Press Releases

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3 June, 2019 - 23:49
The consular team, headed by Vice Consul Josel N. Mostajo, extends consular services to Filipinos in Stockholm, Sweden 14 April 2019, Stockholm - The Embassy conducted a consular outreach in Stockholm, Sweden on 13-14 April 2019. Members of the consular team served more than a hundred Filipinos and their families on their various consular needs such as passport application and renewal, legalization of documents, civil registry and re...
3 June, 2019 - 23:42
31 March 2019, Malmö - The Philippine Embassy in Norway continued its consular outreach program for the year with a mission in Malmö, Sweden on 30-31 March 2019. The team extended more than 100 passport and civil registry services for Filipinos living in Sweden and Denmark during the outreach. END
3 June, 2019 - 23:35
14 March 2019, Oslo – To celebrate Women’s Month, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway, hosted a gratis zumba class at the Embassy Chancery. A Facebook invitation was opened to the Filipino Community. Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Maria Elena P. Algabre warmly welcomed the members of the Filipino community participating in the zumba class. Inspired to promote health and wellness, CDA, a.i. Algabre hoped that the endeavor would be a...
3 June, 2019 - 23:27
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Ambassador Evan Garcia are greeted by the royal guards as they enter the banquet hall of the Norwegian Royal Palace (Photo: NTB Scanpix) 14 February 2019, Oslo – Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended the state gala dinner hosted by His Majesty King Harald V and Her Majesty Queen Sonja at the Royal House of Norway. King Harald V and Queen Sonja were accompanied by Princess Astrid Mrs. Ferner. The...
3 June, 2019 - 23:20
(L-R) International Forum Board Member Patricia Blackwell and President Sally Bergan, with Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Ambassador Evan P. Garcia (Photo: Kumiko Larssen) 12 February 2019 - Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia joined the International Forum’s celebration of its 40th Anniversary on 12 February 2019, at Det Norske Teatret, Kristian IV gate 8, Oslo, Norway. Established in 1979, the International Forum is a non-political...
3 June, 2019 - 23:04
(Above) Ambassador Batoon-Garcia delivers her remarks at the Sinulog celebration in the St. Sunniva school; (Below) Filipino community members show their devotion to the Sto. Niño at the St. Olav Cathedral and through performances during the Sinulog celebration at the St. Sunniva School The Philippine Embassy in Norway joined the Filipino community in Oslo in the celebration of the Feast Day of Sto. Niño and Sinulog Festival on 19...
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...