Press Releases

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7 September, 2018 - 14:27
Photo credit: Marissa Aarnimetsä Helsinki, Finland, 26 August 2018 - Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended the 30th Anniversary celebrations of the Finnish-Philippine Association RY, on 26 August 2018, in Kauniainen, Finland. After the welcome remarks by incumbent President Ms. Aurora Jäntti, she introduced the founders of the Association led by Philippine Honorary Consul Teresita Ruutu. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia in her remarks...
7 September, 2018 - 10:32
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (left) presents the signed citation of the Order of Sikatuna, Grand Cross, with the rank of Datu, to Ambassador Førner (right) 17 August 2018, Oslo – Philippine Ambassador to Norway Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia presented the signed citation of the Order of Sikatuna, Grand Cross, with the rank of Datu, to former Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Erik Førner, on 16 August 2018. The Order of Sikatuna, Grand Cross,...
6 September, 2018 - 17:24
Photo credit: Shakira Flores Oslo, Norway, 23 AUGUST 2018 - Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia inducted the 2018 officers of Hiligaynon Association of Norway (HAN) on 23 August 2018. Ms. Rosalita Johansen, HAN's current President, will continue to lead the Association in showcasing the Hiligaynon traditions and assist their new Kasimanwas in Norway. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia encouraged the newly inducted officers to be partners of the...
5 September, 2018 - 17:53
Photo Credits: Apol Valderrama and Maria Elena P. Algabre OSLO, NORWAY - On the second day of the Philippine Flavors: A Culinary Tour with Margarita Forés, Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016, Chef Margarita Forés took over Mathallen Oslo and introduced the basics of Philippine cuisine to an enthusiastic audience. The event on 25 August 2018 was open to the public in one of Oslo’s favorite food halls. Chef Margarita and her team held two live...
29 August, 2018 - 10:34
OSLO, NORWAY - The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway, kicked off the 2018 Philippine Flavors: A Culinary Tour with Margarita Forés, Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016 , on August 24, 2018 at Mathallen (Food Hall), Oslo. Chef Margarita Forés and her team prepared a 5-course menu for invited guests, including chefs, restaurateurs, food bloggers, the diplomatic corps, government officials, foodies, and friends of the Embassy. Ambassador Jocelyn...
25 August, 2018 - 17:11
(L-R) Norwegian State Secretary Marianne Hagen, Singapore-Norway Chamber of Commerce Chairman Erik Borgen, and Philippine Ambassador to Norway Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia during the ASEAN Business Reception Oslo, 22 August 2018 – Philippine Ambassador to Norway Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia feted ASEAN’s economic integration efforts and relations with Norway in her welcome remarks on behalf of the ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO) during the ASEAN...
29 June, 2018 - 15:49
Secretary Dureza updated the Filipino community in Oslo on the various peace projects of OPAPP 22 June 2018, Oslo – Fresh from his participation in the Oslo Forum 2018, Philippine Presidential Adviser to the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza had a town hall meeting with the Filipino community in Oslo, which was held at the Philippine Embassy, on 21 June 2018. Secretary Dureza provided an overview of the status of the ongoing peace...
28 June, 2018 - 14:30
21 June 2018, Oslo – Philippine Presidential Adviser to the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus Dureza and Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide both expressed commitment to the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF). Secretary Dureza thanked Foreign Minister Søreide for Norway’s support, resilience, and patience in facilitating the peace talks. He emphasized Norway...
25 June, 2018 - 11:28
Aside from Philippine kundiman songs, Dr. Sunico performed pieces of Norwegian pianist Edvard Grieg 18 June 2018, Oslo – In celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence and 70th Anniversary of the establishment of Philippine-Norway diplomatic relations, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo presented internationally-acclaimed pianist Dr. Raul Sunico in a concert held at Oslo Concert Hall, on 15 June 2018....
22 June, 2018 - 17:05
Oslo, 09 Jun 2018 - Filcom Norway and New Filipino Working Group (NFWG), the two umbrella organizations of Filipino community in Norway, hosted Fiesta Filipino 2018 to celebrate the 120th Philippine Independence Day at Youngstorget, Oslo. Numerous Filipino organizations such as ASOR Active Service Omsorg Rekruttering, Drammen Filipino Dance Group, Hiligaynon Association of Norway, Jesus is Lord (JIL), Norway Chapter, Couples for Christ,...