(Former Ambassador of Philippines to Malaysia) Assistant Secretary, Legal Affairs Department of Foreign Affairs
Contribution to Society

The “Contribution to Society” award recognises His Excellency J. Eduardo Malaya for his valuable contributions in cementing strong ties and people development partnerships between Malaysia and Philippines.

His Excellency J. Eduardo Malaya, a career member of the Philippine Foreign Service, commenced his diplomatic assignment as Ambassador to Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur in September 2011. His Excellency had earlier served at the Philippine missions in New York, Brussels, Chicago and San Francisco. During his assignment, His Excellency was instrumental in cementing strong ties between Malaysia and Philippines resulting in increased trade and investment between both countries.

His Excellency is a recipient of two Presidential Citations, from His Excellency President Fidel V. Ramos in 1995 and from His Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2010. His Excellency was bestowed the Order of Sikatuna, rank of Datu, in 2010 by His Excellency President Arroyo.

An author of Four books his commentaries and articles have been featured in the New Straits Times, the Star, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Philippine Law Journal, among others.

The Asia HRD Awards Committee is honoured to bestow upon His Excellency J. Eduardo Malaya the “Contribution to Society Award 2017” for his commendable work in building sustainable partnerships.