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Below is a collection of press releases issued by the Embassy of the Philippines. We do require that you inform us if you are planning to use these articles. These are available at your disposal subject to our copyright policy.

5 December, 2017 - 15:01
Oslo, 11 November 2017-- Nearly fifty Filipino Au Pairs attended the Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar on 11 November 2017 hosted by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway. The Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar was aimed at continuing the Philippine Government’s measures in promoting the welfare of Filipino Au Pairs. With speakers and panelists from the Embassy, the Norwegian Directorate for Immigration (UDI), Caritas Au Pair Center in Os... Continue reading→
5 December, 2017 - 14:45
13 November 2017 – Filipino organization Bayanihan den filippinske forening i Grenland (“Bayanihan”) celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a Cultural Night, on 4 November 2017, in Skien, Norway. The Bayanihan organization is composed of Filipinos who have found their second homes in the district of Grenland, Telemark, Norway. Aside from the presentation of Philippine dances, specifically curated to highlight the spirit of bayanihan among... Continue reading→
5 December, 2017 - 13:57
30 October 2017 – Filipino organization Hawak Kamay Bergen proudly showcased the rich culture and immense talent of Filipinos with ‘A Cultural Journey to the Philippines’, held on 29 October 2017 at the Fana Kulturhus, Bergen, Norway. Established in 2012, Hawak Kamay Bergen (HKB) is a non-profit organization based in Bergen, Norway, which aims to help fellow Filipinos in the Philippines have a "quality life." HKB organizes cultural pres... Continue reading→
15 November, 2017 - 17:28
5 November 2017, Malmö, Sweden – The World Maritime University (WMU) held the graduation ceremony for its class of 2017 which includes a record seventeen (17) Filipinos. This is the biggest group of Filipinos to graduate from WMU in an academic year and is the largest group of graduates from one country to have completed their post graduate degrees from the Malmö campus of the WMU. Out of the seventeen Filipino graduates, seven were wom... Continue reading→
15 November, 2017 - 17:12
28 October 2017 – The Philippine Embassy in Oslo joined the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Filipino Association in Rogaland (F.A.R.) in Stavanger, Norway. The Philippine Embassy was represented by Chargé d´Affaires, a.i. (CDA) Maria Elena Algabre, Third Secretary and Vice Consul Christiansen Cabahug, and Philippine Honorary Consul in Stavanger Renee Ikdal. Established in 1987, F.A.R. aims to connect Filipinos in Rogaland, a... Continue reading→
15 November, 2017 - 17:03
28 October 2017, Stavanger, Norway – The Philippine Embassy in Oslo met with top chefs Christian Andre Pettersen and Roger Asakil Joya, and restaurateur and food writer Jacqueline Chio-Lauri, to explore opportunities for the promotion of Philippine cuisine in Norway. Chef Christian Andre Pettersen, whose mother is from Cebu, is Norway's candidate to the prestigious Bocuse d'Or, one of the world's most difficult cooking competitions, whi... Continue reading→
29 October, 2017 - 16:04
2018 Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Examinations 26 October 2017 - The Board of Foreign Service Examinations announces the holding of the 2018 Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Examinations to recruit candidates for appointment to the position of Foreign Service Officer, Class IV. From 16 October until 01 December 2017, interested applicants shall submit in person their duly accomplished application forms and documentary requirements at any... Continue reading→
27 October, 2017 - 11:18
Consular Outreach In Nuuk, Greenland 10-12 November 2017 The Embassy of the Philippines in Oslo is pleased to announce the conduct of a Consular Outreach in Nuuk, Greenaland. When : 10-12 November 2017 Where : Cafe Wok Office Aquinersuaq 9 3900 Nuuk, Greenland Time : 9: 00 - 16:00 IMPORTANT The consular outreach service is strictly by on-line schedule only. The on-line schedule is free . Only the first 100 passport applicants with compl... Continue reading→
26 October, 2017 - 11:45
25 October 2017 PASAY CITY — The Department of Foreign Affairs issued today Department Order No. 010-2017 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10928 (2017), otherwise known as “An Act Extending the Validity of Philippine Passports,” which was enacted on 02 August 2017. Under the IRR, no changes will be made on the current passport except for the ten-year validity period, for those issued to Filipinos 18 ye... Continue reading→
23 October, 2017 - 17:51
Helsinki, 19-21 October 2017 --- After attending the 13th Interparliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly held in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Deputy Speaker Pilar Juliana “Pia” Cayetano proceeded to Helsinki to meet with Finnish education officials. Known for her education advocacy, Deputy Speaker Cayetano met with Mr. Ilkka Turunen, Special Government Advisor, at the Ministry of Education and Culture, who gave an overview of the guiding principles... Continue reading→