Press Releases

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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.

24 July, 2017 - 10:59
A hearing will be held on 31 July 2017 at 4:00 pm for the Overseas Voting Registration Applicants for the Registration Period of 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017. The hearing will be held at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo to determine if those who are registered to vote and is open to all Filipino Citizens. Any objections to the names on the list may be filed at the Embassy 7 days before the hearing. Only objections on valid grounds will be... Continue reading→
4 July, 2017 - 11:29
Following the country’s inaugural participation in 2016, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, announces the Open Call for Curatorial Proposals for the Philippine participation at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, initiated by la Fondazione la Biennale di Venezia . The search is spearheaded by the NCCA through th... Continue reading→
24 June, 2017 - 18:28
In order to suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety it is necessary to declare Martial Law in the entire island of Mindanao including Sulu, Jolo and Tawi-Tawi for a maximum of 60 days. The Philippine Government is in full control, and fully aware that the Maute Group / ISIS groups have the capability (although limited) to disturb the peace; they have shown no hesitation in causing havoc, taking innocent lives and d... 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 - 10:57
The Philippine Delegation presenting the country’s Game Development Industry to the officials of IO Interactive A/S The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) and the Philippine Trade & Investments Center in Stockholm (PTIC Stockholm) in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway, held the 2017 Investment Promotion Roadshow in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Philippine Delegation presentation highlighted the Philippines as an ideal... Continue reading→
15 June, 2017 - 09:54
Newly appointed Philippine Honorary Consul General in Helsinki, Finland, Mr. Jyrki Kupila, takes his Oath of Office before the Philippine Embassy’s Minister and Consul Marie Yvette Banzon Abalos on Friday, 9th of June. Mr. Kupila will head the Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Helsinki until April 2020. Continue reading→
9 June, 2017 - 18:03
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, in cooperation with the ASEAN Embassies in Oslo Norway (Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam), participated in the Oslo Språk og Kultur Festivalen (Oslo Language and Culture Festival) on Saturday, 20 May 2017 at the Rådhusplassen. The event was open to all Embassies that wanted to display their heritage at the city center. The event’s target demographic was Oslo residents who were interested in lear... Continue reading→
30 May, 2017 - 16:14
During a trip to Finland on 19-21 May, Philippine Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol sought to advance the Philippine government’s strategy towards productive and sustainable agriculture, benefiting in particular this time, Mindanao’s rubber farmers and farmers around critical river basins in the country. The agriculture secretary announced in Helsinki that the government is poised to sign an agreement later this year with Finnish... Continue reading→