|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s Remarks on the Passing of Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana Due to Illness|
Q: We have learned that Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana sadly passed away in China due to an illness on April 18. Does China have any comment?
A: We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ambassador Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana due to an illness. Ambassador Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana is well known for his profound knowledge of China. He worked and lived in China for many years and was our old friend and good friend. After assuming the post of the Philippine Ambassador to China in 2017, he worked actively and industriously, making important contributions to promoting bilateral relations and friendship between our two peoples. We are deeply grieved by the loss of a good friend and extend our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones. We will work together with his family and the Philippine Embassy in China to properly handle follow-up matters and provide every convenience possible.