The Philippines: Rising Star in Asia


The Philippines: Rising Star in Asia                                    

A public lecture by H.E. Enrique A. Manalo, Philippine Ambassador to the UK

Date     :           Monday 8 June 2015

Time    :           5.30 – 7p.m.

Venue  :           Department of Politics and International Studies

University of Cambridge

S1, Alison Richard Building

7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

 *This is a free entry event. Cocktail reception follows.*

Join the Philippine Ambassador, H.E. Enrique A. Manalo, as he discusses Philippines’ emergence as one of Asia’s fastest growing economies in recent years.

This event will give you the opportunity to take a closer look at one of Asia’s most vibrant democracies and learn about its struggle to sustain economic resurgence through political reforms, among others. Discover various prospects and possibilities the country has to offer to the UK and the wider global community.

A Q&A session will follow the Ambassador’s main address, chaired by Dr Tomas Larsson of the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge.

About the Philippine Ambassador

Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo has been the Philippine Ambassador to the Court of St James’s and Philippine Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) since 2011.

He is a senior member of the Philippine Foreign Service, having recently served as Undersecretary (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs) for Policy at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila. Prior to his posting to the United Kingdom, he served as Philippine Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union (EU). He also served as Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, and was assigned earlier in his career to the Philippine diplomatic missions in New York and Washington DC.

He has an extensive foreign policy experience on issues and operations of the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), among others. He previously chaired a number of multilateral meetings in UN bodies, including the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. He is the current Chairman of the General Assembly of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) in London.

In April 2015, he was named Asian Diplomat of the Year by UK’s Diplomat magazine.

He graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees in Economics.


University of Cambridge (Department of Politics and International Studies)                          Cambridge University Southeast Asian Forum                                                                        Cambridge University Filipino Students Society                                                                                    Philippine Embassy in London


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