Press Releases

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5 February, 2020 - 10:47
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia with Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović during the reception after the 2020 Anna Lindh Lecture 20 January 2020, Lund, Sweden - The Philippine Embassy in Oslo led by Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended the 2020 Anna Lindh Lecture held at the University Auditorium of Lund University in Sweden. Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute invited Dunja Mijatovic,...
4 February, 2020 - 17:20
Ms. Karin Ellis explains the cultural traits of Norwegians which may be different from other Scandinavians and those of Filipinos. 1 February 2020 – Filipino professionals in Norway and personnel of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo kicked off the first day of February with an engaging seminar titled Working with Scandinavians. Held at the Embassy premises, the seminar was conducted by Ms. Karin Ellis who is the published author of the...
13 January, 2020 - 16:15
Ms. Hege Nohr Kristoffersen, Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), discusses changes to Norway’s citizenship rules during the seminar 10 January 2020 – In view of changes to Norway's Citizenship Act allowing Norwegians to hold other citizenships effective 01 January 2020, the Embassy, in cooperation with the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), conducted a Seminar on Dual Citizenship for Filipinos...
2 January, 2020 - 10:04
Philippine Embassy in Oslo personnel headed by Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended the New Year Day Mass at St. Olav’s Cathedral on the First Day of January 2020. Father Pål Bratbak officiated the Mass with the participation of the Filipino community in the liturgy. The all Filipino choir sang songs of praise. The Ambassador and Staff exchanged New Year greetings with the Filipino Community who were encouraged to continue working...
2 January, 2020 - 09:43
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended Mass with the Filipino Community in Stockholm on 28 December 2019­­. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Gabriel Felipe Baldostamon, CP, at the St. Eugenia Parish. Several dozen Filipinos were also in attendance. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and Vice Consul Josel Mostajo joined in the celebration. She also introduced Minister Raul Dado to the community. She exchanged views with some members of the...
27 December, 2019 - 09:14
The Ambassador with the Piamonte and Lillebordal families (24 December 2019) On the invitation from members of the Filipino Community in Trondheim, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia visited Trondheim during the 2019 Christmas season. This was the first visit of the Ambassador to Trondheim, the fourth largest city in Norway and the neighboring town of Melhus. Trondheim is in the center of Norway and is home to several hundred Filipinos....
11 December, 2019 - 15:53
Filipino food from Ralph’s, Chef Pinoy, Queenie, included adobong manok, longganisa, pansit,pork barbecue, atsara, cassava cake, buko pandan salad 11 December 2019, Oslo - The holidays are indeed coming, and oh what more fun it could be, with the warmth and good cheer of a Filipino Christmas party. That’s exactly what the Philippine Embassy presented with its celebration of Paskong Pinoy (Filipino Christmas) amongst friends and guests...
29 November, 2019 - 15:27
On behalf of the Philippines, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia confirmed the Philippines recommitment to the implementation of the Mine Ban Convention (Photo credit: Ambassador Vera Shatilova) 29 November 2019 – The Philippines, together with 164 states that are parties to the Mine Ban Convention, adopted the Oslo Action Plan during the conclusion of the Fourth Review Conference on a Mine Free World held in Oslo, from 25 to 29 November...
28 November, 2019 - 15:55
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia (2nd from right) attends the dinner hosted by members of permanent delegation of the Norwegian Parliament to the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP) 28 November 2019 – The permanent delegation of the Norwegian Parliament to the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP) hosted a dinner for the Heads of Mission of ASEAN embassies accredited to Norway. The dinner was attended by Philippine...
15 November, 2019 - 15:21
Filipino professionals enjoying an evening of camaraderie with new contacts and friends 15 November 2019, Oslo – The cold did not bother the Filipino professionals who participated in the first Networking Night for Filipino professionals organized by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo. Despite the onset of winter and their busy schedule, Filipino professionals from a wide array of careers including engineers, IT professionals, accountants,...