Hon. Teodoro Locsin

Hon. Teodoro Locsin, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippines

Hon. Teodoro Locsin is a Filipino politician, diplomat, lawyer, and former journalist serving as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs since October 2018. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2010, representing the 1st district of Makati and later served as the Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations from 2017 to 2018.

He also served as the 20th Philippine Permanent Representative to the UN, of which the Philippines is a founding member, succeeding a long line of distinguished diplomats such as Carlos P. Romulo.

He studied in the Ateneo de Manila University and received a bachelor’s degree in Law and Jurisprudence. He also earned a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University.