Tag: Phillipines

Norwegian embassy Manila provide contact information to assist stranded travelers

The Norwegian Embassy in Manila has sent out an important message to Norwegian  travelers possibly stranded in the Phillipines due to flights cancellations and border restrictions in various destinations, on 23 March 2020. “Filipino authorities urge foreign embassies to provide information of their stranded travelers to the department of tourism’s regional offices. These information coordinates…

Swedish IoT innovation withstands Taal vocano eruption in the Phillippines

In January 2020, volcano Taal in the Philippines spewed out ashes on the surrounding areas. In the meantime, in the city of Manilla, some 50 kilometers further, the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution was running at full speed since then until now. Packetworx is one of the companies leading in IoT innovations and was at…

New rules for Schengen Visa now active

New EU rules on short-stay visas to the EU – Schengen area came into effect the 2 February 2020. The intention is to make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business. At the same time, it will free up resources to be used…

Swedish ambassador discussed challenges of Pasig city

Swedish ambassador H.E. Harald Fries recently paid a courtesy call to Mayor Vico Sotto of Pasig city in Philippines on 22nd January 2020. They discussed challenges in Pasig regarding health care, waste management, peace and order, poverty and road congestion as well as potential areas for partnership in areas such as sustainability, business development and…

Philippines volcano eruption: Airports suspend flight operations

Taal Volcano in Batangas province south of Manila that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam on 12th January 2020. The eruption prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forced Manila’s international airport to shut down. Taal locates 66 kilometers south…

Swedish embassy in Manila hosted breakfast meeting to share experience of working in Philippines

The Embassy of Sweden, led by Ambassador Harald Fries, hosted a Swedish Business Breakfast Meeting on 27th December 2019. The successful meeting aimed to be a gathering of leaders of Swedish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and promoters of Swedish business in the Philippines, exchanged experiences of doing business in the Philippines and to discuss current…

Philippines immigration detained and blacklisted a Swedish pedephile from entering the country

A Swedish national travelling to the Philippines has been denied entry to the country, an immigration official said on 5th January 2020. Bureau of Immigration (BI) acting port operations division chief Grifton Medina said in a statement “The Swedish man, identified as 37-year old Martin Steen, was barred from entering the country on January 4…

Novo Nordisk at world diabetes day in Cuezon city Philippines

During the recent celebration of World Diabetes Day, global healthcare company Novo Nordisk Philippines together with the Lions Clubs of the Philippines, Quezon City local government, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, Institute for the Study of Diabetes Foundation Inc., Diabetes Philippines, Institute of Reproductive Health, and communities in Metro Manila gathered to show support for…

Swedish ambassador met with Mayor of Cuezon

The Swedish Ambassador to Philippines, H.E. Harald Fries paid a courtesy call to Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City Government on 20th December 2019. The meeting was to discussed common priorities such as environmental sustainability, business development, and human rights as well as potential areas of collaboration like urban mass transportation and women empowerment.  

Phillippines air force considering Swedish Saab Gripen Jas39 to boost national air defence system

The Philippines’ Defense Secretary, Delfin Lorenzana told reporters in the evening of 16th December that the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is evaluating two kinds of multirole fighter (MRF) aircraft, one from Sweden and another from the United States to boost the national air defense system. . The Swedish-made Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light…