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PNoy nominates career diplomat as envoy to China

President Benigno Aquino III has nominated career diplomat Sonia C. Brady as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte announced the appointment during an interview aired over government-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday (May 26).

Brady served as Philippine Ambassador to Beijing from April 2006 to January 2010. She also served as Ambassador to Thailand from 2002 to 2003, and Ambassador to Myanmar from 1995 to 1999.

Previously, Brady served as deputy chief of mission to Indonesia from 1994 to 1995; deputy chief of mission to Thailand 1992-1994; third secretary and vice consul and then second secretary and consul in Beijing, China from 1976 to 1978.

She was also appointed as Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs for Policy from July 2003 to 2006; special assistant, then assistant secretary to the Office of the Secretary for Policy and Coordination; director of the Office of Asia Pacific; assistant, then principal assistant, to the Office of Political Affairs.

She earned her Master of Arts in International Relations degree from the University of Southern California, B.S. Foreign Service degree from the University of the Philippines, and AB Journalism degree from the University of Sto. Tomas.

As the Philippine ambassador to China, Brady will have concurrent jurisdiction over the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Mongolia.