Amb.Romualdez (right) reappointed by President Marcos, Jr. (left) at the Malacanan Palace (photo courtesy: RTVM)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has reappointed H.E. Jose Manuel G. Romualdez as the Philippine Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, with concurrent jurisdiction over the Commonwealth of Jamaica, Republic of Haiti, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and Grenadines and Saint Lucia.
Romualdez, who was appointed ambassador to the US back in July 2017 by former president Rodrigo Duterte, has been asked to stay on by the new president to continue the work he has been doing in Washington, D.C.
Last year, Romualdez was conferred the Order of Sikatuna, Rank of Datu, Gold Distinction in recognition of his efforts in strengthening the long-standing comprehensive and thriving ties between the Philippines and the US. The Order of Sikatuna is an order of diplomatic merit conferred upon individuals who have rendered exceptional and meritorious services to the Republic of the Philippines.
Just recently, the US-Philippines Society also honored the diplomat with the Carlos P. Romulo Award for his “superior diplomatic service” and for being “a tireless and effective advocate for deepening strategic and economic engagement between the Philippines and the United States.