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Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr., PHL Secretary of Foreign Affairs
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PERFECTO RIVAS YASAY, JR.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Republic of the Philippines

Perfecto “Jun’’ Yasay, Jr. was appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte as Secretary of Foreign Affairs on 30 June 2016.

Secretary Yasay, former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman, was cited by Business Week Magazine as one of the “Stars of Asia” along with 50 other prominent Asian leaders, as being at the forefront of change and striving for a firmer foundation for Asia by mending a social fabric torn by crisis. He also received the EDSA People Power Freedom Award for his advocacy for transparency and the fight against corruption in government service.

Jun Yasay is an outstanding lawyer, with experience in both the Philippines and the United States. He litigated numerous corporate, civil, and criminal and immigration cases under the Philippine and American legal and judicial systems and in various quasi-judicial and administrative bodies. He authored numerous articles and commentaries on various fields of law published in US-based Philippine newspaper and magazines, and was a host of live radio broadcast in Metro New York, giving commentaries and counsel to program listeners with special legal concerns. He was featured and editorialized in various US-based Philippine newspapers, for successfully representing and championing the cause of Filipinos in criminal and in deportation and de-naturalization proceedings in the United States. He also served as visiting Professor of Law at the Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii.

A practicing lawyer specializing in Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, Jun obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Arts, major in Political Science from Central Philippines University in Iloilo City and secondary education in Davao City National High School in 1961.

As a student, he extensively participated in several international conferences and seminars on leadership, world peace, refugee migration and development in the US, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

In July 1969, he was elected as the youngest Vice-President of the World Alliance of YMCA’s at the age of 23 in Nottingham, England.

Other awards and recognitions include the Gold Vision Triangle Award, the highest award granted by the YMCA of the Philippines for community service, particularly in the area of youth leadership, as well as the Domingo Bascara Leadership Award. The Davao Sun Star gave him the Dabawenyo of the Year Award in 1997, the Central Philippine University conferred on him the Distinguished Centralian Award and the University of the Philippines Law Class of 1972 also gave him the Outstanding Achievement Award in 1996.

He was also a Podium Speaker at the United Nations in Geneva Switzerland at the Experts Meeting on the Growth of Domestic Capital Markets, Geneva, Switzerland, 27 May 1998.

Jun is the author of two books, to date: Out of the Lion’s Den: The Travails and Triumphs of a Public Servant and Terminal Four: Corruption in America’s Only Colony in Asia.

Born on 27 January 1947, he is married to Cecile Joaquin Yasay. They have five children, Nino, Oliver, Richie, Raveena, and Stephanie.

 

Philippine Embassy in Brussels

 

297 Avenue Moliere, 1050 Brussels
E-mail: consular.brusselspe@gmail.com

Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 73 
Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 74

Trunkline: (+32) 02 340 33 77 to 78

Fax Number: (+32) 02 345 64 25
Duty Officer: (+32) 0488 609.177
E-mail: brusselspe@gmail.com

Hours

Operating Hours of the
Consular Section

- Assessment and processing of application for a travel document is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

- Mondays to Fridays (except Belgium & Philippine declared holidays)

Note: Applicants should come appropriately attired.

 

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HOLIDAYS

In view of the observance Philippine and Belgian holidays, the Embassy will be closed to the public on:

  • 26 June 2017 - Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan)

For urgent matters, please call the Embassy's Duty Officer Phone: 0488-609-177. Thank you.

 

2017 Declared Holidays

Trade & Investment Center

Jose Antonio S. Buencamino

Commercial Counselor
Avenue Louise 207, Bte 5B, 1050
Brussels, Belgium View Map
Tel: +32 2 649.44.00 / 649.89.48
Fax: +32 2 649.89.40
E-mail: brussels@dti.gov.ph
Web: www.dti.gov.ph

 

 

 

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ANTWERP

PETER VAN BOGAERT
Consul General, a.h.

Venneborglaan 90, 2100 Deurne, Antwerp
E-mail: pb.vanbogaert@skynet.be
E-mail: aguansing@skynet.be
Tel No./Fax (03) 325.71. 16

LUXEMBOURG

ALAIN KINSCH
Consul General, a.h.

New Ernst & Young Bldg.35E Avenue John F. Kennedy 2L-1855 Luxembourg
Tel. No. (+352) 42 124 8444
(+352) 42 124 84 06 
Email: alain.kinsch@lu.ey.com

 

 

Agricultural Office

Jose I.C. Laquian

Agricultural Attaché
Tel:  +(32) 02 340 37 90 
Fax: +(32) 02 343 02 69
E-mailagribxl@gmail.com
For more information on the Philippine agricultural sector, please visit the following website: www.da.gov.ph

 

OV and other Advisories

GUIDELINES ON THE AVAILMENT OF AWARDS AND INCENTIVES FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO CENTENARIANS UNDER R.A. 10868 AND ITS IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

PUBLIC ADVISORY ON DELAYS IN RELEASE OF PASSPORTS

The Department of Foreign Affairs requests the public's kind understanding on the ongoing delays in the release of passports. These delays are due to technical issues on the part of the company printing the passports.

Those with immediate travel plans are advised to wait until their passports are released before confirming their flights.

Please  be  assured  that  the  Department  is  exerting  all  efforts  to  ensure  the resumption of normal services as soon as possible.

OV MATTERS

OV Applications for Registration

List of OV in Belgium and Luxembourg whose registration will be deactivated by the RERB in OFOV for failing to vote in the last two consecutive elections (2013 and 2016).

List of Printed IDs of Voters registered in Belgium recently received from COMELEC (available at the Embassy)

List of Printed IDs of Voters registered in Luxembourg recently received from COMELEC (available at the Embassy)

INFOMERCIAL:   REGISTER AND VOTE

Notice of Hearing

 

 

 

 

 

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