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.

15 March, 2011 - 15:59
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today appealed for the understanding of the travelling public, particularly those in the provinces, as it announced that the delay in passport releases could last for a few more weeks as a result of technical concerns and the surge in the demand for the ePassport. The delays, which started in February, have affected primarily applicants in the 19 Regional Consular Offices Nationwide and Foreign Se... Continue reading→
4 March, 2011 - 15:49
Philippine Embassy officers and staff, together with some members of the Filipino community, commemorated the 25th Anniversary of EDSA People Power at the Embassy premises by holding a flag raising ceremony, a day-long film showing, and a simple Filipino breakfast feast last 25 February 2011. Chargé d’Affaires Evelyn Austria D. Garcia led the celebration and read the message of President Benigno S. Aquino III to those present while Thir... Continue reading→
3 March, 2011 - 10:47
In view of the escalating violence and widespread insecurity in Libya, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued this advisory to the families of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Libya. Please be guided accordingly. Scan of Advisory Continue reading→
7 February, 2011 - 10:40
The first round of negotiations for a Social Security Agreement (SSA) between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Denmark was concluded successfully, a half-day earlier than previously scheduled, on 01 February 2011, with both parties agreeing to meet in Manila at the soonest time possible in order to finalize and sign the much-awaited agreement. The Philippine Delegation (PhilDel), headed by Philippine Social Security Sy... Continue reading→
26 January, 2011 - 12:35
Filipina Curator Joselina Cruz’s work, "Roving Eye: Film and Video Works from Southeast Asia", is proudly being showcased by the Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Kristiansand, Norway from 01 January to 13 March 2011. Ms. Cruz is an independent curator based in Manila, Philippines. She was part of the curatorial team for the Singapore Biennale in 2008 and one of the networking curators for the Jakarta Biennale 2009. She graduated with a degree... Continue reading→
5 January, 2011 - 10:28
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo recently launched the new electronic Passport (ePassport) at its Consular Section and has started to accept and process applications for the latter starting 03 January 2011 (Monday) from 9AM to 2PM. The new Philippine ePassport is fully compliant with the high security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). It features an embedded integrated circuit chip that allows faster v... Continue reading→
3 January, 2011 - 14:19
That most special time of the year is upon us when the world rejoices in the Yuletide season. During this blessed time, we pause from our busy lives to reflect on the true meaning of the season and to joyfully share our blessings with loved ones. Peace and goodwill reign in our hearts. Our thoughts promptly turn to Filipinos overseas and to the diaspora of relatives and friends making their mark beyond our shores. We admire their persev... Continue reading→
29 April, 2010 - 10:34
The Filipino Community in Norway held , for the first time in its history, a General Assembly to organize themselves into a more efficient, more productive entity in order to serve the Filipinos in Norway and help their motherland, the Philippines. The two meetings were held at the Philippine Embassy chancery on 08 and 27 April 2010. The Assembly gave birth to FILCOM Norway, the name chosen to represent at least 20 Filipino organization... Continue reading→