CHRISTOPHER B. MONTERO
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of the Philippines
to the Kingdom of Cambodia
Ambassador Christopher B. Montero is a career Foreign Service Officer. He passed the Foreign Service Officers' (FSO) examinations in 1994 and entered the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in February 1995.
He has held various positions in the DFA, among which were:
• Acting Director
Office of the United Nations and International Organizations (UNIO)
February 1996 to December 1997
• Special Assistant
Office of the Undersecretary for International Economic Relations (OUIER)
January to April 2004
Office of Consular Affairs (OCA)
April 2004 to December 2005
Southern Europe Division
Office European Affairs (OEA)
March to December 2012
• Executive Director
Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination (OSPPC)
December 2012 to March 2015
He has served in various capacities in Philippine Foreign Service Posts, as follows:
• Third Secretary and Vice Consul
Embassy of the Philippines – Wellington, New Zealand
December 1997 to November 2000
• Vice Consul, thereafter promoted as Consul
Philippine Consulate General – Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
November 2000 to December 2003
• First Secretary, thereafter promoted as Minister, and Consul General
Embassy of the Philippines in Brasilia, Brazil
December 2005 to December 2011
Ambassador Montero was born in 1972 in Urdaneta, Pangasinan to parents Atty. Jose Odanga Montero, Jr. and Mrs. Emilia Baltazar Montero, both retired government employees.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and obtained his primary and secondary education at the Camantiles Elementary School and Urdaneta National High School, respectively.
He is married to Atty. Maria Lourdes C. Bello-Montero, who is also a Foreign Service Officer and currently Executive Director of the Office of Legal Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs.