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Erlinda Basilio INQUIRER PHOTO

The country’s ambassador to China led the diplomats whose appointments were confirmed by the Commission on Appointments Wednesday.

The commission plenary, chaired by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, confirmed the appointment of Erlinda Basilio as the country’s envoy to the People’s Republic of China with concurrent jurisdiction over the Democratic Republic of Korea and Mongolia.

Beijing is considered one of the most critical diplomatic posts because of China’s increasing belligerence in imposing its claim over areas in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), including those that are well within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.

The diplomats first went through deliberations of the commission’s committee on foreign relations, chaired by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago before they were confirmed by the plenary.

The commission also confirmed President Aquino’s appointments of Elizabeth Buensuceso as head of the Philippine mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Alex Chua as ambassador to Myanmar, Sahid Glang as ambassador to Bahrain, Domingo Lucenario as ambassador to Pakistan and Lamberto Monsanto as ambassador to Kenya.


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GHH2IPW7ZSTQX4JCYQWL2BLXOE MarcialA

    chinese military officer in contact with netherland base communist party the purpose provide finace for the operation mission to destabillize aquino government

    • kanoy

       IMPOSSIBLE!! you can NOT DESTABILIZE something that has NEVER been STABLE…. That’s like trying to knock over something that never was upright

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Santiago/1289739169 Carlos Santiago

    makakalimutan na naman ang confirmation ni COA Commissioner Heidi Mendoza. merry christmas mga members ng commission on appointments. maliwanagan sana ng Holy Spirit ang iyung pag iisip.

    • kanoy

       well jumping Jesus on a pogo stick
      ERLINDA BASILIO IS 68

      MANDATORY= In Law. permitting no option; not to be disregarded or modified: a mandatory clause.

      A career foreign service officer, Basilio served for 43 years in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) until she reached the MANDATORY retirement age of 65 in 2009.

      Making this, according to LAW……ILLIGAL!

      Basilio’s term was extended by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during which she was appointed as the country’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations Office in Geneva

          She also illigally holds the post of the Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy

      So what we have here is a LOLA too old to work a cash register at SM…too OLD to be a counter girl at Jolly Bee…too OLD to flip burgers at McDo….too OLD to pump gas at a SHELL station…yet

      NOT too hold not only the most crucial post as Ambassador to China but S Korea, which just changed hands and policy as well add to that her UN post and DFA post all 3 years past the MANDATORY retirement age of 65…..political dynasty roaring down the tracks

      She has headed the discussions with China since the Bajo de Masinloc began….how good is she? well… the Chinese ships are still in Bajo de Masinloc, 6 months and counting

      • NAB DLS-CSB

        As they say, “with age comes wisdom”. Wisdom is a trait not easily found and not easily gain. In the art of Diplomatic Exchange, experience is one winning factor.

        Also, Democratic Republic of Korea is not South-Korea, It’s North Korea because the real name of South Korea is Republic of Korea and we have a long standing diplomatic relations with that country whereas we don’t need a “Concurrent Jurisdiction” over there. The author just forgot to put People’s in between Democratic and Republic. Please get your facts right.

      • kanoy

         that is what they say but that is not what they believe here in the RP,,,actions speak louder than words,,,25 is the cut off age for SM, SHELL, JOLLY BEE ETC ETC so 68 is too stupid to run a cash register pump gas flip burgers menial jobs bur smart enough to deal with national issues,,,,3 years past MANDATORY retirement age of 65 unless you are above the law, duh who said anything about DMRK????? are you not aware that SOUTH KOREA just elected its first FEMALE president who is old guard liberal soft handed democrat

      • avmphil

        Your are absolutely correct. Our choice to engage the Chinese at the highest level is now turning into a roller coaster affair based on the shuttle between diplomats and officials in the last 2 years or so. With her appointment, the channel for a “robust talk” with the ever belligerent Chinese over a multitude of conflicts will see a decrement. True, Malacanang is given the mandate to appoint as it fit the order, no matter how decrepit the pole stands in the eyes of the many seasoned diplomats of high caliber. Just observer the statements being aired by the Chinese Embassy in Manila time to time to our local press. Get the drift bro? Three days, and its Christmas. Wish you a Merry X’mas and a Happy New.

      • kanoy

         that has been my point so i totally agree,,,this will get me in hot water but its true this is a catholic nation ran by catholics so they run their laws like they run their bible only 80% is true 20% false the 80% is the part that agrees with them the 20% is the part that don;t,,,as in this case we would be told,,,just as Supreme Court justices are MANDATED by law to retire at ”X” MANDATORY means just as it implies…NO OPTION…now GMA as president could have tried passing an EO to retain her past the MANDATORY retirement age by law is 65…as you said each time diplomats change the table is cleared it starts all over….China will never give those islands back and more are sure to follow they licked their lips when we abangoned our allies in Iraq tucked our tail between our legs and ran, then they saw us WILLINGLY giving half the country to terrorists and then adding more distance between our allies by backing Hamas…what has China to fear? who will come to our aid quickly? those we abandoned will surely drag their feet

  • joboni96

    the u.s. collaborator
    who brought back u.s. bases

    goes to beijing
    to promote imperialist interests

    wawa na naman pinoy



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