Press Releases

19 May, 2020 - 08:06
17 May 2020, Oslo – Philippine Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia congratulated the Kingdom of Norway on its 206th Constitution Day as she signed the congratulatory book on 17 May 2020 at the Royal Palace. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed her appreciation for the strengthened cooperation between the governments and peoples of the Philippines and Norway especially amidst the COVID-19...
17 March, 2020 - 23:31
Amb. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia (back) attends the 37th ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO), chaired by the new Ambassador of Thailand to Nowray, H.E. Karntimon Ruksakiati (rightmost) 05 March 2020 – The ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO) welcomed two new members during its 37th Meeting, the ACO’s first for the year. Thai Ambassador Karntimon Ruksakiati, who chaired the Meeting, and Vietnamese...
11 March, 2020 - 18:58
Filipinos sing the Philippine national anthem after taking their Oath of Allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines 10 March 2020, Helsinki, Finland – The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway, in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden the Philippine Consulate General in Helsinki, Finland and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in London, United Kingdom conducted a...
2 March, 2020 - 21:06
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia led the ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the exhibition entitled “Ginto, A Golden Heritage from our Filipino Ancestors” 02 March 2020 – The Philippines has been said to sit on mountains of gold. Five hundred years ago, the Spanish explorers who landed in the Philippines in the 16th century noted that “pieces of gold, the size of walnuts and eggs are...
27 February, 2020 - 09:29
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Officer-in-Charge Raul Dado and Vice Consul Josel Mostajo with the President of Stockholm City Council Cecilia Brink (2nd from right) and Charlotta Holmgren, Protocol Officer in Stockholm City Hall 27 February 2020, Stockholm, Sweden - Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia met with the President of the City Council of Stockholm, Cecilia Brinck. The...

Latest News from the Embassy

Published on 20 May, 2020 - 13:48
The Embassy will be CLOSED on • Friday, 01 May 2020 , Labor Day (Philippine holiday) • Thursday, 21 May 2020 , Ascension Day (Norwegian holiday) • Monday, 25 May 2020 , Eid al-Fitr (Philippine holiday) Regular office hours will resume on the next working day. In case of emergency, the Embassy’s duty officer may be reached at +47 950 01 072.
Published on 16 May, 2020 - 15:58
UPDATE: In observance of recommended hygiene practices, we strongly advise all applicants to wear face masks, and to bring their own pens, when visiting the Embassy. Thank you. In view of Norway’s gradual easing of COVID-19-related restrictions, the Embassy wishes to provide the following update on the resumption of consular services at the Embassy beginning 20 April 2020: An...
Published on 16 May, 2020 - 14:23
For the information and guidance of all, available below is the full text of the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines , issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on 15 May 2020. The guidelines provide for protocols to be observed by areas in the Philippines placed under Enhanced...
Published on 15 May, 2020 - 10:03
The Philippine Embassy in Stockholm will render consular services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (no lunch break) on 19 and 21 May 2020, Tuesday and Thursday, to serve Filipinos in Sweden. The Embassy officially opens on 15 May 2020 with notice to the Swedish government, but in the interest of efficiency, the actual consular services are to be rendered on the above dates. These services...
Published on 13 May, 2020 - 20:47
The Philippine Embassy announces that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has approved the transition of Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cebu City, Philippines, to a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) arrangement. Full text of the press release of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on the MECQ is available here: https://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/palace...
Published on 13 May, 2020 - 20:41
UPDATE: Per CAB Advisory dated 13 May 2020, all disembarking airline crew members will not undergo the same testing procedure as all other returning Filipinos. They will be subject to usual screening procedure and will not undergo swab test. The full text of the latest CAB Advisory is available below. Further to our COVID-19 Public Advisory No. 25 on the Omnibus Guidelines for...

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