Philippine Embassy Newsroom

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1 October, 2019 - 11:54
30 September 2019, Kristiansand, Norway – The Philippine Embassy held an Information Briefing on the Embassy’s Services and Legal Aid for the Filipino community in Kristiansand, on 28 September 2019. With the assistance of the Filipino community in Kristiansand, the Embassy conducted an engaging dialogue with the Filipinos who attended the event, including health professionals, au pairs, and Filipino women married to Norwegians. Aside...
1 October, 2019 - 11:46
30 September 2019, Kristiansand – The Philippine Embassy in Norway conducted a consular outreach mission in Kristiansand, Norway, on 28 September 2019. The outreach was the first time that a consular mission was held in Kristiansand, a city located in southern Norway. The consular team extended consular services including passport renewal, civil registry, and authentication of documents. END The consular team served Filipinos from...
30 September, 2019 - 16:41
Today there are more than 25,000 Filipino seafarers on board Norwegian owned or operated vessels. Thousands of them were trained by the Norwegian Training Center in Manila during the last two decades. To see the facilities of the Center, Philippine Ambassador to Norway, Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, visited the Center on 30 September 2019 and met with its Managing Director, Atty. Erland Grimstad. He explained that the mission of the Center is...
30 September, 2019 - 10:47
The Embassy announces that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has issued instructions for the return of unclaimed voter’s IDs to COMELEC in the Philippines for storage purposes. As such, the Embassy wishes to issue a last call for voters registered in the Nordic region (Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden) from 2011 to 2015 to claim their voter’s IDs from the Embassy . Those wishing to claim their IDs must email helpdesk...
27 September, 2019 - 16:37
On 27 September 2019, Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator, Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson briefed Philippine Ambassador to Norway, Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, on the progress of the Philippine’s compliance with the observations made during the past International Maritime Organization Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) audits. He said that the Philippines will be ready by the 2020 IMSAS audit, which will ensure that Filipino...
26 September, 2019 - 11:21
UPDATE: The venue for the outreach will be the Scandic Winn, Norra Strandgatan 9-11, 652 24 Karlstad, Sweden . Please ask the hotel reception on the day of the outreach for the exact room at the hotel. The Embassy of the Philippines in Oslo wishes to inform the Filipino community in Sweden that a team from the Embassy will conduct a Consular Outreach Mission in Karlstad, Sweden on 19-20 October 2019. The Embassy will also be conducting...
26 September, 2019 - 11:17
Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Chairman Teofilo Pilando welcomed Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia to his office, on 26 September 2019, to brief her on the mission and goals of the Commission. They also discussed areas of mutual concern, including promotion of the welfare of medical personnel in the countries where the Ambassador is accredited: Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Chairman Pilando gave examples of innovations...
22 September, 2019 - 10:15
21 September 2019 - The Philippine Embassy in Norway joined Mekeni Norway’s event for a cause, held at Bekkelaget Menighetssenter, Sandstuveien 15, 1178, Oslo. Mekeni Norway’s main aim is to raise funds for its charity projects in the Philippines, and if the necessity arises, for our kababayans in Oslo. It was an evening of music, laughter and delicious Filipino food. The event got even more interesting with its theme of "Ascot", with...
17 September, 2019 - 10:47
The Board of Foreign Service Examinations (BFSE) of the Department of Foreign Affairs announces the holding of the 2020 Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Examinations to recruit candidates for appointment to the position of Foreign Service Officer, Class IV. Interested applicants shall submit in person their duly accomplished application forms and documentary requirements at any Consular Office, Philippine Embassy or Consulate General...