Delia Albert

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Delia Albert
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
In office
December 22, 2003 – August 18, 2004
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Blas Ople
Succeeded by Alberto Romulo
Personal details
Born (1942-08-11) August 11, 1942 (age 72)
Nationality Filipino
Profession Politician
Religion Roman Catholic

Delia Domingo Albert (born August 11, 1942) is a career diplomat and was the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines from December 22, 2003 until August 18, 2004.

Career[edit]

Albert received a bachelor degree in international relations from the University of the Philippines before studying at a number of institutions overseas including the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Albert's career in the Department of Foreign Affairs began as an Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs in 1967.[1] In 1969 Albert began serving in various capacities in Filipino diplomatic missions abroad: at the delegation to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland (1969–1975), at the embassy in Romania which also managed Filipino relations with Hungary and East Germany (1975–1980) and at the embassy in Bonn, West Germany (1982–1990).[2] From 1990 to 1995, Albert worked in the Philippines at the Department of Foreign Affairs where she was the director general of the ASEAN.[2] In 1995 she was named Ambassador to Australia (with concurrent accreditation to Nauru, Vanuatu and Tuvalu), a post she held until 2002. She also served as Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in 2001. Before her appointment on 22 December 2003 as Secretary of Foreign Affairs, she served as Undersecretary for International Economic Relations and Philippine Senior Official for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).[1] Albert was Ambassador to Germany from 2005 to 2010.[2][1]

Albert was awarded the Knights Commanders Cross of the Order of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1992 for her efforts in promoting Philippine relations with Germany as well as relations between ASEAN and the European Union. She served as Director-General of the ASEAN National Secretariat of the Philippines. In January 2004, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo conferred on her the Order of Sikatuna, with the rank of Datu, for her exceptional and meritorious services to the Republic of the Philippines.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines - Ambassador Delia Domingo-Albert at the Wayback Machine (archived March 7, 2010)
  2. ^ a b c "Curriculum Vitae: Delia Domingo-Albert". Philippine News Journal (Embassy of the Philippines – Berlin, Germany) III (4): 1. October 2005. Retrieved November 14, 2012.