Press Releases

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20 June, 2019 - 14:36
Flag-raising ceremony during the Philippine Independence Day celebrations in Stavanger, Norway 08 June 2019, Stavanger – Despite the rains, the Filipino community in Stavanger, Norway, led by Honorary Consul Renee Ikdal, raised the Philippine flag and put on a party to commemorate the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. Vice Consul Jahzeel Abihail G. Cruz represented the Philippine Embassy in Norway and...
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...
18 June, 2019 - 17:25
(L-R) Isaac Eriksson, Lendsey Guivencan, Jennifer Hansen Lindholm, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Erik Heikkilä, Chino Batocdoy, Errah Cavallin (Photo by Ivee Blossom Hidvegi) 03 June 2019, Stockholm – The Diplomatic Spouses’ Club of Stockholm (DSCS) organized an International Traditional Fashion Show held at Musikaliska, a musical palace built in 1878. The event was ably headed and coordinated by the DSCS President, Madam Reem...
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 - 10:45
28 May 2019 – The Philippine Embassy in Oslo in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Austria featured internationally acclaimed pianist Dr. Raul Sunico to a Mini-Concert with members of the Museum Group in Oslo in attendance. The concert venue was at the Austrian Embassy Residence and with Madame Yan Donko, wife of Austrian Ambassador Wilhelm Maximilian Donko hosting. Dr. Sunico started his performance with an introduction...
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...
13 June, 2019 - 10:05
06 May 2019 – Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia delivered a lecture entitled "A Glimpse of Philippine Costumes and Textiles" to the members of the International Forum. The lecture is also based on a book of the same title by Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and Second Secretary Princess Tomas-Tayao. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia gave a briefing on the materials and designs of the traditional costumes of various ethnolinguistic groups in the...
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...