The Commission on Appointments (CA) has confirmed Philippine Ambassador to China Sonia Brady and six other PH ambassadors to other countries:
Brady, who retired from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in January, 2007 was convinced by Benigno S. Aquino III to return to government service.
She faces a difficult task of helping the government resolve the tension-packed territorial dispute between Manila and Beijing over the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal.
Malacañang lauded the CA for the swift confirmation of Brady, thanking the commission for realizing the importance of and recognizing an experienced career diplomat to foster and improve the country’s relations with China.
The other six ambassadors confirmed by CA are: Olivia V. Palala, Chief of Mission, Class I, as Ambassador to Jordan with concurrent jurisdiction over the Palestine Republic; Benito V. Valeriano, Chief of Mission, Class I, as Ambassador to India with concurrent jurisdiction over the Kingdom of Nepal; Alejandro Mosquera, Chief of Mission, as Ambassador to the Russian Federation with concurrent jurisdiction over Armenia, Belarus, and Ukraine; .Oscar G. Orcine, Chief of Mission, Class II, as Ambassador to Libya, with concurrent jurisdiction over Algeria, Chad, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Niger, and Tunis; Alex V. Lamadrid, Chief of Mission, Class II, as Ambassador to Nigeria with concurrent jurisdiction over Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo; and Patricia Ann V Paez, Chief of Mission, Class II, as Ambassador to Poland.