Press Releases

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30 September, 2019 - 16:41
Today there are more than 25,000 Filipino seafarers on board Norwegian owned or operated vessels. Thousands of them were trained by the Norwegian Training Center in Manila during the last two decades. To see the facilities of the Center, Philippine Ambassador to Norway, Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, visited the Center on 30 September 2019 and met with its Managing Director, Atty. Erland Grimstad. He explained that the mission of the Center is...
27 September, 2019 - 16:37
On 27 September 2019, Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator, Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson briefed Philippine Ambassador to Norway, Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, on the progress of the Philippine’s compliance with the observations made during the past International Maritime Organization Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) audits. He said that the Philippines will be ready by the 2020 IMSAS audit, which will ensure that Filipino...
26 September, 2019 - 11:17
Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Chairman Teofilo Pilando welcomed Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia to his office, on 26 September 2019, to brief her on the mission and goals of the Commission. They also discussed areas of mutual concern, including promotion of the welfare of medical personnel in the countries where the Ambassador is accredited: Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Chairman Pilando gave examples of innovations...
22 September, 2019 - 10:15
21 September 2019 - The Philippine Embassy in Norway joined Mekeni Norway’s event for a cause, held at Bekkelaget Menighetssenter, Sandstuveien 15, 1178, Oslo. Mekeni Norway’s main aim is to raise funds for its charity projects in the Philippines, and if the necessity arises, for our kababayans in Oslo. It was an evening of music, laughter and delicious Filipino food. The event got even more interesting with its theme of "Ascot", with...
5 September, 2019 - 16:35
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (center) with Mayor Bård Langø and his wife Ms. Ilse Langø 05 September 2019, Alstahaug – Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia was in the Helgeland region to participate in the study tour for Heads of Missions organized by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In her meeting with Alstahaug Mayor Bård Anders Langø, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed appreciation for the Norwegian government’s efforts and...
25 August, 2019 - 10:52
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (center) with Ms. Jeaneth Nydal (right) and other Filipinos at the festival 25 August 2019 – Filipino culture was proudly represented at the annual Eras Festival held in Oslo, Norway. With Filipino entrepreneurs selling delicious Filipino food at the festival, Norwegians and tourists roaming Oslo had a taste of what Philippine cuisine is about. Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed her appreciation for the...
15 August, 2019 - 16:03
Mr. Earl Anthony Pagatpat, Filipino participant in the YSI Global Innovation Program, with Deputy Chief of Mission Mariel Algabre 12 August 2019, Oslo – Mr. Earl Anthony Pagatpat, Filipino participant in the Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) Global Innovation Program 2019, is developing a mobile app that would help Filipino farmers increase their yield throughout the year. Through the YSI Global Innovation Program, Mr. Pagatpat hopes to...
15 August, 2019 - 15:42
06 August 2019, Oslo – With the number of cruise ships docking at the Oslo harbor every day, especially during the summer peak season, and with approximately 25,000 Filipino seafarers onboard Norwegian owned or controlled vessels, it was an opportunity for the Philippine Embassy to personally meet the hardworking and respected Filipino crew of these cruise ships. Through the invitation of Mr. Brylle Tristan Nuñez and Mr. Donnie Ray...
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...