Consul General Edgar Barrairo Badajos assumed his post as Consul General of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah on 14 February 2018.
Immediately prior to his posting in Jeddah, Consul General Badajos served as Director of the Political-Security Division of the Office of ASEAN Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs. In that capacity, he led a Philippine delegation in negotiations related to the Code of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea during the Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017.
His previous foreign assignments include the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto as Vice Consul from 2000 to 2003, the Philippine Consulate General in New York as Vice Consul then Consul from 2003 to 2007, and the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, as Minister and Consul General and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) from 2009 to 2015.
A graduate of the U.P. College of Law, Consul General Badajos wrote a “Philippine Passport Guidebook” in 1998 together with Ms. Germinia V. Aguilar-Usudan, a former Consul at the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah.
Consul General Badajos is a native of Bangued, Abra. He is a proud product of an OFW family. Three of his older brothers were among the first wave of OFWs who came to work in Saudi Arabia in the late 70s.