Monday, March 31, 2014

Edwin A. Sumcad [Ed.S.] Profile

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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.


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