H.E. Mr. TEODORO L. LOCSIN, JR.
Ambassador Locsin is the 20th Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations, of which the Philippines is a founding member.
A lawyer by profession and worked at the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices, he was executive secretary to Don Enrique Zobel in the Bank of the Philippine Islands and Ayala Corporation, a director of San Miguel Corporation, the United Coconut Planters Bank, the Philippine Long Distance & Telephone Co., Asian Terminals Inc. (an affiliate of Dubai Ports) and STI. Ambassador Locsin holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School. He lectured at the War College, the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey under Prof. Claude Buss, and various international forums. He was publisher, editorial writer, and co-anchor and host of a number of national broadsheets and radio and TV news shows. He was publisher of the Philippines Free Press, Today and Globe newspapers, host and co-anchor of TV shows “Teditorial”, “The Assignment” and “Points of View,” and co-anchor of radio shows “Executive Session” and “Karambola”. He was also editorial writer of the Philippines Free Press. He taught at the San Beda Graduate School of Law. He was presidential legal counsel and speech writer to President Corazon Aquino, and speechwriter to Presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Arroyo. He was also elected to the Philippine House of Representatives, where he represented the country’s financial district from 2001 to 2010. He co-authored the Anti-Money Laundering Law, the anti-Terror Law, the Dual Citizenship Act, the Overseas Voting Act, the Automated Election Law, and other banking laws like the Special Purpose Vehicle Act and the Securitization Law. He chaired the Committee on Electoral Reforms among other committees. He is married to Ma. Lourdes Barcelon Locsin and has four children.