Press Releases

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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...
8 August, 2019 - 10:41
Linking hands the ASEAN way: (L-R) Indonesian Ambassador to Sweden Raden Bagas Hapsoro; Mrs. Chansamone Saykanya, spouse of the Lao PDR Ambassador; Philippine Non-Resident Ambassador to Sweden Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia; Vietnam Ambassador to Sweden; Thi Phuong Dung Doan; Lao PDR Ambassador to Sweden and ASEAN Committee in Stockholm Chair Bounpheng Saykanya; Malaysian Ambassador to Sweden Nur Ashikin Binti Mohd Taib; Mr. Abdul Rahim Bin...
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...
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...