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 (FilCom Norway), in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy.
Dubbed as Fiesta Filipino 2019, the celebration presented "SMAK AV FILIPPINENE", a festival of Filipino food offering delicacies ranging from lechon to barbecue, pancit to kakanin, and more. Attendees were also entertained by Filipino talents who competed in the event’s singing contest entitled Awesome Pinoy! The occasion was one big family reunion with Filipinos bringing their friends and families, and other nationalities joining in the fun.
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia delivered the message of Department of Foreign Affairs’ Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., which highlighted President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s emphasis on courage and compassion as “values that sustain the resolve of the Government to beat corruption, criminality, illegal drugs, and other social ills.” The Ambassador also congratulated Filcom Norway for organizing the Fiesta Filipino in a central part of Oslo and bringing together Filipinos, Norwegians, and other nationalities to celebrate the Philippine Independence Day.
Maligayang kaarawan ng kasarinlan ng Pilipinas! END