Community News

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 July 2020 to 31 December 2020. For updates: visit: www.presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph . The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway would like to...
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...
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...
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...