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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.

23 October, 2017 - 16:50
On 13-15 October 2017, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo conducted a three-day consular outreach service in Reykjavik, Iceland, in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate headed by Ms. Maria Priscilla Zanoria, Consul, a.h., and the Filipino Community. The three-member team from Oslo PE was composed of Finance Officer Marcelo Cunanan, Administrative Officer Manuel S. Moran, Jr., and Attaché Eva Margie G. San Miguel. The consular team proc... Continue reading→
20 October, 2017 - 16:44
20 October 2017, Oslo – Senator Franklin Drilon heads to Oslo, Norway, after participating in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly held in St. Petersburg, Russia. During his brief stay in Norwegian capital, Senator Drilon, on a courtesy visit, met with MP Svein Roald Hansen of the Norwegian Parliament. MP Hansen was the Head of Delegation of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Parliamentary Committee that visited th... Continue reading→
9 October, 2017 - 17:55
Oslo, 7 October 2017 -- With the support of COMELEC, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo conducted an overseas voter registration and consular outreach mission in Torshavn, Faroe Islands. The consular team was composed of Third Secretary and Vice Consul Juan Paolo Alix, Attaché Asteria Aguilloso, and Attaché Loreto Riolada. The consular team processed ePassport applications and registered overseas voters as part of the Embassy's thrust of br... Continue reading→
9 October, 2017 - 16:56
5-6 October 2017, Copenhagen – After their stint in Sweden and Norway, Filipino SMEs completed exploring market opportunities in the Nordic region by holding meetings with potential buyers and distributors in Copenhagen, Denmark. The SMEs met with Mr. Jan Lundgren, CEO of Coop Trading A/S, a major supermarket conglomerate in Denmark. All the SMEs presented their products to Coop Trading’s procurement executives who were eager to see new... Continue reading→
6 October, 2017 - 14:31
On 29 September – 01 October 2017, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo conducted a three-day consular outreach service in Aarhus, Denmark, in cooperation with the Philippine Honorary Consulate headed by Mr. Henrik Essman Lindberg, Consul, a.h., and the Filipino Community led by Ms. Leovina Østergaard. The three-member team from Oslo PE was composed of Finance Officer Marcelo Cunanan, Attaché Eva Margie G. San Miguel, and Attaché Loreto Riola... Continue reading→
6 October, 2017 - 12:55
3 to 4 October 2017, Oslo. – Fresh from their visit to Sweden, Filipino SMEs continue to explore market opportunities in the Nordic region, this time, with company briefings and meetings with potential buyers, trading partners, and importers in Oslo, Norway. During the brief but productive two days in Oslo, selected SMEs learned about Norway’s market requirements and trends, as well as consumer behavior, through engagements with VIRKE,... Continue reading→
6 October, 2017 - 12:35
29 September – 2 October 2017, Stockholm - Ten Filipino SMEs specializing in a range of organic and innovatively processed food products from coconut , corn, cane (muscovado), banana and other Philippine fruits and nuts are hoping to break into the Swedish food market as they present their products to the major Swedish food wholesalers and retailers. In a market where other Asian food players from Thailand, Viet Nam and China dominate,... Continue reading→
4 October, 2017 - 15:54
CONSULAR OUTREACH IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND 13-15 OCTOBER 2017 The Embassy of the Philippines in Oslo is pleased to announce the conduct of a Consular Outreach in Reykjavik, Iceland. When : 13-15 October 2017 Where : Philippine Honorary Consulate Skogarsel 39, 109 Reykjavik, Iceland What : Consular Services Applications for Passport (Please click on the link below) : Passport Requirements Passport Application form (Fillable) Applications fo... Continue reading→
29 September, 2017 - 14:39
20 September 2017 - The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) approved on 07 July 2017 during its 71 st session the Philippine application for the designation of the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (TRNP-PSSA) with the adoption of the MEPC Resolution on the TRNP in the Sulu Sea PSSA. In adopting the resolution, MEPC 71 took note “of the ecologica... Continue reading→
1 September, 2017 - 14:46
Stockholm, 1 September 2017 – Excitement around the possibilities for Swedish businesses to profit from the rapidly developing region of Southeast Asia was palpable during a business and investment forum titled “Bridge to ASEAN” jointly organized by the ASEAN embassies and representations in the Swedish capital Stockholm and Business Sweden. The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, together with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Stoc... Continue reading→