Press Releases

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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...
1 September, 2020 - 16:37
Photo of the Deichman Bjørvika library located at Anne-Cath, Vestlys Plass 1, 0150 Oslo (Photo by Eva Margie San Miguel) 28 August 2020 - To mark the Philippine celebration of the National Language Month (Buwan ng Wika) and the National History Month (Buwan ng Kasaysayan), the Philippine Embassy in Oslo donated seventy-four (74) books on Philippine culture, history, language, and tourism, and four (4) CDs on Philippine culture and music...
28 August, 2020 - 16:48
Ambassador Garcia, DCM Algabre and the crew of Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen during the virtual meeting. (Photo credit for the 2nd picture: Stephen Cataluña) 24 August 2020. Oslo, Norway. The Philippine Embassy had an interactive dialogue with the Filipino crew of Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen presently docked in Tromsø, Norway. Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Maria Elena P. Algabre and Vice...
20 August, 2020 - 16:04
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed warm greetings as she signed the book of greetings for Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway 19 August 2020 – On the occasion of the birthday of Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia signed the royal book of greetings at the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway. In her message, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed her well wishes for...
17 August, 2020 - 15:52
Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam with Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia at the Philippine Embassy Oslo, Norway, 14 August 2020 - Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia received Mr. Daniel Skjeldam, Chief Executive Officer of Hurtigruten Cruises at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo and discussed the issues and concerns of the COVID 19 outbreak on board the MS Roald Amundsen . Mr. Skjeldam briefed the Embassy on the outbreak, the measures being...
3 July, 2020 - 16:24
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed warm greetings as she signed the book of greetings for Her Majesty the Queen Sonja of Norway 3 July 2020 – On the occasion of the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Sonja of Norway, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia signed the royal book of greetings at the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway. In her message, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed her well wishes for Her Majesty the Queen Sonja of Norway, including...