Community News

13 January, 2020 - 16:15
Ms. Hege Nohr Kristoffersen, Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), discusses changes to Norway’s citizenship rules during the seminar 10 January 2020 – In view of changes to Norway's Citizenship Act allowing Norwegians to hold other citizenships effective 01 January 2020, the Embassy, in cooperation with the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), conducted a Seminar on Dual Citizenship for Filipinos...
2 January, 2020 - 10:04
Philippine Embassy in Oslo personnel headed by Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended the New Year Day Mass at St. Olav’s Cathedral on the First Day of January 2020. Father Pål Bratbak officiated the Mass with the participation of the Filipino community in the liturgy. The all Filipino choir sang songs of praise. The Ambassador and Staff exchanged New Year greetings with the Filipino Community who were encouraged to continue working...
2 January, 2020 - 09:43
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended Mass with the Filipino Community in Stockholm on 28 December 2019­­. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Gabriel Felipe Baldostamon, CP, at the St. Eugenia Parish. Several dozen Filipinos were also in attendance. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and Vice Consul Josel Mostajo joined in the celebration. She also introduced Minister Raul Dado to the community. She exchanged views with some members of the...
15 December, 2019 - 16:13
15 December 2019 – The Philippine Embassy in Oslo joined the Filipino community in observing the custom of attending the nine-day series of masses leading up to Christmas. This is the second year for the Embassy to host the Unang Simbang Gabi in Oslo. The Unang Simbang Gabi was held at St. Joseph’s Church. The celebration started with a Holy Rosary conducted in Filipino language. This was followed by a Holy Mass celebrated by the very...
11 December, 2019 - 15:53
Filipino food from Ralph’s, Chef Pinoy, Queenie, included adobong manok, longganisa, pansit,pork barbecue, atsara, cassava cake, buko pandan salad 11 December 2019, Oslo - The holidays are indeed coming, and oh what more fun it could be, with the warmth and good cheer of a Filipino Christmas party. That’s exactly what the Philippine Embassy presented with its celebration of Paskong Pinoy (Filipino Christmas) amongst friends and guests...
15 November, 2019 - 15:21
Filipino professionals enjoying an evening of camaraderie with new contacts and friends 15 November 2019, Oslo – The cold did not bother the Filipino professionals who participated in the first Networking Night for Filipino professionals organized by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo. Despite the onset of winter and their busy schedule, Filipino professionals from a wide array of careers including engineers, IT professionals, accountants,...
12 November, 2019 - 12:35
Filipino au pairs in Bergen with Third Secretary Cabahug, Ms. Devold of the UDI, and Mr. Navarro of the Caritas Au Pair Center in Bergen 09 November 2019, Bergen – In continuing the Philippine Embassy’s programs on gender and development, Post conducted the 1st Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar (PAOS) for Filipino au pairs in Bergen, Norway. The PAOS for au pairs has been a yearly activity of the Embassy to reach out to Filipino au pairs...
25 October, 2019 - 09:57
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (center) and Third Secretary Christiansen Cabahug ((leftmost) with participants in the Our Ocean Conference Youth Leadership Summit: (left to right ) Dave Arthur Robledo, Bret Hart Gutierrez, Romina Therese Lim, Camille Cabujat, and Bryan Madera 22 October 2019, Oslo – Being a sustainability champion knows no age. Such is the driving force of the Filipino participants who are currently in Oslo, Norway, to attend...
23 October, 2019 - 10:38
Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Maria Elena Algabre and members of the Filipino community in Sweden discussed the requirements, procedure, and benefits under the Philippines dual citizenship law 20 October 2019, Karlstad, Sweden – As part of its Gender and Development programs on Filipino migrant women, the Philippine Embassy held an Information Briefing on the Embassy’s Services and Legal Aid for the Filipino community in...
16 October, 2019 - 12:38
Ms. Columna, Ms. Borromeo-Hedfors, and Ms. Cabahug answered questions of the participants 14 October 2019, Oslo – On its second year, the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) seminar was conducted by the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Stockholm (PTIC Stockholm), in coordination with the Philippine Embassy in Oslo. As resource speakers of the TNK seminar, Ms. Mary Borromeo-Hedfors of PTIC Stockholm, and Ms. Clariza Mae Columna of...