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PCOO posts about Duterte’s meeting with envoy from ‘Norwegia’

Just as the US enjoys warm relations with the nonexistent country of Nambia, the Philippines has good ties with the great nation of Norwegia.

At least, that's what the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) called Norway in a post about the outgoing Norwegian ambassador's visit to Malacañang on Wednesday.

In the post, which apparently stayed up for hours before it was corrected, the PCOO said that President Rodrigo Duterte conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu on Ambassador Erik Forner for his service as "the representative of Norwegia."


Screencap: Ardelle Costuna
Screencap: Ardelle Costuna

Netizens were quick to notice the flub, which joins other online errors from the government such as the DOLE logo mix-up and the Lei reangle, both courtesy of state-run Philippine News Agency.

But if it's any consolation, the Philippines still has a ways to go before even coming close to US President Donald Trump and his White House staff's long list of goofs—which apart from Nambia also includes the now-iconic covfefe; the tragic Bowling Green Massacre; Denmakr (and, er, Phillipines); the State of the Uniom; Last Night In Sweden; and most recently, placing Singapore in Malaysia. — BM, GMA News

Tags: pcoo, norway