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Philippines’ first Scandinavian Film Festival officially launched

Danish Ambassador Jan Top Christensen, Norwegian Ambassador Bjørn Jahnsen and Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries jointly opened the first Scandinavian Film Festival 2019 at SM Lanang Premier, Davao City, Philippines. Held on April 28, 2019, the opening night of the festival was supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines together with the @Cinematheque Centre…

Team Asia rocked at ‘78° North’ Marathon in Norway

Team Asia successfully completed the FWD ‘78° North’ Marathon organized by FWD, a pan-Asian insurance company. ‘78° North’ Marathon was held on April 16, 2019 at Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway, 1050 km away from the Pole making ‘78° North’ Marathon the world’s ‘coolest’ marathon at the North Pole. Among Team Asia, there were 9 FWD-sponsored…

Sweden to become major destination for skilled Filipino workers

Harald Fries, Swedish Ambassador to Manila, revealed that Sweden is ready to become one of the most attractive destinations for professional and skilled Filipino workers who wish to work abroad and bring their families with them. As reported by the Manila Bulletin on April 21, 2019, the Ambassador told that the welfare provided by Swedish…

First Scandinavian Film Festival in Philippines

Embassies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden in Manila, in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and SM Lanang Premiere, organized the first Scandinavian Film Festival in the Philippines. Offering Filipinos a vibe of Scandinavian culture, atmosphere and way of life, the Festival will run separately in two venues: SM Lanang Premier,…

Norway joined UNICEF to bring Filipino students “Back to School”

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila, in cooperation with UNICEF, supported “Back to School” programme to provide essential supplies for learning to schoolchildren in Marawi affected by the Marawi conflict. Marawi conflict also known as the Marawi siege was a five-month-long armed conflict between Philippines government and militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq…

The first Nordic Innovation Forum in Philippines

Nordcham Philippines teamed up with the Philippines Norway Business Council (PNBC) and 4 Nordic Embassies: Denmark, Finland in Kuala Lumpur, Norway, and Sweden in Malila to launch the first Nordic Innovation Forum on 21 March 2019 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati City. According to Bo Lundqvist, NordCham Philippines President, the forum…

ECCP’s Luncheon Meeting with Philippines’ Secretary of Trade

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) held a Membership Luncheon Meeting on creating an enabling business environment for trade and investments with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Taking place at Dusit Thani, Manila on Thursday, 21 March 2019, the meeting was opened by the key speaker, Ramon M. Lopez, Secretary of Trade and Industry…

H&M to have the first Filipino ambassador

Nadine Lustre, a well-known actress, singer, and music video director in the Philippines, was choosen to be the H&M’s first Filipino ambassador. H&M believes that choosing Nadine Lustre as their ambassador can “bring the brand closer to the customers” and help H&M’s latest collection to reach its target. H&M described the 40 swimwear pieces collection…

“Don’t Tell Me How to Dress” officially opens in Philippines

Harald Fries, the Ambassador of Sweden to Philippines attended an official opening of the exhibition “Don’t Tell Me How to Dress” taking place at Gateway Mall Activity Center, Quezon City, Philippines on Friday, 1 March 2019. The exhibition was initially launched last year on 25 November as the beginning of the 16-Days of Activism Against Gender-based…