Press Releases

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31 October, 2018 - 18:48
(L to R) Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Ambassador Shukria Barakzai Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Norway and Mr. Anders Stenersen of Caritas Norway. Oslo, Norway- The International Organization for Migration-Norway and the Norwegian Directorate for Immigration (UDI) lauded the Assistance to Nationals Program of the Philippines through the Philippine Embassy in Norway in a Seminar on Assisted Voluntary Return...
29 October, 2018 - 09:01
Senator Recto explains the HEARTS program of his advocacy and legislative agenda, which stands for Health, Education, Agriculture, Roads, Tourism and Security. Oslo, 30 October 2018 – Senate President Pro Tempore, Senator Ralph G. Recto met with the Filipino community in Norway on October 27, 2018, at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo. The event was attended by members of various Filipino organizations in Norway. During her welcome remarks...
29 October, 2018 - 08:50
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto and Philippine Ambassador to Denmark Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia (1st row, 3rd and 2nd from left, respectively) with Søren Espersen, Magni Arge (1st row, 4th and 5th from left, respectively) Henrik Dahl and Michael Aastrup Jensen (2nd row, 3rd and 4th from left, respectively) Chairman and members, respectively, of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Danish Parliament (Folketing) Copenhagen, 25...
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...