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VICTORIA SISANTE BATACLAN

PERSONAL

Birthdate                       :           11 September 1951

Birthplace                      :           Magallanes, Cavite

Civil Status                    :           Married

Name of Spouse            :           Oscar Villanueva Bataclan

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines, 1979

Certificate in Development Economics

University of the PhilippinesSchool of Economics, 1975

Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science

University of the Philippines, 1971

 

TRAINING WORKSHOPS/INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS ATTENDED

 

  • Special ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting on EAS, Bangkok, Thailand, 10-11 April 2011
  • Special ASEAN-Japan Ministerial Meeting, Jakarta, Indonesia, 9 April 2011
  • 17thASEAN-China Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM), Hangzhou, China, 30-31 March 2011
  • 13thASEAN-India Senior Officials' Meeting, New Delhi, India, 17-18 March 2011
  • Joint Preparatory Meeting (JPM) for the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) and Related Meetings, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 6-9 March 2011
  • ARF ISG and DOD (with SEANFWZ), Bali, Indonesia, 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2011
  • ASEAN Special Senior Officials' Meeting, Bali, Indonesia, 27 November 2010
  • 26thASEAN-Japan Forum, Bali, Indonesia, 25 - 26 November 2010
  • ARF Seminar on the Security Implications of Climate Change, Brussels, Belgium, 18-19 November 2010
  • 7thMeeting of ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC), ASEAB Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) and Related Meetings, and the 17thASEAN Summit and other related Summits, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 25-30 October 2010
  • 5thCoordinating Conference for the ASEAN Political Security Community Jakarta, Indonesia, 29-30 September 2010
  • ASEAN - Mercosur Meeting, ASEAN - GCC Ministerial Meeting and 2ndASEAN - US Leaders' Meeting AMM, New York, USA, 20-26 September 2010
  • ASEAN + 3 SOM, EAS SOM Informal Consultation, Nha Trang, Viet Nam, 14- 7 September 2010
  • Special ASEAN-RS Meeting, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1 September 2010
  • ASEAN SOM Meeting, Vung Tau, Viet Nam, 23 - 24 August 2010
  • ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) and related Meetings, ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings (43rdAMM/PMC/17thARF), Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 16 - 23 July 2010
  • 12thASEAN-India Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM), Siem, Reap, Cambodia, 30 June - July 2010
  • 18thASEAN-New Zealand Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, 24 - 25 June 2010
  • 7thASEAN-Russia Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM), Moscow, Russia, 14 - 15 June 2010
  • 2ndASEAN-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministerial Meeting, Singapore, 31 May - 1 June 2010
  • 18thASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting, Madrid, Spain 26 May 2010
  • ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting and Related Meeting, Da Nang, 17 - 20 May 2010
  • ASEAN - China Senior Officials' Consultation (SOC) Hue, Viet Nam, 26 - 27 April 2010
  • 2ndASEAN - Russia Working Group Meeting, Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 - 21 April 2010
  • 6thMeeting of ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC), 16thASEAN Summit Ha Noi, Viet Nam,8 - 9 April 2010
  • Delegate to meetings of the UN Conference on Trade and Development, UN Commission on Human Rights, UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, UN Commission on Drugs, Executive Committee, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, CTBTO, UNIDO, WHO, ILO, APEC, ASEAN, ASEM
  • UNCTAD Seminar on International Economics, Geneva 1984
  • UNITAR Seminar on Negotiation for International Legal Instruments, Geneva, 1984
  • DFA Workshop on the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, 1982
  • Basic Foreign Service Officers Course, Foreign Service Institute, Manila, 1982
  • ESCAP Seminar on GSP, Kuala Lumpur, 1981
  • UNCTAD-DTI Trade Policy Seminar, Manila, 1981
  • ASEAN-EEC Seminar on Trade Promotion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1980
  • Real Property Tax Administration, NEDA-USAID, 1978
  • Discussion on the Role of Women (Panel Member), Quakers, UN Summer School, Geneva, Switzerland, 1978

CAREER

FOREIGN SERVICE : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Philippine Embassy, Brussels, Belgium, 10 Oct 2011 - present; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Philippine Embassy, Oslo, Norway, and  to Iceland and Denmark, 17 May 2007 - 30 No 2008;  Ambassador Extraordinary and  Plenipotentiary,  Philippine Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, 01 Oct 2003 - 16 May 2007; Consul General, Philippine Consulate General,  Hong Kong, 12 Sep 2002 - Sep 2003; Minister Counselor & Consul General, Philippine Embassy, Vienna, Austria, 21 Dec 1992 - 19 July 1999; Third Secretary & Vice Consul, then Second Secretary & Consul, then First Secretary & Consul, Philippine Mission to the UN Office and Other International Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, 1982-1990.

HOME OFFICE: Assistant Secretary, Office of ASEAN Affairs, 01 Feb 2010 - 09 Oct 2011, Acting Assistant Secretary, (then Assistant Secretary effective 08 Jun 2009), Office of European Affairs, 16 Feb 2009 - 31 Jan 2010; Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary, 02 Sep 2002 - 11 Sep 2002; Assistant Secretary, Office of Personnel and Administrative Services, 1999 - 2002; Special Assistant, Office of the Undersecretary, 1992; Executive Director, then Acting Director General, OIEAD, 1991; Director, Office of Legal Affairs, 02 Oct 1990 - 1991, Acting Chief, Division of International Economic Cooperation, 1980 - 1982; Principal Assistant, Economic Affairs, 1979 - 1980; (NEDA, 1978 - 1979).