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2 March, 2020 - 21:06
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia led the ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the exhibition entitled “Ginto, A Golden Heritage from our Filipino Ancestors” 02 March 2020 – The Philippines has been said to sit on mountains of gold. Five hundred years ago, the Spanish explorers who landed in the Philippines in the 16th century noted that “pieces of gold, the size of walnuts and eggs are found in the island”. Because of the abundant gold...
28 February, 2020 - 12:41
In conjunction with the Embassy's Consular Outreach Mission in Helsinki, Finland from 6 to 8 March 2020, the Embassy would like to announce that a team from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office – London will be present and available for consultations on overseas employment, as well as to render the following services for Filipinos in Finland: Registration/verification of overseas employment contracts Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC...
27 February, 2020 - 09:29
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Officer-in-Charge Raul Dado and Vice Consul Josel Mostajo with the President of Stockholm City Council Cecilia Brink (2nd from right) and Charlotta Holmgren, Protocol Officer in Stockholm City Hall 27 February 2020, Stockholm, Sweden - Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia met with the President of the City Council of Stockholm, Cecilia Brinck. The Ambassador discussed matters of mutual interest between...
17 February, 2020 - 13:33
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 pandemic afflicting countries across the globe, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) would like to inform the public that the submission of nominations to the 2020 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organization Overseas (PAFIOO) has been extended from 31 July 2020 to 31 December 2020. For updates: visit: www.presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph . The Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway would like to...
12 February, 2020 - 13:27
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Minister Raul Dado, and owner Armand Agillon. 6 February 2020, Helsinki – Now under a new management, Helsinki Kamalig, a Filipino restaurant located at Heitalahti Market Hall earned recommendations from TripAdvisor and Helsinki’s Restaurant Guru. Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General Mariel Algabre, and Minister Raul Dado of the...
11 February, 2020 - 10:05
A packed audience learned about President Quezon’s “open door policy” which saved more than a thousand Jews during the Holocaust period 7 February 2020, Oslo – The Philippine Embassy, in cooperation with the ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel-Norway, conducted a block screening of the critically acclaimed movie “Quezon’s Game” on 7 February 2020, at the Felix Kino in Oslo, Norway. Based on a true story, “Quezon's Game” is a biographical drama...
11 February, 2020 - 09:54
Women Ambassadors in Oslo with Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Ms. Olaug Vervik Bollestad (front row: third from left) Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Ms. Olaug Vervik Bollestad had a lively discussion on various matters about Norwegian agriculture and food security policies with the Members of the Women Ambassadors in Oslo, on 31 January 2020. The Women Ambassadors in Oslo is a group composed of all the female...
10 February, 2020 - 17:45
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia and Mr/ Marko Silen 6 February 2020, Helsinki – Strong economic links between the Philippines and Finland are evidenced by the presence of a number of Finnish companies in the Asian country. Finnish Telecoms giant Nokia in the Philippines has been providing employment to many Filipinos. Intent to support the Finnish business community’s continued exploration of commercial and investment opportunities in...
10 February, 2020 - 17:03
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia of the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Ms. Tiina Larvala of the Parliament of Finland and Minister Raul Dado of the soon-to-be established Philippine Embassy in Stockholm 5 February 2020, Helsinki – A small but steady increase of Filipino professionals and skilled workers are finding their way into Finland, which is seen as a welcome, if not necessary, trend in this Nordic country. Coupled with the recent...
10 February, 2020 - 16:50
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Vice Rector Hanna Snellmann and Minister Raul Dado 5 February 2020, Helsinki -- Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia visited the University of Helsinki and met with Professor Hanna Snellman, the Vice Rector of the University. Vice Rector Snellman welcomed the Ambassador’s proposal to look into mutually-beneficial specific modes of cooperation between the University of Helsinki and a counterpart university...