Press Releases

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, in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Stockholm, the Philippine Consulate General in Helsinki, and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in London, conducted a consular outreach for the Filipino...
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...
11 February, 2020 - 10:05
A packed audience learned about President Quezon’s “open door policy” which saved more than a thousand Jews during the Holocaust period 7 February 2020, Oslo – The Philippine Embassy, in cooperation with the ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel-Norway, conducted a block screening of the critically acclaimed movie “Quezon’s Game” on 7 February 2020, at the Felix Kino in Oslo, Norway. Based on a...
11 February, 2020 - 09:54
Women Ambassadors in Oslo with Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Ms. Olaug Vervik Bollestad (front row: third from left) Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Ms. Olaug Vervik Bollestad had a lively discussion on various matters about Norwegian agriculture and food security policies with the Members of the Women Ambassadors in Oslo, on 31 January 2020. The Women...

Latest News from the Embassy

Published on 8 April, 2020 - 17:49
As part of the Philippine Government’s continuing efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has approved the extension of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine until 30 April 2020. Please refer to the following link for the details on the announcement: https://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/president-duterte-govt-inclined-to...
Published on 7 April, 2020 - 13:16
The Philippine Embassy in Norway hereby informs the public that Honorary Consul General Jyrki Kupila and Honorary Consul Teresita Z. Ruutu of the Philippine Consulate General in Helsinki, Finland, conclude their terms of duty on 11 and 10 April 2020, respectively. We thank Mr. Kupila and Ms. Ruutu for their invaluable service as Philippine Honorary Consular Officers. A new...
Published on 5 April, 2020 - 20:16
The Embassy informs the public that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued Governing Board Resolution No. 09 mandating the temporary suspension of overseas deployment of all health care workers until the national state of emergency in the Philippines to address the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted and until COVID-19-related travel restrictions are lifted...
Published on 2 April, 2020 - 17:09
Dear Kababayans, The past few weeks have been trying times not only for us here in Norway, but also for our countrymen back home and for the rest of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives. All of us are faced with great odds in the battle against this virus. The report of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health issued on 02 April 2020 indicated...
Published on 26 March, 2020 - 17:07
The Philippine Embassy thanks the Filipino community for abiding by the emergency measures of the Philippine and Norwegian governments in order to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. The Embassy commends our Kababayans who have responded or intend to respond positively to the call of Norwegian authorities for persons with background in healthcare to register and voluntarily assist in...
Published on 25 March, 2020 - 12:06
The Embassy informs the public that Norway has extended its emergency measures to combat the COVID-19 outbreak until 13 April 2020. Details about the announcement from the Norwegian Government are available here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/coronavirus-measures-to-continue/id2694682/ In this regard, the Embassy’s SUSPENSION OF ALL CONSULAR SERVICES HAS BEEN EXTENDED...

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