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14 January, 2022 - 18:03
YELLOW LIST COUNTRIES (LIKE NORWAY) A. The protocols for “Yellow” List countries/jurisdictions/territories in all ports of entry in the Philippines shall be as follows: 1. For fully vaccinated individuals: a negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight hours (48 hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin will be required. Upon arrival, they shall undergo facility-based quarantine with an RT-PCR test taken on the fifth (5th) day...
7 January, 2022 - 13:44
A new law that would further open up the Philippine retail trade sector to more foreign trade businesses by lowering their required capital was recently enacted in the Philippines. Republic Act (RA) 11595, which amends RA 8762, also known as the Retail Liberalization Act of 2000, was signed into law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 10 December 2021. Under the law, a foreign retailer shall have a minimum paid-up capital of PHP25...
30 December, 2021 - 07:55
PHILIPPINE EMBASSY CELEBRATES RIZAL'S MARTYRDOM The Philippine Embassy in Oslo observed Rizal Day this year with a heartfelt commemoration of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal, and the meaning of his many achievements for our country and our people, especially our youth. The commemoration started with the opening prayer led by a young lady, Ms. Ghail Rafol. The millennials were the main performers of the ceremony, with nine-year old...
26 December, 2021 - 16:10
Philippine Embassy Conducts Pamaskong Handog 2021 Christmas amidst the pandemic brings a golden opportunity instead of a challenge. In this joyous season, the Filipino community comes together in the spirit of mutual care and concern, especially as Filipinos in Norway are far from home. Thus on 22 December, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, under the leadership of the newly arrived Ambassador, Enrico T. Fos, conducted Pamaskong Handog...
22 December, 2021 - 19:05
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo wishes to announce that relief efforts for the victims of Odette are underway. According to the National Risk Reduction and Management COUNCIL, over 181,500 families in 2,209 barangays were affected by Typhoon Odette (international name Rai). Over 480,000 are seeking shelter in evacuation centers, while 1.8 million Filipinos are affected by the typhoon. Those who wish to extend assistance and donations may...
21 December, 2021 - 16:45
ADVISORY: Office of Civil Defense Contact Details The Philippine Embassy wishes to inform the Filipino Community in Norway and Iceland of the following list of hotline numbers provided by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) which the public may contact to verify the well-being and whereabouts of their families in the areas affected by Typhoon Odette: OCD Regional Offices OCD CAR CELL/VIBER: +639165070989 (074) 8619-0986 / 5304-2256 / 8444...
20 December, 2021 - 17:49
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17 December, 2021 - 16:32
The Philippine Chancery was especially beautiful and aglow this Christmas with the installation of colorful capiz lanterns. The Christmas parol enhanced the chancery facade with its iconic Filipino Christmas symbol and showcases the warmth of Filipino goodwill during the Christmas season. The Embassy thanks the Tourism Off ice of the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, for donating to the Embassy these beautiful Philippine Christmas...
17 December, 2021 - 12:55
Community leaders of Filipino organizations in Oslo had a warm and cordial meeting with newly accredited Philippine Ambassador to Norway Enrico T. Fos at the Embassy on 13 December 2021. The Filcom leaders came from different associations, which include Mekeni Norway, Filcom Norway, Philippine Senior Association in Oslo, Hiligaynon Association in Norway, and Sacred Heart Filipino Chaplaincy in Oslo. Ambassador Fos praised the Filipino...