Community News

28 June, 2017 - 08:47
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo´s Chargé d´Affaires, ad interim, Ms. Mariel P. Algabre has met with some Filipino community leaders in Stockholm during the former´s official visit in Sweden on 27 June 2017. Aside from attending official meeting with officials of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and trade-related engagements with Swedish business groups, the meeting with some Philcom leaders provided an opportunity for CDA Algabr... Continue reading→
22 June, 2017 - 14:27
The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) is pleased to inform everyone that the nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards are now open. These awards were conceived in 2011 by the CFO and the Inter-Agency Committee for the December Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines. They aim to recognize the significant role of the media in the promotion of the advocacy o... Continue reading→
19 June, 2017 - 13:44
Filcom Norway, the federation of Filipino organizations and businesses in Norway, hosted Fiesta Filipino, the celebration of Philippine Independence Day in Oslo at Youngstorget. Youngstorget is a major plaza in the city center of Oslo. Celebrating with Filcom Norway and the Philippine Embassy in Oslo were numerous Filipino communities namely, Igorot Norway, Ilocano Association, Triskelion Norway International Council, Bayanihan Greenlan... Continue reading→
16 June, 2017 - 14:41
On the occasion of the 119th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence 12 June 2017, Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Peter Schramm Cayetano send his message. He mentions on his message that the Department of Foreign Affairs will build, bridge and build so that the economic and infrastructure clusters of the Philippine Cabinet can Build Build and Build . He encourages to show the world that we are friends an... Continue reading→
15 June, 2017 - 08:06
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo and the Filipino Community in Stavanger, Norway celebrated the 119th Philippine Independence Day on 10 June 2017 at Bjergstedparken, Stavanger, Norway. Organized by the Filipino Community and Honorary Consul Renee Ikdal, the event was attended by Stavanger Deputy Mayor Bjorg Tysdal Moe, Chargé d'Affaires Maria Elena Algabre, and Third Secretary and Vice Consul Christiansen Cabahug. The booth of the Philipp... Continue reading→
13 June, 2017 - 17:49
The Philippine Embassy’s Minister and Consul Marie Yvette Banzon Abalos and Philippine Honorary Consul in Helsinki Teresita Zurbano-Ruutu lead in the ceremonial cake-cutting during the Philippine Independence Day event organized by Filipinos in various parts of Finland. Titled “Pagtitipon”, the event was held on 10 June in the city of Lahti, northeast of the capital Helsinki. Continue reading→
23 May, 2017 - 16:21
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22 May, 2017 - 08:55
On 20 and 21 May 2017, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo conducted a two-day consular outreach service in Sweden, in cooperation with the Filipino Community, led by Ms. Zenaida Abbaspour, in Hallunda, Sweden. The four-member team from Oslo PE was composed of Finance Officer Marcelo Cunanan, Administrative Officer Samuel Fesalbon, Attache Eva Margie G. San Miguel, and Attache Loreto Riolada. The consular team processed ePassport application... Continue reading→
5 May, 2017 - 19:49
Chargé d'affaires Maria Elena P. Algabre met with Filipino Community leaders during the informal spring gathering organized by the Embassy. The gathering provided an opportunity for CDA Algabre to reiterate the Embassy's commitment to enhance its partnership with the Filipino community. The Filipino leaders took the opportunity to inform the Embassy of their advocacies and projects including activities for the 119th Anniversary of Phili... Continue reading→
12 April, 2017 - 11:12
Good news for all Filipino Centenarians (100 years old and up) living overseas– you may now apply for your cash incentive worth Php 100,000 from the Philippine government at the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) recently approved on March 9, 2017 the Availment of Awards and Incentives for Overseas Filipino Centenarians Guidelines, after the passage of Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarian A... Continue reading→