Community News

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...
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...
2 April, 2020 - 17:09
Dear Kababayans, The past few weeks have been trying times not only for us here in Norway, but also for our countrymen back home and for the rest of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives. All of us are faced with great odds in the battle against this virus. The report of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health issued on 02 April 2020 indicated that thirty-four (34) individuals who have been tested...
17 February, 2020 - 13:33
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 pandemic afflicting countries across the globe, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) would like to inform the public that the submission of nominations to the 2020 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organization Overseas (PAFIOO) has been extended from 31 July 2020 to 31 December 2020. For updates: visit: www.presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph . The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway would like to...
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...
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...
4 February, 2020 - 17:20
Ms. Karin Ellis explains the cultural traits of Norwegians which may be different from other Scandinavians and those of Filipinos. 1 February 2020 – Filipino professionals in Norway and personnel of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo kicked off the first day of February with an engaging seminar titled Working with Scandinavians. Held at the Embassy premises, the seminar was conducted by Ms. Karin Ellis who is the published author of the...
13 January, 2020 - 16:15
Ms. Hege Nohr Kristoffersen, Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), discusses changes to Norway’s citizenship rules during the seminar 10 January 2020 – In view of changes to Norway's Citizenship Act allowing Norwegians to hold other citizenships effective 01 January 2020, the Embassy, in cooperation with the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), conducted a Seminar on Dual Citizenship for Filipinos...
2 January, 2020 - 10:04
Philippine Embassy in Oslo personnel headed by Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended the New Year Day Mass at St. Olav’s Cathedral on the First Day of January 2020. Father Pål Bratbak officiated the Mass with the participation of the Filipino community in the liturgy. The all Filipino choir sang songs of praise. The Ambassador and Staff exchanged New Year greetings with the Filipino Community who were encouraged to continue working...