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18 November, 2019 - 11:51
In conjunction with the Embassy's Consular Outreach Mission in Helsinki, Finland on 29 November - 01 December, 2019, the Embassy wishes to announce that a team from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office – London will be on hand during the outreach for consultations regarding overseas employment, as well as to render the following services for Filipinos in Finland: Registration/verification of overseas employment contracts Overseas...
15 November, 2019 - 15:40
Overseas voters registered in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden are hereby referred to the Commission on Elections' (COMELEC) List of Overseas Voters Due for Deactivation Due to Failure to Vote in Two Consecutive National Elections (2016 and 2019 National and Local Elections), attached below. Those on the list who may wish to reactivate their records may do so at the Embassy when overseas voter registration resumes on 16...
14 November, 2019 - 14:09
Lahing Kayumanggi dancers and flair bartender Mr. Dennis Barela showcased Filipino talent and culture for Norwegian market 08 November 2019, Oslo – The cold pouring rain outside Amerikalinjen in Oslo was a stark contrast to the warm and festive atmosphere inside the hotel, where representatives from the Department of Tourism presented the Philippines’ tourism destinations to Norwegian tour operators and travel agents. Aside from...
13 November, 2019 - 13:36
Notice is hereby given that under Republic Act No. 9189 as amended by Republic Act No. 10590, all citizens of the Philippines abroad, who are not disqualified by law, at least eighteen (18) years of age on 09 May 2022, and who are registered overseas voters, may vote for President, Vice President, Senators and Party-List Representatives in the National and Local Elections on 09 May 2022 . All qualified Filipino citizens who are not...
12 November, 2019 - 12:35
Filipino au pairs in Bergen with Third Secretary Cabahug, Ms. Devold of the UDI, and Mr. Navarro of the Caritas Au Pair Center in Bergen 09 November 2019, Bergen – In continuing the Philippine Embassy’s programs on gender and development, Post conducted the 1st Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar (PAOS) for Filipino au pairs in Bergen, Norway. The PAOS for au pairs has been a yearly activity of the Embassy to reach out to Filipino au pairs...
8 November, 2019 - 16:34
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (third from left), Ms. Rasul-Bernardo (fourth from right), and Ms. Allian (second from left), with Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex (center), British Ambassador Richard Wood (right-most), and delegates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand 6 November 2019 – Dr. Amina Rasul-Bernardo, President of the Philippine Centre for Islam and Democracy, and Ms. Fatima Allian of the Women for Justice in...
5 November, 2019 - 16:59
The Embassy will be CLOSED on • Tuesday, 24 December 2019 , Special Non-Working Day (Philippine holiday) • Wednesday, 25 December 2019 , Christmas Day (Philippine holiday) • Thursday, 26 December 2019 , Boxing Day (Norwegian holiday) • Monday, 30 December 2019 , Rizal Day (Philippine holiday) • Tuesday, 31 December 2019 , Last Day of the Year (Philippine holiday) • Wednesday, 01 January 2019 , New Year's Day (Philippine holiday) Regular...
30 October, 2019 - 14:59
The public is hereby informed of the following change in procedure for processing of employment contracts of directly hired workers, per Memorandum Circular No 08-2019 of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA): “IV. All employers seeking exemption from the direct hire prohibition shall have the employment contract documents of their directly hired workers either verified by POLO or acknowledged by the Philippine...
25 October, 2019 - 09:57
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (center) and Third Secretary Christiansen Cabahug ((leftmost) with participants in the Our Ocean Conference Youth Leadership Summit: (left to right ) Dave Arthur Robledo, Bret Hart Gutierrez, Romina Therese Lim, Camille Cabujat, and Bryan Madera 22 October 2019, Oslo – Being a sustainability champion knows no age. Such is the driving force of the Filipino participants who are currently in Oslo, Norway, to attend...