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Study in Finland Autumn programmes 2021 open for applications on 7 January

Study in Finland announced on 2 January 2020 that the joint application period to studies starting in autumn (September) 2021 will be open 7-20 January 2021 at Studyinfo.fi. See instructions on how to apply in the link provided. Some degree programmes may however have a different application schedule, so always check with the university of…

Norway introduces mandatory Covid-19 testing and digital registration for all travelers

Effective from 2 January 2021, the Norwegian government has imposed mandatory Covid-19 testing for all travelers entering Norway. The test must be done as soon as possible and within 24 hours after arrival at the latest. Travelers must only enter Norway through border stations with testing facilities or through border stations with police control. Monica…

Pronove Tai welcomes the Embassy of Finland back to the Philippines

Photo shows (from left to right) Monique Cornelio-Pronove, CEO, Pronove Tai; Michaella Gwen Tulay, Compliance and Documentation Officer, Pronove Tai; His Excellency Juha Pyykkö, Ambassador and Head of Mission to the Philippines, Finland; Tina Lucatin, Account Manager, Pronove Tai; Charmaine Uy, Senior Vice President, Daichii Properties and Development Inc.; Ma. Christina Palacio, Sales and Leasing…

No entry to Philippines until 15 January 2021

On 30 December 2020 the Philippines Authorities introduced new travel restrictions as followed: Effective from 30 December 2010 until 15 January 2021, as a precaution to the possible entry of the new variant of the COVID-19 virus into the country, The Philippine Authorities has banned all incoming passengers with flights originating or transiting or have…

Danish singer Maximillian teams up with Filipino Moira for 2021 update of ‘Beautiful Scars’

20 year old Danish rising star Maximilian released a new version of his 2019 viral hit ‘Beautiful Scars” in cooperation with 27 year old Filipino singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre. The updated version released on New Year’s Day is a duet between the two hitmakers and the original song was a smash hit in the Philippines,…

Suspected kidnapper of Norwegian national in 2015 arrested in Manila on Christmas Eve

The key suspect in the 2015 kidnapping of Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, Canadian John Ridsdel and Robert Hall and Hall’s Fillipina girlfriend Marines Flor was arrested in Manila, Philippines on Christmas Eve according to The Philippine National Police (PNP). Kjartan Sekkingstad is manager of Holiday Ocean View resort in Samal Island where the four hostages were…

Finnwatch wants to ensure human rights for women textile workers in Asia

Women workers at clothing factories in Asia are particularly hard hit during the corona pandemic. Finnish Finnwatch is now looking for a corporate team both at home and at EU level to ensure that human rights are observed in the production chains of the clothing industry in Asia. The pandemic has had a negative effect…

FIFA men’s U20 World Cup in Indonesia postponed to 2023

The young football talents will not be allowed to play in the championship planned to be held in Indonesia next year, as the International Football Association (Fifa) have postponed the men’s U20 due to challenges of the corona pandemic. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the…

Pinoy sporting excellence football player Sara Eggesvik from Norway

Sara Eggesvik, half Filipino half Norwegian has made a name for herself in the world of women’s football. Sara Eggesvik was born in Bodo, Norway and at 23 years old she has already played professionally for clubs both in Norway and in England, and also internationally for Norway’s youth teams. Filipino athletes across the world…

NordCham Philippines introduced its Honorary Business Partners

NordCham Philippines announced on 18 December 2020 that it had renewed the relationship with its honorary business partners: Embassy of Denmark, the Philippines The embassy is responsible for the bilateral relations between Denmark and the Philippines. The Embassy will continue to deepen the knowledge of the local sectors and markets and opportunities. Explore their website…