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20 June, 2019 - 14:27
Philippine Embassy in Norway celebrates with the Filipino community on the occasion of the 121st Philippine Independence Day 08 June 2019 – Rain or shine, the Filipino spirit cannot be dampened. Despite the pouring rain, the Filipinos in Norway enjoyed appetizing Filipino food, cultural performances, and the sense of community in celebrating Kalayaan 2019 in Stortorvet, Oslo. The event was a project of the Filipino Community in Norway...
18 June, 2019 - 17:39
Aya Sunga Askert 04 June 2019, Stockholm – Filipina women are known for their beauty and grace. But in Stockholm, five artists showed that Filipinas are not only physically beautiful but can also create things of beauty. Filipina artists Aya Sunga Askert, Helen Svendgard, Maria Nanette del Rosario, Emelia W. Eklund and Mayline Tano Blomberg held an art exhibit at Gallery Movitz at Horsgatan 40, Stockholm. Hornsgatan with its unassuming...
13 June, 2019 - 12:58
Dr. Raul Sunico at the piano and Mr. Arthur Erskine Basilio with the classic guitar 29 May 2019 – In a suitable finale to its series of celebrations for the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence Day, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo showcased the world-renowned pianist, Dr. Raul Sunico, with the collaboration of Mr. Arthur Erskine M. Basilio at the guitar, kudyapi and faglong . The concert was held on 29 May...
13 June, 2019 - 10:26
24 May 2019 – As an opening salvo to its piano concert series to celebrate the 121st Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo hosted a free concert for the members of the Filipino community in Oslo and friends at the St. Joseph’s Church. Despite the rainy weather, members of the Filipino community and friends made an effort to attend the event and were enthralled by Dr. Sunico’s...
3 June, 2019 - 23:55
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia (second from left) and other Philippine Embassy officials visit Sentro and its four owners/chefs (Photo credit: Philippine Embassy, Oslo, Norway) 01 May 2019, Helsinki – Along the quiet Pieni Roobertinkatu in Helsinki, one finds Sentro with its warm and savory dishes in a laid-back setting. Sentro is the newest restaurant promising “a gastronomic journey through Asia. The team at Sentro have Filipino...
3 June, 2019 - 23:49
The consular team, headed by Vice Consul Josel N. Mostajo, extends consular services to Filipinos in Stockholm, Sweden 14 April 2019, Stockholm - The Embassy conducted a consular outreach in Stockholm, Sweden on 13-14 April 2019. Members of the consular team served more than a hundred Filipinos and their families on their various consular needs such as passport application and renewal, legalization of documents, civil registry and re...
3 June, 2019 - 23:42
31 March 2019, Malmö - The Philippine Embassy in Norway continued its consular outreach program for the year with a mission in Malmö, Sweden on 30-31 March 2019. The team extended more than 100 passport and civil registry services for Filipinos living in Sweden and Denmark during the outreach. END
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...