Community News

24 March, 2021 - 12:03
(above) Lara Isabel Tudurí Berg from Caritas Au Pair Center, Inge Daniel Home from UDI, Christiansen Cabahug and Josel Mostajo from the Embassy; (below) Hind Dakhil from UDI, Albee Blasquez and Erwin Navarro from Caritas Au Pair Center (Screenshot taken from the Caritas Au Pair Center Facebook page) 18 March 2021 – The Philippine Embassy, together with the Caritas Au Pair Center in Norway and the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration...
23 September, 2020 - 10:55
The Philippine Embassy in Norway joins the Filipino community in Stavanger, Norway in mourning the passing of Ms. Renee Ikdal, Philippine Honorary Consul, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Ms. Ikdal was a Certified Public Accountant with over 40 years of work experience in various Norwegian companies. She served ably as the Philippine Honorary Consul in Stavanger since 2011, aided by her experience as a former President of the Filipino...
3 September, 2020 - 15:51
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and Mr. Noceda of NordicPinoy 01 August 202 0 – With the beautiful city of Oslo as their background, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Mr. John Noceda of the NordicPinoy YouTube channel, talked about the similarities of Norway and the Philippines including the values and traits that Filipinos and Norwegians share. During the interview, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia compared certain landmarks in the cities of Oslo...
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 that thirty-four (34) individuals who have been tested...
17 February, 2020 - 13:33
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 pandemic afflicting countries across the globe, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) would like to inform the public that the submission of nominations to the 2020 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organization Overseas (PAFIOO) has been extended from 31 December 2020 to 31 May 2021. Read the attached press release of CFO. For updates: visit: www.presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph . The Philippine...
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 true story, “Quezon's Game” is a biographical drama...
5 February, 2020 - 16:19
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia with the Hermanas from Horten, Fr Johan Dumandan and Mr Jun Solas, Chairman of the Sacred Heart Filipino Chaplaincy-- Our Lady of Mount Carmel Oslo 25 January 2020, Oslo- The Saturday afternoon saw a huge crowd of Filipinos shouting, singing and dancing with cries of “Pit Señor” Organized by the Sacred Heart Filipino Chaplaincy—Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Feast of Santo Niño 2020 (Sinulog) was an admirable...
4 February, 2020 - 17:20
Ms. Karin Ellis explains the cultural traits of Norwegians which may be different from other Scandinavians and those of Filipinos. 1 February 2020 – Filipino professionals in Norway and personnel of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo kicked off the first day of February with an engaging seminar titled Working with Scandinavians. Held at the Embassy premises, the seminar was conducted by Ms. Karin Ellis who is the published author of the...
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...