Press Releases

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7 January, 2022 - 13:44
A new law that would further open up the Philippine retail trade sector to more foreign trade businesses by lowering their required capital was recently enacted in the Philippines. Republic Act (RA) 11595, which amends RA 8762, also known as the Retail Liberalization Act of 2000, was signed into law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 10 December 2021. Under the law, a foreign retailer shall have a minimum paid-up capital of PHP25...
30 December, 2021 - 07:55
PHILIPPINE EMBASSY CELEBRATES RIZAL'S MARTYRDOM The Philippine Embassy in Oslo observed Rizal Day this year with a heartfelt commemoration of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal, and the meaning of his many achievements for our country and our people, especially our youth. The commemoration started with the opening prayer led by a young lady, Ms. Ghail Rafol. The millennials were the main performers of the ceremony, with nine-year old...
26 December, 2021 - 16:10
Philippine Embassy Conducts Pamaskong Handog 2021 Christmas amidst the pandemic brings a golden opportunity instead of a challenge. In this joyous season, the Filipino community comes together in the spirit of mutual care and concern, especially as Filipinos in Norway are far from home. Thus on 22 December, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, under the leadership of the newly arrived Ambassador, Enrico T. Fos, conducted Pamaskong Handog...
20 December, 2021 - 17:49
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17 December, 2021 - 16:32
The Philippine Chancery was especially beautiful and aglow this Christmas with the installation of colorful capiz lanterns. The Christmas parol enhanced the chancery facade with its iconic Filipino Christmas symbol and showcases the warmth of Filipino goodwill during the Christmas season. The Embassy thanks the Tourism Off ice of the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, for donating to the Embassy these beautiful Philippine Christmas...
17 December, 2021 - 12:55
Community leaders of Filipino organizations in Oslo had a warm and cordial meeting with newly accredited Philippine Ambassador to Norway Enrico T. Fos at the Embassy on 13 December 2021. The Filcom leaders came from different associations, which include Mekeni Norway, Filcom Norway, Philippine Senior Association in Oslo, Hiligaynon Association in Norway, and Sacred Heart Filipino Chaplaincy in Oslo. Ambassador Fos praised the Filipino...
17 December, 2021 - 09:40
Despite the pandemic and following all precautions, the Philippine embassy sponsored the first Mass of the Simbang Gabi, for the Filipino community at the St. Joseph Church in Oslo on 15 December. The Mass was organized with the Sacred Heart Chaplaincy in Oslo, a church based organization with membership from all professions and age groups of Filipinos in Norway, which helps Filipinos in need. The celebration of the Simbang Gabi is an...
29 November, 2021 - 16:36
PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR TO NORWAY ENRICO T. FOS RECEIVES A SECOND GAWAD MABINI (DAKILANG KAMANONG) FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR TO NORWAY ENRICO T. FOS recently received another Gawad Mabini Award as Dakilang Kamanong for distinguished service from the President, in ceremonies beamed online from the Office of the President in Manila to the Philippine Embassy in Oslo. The award is Ambassador Fos’ second and was given for...
29 November, 2021 - 11:54
AMBASSADOR FOS MEETS WITH HILIGAYNON ASSOCIATION IN NORWAY A week after his arrival in Oslo and assumption of his new role as the country’s envoy, Ambassador Enrico T. Fos recently met with officers and members of Hiligaynon Association in Norway (HAN) led by HAN President Rosa Bollos Johansen, in Oslo. The meeting coincided with the group’s Christmas party. It signified a new phase of cooperation and mutual support between the...