Former President-now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is congratulating her second child and only daughter, Evangelina Lourdes “Luli” Arroyo-Bernas, for her confirmation as Philippine ambassador to Austria and thanked President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for the appointment and the members of the Commission on Appointments for the confirmation.
“I thank President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for appointing Luli as ambassador to Austria and the Commission on Appointments for confirming the appointment. My husband and I are proud of what our three children have achieved,” she noted.
Arroyo-Bernas was appointed mid-October by the President as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Philippines to the Republic of Austria.
The post has concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Croatia, Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic. The Commission on Appointments confirmed the nomination of Arroyo-Bernas last December 7th.
Arroyo also thanked the members of media who mentioned Ambassador Arroyo-Bernas’ qualifications and stressed that her daughter hurdled the difficult exams for Foreign Service Officer in 2000.
“Some reporters mentioned Luli’s qualifications, and I thank them for reminding the public that she is highly qualified on her own,” she said.
Arroyo-Bernas holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA and was chair of the board of trustees of the National Museum prior to being appointed ambassador.