Press Releases

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Below is a collection of press releases issued by the Embassy of the Philippines. We do require that you inform us if you are planning to use these articles. These are available at your disposal subject to our copyright policy.

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.
12 February, 2020 - 13:27
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Minister Raul Dado, and owner Armand Agillon. 6 February 2020, Helsinki – Now under a new management, Helsinki Kamalig, a Filipino restaurant located at Heitalahti Market Hall earned recommendations from TripAdvisor and Helsinki’s Restaurant Guru. Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Mariel Algabre, and Minister Raul Dado of the...
7 February, 2020 - 18:13
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, officers of the Philippine Embassy, and Filcom leaders in Finland 5 February 2020, Helsinki – Filipino community (Filcom) leaders in Finland spent another evening of smiles and sharing as the Philippine Embassy in Oslo invited them for a dinner at Paisano, Helsinki’s newest and award-winning Filipino restaurant. Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia was accompanied by Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul...
7 February, 2020 - 17:25
The young and creative Filipino chefs of Paisano 5 February 2020, Helsinki – Filipino cuisine continues to brighten the Helsinki restaurant scene! Paisano opened last year in Helsinki centre with a bang , with creations inspired by dishes from all over the Philippines, matched with creative cocktails featuring intense Filipino flavors. Helsinki showed its delight by recognizing Paisano’s owners-cum-chefs as one of 2019 entrepreneurs of...
15 December, 2019 - 16:13
15 December 2019 – The Philippine Embassy in Oslo joined the Filipino community in observing the custom of attending the nine-day series of masses leading up to Christmas. This is the second year for the Embassy to host the Unang Simbang Gabi in Oslo. The Unang Simbang Gabi was held at St. Joseph’s Church. The celebration started with a Holy Rosary conducted in Filipino language. This was followed by a Holy Mass celebrated by the very...
14 December, 2019 - 17:14
14 December 2019 – The Philippine Embassy in Oslo including the different Philippine foreign service posts joined the countdown of the Philippine government to the Quincentennial Celebrations which will culminate on April 27, 2021. The Quincentennial Celebrations marks the victory of Filipino hero Lapu-Lapu against the Spanish fleet of Ferdinand Magellan, a battle which is now known in historical books as the Battle of Mactan. As...
13 December, 2019 - 09:15
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia reminds Filipino community members on the importance of knowing the rights of both women and men against all forms of violence 09 December 2019 – In observance of the Philippine Commission on Women’s 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, the Philippine Embassy conducted an information seminar on Norway’s laws on domestic violence. The seminar aimed to inform and equip members of the Filipino community...