Community News

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...
14 September, 2019 - 11:50
Oslo, Norway - From 11 to 14 September 2019, the kitchens of renowned Oslo landmark Theatercaféen opened their doors to two Filipino guest chefs from Grand Hyatt Manila for the project entitled “Theatercaféen Filipino Takeover”. Theatercaféen, Hotel Continental, invited Filipino Chef Ana Liezl Enriquez and Chef Antonio “Jun” Cantiller, Jr. to cooperate with Executive Chef Stig Drageide to prepare a Filipino food extravaganza. Chef Liezl...
14 September, 2019 - 10:58
14 September 2019 – It was an afternoon of food, fun, and friendship at the ASEAN Family Day of the ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO), hosted by the Royal Thai Embassy in Norway. The ACO aims to strengthen camaraderie and solidarity among ASEAN diplomats and their families in Norway through regular events such as the ASEAN Family Day, in addition to the monthly substantive meetings of the ACO. Personnel from each of the five ASEAN embassies...
10 September, 2019 - 15:27
09 September 2019, Oslo – Philippine choir Coro Cantabile serenaded the personnel and guests of the Philippine Embassy with a wide repertoire of songs ranging from classical pieces, gospel music, folk songs, love ballads and popular music. Coro Cantabile, “an Italian phrase meaning a choir that sings smoothly and beautifully, is the singing arm of the Coro Cantabile Ministries Incorporated, a non-stock, non-profit organization with the...
26 June, 2019 - 10:00
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and members of the Filipino Community in Reykjavik 16 June 2019, Reykjavik – A surprisingly sunny day in Reykjavik greeted the Filipino community as they commemorated the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. After a Catholic Mass, Filipinos gathered at the parish hall of the Christ the King Cathedral, also known as Landakotskirkja, to have a salo-salo of Filipino food and desserts....
26 June, 2019 - 09:48
15 June 2019, Stockholm – The Filipino Community in Stockholm spearheaded by the umbrella organization, Filcomlas headed by Ms. Letty Simpson, celebrated the 121st Proclamation of Philippine Independence with a concert by A Cappella Manila and various cultural presentations from the members of Filcomlas. The Filipinos in Stockholm through Filcomlas organized and sponsored the concert of A Cappella Manila as part of its 2019 European...