Press Releases

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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...
15 August, 2019 - 16:03
Mr. Earl Anthony Pagatpat, Filipino participant in the YSI Global Innovation Program, with Deputy Chief of Mission Mariel Algabre 12 August 2019, Oslo – Mr. Earl Anthony Pagatpat, Filipino participant in the Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) Global Innovation Program 2019, is developing a mobile app that would help Filipino farmers increase their yield throughout the year. Through the YSI Global Innovation Program, Mr. Pagatpat hopes to...
25 July, 2019 - 11:30
22 July 2019 - Young Filipinos with a sense of adventure and a wish to connect with their Filipino roots are invited to participate in the second Diskubre Tour from 3 to 13 January 2020 in the Bicol Region. Covering Manila and the provinces of Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon, and Camarines Sur, this year's Tour will include historical and city exposure trips. Activities will include the opportunity to walk down the historic streets of...
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...
24 June, 2019 - 14:46
Effective 01 July 2019 , in view of the increase in fees for registered mail by Posten Norway, the Embassy will be collecting the following revised postage fees : For sending within Norway: Small envelope - NOK 200 Large envelope - NOK 250 For sending outside Norway: Small envelope - NOK 225 Large envelope - NOK 300 Please be guided accordingly.
15 August, 2019 - 15:42
06 August 2019, Oslo – With the number of cruise ships docking at the Oslo harbor every day, especially during the summer peak season, and with approximately 25,000 Filipino seafarers onboard Norwegian owned or controlled vessels, it was an opportunity for the Philippine Embassy to personally meet the hardworking and respected Filipino crew of these cruise ships. Through the invitation of Mr. Brylle Tristan Nuñez and Mr. Donnie Ray...
13 August, 2019 - 15:29
DOT London showcasing Philippine dances 07 August 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden – The Philippine Embassy in Norway joined the Department of Tourism in celebrating Filipino culture and tourist attractions at the Gothenburg Culture Festival. The participation of the Philippines is part of DOT’s campaign to entice the Swedes to visit the Philippines. The Philippine participation is spearheaded by Mr. Gerard Panga, the Tourism Attaché of DOT...
13 August, 2019 - 14:33
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Deputy Chief of Mission Mariel Algabre, and Cultural Officer Marge San Miguel with TOSI owners and Ms. Helen Grace Go 02 August 2019, Oslo – Filipinos and Norwegians alike can now satisfy their craving of that sweet and juicy Filipino tocino with the opening of Filipino pop-up restaurant TOSI in Oslo, Norway. TOSI, an abbreviation of tocino , will be serving its crowd favorites Tosi Rice Bowl and Tosi...
20 June, 2019 - 14:57
A Cappella Manila with Mr. Gil Gatchalian 08 June 2019, Bergen – Music runs through the veins of Filipinos. This was proudly showcased in the mini afternoon concert staged by the Filipino community in Bergen in celebration of the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence, held at RICKS, a leading entertainment venue in Bergen. On its 7th European Goodwill Concert dubbed “Makipagawit sa A Cappella Manila”, the...