Domingo Siazon, Jr., Philippine politician and diplomat, Died at 76

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Domingo L. Siazon, Jr. was born on July 9, 1939, and died on May 3, 2016, in Tokyo, Japan.

He was a Filipino diplomat.

Domingo served as the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization from 1985 to 1992, the 18th Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 2001, and the Philippine Ambassador to Japan from 2001 to 2005.

He was named Philippine Ambassador to Austria, in 1976, where he concurrently served as Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna and to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Siaon was the former Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines and Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from 1985 to 1992.

Siazon received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Then he gained a second degree in Physics from the Tokyo University of Education where he studied as a Japanese government scholar.

Domingo has a Masters’ in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in Massachusetts and an economics certificate from the Economic Institute of the University of Colorado.

Siazon was fluent in Ilokano, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, and Tagalog.

He left behind his wife, Kazuko, their two children, and grandchildren.[

Domingo Siazon, Jr. passed away at 76 yrs old after a battle with prostate cancer.

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