United We Stand: Honoring Our Philippine Representatives at Best Diplomats

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The Philippines is known for producing some of the most talented and dedicated individuals in various fields, and diplomacy is no exception. A group of young Filipinos from different provinces have been selected to represent the country in the upcoming “Best Diplomats” program. This will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from January 27-30.

What is the Aim of Best Diplomats

The Best Diplomats aim is about empowering the next generation of leaders by providing them with a unique opportunity to hone their speech and diplomatic abilities. 

It provides an opportunity for participants to develop their skills, network with other young professionals from around the world, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and challenges in the field.

This initiative collaborates with youth groups to develop crucial skills like leadership and policy-drafting, nurturing young minds for successful diplomacy and empowering them to become changemakers.

The Philippine Delegates Who Will Represent Us

You have all probably heard the news by now that the Philippines will be sending its delegates to participate in Best Diplomat. The Diplomatic Simulation Organizer that will be held in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur from January 27-30.

It’s a great honor for our country and we salute our delegates for their commitment to representing the Philippines with distinction. We wish them all the best of luck and know that they will make us proud.

Importance of Having a Filipino Representation

The Philippines is a country with a rich cultural heritage and a diverse population. As such, having a Filipino representative at the Best Diplomats event in Malaysia is of great importance. The Philippines can showcase its strengths and perspective, while Filipinos can learn and grow with other aspiring diplomats from around the world.

The Philippines’ Best Young Diplomats to Represent the Country in Malaysia are as follows :

ALIJA TEJADA – Chief Human Resource Officer, International Care Ministry, Inc.;

APRIL JOY CASONO – Founder, AYO Wellness Philippines;

LEA APAL – Tourism Officer, Local Government Unit of Pangantucan, Bukidnon, President, Bukidnon Association of Tourism Officers;

JANETTE VARGAS-LUCRE – Faculty, CICT Catanduanes State University;

GEMMA G ACEDO – VPAA Catanduanes State University;

ATTY GREG TAYONA, Corporate Lawyer, President/CEO, GGT Professionals (HR and Legal Consultancy Firm), part-time Professor, Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Pasig;

Ronnie D. Sodusta – President, International Association of Youth and Students for Peace – Asia Pacific, Regional Staff – Universal Peace Federation – Asia Pacific;

Rosario Toribia O. Templo – MSDRRM; Resource Speaker/Subject Matter Expert on Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP); Consultant for Climate Change Adaptation; EVP, Kabalikat Bikol (KB-30) Naga City Chapter; Freelance Virtual Assistant for Amazon Recruitment;

Serhan C. Daris – Provincial Public Relation Officer, Provincial Government of Tawi Tawi, BARMM;

Joan Marcela Orot – Ambassador at Best Diplomat LLC;

Carmelo John E. Vidal – GS Dean/ ES Director University of Luzon — Dagupan City;

Red Stephen Valera – Continuing Quality Improvements Safety Officer, Capitol Medical Center, Inc.;

Kent Edullantes – Student Body Organization President of College of Criminal Justice, University of Cebu Main Campus;

Charity Mae L. Mimis- Practicum Intern Officer of Public Community Relations from the College of Criminal Justice University of Cebu-Main Campus;

Shekinah Gracia Gulang – Student Development Team Leader from the College of Criminal Justice University of Cebu – Main Campus;

Val Lozada – Culture and Arts Consultant, Local Government Unit of Claver, Surigao del Norte and


And last but not the least – the CEO/President, iPhiTech (The International Philippine Technologies) & HenyoDigital; President/owner, Filipino Virtual Network, Mark Enriquez. 

The Philippines is rapidly developing with a strong economy and growing population. It’s crucial to represent the country with the best and brightest youth at events like Best Diplomats. These young Filipinos will shape the country’s foreign policy and promote peace, stability, and prosperity globally.


We are confident that these young Filipino Leaders will make the most of this opportunity and represent the country with distinction. We believe that this is a great step towards shaping our future leaders and we are excited to see what they will accomplish in the future. The Philippines is proud of their achievements and we wish them all the best in their endeavors. Kudos! 

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