Teodoro Locsin junior

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Teodoro Locsin junior, 2017

Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Lopez Locsin, Jr. (born November 15, 1948 in Manila ) is a Filipino lawyer , journalist , politician of the Democratic Party of Pilipino - Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) and diplomat , who was a member of the House of Representatives and Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the Philippines to the United Nations since 2017 . He has been the Foreign Minister of the Philippines since October 17, 2018.


Locsin, son of the journalist and editor of the Philippine Free Press Teodore "Teddy Boy" Locsin, Sr. , began studying law at the Ateneo de Manila University after finishing school , which he obtained in 1977 with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) completed. He then worked as a lawyer and journalist and in 1983, after completing his postgraduate studies in law at Harvard University, obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.). After Corazon Aquino's electoral victory , he was Director General of the Office for Media Affairs between 1986 and 1988 and at the same time legal advisor to President Aquino from 1987 to 1992 . After he was 1988-1993 editor of the daily newspaper The Daily Globe , as well as 1993-2003 publisher and chief editor of the daily newspaper Today . From 1994 to 2001 he was also the presenter of the program Assignment, which was broadcast on the ABS-CBN television station . At the same time he worked as speechwriter for President Joseph Estrada in 1998 and as speechwriter for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo between 2002 and 2006 .

In the 2001 elections Locsin was elected for the first time as a member of the House of Representatives for the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino - Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) in the constituency of Makati City-1st District and was a member of this after his re-elections in 2004 and 2007 to 2010. During the 13th legislative period (2004 to 2007) he was, among other things, chairman of the Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms and vice-chairman of the Committee on Appropriations , Committee on Appropriations , and Committee on Good Government) , for electoral legislation (Committee on Legislative Franchises) and for ways and means (Committee on Ways and Means) . During the 14th legislative period (2007 to 2010) he remained among other things chairman of the committee on electoral law and electoral reforms and deputy chairman of the committee on electoral legislation. During this time, he was also vice-chairman of the Committees on Good Government and Public Accountability , Committee on Oversight, and Committee on Trade and Industry .

After leaving the House of Representatives, Locsin worked again as a lawyer and again as a presenter for the ABS-CBN television station and the DZRH radio station . In 2014 he took over a professorship in law at San Beda College . In 2017 he was appointed Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the Philippines to the United Nations by President Rodrigo Duterte . As such, he handed over his letter of accreditation to UN Secretary General António Guterres on April 19, 2017 .

Locsin is married to Maria Lourdes B. Locsin and has four children.


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