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3 June, 2019 - 23:35
14 March 2019, Oslo – To celebrate Women’s Month, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway, hosted a gratis zumba class at the Embassy Chancery. A Facebook invitation was opened to the Filipino Community. Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Maria Elena P. Algabre warmly welcomed the members of the Filipino community participating in the zumba class. Inspired to promote health and wellness, CDA, a.i. Algabre hoped that the endeavor would be a...
3 June, 2019 - 23:04
(Above) Ambassador Batoon-Garcia delivers her remarks at the Sinulog celebration in the St. Sunniva school; (Below) Filipino community members show their devotion to the Sto. Niño at the St. Olav Cathedral and through performances during the Sinulog celebration at the St. Sunniva School The Philippine Embassy in Norway joined the Filipino community in Oslo in the celebration of the Feast Day of Sto. Niño and Sinulog Festival on 19...
22 May, 2019 - 11:13
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia, with PINAS owners and guests, at the opening of PINAS Filipino restaurant 6 May 2019, Oslo – Filipino restaurant PINAS promises Filipinos a taste of home, and Norwegians a glimpse of the Philippines. PINAS, a colloquial abbreviation of Pilipinas, is located at upscale neighborhood Bygdøy allé 19A, 0262 Oslo. Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended the opening of PINAS on 2 April 2019 and expressed support to...
7 May, 2019 - 09:00
24 April 2019, Stockholm - Leaders of Filipino community organizations in Sweden were enthusiastic in meeting and spending an informal evening with H.E. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, the Ambassador of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo. The leaders came from organizations such as Ugnayang Pilipino, Philippine Culture and Academic Center in Uppsala, Couples for Christ, Filipino Sports Organization, Euro-Asian Dance Group, Botkyrka Frienship...
2 May, 2019 - 09:12
The ASEAN Committee in Stockholm (Photo credit: Philippine Embassy, Oslo, Norway) 25 April 2019, Stockholm – For the first time in years, the ASEAN Committee in Stockholm (ACS) met with six Ambassadors present. The Committee is chaired by H.E. Bagas Hapsoro, the Ambassador of Indonesia, and is composed of the Ambassadors of Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Except for the Philippine Ambassador, the five...
7 February, 2019 - 09:43
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia with the young Filipino entrepreneurs behind KAIN 4 February 2019, Oslo – Filipino food heats up Oslo with the debut of KAIN Filipino Rice Bar. KAIN joins the vibrant and culturally diverse Oslo Street Food, the newest food hall to sweep Oslo’s culinary scene. Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended the soft launch of KAIN Filipino Rice Bar on 31 January 2019 and expressed support to the young Filipino...
16 January, 2019 - 10:45
Attendees during the farewell reception of Philippine Honorary Consul General in Copenhagen, Mr. Poul Krogh 07 January 2019, Copenhagen – Philippine Ambassador to Denmark Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia hosted a farewell reception with friends in the Danish diplomatic and business circles in honor of long-time Philippine Honorary Consul General in Copenhagen, Mr. Poul Krogh. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia lauded Honorary Consul General Krogh’s...
11 January, 2019 - 09:32
Amb. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia (center), Honorary Consul Henrik Lindberg (center), and Ms. Ma. Antonina Mendoza-Oblena (rightmost) with members of Filipino Community in Aarhus, Denmark 04 January 2019, Aarhus – At a meeting with members of the Filipino Community in Aarhus, Denmark, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia discussed the functions and plans of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway, which presently covers Denmark. Amb. Batoon-Garcia...
20 December, 2018 - 09:50
Members of JIL Church in Norway with Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Attache Marcelo Cunanan 19 December 2018, Oslo – The Philippine Embassy in Norway joined the Christmas celebration of the Jesus is Lord (JIL) Church in Oslo, Norway, on 16 December 2018. In her message to the JIL congregation, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia spoke of the Universal Health Care Law and free education up to college in state universities and colleges which...
19 December, 2018 - 15:36
Third Secretary and Vice Consul Christiansen Cabahug and Attache Theresa Bantolo-Heikkila conducted the Information Campaign to End Violence Against Women for various religious communities in Oslo, Norway 12 December 2018 – The Philippine Embassy in Norway joined the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women from 25 November to 12 December 2018. With this year’s campaign theme, “VAW-free community starts with me”, the Philippine...