Press Releases

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4 October, 2018 - 10:48
The Embassy team registers an overseas voter in Bergen before the 30 September 2018 deadline (Photo: Jahzeel Abihail G. Cruz) The Philippine Embassy in Norway conducted a consular outreach mission in Bergen, Norway, on 29 September 2018. The team extended more than 50 passport and civil registry services during the outreach. More than 30 Filipinos also registered to vote in the 2019 National Elections, a day before the deadline for...
3 October, 2018 - 10:39
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (center) with officials of the Finland Ministry for Foreign Affairs Director General Lähdevirta (left) and Mr. Anssi Kullberg, Desk Officer, Unit for Eastern Asia and Oceania (right) 25 September 2018, Helsinki – Philippine Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia met with officials of the Finland Ministry for Foreign Affairs to discuss Philippine-Finland bilateral relations. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia had an engaging...
25 September, 2018 - 13:26
Dr. Aladdin D. Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Community (4th from left), and Mr. Chittipat Tongprasroeth, Deputy Director-General of the Department of ASEAN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand (2nd from left), with the ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO) ambassadors (Photo credit: Christiansen D. Cabahug) Oslo, 19 September 2018 – The ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO) held a business seminar at the Norwegian...
20 September, 2018 - 11:31
Photos by Henrik Queckfeldt and Rowena Garcia Malmö, Sweden – Two powerhouse chefs, Philippines’ Margarita Forés and Sweden’s Titti Qvarnström, ended the four-city Philippine Flavors: A Culinary Tour with Margarita Forés , Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016, with a big bang. Chef Margarita, named Asia’s Best Female Chef by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, and Chef Titti, the first woman in the Nordic edition of the Michelin to win a star in 2015,...
20 September, 2018 - 11:20
Photos by Joel Bagon and Maria Elena P. Algabre Stockholm, 4 September 2018 -- Chefs from Stockholm’s top 10 restaurants, notably Michelin-starred Chef Magnus Ek of Oaxen Slip & Krog and Chef Rodrigo Perez of Ekstedt, graced the interactive dinner of Chef Margarita Forés on 4 September 2018. The event was held at prominent Pontus Frithiof Atelier 23, which is owned by multi-awarded Chef and Entrepreneur Pontus Frithiof, with his group...
20 September, 2018 - 10:39
Photo by Joe Mortensen Copenhagen, Denmark – The Copenhagen leg of Philippine Flavors: A Culinary Tour with Margarita Forés , Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016 saw chefs, food writers and food bloggers savouring Chef Margarita’s aperitifs and five-course menu. Held at the Copenhagen Cooking Class on 28 August 2018, the lunch event started with a pass-around of barquillos with chive mousse and chicharon with garlic mousse, accompanied by a...
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...