As the ongoing overseas election period slowly winds down, we are expecting to welcome new and (probably some old) names who will take a seat in the Senate as well as in the House of Representatives starting the second half of this year.
Along with this, several transitions will also be seen in diplomatic posts, including that of the post soon to be vacated by Consul General Antonio Morales, who is due to return to the Home Office in June.
Former Diplomat to HK Set to Become ConGen After Morales’ Exit
In this regard, a Philippine diplomat who was assigned to Hong Kong for his first overseas assignment nearly two decades ago is reportedly set to become the new Philippine Consul General to the Special Administrative Region, as shared in a report by the Sun HK.
According to the report, Rally L. Tejada, a lawyer who is currently Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will take over from Consul General Antonio Morales who is due to return to the Home Office in June.
Tejada was first assigned as vice consul in Hong Kong back in the early 2000s, when he met his wife, a journalist who then worked for the South China Morning Post.
Tejada stayed in Hong Kong for three years only before he moved to Geneva, Switzerland to serve as First Secretary to the United Nations Mission. After which, he served as Deputy Consul General in Vancouver, Canada, before assuming the post of Consul General in Guangzhou, China.
In the Home Office, Tejada held a number of executive positions which include Special Assistant to the Undersecretary for Policy from 2007 to 2009, and as Director of Treaties Division, Office of Legal Affairs from June to October 2007.
To cap his track record, ConGen Tejada was named Assistant to the Undersecretary for International Economic Relations from 1996 to 2001.
As the new Consul General is set to be officially introduced in June, Filipinos in Hong Kong look forward to benefiting from the diplomatic and leadership skills to be offered by the new Head of the Consulate, in terms of organizing policies touching on the welfare and the rights of every OFW living in Hong Kong — a wide majority of which are domestic workers.