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17 February, 2020 - 13:33
The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway would like to inform all Filipinos in Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden that the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has opened the nominations for the 2020 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas. The nominations will end on 31 July 2020. Nominations must first be endorsed by the Philippine Embassy prior to submission to the CFO which serves as the Presidential...
7 February, 2020 - 18:13
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, officers of the Philippine Embassy, and Filcom leaders in Finland 5 February 2020, Helsinki – Filipino community (Filcom) leaders in Finland spent another evening of smiles and sharing as the Philippine Embassy in Oslo invited them for a dinner at Paisano, Helsinki’s newest and award-winning Filipino restaurant. Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia was accompanied by Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul...
7 February, 2020 - 17:25
The young and creative Filipino chefs of Paisano 5 February 2020, Helsinki – Filipino cuisine continues to brighten the Helsinki restaurant scene! Paisano opened last year in Helsinki centre with a bang , with creations inspired by dishes from all over the Philippines, matched with creative cocktails featuring intense Filipino flavors. Helsinki showed its delight by recognizing Paisano’s owners-cum-chefs as one of 2019 entrepreneurs of...
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...
13 December, 2019 - 09:15
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia reminds Filipino community members on the importance of knowing the rights of both women and men against all forms of violence 09 December 2019 – In observance of the Philippine Commission on Women’s 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, the Philippine Embassy conducted an information seminar on Norway’s laws on domestic violence. The seminar aimed to inform and equip members of the Filipino community...
12 November, 2019 - 17:01
12 November 2019 – Faith, music, and the resilience of the Filipino are the key messages that the Male Ensemble Philippines delivered during their tour of Europe for 2019. Rev. Fr. Dennis Cagantas said that in performing for various Filipino communities in Spain, Italy, France, Sweden, and Norway, the Male Ensemble Philippines hoped to bring world-class Filipino talent and raise awareness on the commemoration of the 500 years of...
19 October, 2019 - 09:28
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (right) and Mrs. Shiela Teodoro DeForest who was crowned as Mrs. ECO International 2019 (left) 19 October 2019 – During her visit to Manila FAME, the Philippines’ premier design and lifestyle event, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia met Mrs. Shiela Teodoro DeForest, the current title holder of Mrs. ECO International 2019. Mrs. DeForest won the title in June this year, in a competition held at Las Vegas, Nevada,...
7 October, 2019 - 09:35
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia (second from right) and Ambassador Evan Garcia (third from right) with artists at ManilArt 2019 07 October 2019 – On its 11th year, ManilArt proved to be a champion of both established and upcoming Filipino artists, with the theme “Showcasing the Global Filipino Artist.” Philippine Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended ManilArt and supported said initiative of the National Committee on Art Galleries...
4 October, 2019 - 11:22
The Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Stockholm, in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, invite all Filipinos in Norway to: What: Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) seminar When: 14 October 2019, Monday, 6:00 PM Where: Philippine Embassy, Nedre Vollgate 4, 0158 Oslo The TNK seminar aims to equip overseas Filipinos in Norway on basic f inancial literacy information, and opportunities for jobs, businesses, and...
1 October, 2019 - 11:54
30 September 2019, Kristiansand, Norway – The Philippine Embassy held an Information Briefing on the Embassy’s Services and Legal Aid for the Filipino community in Kristiansand, on 28 September 2019. With the assistance of the Filipino community in Kristiansand, the Embassy conducted an engaging dialogue with the Filipinos who attended the event, including health professionals, au pairs, and Filipino women married to Norwegians. Aside...