Where is Norwegia? Netizens react to PCOO's Norway blunder

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Social media is teeming with reactions after the state communications' office made a mistake in referring to Norway as 'Norwegia.'

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 15) — Google Maps won't show you where Norwegia is, but Twitter and Facebook would.

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) is going viral once again after it posted on its Facebook page a photo gallery of President Rodrigo Duterte meeting with outgoing Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Erik Forner.

However, the PCOO then referred to Forner as the representative of Norwegia, instead of Norway.

Norwegia_CNNPH.jpg PCOO made the mistake in a Thursday Facebook post.  

Netizens were quick to react, with some relating it to the fictional country of Genovia from the film Princess Diaries.


Others were quick to mark it on their bucket list as their next travel destination.





Meanwhile, other criticized the state department for the mistake.




Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy came to PCOO's rescue, saying that the mistake was a "typo."


The PCOO page has since corrected the error.

But as of 7.30 a.m. today, the tag "Norwegia" is still on the Top 10 topics on Twitter Philippines.