Monday, March 31, 2014

Excerpts Poker RESUME And Academic Back-Up Qualification

Edwin A. Sumcad Tel. (619) 579-5734

Wrote a Paper on Poker [book]. Plays poker for more than 45 years. Plays regular tournaments and a frequent winner in California Casinos and Cruise Poker Tours, plays live games in most big Casinos in Southern California, L.A. and Las Vegas, as well as nearby local Indian Casinos.

Has cultivated and institutionalized acquaintances and friendship with Indian Casino officials and employees. Has written editorials and published articles for and in defense of Indian Casinos.

Management Highlights

Trained senior executives; designed syllabus and coordinated/moderated seminars/symposia reducing cost by 20%-45%.

Conducted lectures/presentations in schools, office and community and earned advance degrees, promotion and community recognition.

Performed as keynote/guest speaker in community forums, gained recognition, achieved institutional objectives.

Represented agency in local and international conferences; coordinated inter-agency activities, prevented strike.

Managed office abroad; supervised external resource mobilization program increasing revenue by 15%-40%.

Founded and administered a multinational socio-civic umbrella sports organization, received commendation awards in inter-community relations.

Presided Human Relations Commission meetings, reducing EEO/AA costly litigation to nil.

Wrote and published powerful editorials/articles on business, economics, cultural relations and community leadership, received Municipal Council Commendation Award and Excellence Award in Journalism and Community Service.

Relevant Positions Held

Board Member and Columnist, Fil-Am community newspapers, Philippines & Asian Report -- current.

Diplomat – Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 1987.

Presiding Vice Chairman, Human Relations Commission, Freeport City, Illinois, 1992.

Lawyer, since 1968, retired from active practice 1991.

Head of Staff for Administration, Department of Finance, Philippines, 1975, retired in 1987.

Education: Five Academic Degrees

Masters Degree in Law (LL.M.) University of San Diego School of Law, California 1994.

Masters Degree in Economics (M.A. Economics) University of Santo Tomas, Manila, 1987 [Development Economics with

Specialization in ILO-World Bank Fiscal & Monetary Economics].

Attorney (LL.B. (J.D.), MLQ University School of Law, Manila, 1967.

Recognition: Excellence Award In Journalism

Edwin A. Sumcad has been a publisher and a hard-hitting journalist in investigative reporting and editorial writing for more than 45 years. He is a recipient of several excellence awards in journalism.

The latest addition to his laurels for mastering the art of reporting and editorial writing was received on June 21, 2008. In an appropriate ceremony, the prestigious and legendary Fil-American Humanitarian Foundation, Inc.’s Library & Historical Heritage Museum, Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California honored Sumcad with the Foundation’s “Excellence Award in Journalism & Community Service”.

Inscribed in a specially crafted diamond-shaped commemorative tablet that this honoree received is the Foundation’s tribute to Sumcad’s writings:
“In recognition and appreciation of his exemplary and outstanding community service through his column ‘Union Trail’ and his fearless advocacy of freedom of expression in development journalism whose erudite discussion of world events and its implication to parochial and local situations have raised the awareness and knowledge of the community that we serve.”

This veteran journalist is also a certified public relations practitioner specializing in community relations. In Illinois where he originally came from, he was Vice Chairman & Presiding Officer of the Human Relations Commission of Freeport City. Mayor Richard Weiss appointed Sumcad to this difficult task of handling the city’s community relations. He eventually became a dedicated advocate of fairness, justice and equal opportunity -- for both the entrepreneurs and the community, as well as the socially and economically disadvantaged -- and had been preoccupied in solving community problems, especially those resulting from employment and housing discrimination.

While deeply engaged in community relations, Sumcad wrote widely acclaimed editorials for several newspapers, among which were the Journal Standard of Freeport, and the Rockford Register Star.

Sumcad’s multi-faceted editorial insights appear in numerous publications and published in several websites. As a writer and columnist, he has written and published editorials, essays, feature articles, novelettes and short stories. His book in Development Journalism may be off the press early next year.

This author’s educational background includes degrees in literature and journalism, philosophy & letters [Litt.B. Journalism]; master in development economics, and master in civil law [M.A. Economics and LLM leading to his doctorate]. He was a UN-World Bank-ILO scholar that specialized on monetary and fiscal policies, multilateral trade negotiations and regional economic cooperation.

His careers in private and public life cover long years of experience as a journalist, lawyer, Finance Attache, ASEAN specialist [Association of Southeast Asian Nations], retired diplomat and former deputy permanent representative to the United Nations. #

Edwin A. Sumcad [Ed.S.] Profile

Tel. (619) 579-5734

1. Diplomat (1975-1986)
Finance Attache & Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

2. Journalist Cum Lawyer-Economist
Academic Degrees
Associates in Arts (A.A)
Bachelor of Science in Literature Major in Journalism (Litt.B. Journalism)
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Master of Arts in Economics (M.A. Economics)
Master of Civil Law (LL.M. obtained in USA, [with only a nil requirement to confer a doctorate
– Ph. D. -- in Civil Law])

Novelist, Short Story & Feature writer, Journalist, Diplomat, Lawyer, and Economist [Development Economist with ILO-World Bank specialization on fiscal and monetary economics]; and as a Journalist, some of his works are published and can be accessed in the Internet, and read worldwide.

3. First Historical Achievements: A Literary Luminary with multiple academic degrees, the first of his kind to serve in the United Nations’ largest of the six [6] Economic Commissions in the world – the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, headquartered in Bangkok.
(a) Commendation Award of the Prime Minister of the Philippines for spearheading world representation as a UN diplomat stationed in Bangkok, and as a bilateral negotiator with the Thai Government paving the way for the first State Visit of the Republic of the Philippines’ [RP’s] Head of State to Thailand where treaties of commerce and navigation, education and taxation, as well as cultural exchanges between the two countries were concluded and now being implemented..
(b) Created the organic law and founded the first diplomatic umbrella sports organization – the Diplomatic Bowling League of Thailand (DBL) -- for the entire diplomatic and international community. Participating members of the international and diplomatic community elected him President and Chairman of the Board of Diplomats of the DBL for at least six years – a rare historical honor accorded to his diplomatic leadership and charisma, and now part of Thailand’s diplomatic history.
(c) First Senior Financial Economist of RP’s Department of Finance ever recorded in the archive of the Philippine Civil Service Commission.
(d) First Ibayhanon [Municipality of Ibajay, Province of Aklan] scholar in the IBRD [World Bank]-ILO-UN international Asian specialization programs (World Bank-International Labor Organization [ILO]-United Nations), Asian Development Institute, and conferred the credential of ASEAN Specialist.

4. Others
Senior Special Assistant to the Secretary of Finance and Head of the Secretariat, Office of the Secretary of Finance after retiring as a Diplomat in 1986.
Head Delegate to ASEAN’s Committee on Finance & Banking, Asian Finance Corporation-INTERACT-European Economic Community (EEC) Conference in 1981 (participated by various delegations from Europe, USA and Asia).
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RP Delegate to the 18th Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank Board of Governors in April-May 1985.
RP Delegate to the Annual Sessions of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Vice Chair and Presiding Officer of the Human Relations Commission of the City of Freeport, Illinois, USA. Introduced the anti-discrimination reform in employment and housing program for the first time in the history of Freeport.
Currently Board Member and Columnist of the Philippines & Asian Report publication, San Diego, California, USA
Conferred a Leadership Award in Journalism and Community Leadership by the Yorobe foundation and publication network as a prolific writer, among others.
Authored novels and numerous works published in the Philippines and USA for the last 40 years or so.
Formerly Ex-Officio Adviser to San Diego’s large Filipino-American Comnmunity.