(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, Teodoro Lopez Locsin, Jr., presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
Mr. Locsin previously served as a member of his country’s House of Representatives, from 2001 to 2010. He was a speechwriter for two former presidents, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2002 to 2006) and Joseph Ejercito Estrada (1998), as well as Legal Counsel to former President Corazon J. Aquino (1987-1992. He was Director-General of the Office of Media Affairs from 1986 to 1988.
The publisher and editor-in-chief of the Today newspaper between 1993 and 2003, as well as publisher of the Globe newspaper from 1988 to 1993, Mr. Locsin was most recently a broadcaster for the ABS-CBN News Channel and the DZRH radio station in Manila. He has been a law professor at San Beda College since 2014.
Mr. Locsin earned a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University in 1983 and a Bachelor of Laws from Ateneo de Manila University in 1977.
He is married and has four children.