Press Releases

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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 - 09:30
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Swedish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder (Photo: Philippine Embassy, Oslo, Norway) 25 April 2019, Stockholm – Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo met on 25 April 2019 with State Secretary Annika Söder of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and State Secretary Söder observed that relations between the Philippines and Sweden...
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...
29 April, 2019 - 12:28
The ASEAN Ambassadors and Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade H.E. Ann Linde. (Photo credit -- Philippine Embassy , Oslo, Norway) 25 April 2019, Stockholm – Six ASEAN Ambassadors, representing the ASEAN Committee in Stockholm (ACS) in Stockholm, met on 25 April 2019 with H.E. Ann Linde, the Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic Affairs. The ASC is chaired by H.E. Bagas Hapsoro, the Ambassador of Indonesia,...
24 January, 2019 - 17:25
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (fifth from right) with Storting President Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen (fourth from left), Polish Ambassador Iwona Woicka-Żuławska (fifth from left), and female Ambassadors in Norway (Photo: Office of the Storting President) 17 January 2019, Oslo – Philippine Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia participated in the Female Ambassadors’ Luncheon with Norwegian Parliament (Storting) President Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen. The event...
16 January, 2019 - 10:54
Amb. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia (2nd from left) and Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide (4th from left) after the call of the ASEAN Committee in Oslo (ACO) (Photo: Utenriksdepartementet) 14 January 2019 – The five ambassadors of the ASEAN Committee in Oslo, including Philippine Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, paid called on Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide to discuss ASEAN-Norway relations. Both sides reaffirmed...
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...
16 January, 2019 - 10:34
Amb. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia greets Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark during the latter’s New Year reception (Photo: Hasse Ferrold) 04 January 2019, Copenhagen – During Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s traditional New Year reception for the diplomatic corps at the Christiansborg Palace, in Copenhagen, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia greeted Her Majesty and wished her and the Royal Family a very Happy New Year. Amb....
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...