Press Releases

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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→
19 May, 2017 - 16:40
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano receives the Department of Foreign Affairs’ flag from the Acting Secretary and Undersecretary for Policy Enrique A. Manalo at the Office of the Secretary Conference Room today, May 19, 2017. Secretary Cayetano was warmly received by the members of the Philippine Foreign Service following his morning visit to the DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs. 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→
19 April, 2017 - 17:04
The ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO) met with Norway Foreign Minister Børge Brende on 19 April 2017 at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Myanmar Ambassador Maw Maw, as Chair of ACO, led the ACO delegation, which was composed of the Ambassadors of Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, and the Chargé d’Affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Maria Elena P. Algabre. The Meeting secured Norway’s support for ACO’s initiatives in celebra... Continue reading→
12 April, 2017 - 16:38
A hearing will be held on 24 April 2017 at 4:00 pm for the Overseas Absentee Voting Registration Applicants for the Registration Period of December 2016 to March 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 ground... 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→
11 April, 2017 - 10:19
Kaugnay sa mga nakalulungkot na kaganapan sa Stockholm noong Biyemes at sa Grønland sa Oslo noong Sabado ng gabi, ang lahat ay pinapaalalahanan na palaging maging maingat, alerto, kalmado at mapagmatyag sa kanyang paligid. Ayon sa mga alagad ng batas dito, may banta ng panganib sa bansang ito katulad ng mga nangyari nitong mga nakaraang araw sa ibang panig ng Yuropa. Ayon sa pulis, ang panganib na ito ay maaaring mangyari sa Ioob ng wal... Continue reading→
7 April, 2017 - 08:55
Statement The Philippines condemns the horrific terrorist attack on civilians that took place in the heart of the Swedish capital. This attack in Sweden is also an attack that touches the rest of the international community, as it is a heinous affront to peace, human dignity and democracy. The Philippines expresses its solidarity with Sweden at its difficult moment, especially with the families and beloved of the victims. Advisory Our t... Continue reading→
6 March, 2017 - 17:30
We wish to inform the Filipino Community in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden of the attached 2016 Revised Rules of Procedure for Small Claims Cases (A.M. No. 08-8-7-SC), which increased from Php100,000 to Php200,000, exclusive of interest and costs, the amount or value of the claim falling within the jurisdiction of small claims courts effective 01 February 2016. Section 5 of the Revised Rules, on applicability, states that... Continue reading→
26 February, 2017 - 17:45
The shining example of the Philippines' EDSA People Power Revolution inspires all nations yearning for freedom everywhere. As Time Magazine said in its 1987 edition naming the late former President Cory Aquino Woman of the Year: " By reviving the promise of democracy without bloodshed, all too rare in the past, the Philippine revolution also held up a candle of hope in some of the world's darker corners." Indeed, the wave of democracy g... Continue reading→