Consul General Edgar Barrairo Badajos assumed his post as Consul General of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on 06 April 2021.
Consul General Badajos first joined the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in 1997. In the DFA, he has held various positions of responsibility including, most recently, as Director of the Political and Security Division of the Office of ASEAN Affairs. In that role, he played a significant role in negotiations related to the Code of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea during the Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017.
Immediately prior to his posting to Los Angeles, Consul General Badajos served as Consul General at the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His other previous foreign assignments include the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto from 2000 to 2003, the Philippine Consulate General in New York from 2003 to 2007, and the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand from 2009 to 2015.
Consul General Badajos is a graduate of the U.P. College of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Philippines in Baguio.