Press Releases

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12 November, 2019 - 17:01
12 November 2019 – Faith, music, and the resilience of the Filipino are the key messages that the Male Ensemble Philippines delivered during their tour of Europe for 2019. Rev. Fr. Dennis Cagantas said that in performing for various Filipino communities in Spain, Italy, France, Sweden, and Norway, the Male Ensemble Philippines hoped to bring world-class Filipino talent and raise awareness on the commemoration of the 500 years of...
19 October, 2019 - 16:35
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia visits various booths featured in Manila FAME 2019 including Junk not! which transforms regular plastic waste into functional furniture pieces 19 October 2019 – Philippine Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia expressed her support to the participating creative industries and artisan communities in Manila FAME - October 2019 edition. Dubbed as “the Philippines’ premier design and lifestyle event”, Manila FAME...
19 October, 2019 - 09:28
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (right) and Mrs. Shiela Teodoro DeForest who was crowned as Mrs. ECO International 2019 (left) 19 October 2019 – During her visit to Manila FAME, the Philippines’ premier design and lifestyle event, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia met Mrs. Shiela Teodoro DeForest, the current title holder of Mrs. ECO International 2019. Mrs. DeForest won the title in June this year, in a competition held at Las Vegas, Nevada,...
17 October, 2019 - 15:18
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (center) with members of the Philippine Boards of Medicine and Nursing 17 October 2019 - Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia met with members of the Philippine Boards of Medicine and Nursing. They had extensive discussions on the various functions of the two boards and how they could address the various concerns of the Filipinos in the medical and nursing professions in the countries where the Ambassador is...
16 October, 2019 - 16:07
Secretary Duque III (left) and Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (right) discuss prospects, opportunities, and challenges for Filipino health professionals and medical practitioners in Finland, Norway, and Sweden 16 October 2019 - With small populations and aging societies, Finland, Norway and Sweden have started to look at other nationals to provide manpower for their health care industries. The situations have thus attracted Filipino medical...
15 October, 2019 - 09:53
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia (second from left) and Secretary Tugade (second from right) discuss developments and challenges in the Philippine maritime industry 15 October 2019 - There are many technological developments in the maritime sector, not only in terms of size and complexity of automated ships but also in growing demand for more sophisticated manpower on board new ships and ports that conform to stricter environmental...
14 October, 2019 - 10:07
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (center) with DTI Undersecretary Rodolfo (right) and Director Dormiendo (left) 14 October 2019 - Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Philippine Ambassador to Norway, called on Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary and Head of the Board of Investments Ceferino S. Rodolfo, to discuss the interest of Norwegian businessmen in investing in different Philippine industrial sectors. She briefed him on the...
7 October, 2019 - 09:35
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia (second from right) and Ambassador Evan Garcia (third from right) with artists at ManilArt 2019 07 October 2019 – On its 11th year, ManilArt proved to be a champion of both established and upcoming Filipino artists, with the theme “Showcasing the Global Filipino Artist.” Philippine Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended ManilArt and supported said initiative of the National Committee on Art Galleries...
1 October, 2019 - 11:54
30 September 2019, Kristiansand, Norway – The Philippine Embassy held an Information Briefing on the Embassy’s Services and Legal Aid for the Filipino community in Kristiansand, on 28 September 2019. With the assistance of the Filipino community in Kristiansand, the Embassy conducted an engaging dialogue with the Filipinos who attended the event, including health professionals, au pairs, and Filipino women married to Norwegians. Aside...
1 October, 2019 - 11:46
30 September 2019, Kristiansand – The Philippine Embassy in Norway conducted a consular outreach mission in Kristiansand, Norway, on 28 September 2019. The outreach was the first time that a consular mission was held in Kristiansand, a city located in southern Norway. The consular team extended consular services including passport renewal, civil registry, and authentication of documents. END The consular team served Filipinos from...