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Ambassador Charles C. Jose has assumed his post as the country's top envoy to Malaysia.

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A seasoned diplomat and a member of the Philippine Foreign Service career corps, he commenced his diplomatic assignment in Kuala Lumpur on 15 April 2017. 

Ambassador Jose earlier served as the Department of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson and Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy from 17 March 2014 to 14 April 2017.

Previously, he also served as the Consul General at the Philippine Consulate General in Shanghai from 26 March 2011 to 28 February 2014, and Consul General at the Philippine Consulate General in Chongqing, China from 22 February 2009 to 25 March 2011. 

The Ambassador earned his degree in AB Economics in 1982 from the University of the Philippines in Diliman and Master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies in 2002 from the National University in Singapore.

He is married to Madam Maria Victoria Jose and they have two daughters. 

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The photos are from his first flag ceremony at the Embassy, attended by the Embassy officers and staff, and consular clients.