According to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Norwegians come from Norwegia.
In a now-edited Facebook post, the PCOO stated 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.”
Netizens quickly noticed the error—Norwegians are people from Norway, not Norwegia. FYI, Norwegia does not exist.
The Norwegia/Norway mix-up is just one of the many errors from the government-run news agency. Last year, eagle-eyed netizens also spotted the “Lei reangle” slip-up and DOLE logo blunder, published on PCOO’s official website.
Another memorable error was the welcome tarpaulin posted during the ASEAN Summit last year, where "Philippines" was misspelled as “Philppines.”
Meanwhile, netizens couldn’t help but share their hilarious reactions (and utmost dismay) over the most recent boo-boo.
How much is your salary again?
We should update the world map ASAP
Booking a trip to Norwegia right now
Or Vilmanians, perhaps?
Is this #RP612Fic still?
Mia Thermopolis would be proud
We want to come
Shade is real, Mr. Raffy Tima
Spice up your life!