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     Norwegian Ambassador Rolf Trolle Anderesen pinning the medal
to Mrs Alice Javier at the Norwegian residence

Ambassador Andersen and Philippine Ambassador Leslie Baja posing with Ms Alice Javier

Filipina awarded Norwegian King’s Service Medal

A Filipina working at the Norwegian Ambassador’s residence in Berne, Switzerland was awarded a medal for thirty years of loyal service at the Norwegian residence.  Alice Javier was given “His Majesty, the King’s Commemorative Medal”, a decoration given to personnel who work at Norwegian missions and residences in recognition for special services.

Norwegian Ambassador Rolf Trolle Andersen awarded the medal to Mrs Javier on 23 August in the presence of Philippine Ambassador to Switzerland Leslie Baja.  Mrs Javier came to Switzerland in 1983 and has since then, served at the Norwegian residence and worked under ten Norwegian ambassadors.  According to Ambassador Andersen, Alice, as she is fondly called, has imbibed three cultures in her work place – Filipino, Norwegian and Swiss, bringing a perfect fusion to an outstanding service.

For his part, Ambassador Baja congratulated Alice for the award, emphasizing once more that Filipinos are among the best foreign nationals in Switzerland and thus serve as ambassadors of goodwill in the country.  END

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