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02/06/2011: CONSUL GENERAL MERCADO CONFIRMED AS AMBASSADOR TO NORWAY

PRESS RELEASE 13-2011
02 June 2011

The Bicameral Commission on Appointments of the 15th Congress of the Philippines confirmed on 31 May the nomination of Consul General to Guam Bayani S. Mercado as Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway with concurrent jurisdiction to the Kingdom of Denmark and the Republic of Iceland.  Mercado was one of 18 career officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs who were nominated by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III as ambassador to a foreign country and confirmed by the Commission on Appointments on Tuesday.  DFA Secretary Albert Del Rosario, former Philippine Ambassador to Washington, D.C. was also confirmed by the CA on the same day.END