Press Releases

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26 February, 2017 - 17:43
My warmest greetings to all the Filipinos around the world, as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the People Power Revolution. We Filipinos continue to demonstrate the same ideals of unity and patriotism that freed us from oppression 25 years ago. These values embody our determination to tackle the challenges of today. Thus, this celebration is not only a day to remember, but also a day to affirm our duty to our fellow Filipinos and... Continue reading→
29 November, 2016 - 15:20
Overseas Voter Registration for the 13 May 2019 Elections will begin on 1 December 2016 and end on 30 September 2018. Section 6 of the Resolution states that: "All citizens of the Philippines, who are at abroad or will be abroad during the thirty (30) day voting period, at least eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the elections and not otherwise disqualified by law, may register." Applicants can secure their Overseas Form No. 1 eit... Continue reading→
29 November, 2016 - 10:59
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo. Norway. through Department Order No. 03-08 dated 07 February 2008. intends to apply the sum of US Dollars Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred Forty Six (USD 13.846.00) (One Hundred Ten Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-Eight Norwegian Kroner Only, NOK 110,768.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC). to payments under the contract for the “Shipment of Household Goods and Personal Effects.“ Bids receive... Continue reading→
10 November, 2016 - 17:21
The Embassy of Sweden reopened its doors in Manila on November 08, envisioned to pave the way for renewed partnerships and open new avenues of cooperation and collaboration for Philippine-Swedish relations. The reopening was presided by the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg and Ambassador-designate Harald Fries. Minister Damberg was also accompanied by a business delegation led by the prominent Wallenberg gro... Continue reading→
2 October, 2016 - 17:38
Pursuant to COMELEC Resolution No. 10161, the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) hereby order the deactivation of registration records of overseas voters in in the Nordics for their failure to vote in the 2013 and 2016 National Elections. The lists of overseas voters in each Nordic country whose registration records will be deactivated are attached below. Continue reading→
25 August, 2016 - 17:56
On 20-21 August 2016, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo conducted a two-day consular outreach service in Copenhagen. Denmark. in cooperation with the Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Copenhagen under Mr. Poul Krogh. The three-member team from Oslo PE was composed of Collecting Officer and Attaché Asteria Aguilloso, Attaché Eva Margie G. San Miguel, and Attaché Loreto Riolada. The consular team processed two hundred seventy-two (272... Continue reading→
7 September, 2011 - 15:26
In view of the raising of alert level 3 (voluntary repatriation) for the entire Syria due to the security situation in the country and upon the instruction of President Benigno S. Aquino III for the full and effective implementation of the alert level, the DFA has implemented additional measures to ensure the safety and welfare of Filipinos there. Filipinos in Syria are enjoined to go home, and if they so decide, government will provide... Continue reading→
5 September, 2011 - 11:53
The Philippines recognizes the National Transitional Council as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people during this period of transition in the country and hopes that it will lead the country towards peace and stability. The Philippines and Libya share a history of excellent relations based on friendship, understanding, and mutual respect. The Philippines looks forward to working with the Libyan people in sustaining and enhan... Continue reading→
25 August, 2011 - 17:24
The Philippines welcomes the imminent resolution of the conflict in Libya. The Philippines supports a peaceful transition in Libya in order for normalcy to return to this country, and looks forward to working with the Libyan people in pursuing peace and stability. The Philippine Government thanks the Libyan people for keeping Filipinos and their families in Libya safe and for the hospitality extended to them throughout the conflict, inc... Continue reading→
9 August, 2011 - 02:05
Forum on "The Spratly Islands Issue: Perspective and Policy Responses" Ateneo De Manila University Department of Political Science 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., 05 August 2011 "Philippine Policy Response and Action" by Hon. Albert F. del Rosario, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Fr. JOSE M. CRUZ, S.J., Dean of the Ateneo's School of Social Sciences EMINENT PROFESSORS and MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY Distinguished CO-PANELISTS Guests, Dear Students, Lad... Continue reading→