Published: Friday 15 June, 2018

PCOO Blunder: Duterte Meets with Ambassador of ‘Norwegia’!? Baka ‘Norway’?

Is there a country such as ‘Norwegia’? Apparently so, according to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). In fact, President Duterte recently met with the ambassador of ‘Norwegia’!

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Duterte and the outgoing ambassador of ‘Norwegia’! (PCOO Facebook)

In its Facebook page, the PCOO reported about the visit to Malacanang of outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Forner. And, as a gesture of our appreciation for his years of service in the Philippines, president Rodrigo Duterte conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu on the ‘representative of Norwegia’!

“The president conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu to outgoing Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Erik Forner for his service as the representative of Norwegia.”

The error has since been corrected but not before it was seen by eagle-eyed netizens who immediately made a screen grab of the blunder.

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I wonder where the country of ‘Norwegia’ is.