FORMER Foreign Secretary Domingo Siazon Jr. died of prostate cancer at the age of 76.
His son, Dan, announced his passing via Facebook on Wednesday morning.
“Domingo L. Siazon, Jr. -Statesman, career diplomat, but more importantly, a loving husband, father and grandfather. 1939-2016,” Dan posted.
According to radio reports, the Philippine diplomat died on May 3 in Tokyo, Japan.
Siazon was the Foreign Affairs chief during the administrations of Joseph “Erap” Estrada and Fidel Ramos, from 1995 to 2001.
Prior to his cabinet post, Siazon served as Philippine Ambassador to Japan and Austria.
He also became the former Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Unido)
Siazon obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University. The Japanese government awarded him a scholarship to study Physics at the Tokyo University of Education.
He has a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and an economics certificate from the Economic Institute of the University of Colorado.