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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Singapore

Mr. Medardo  G. Macaraig is a career diplomat with almost thirty years of experience at the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). He arrived in Singapore on 1 February and presented his credentials to President Halimah Yacob as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the Republic of Singapore on 14 February 2023. Prior to his assignment as Philippine Ambassador to Singapore, he was the Assistant Secretary for the DFA’s Office of Asset Management and Support Services.

Ambassador Macaraig held various positions in Manila and abroad. He was Minister and Consul General at the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (16 October 2013– 30 September 2015); Consul General at the Philippine Consulate General in Saipan, CNMI (26 July 2009 – 15 October 2012); and Third Secretary and Vice Consul and later as Second Secretary and Consul at the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa, Canada (30 August 1999 – 30 August 2005). 

At the DFA in Manila, he served as Senior Special Assistant to the Undersecretary for Administration (01 October – 31 December 2015); Executive Director of the Office of Personnel and Administrative Services (12 September 2005 – 25 July 2009); Acting Director of the Property, Maintenance and Transportation Division (20 December 1996 –29 August 1999; and Conference Officer of the APEC-National Organizing Commission Executive Committee (20 November 1995 to 19 December 1996).

Prior to joining the DFA, he served at the Metropolitan Manila Commission (later renamed the Metropolitan Manila Authority) from 20 May 1985 to 5 February 1995.

Ambassador Macaraig obtained a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. 

He is a widower and, with the late Teresa Roselyn Salvio Macaraig, has two daughters, Anna Patricia and Raissa Marie. (END).

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