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Amb. Aquino 1

 

MARIA AMELITA C. AQUINO

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

of the Republic of the Philippines

to the Kingdom of Cambodia

 

 

Education and Training

 

Diploma in International Relations, Escuela Diplomatica, Madrid, Spain

Masteral Units in Public Administration, University of the Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, University of the Philippines

Executive Course on Regional Security, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Professional Experience

Assistant Secretary, Office of European Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), 20 April 2018 – 9 December 2020

Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of European Affairs, 16 October 2017- 19 April 2018

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Philippine Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina (with concurrent jurisdictions over Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay),   20 May 2014 – 30 June 2017

Philippine Consul General, Philippine Consulate General Chongqing, People’s Republic of China, 25 April 2011 – 19 May 2014

Executive Director, Office of American Affairs, DFA,   January 2009 – 24 April 2011

First Secretary, then Minister and Consul General, Philippine Embassy Mexico, November 2002 – November 2008

Director, Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs, DFA, October 2000- November 2002

Special Assistant, Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs, DFA,   February 1999- October 2000

Third Secretary and Vice Consul, then Second Secretary and Consul, Philippine Embassy Santiago, Chile, February 1993 – February1999

Assistant Director, Office of Consular Affairs, August 1992 – February 1993

Acting Secretary of the Board of Foreign Service Examination, May 1990-1991and concurrent as Acting Director, Office of Personnel and Administrative Services, February 1991 – September 1991

Passed the Foreign Service Officer Examination in 1989

Awards

Conferred by the Argentine Government the Grand Cross of the Order of Mayo (Orden de Mayo), July 2017