During the interview, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia compared certain landmarks in the cities of Oslo...