Jose Ingles was a career diplomat and Foreign Affairs Secretary and was the county's
Jose Ingles diplomatic career began in 1946 and continued, with short interruption, until his retirement in 1989. In 1946, he was drafted by President Roxas into the original Foreign Service Corps as legal adviser to Carlos Romulo, then the permanent Philippine representative to the United Nations. He served in that capacity until 1954.
He assumed the post of permanent deputy representative to the UN from 1955 to 1956. In 1956, he became the first Philippine ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, serving as such until 1962 and then as ambassador to Thailand, from 1962 to 1965. In 1966, he returned to Manila to serve as Undersecretary to Foreign Affairs Secretary Narciso Ramos. He became acting permanent representative to the UN in 1974.
He resigned in 1981 but was recalled to service in 1986, when he was appointed first deputy minister for foreign affairs. Upon the ratification of the 1987 constitution, he became first undersecretary for foreign affairs, the post he held until his retirement in 1989.
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