Philippine Embassy Newsroom

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23 September, 2020 - 10:55
The Philippine Embassy in Norway joins the Filipino community in Stavanger, Norway in mourning the passing of Ms. Renee Ikdal, Philippine Honorary Consul, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Ms. Ikdal was a Certified Public Accountant with over 40 years of work experience in various Norwegian companies. She served ably as the Philippine Honorary Consul in Stavanger since 2011, aided by her experience as a former President of the Filipino...
4 September, 2020 - 17:09
(left) Ambassador Batoon-Garcia with David Nikel (right) Screenshot taken from the Life in Norway website 04 September 202 0 – The 400-kilometer distance between Oslo and Trondheim did not stop Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Mr. David Nikel of the ‘Life in Norway’ website from having a friendly chat via Skype. Aside from talking about the Philippines including its world-renowned beaches and other tourist spots, culture, and people...
3 September, 2020 - 15:51
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and Mr. Noceda of NordicPinoy 01 August 202 0 – With the beautiful city of Oslo as their background, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Mr. John Noceda of the NordicPinoy YouTube channel, talked about the similarities of Norway and the Philippines including the values and traits that Filipinos and Norwegians share. During the interview, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia compared certain landmarks in the cities of Oslo...
1 September, 2020 - 16:37
Photo of the Deichman Bjørvika library located at Anne-Cath, Vestlys Plass 1, 0150 Oslo (Photo by Eva Margie San Miguel) 28 August 2020 - To mark the Philippine celebration of the National Language Month (Buwan ng Wika) and the National History Month (Buwan ng Kasaysayan), the Philippine Embassy in Oslo donated seventy-four (74) books on Philippine culture, history, language, and tourism, and four (4) CDs on Philippine culture and music...
28 August, 2020 - 17:20
According to the latest advisory from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) dated 27 August 2020, all foreign nationals, including Filipinos, presently in Norway with expired residence permits or visas must now leave Norway before 15 September 2020 or risk rejection of entry or expulsion . The advisory further states that: Foreign nationals who could not return home before their permit, visa, or visa-free stay expired due to...
28 August, 2020 - 17:04
The Embassy will be CLOSED on • Friday, 21 August 2020 , Ninoy Aguino Holiday (Philippine holiday) • Monday, 31 August 2020 , National Heroes Day (Philippine holiday) Regular office hours will resume on the next working day. In case of emergency, the Embassy’s duty officer may be reached at +47 950 01 072 .
28 August, 2020 - 16:48
Ambassador Garcia, DCM Algabre and the crew of Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen during the virtual meeting. (Photo credit for the 2nd picture: Stephen Cataluña) 24 August 2020. Oslo, Norway. The Philippine Embassy had an interactive dialogue with the Filipino crew of Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen presently docked in Tromsø, Norway. Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Maria Elena P. Algabre and Vice...
20 August, 2020 - 16:04
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed warm greetings as she signed the book of greetings for Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway 19 August 2020 – On the occasion of the birthday of Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia signed the royal book of greetings at the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway. In her message, Ambassador Batoon-Garcia expressed her well wishes for...