Philippine Embassy Newsroom

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16 April, 2020 - 11:07
The Embassy hereby informs the public that, pursuant to the Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force for Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) Resolution No. 23 dated 13 April 2020, a ll overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returning to the Philippines, whether sea-based or land-based, are now required to undergo a 14-day facility quarantine upon arrival in the country . All arrangements regarding the mandatory 14-day facility...
14 April, 2020 - 18:37
The Embassy wishes to share the following information on the provision of the one-time “Abot-Kamay ang Pagtulong” (AKAP) financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-London for overseas Filipino workers in Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden who were displaced due to COVID-19: The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has released the...
9 April, 2020 - 09:04
The Embassy recognizes Norway’ s successful efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country and looks forward to the gradual lifting of related restriction s in the coming weeks. Full details of the Norwegian Government’s announcement are available here: https://www.regjeringen. no/en/aktuelt/norway-to-lift- covid-19-restrictions- gradually-and-cautiously/ id2697060/ . In view of the above, the Philippine Embassy is pleased to...
8 April, 2020 - 17:49
As part of the Philippine Government’s continuing efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has approved the extension of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine until 30 April 2020. Please refer to the following link for the details on the announcement: https://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/president-duterte-govt-inclined-to-extend-quarantine-until-april-30/ Details of the measures...
7 April, 2020 - 13:16
The Philippine Embassy in Norway hereby informs the public that Honorary Consul General Jyrki Kupila and Honorary Consul Teresita Z. Ruutu of the Philippine Consulate General in Helsinki, Finland, conclude their terms of duty on 11 and 10 April 2020, respectively. We thank Mr. Kupila and Ms. Ruutu for their invaluable service as Philippine Honorary Consular Officers. A new Honorary Consul will be designated shortly. In the meantime,...
5 April, 2020 - 20:16
The Embassy informs the public that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued Governing Board Resolution No. 09 mandating the temporary suspension of overseas deployment of all health care workers until the national state of emergency in the Philippines to address the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted and until COVID-19-related travel restrictions are lifted in destination countries. The complete POEA Governing Board...
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...
26 March, 2020 - 17:07
The Philippine Embassy thanks the Filipino community for abiding by the emergency measures of the Philippine and Norwegian governments in order to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. The Embassy commends our Kababayans who have responded or intend to respond positively to the call of Norwegian authorities for persons with background in healthcare to register and voluntarily assist in hospitals and COVID-19 testing centers. In this regard, the...
25 March, 2020 - 12:06
The Embassy informs the public that Norway has extended its emergency measures to combat the COVID-19 outbreak until 13 April 2020. Details about the announcement from the Norwegian Government are available here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/coronavirus-measures-to-continue/id2694682/ In this regard, the Embassy’s SUSPENSION OF ALL CONSULAR SERVICES HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY, 13 APRIL 2020 . The Embassy will remain closed...