Retired Ambassador Lauro Baja Jr. Passes Away

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MANILA, Philippines: The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced with deep sadness the passing of retired former ambassador Lauro Baja, Jr., the Philippines’ former permanent representative to the United Nations. Baja’s contributions to diplomacy and his unwavering dedication to public service have left an indelible mark on the nation.

The DFA expressed its heartfelt condolences and described Baja as “an admired diplomat and devoted public servant.” Throughout his career, Baja exemplified the qualities of a true statesman, representing the Philippines with integrity and professionalism on the international stage.

Baja’s achievements extended beyond his role as a diplomat. He served as the chairman of the Philippine Ambassadors Foundation Incorporated, an organization dedicated to promoting the country’s interests abroad. Additionally, he held the position of president in the DFA Retired Personnel Foundation Incorporated, where he continued to contribute his expertise and experience to support fellow retired diplomats.

During his tenure as the Philippines’ permanent representative to the United Nations, Baja played a crucial role in representing the country’s interests and advocating for global cooperation. His diplomatic efforts helped foster stronger relationships with other nations and advance the Philippines’ position on key issues.

In recognition of his invaluable contributions, Baja was awarded numerous honors and accolades throughout his career. His dedication to public service and his commitment to upholding the principles of diplomacy serve as an inspiration to aspiring diplomats and public servants in the Philippines and beyond.

To honor the memory of Ambassador Lauro Baja, Jr., his wake will be held at the Bulwagang Apolinario Mabini on February 13, 2024, starting at 4:30 p.m. Friends, colleagues, and admirers are invited to pay their respects and celebrate the life of this remarkable diplomat.

Ambassador Baja’s passing is a loss not only for his family but also for the entire nation. His contributions to diplomacy and his unwavering commitment to public service will be remembered and cherished. The Department of Foreign Affairs joins the Filipino people in mourning the loss of a remarkable individual who dedicated his life to serving the country and promoting peace and understanding on the global stage.

As we bid farewell to Ambassador Lauro Baja, Jr., let us take a moment to reflect on his legacy and the impact he has made. His dedication, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to the Philippines serve as an inspiration for future generations of diplomats and public servants.

May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his family find solace in the knowledge that his contributions to the nation will never be forgotten.

Source: The Manila Times

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