Official diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Brazil were deemed to have been established upon the recognition of Philippine Independence in July 1946.

During the inaugural ceremony on 04 July 1946, the Brazilian Government sent Hon. Carlos Silverio Martins Ramos, Special Representative of President Eurico Gaspar Dutra. This marked the official recognition of the Philippines as a sovereign state of Brazil.

The Philippine Embassy in Washington initially exercised jurisdiction over Brazil, which was later transferred to the Philippine Embassy in Argentina upon the opening of the Philippine representation in Buenos Aires.

On 16 September 1965, Ambassador Carlos S. Tan opened the first Philippine Embassy in Rio de Janeiro, the former capital of Brazil and where most embassies were located during that time. To encourage embassies to relocate from Rio de Janeiro to the new administrative capital of Brasilia, the Brazilian Government offered to donate land for free to diplomatic missions.

On 01 September 1973, the mission transferred to Brasilia on a piece of property located at the corner of the northern embassy sector (Setor Embaixada Norte) with a land area of 2.5 hectares.

The Head of Post of the Embassy since it opened in 1965 up to the present are:

Ambassador Carlos S. Tan
Ambassador Octavio L. Maloles
Ambassador Emilio Dimayuga Bejasa
Ambassador Sergio A. Barrera
05 August 1980 - August 1986
Ambassador Lauro L. Baja, Jr.
05 September 1986 – 27 August 1993
Ambassador Jose Macário Laurel IV
09 September 1993 – 17 March 1996
Ambassador Francisco L. Benedicto
31 July 1996 – 25 November 1998
Ambassador Oscar G. Valenzuela
20 March 1999 – 21 March 2005
Ambassador Teresita V.G. Barsana
08 October 2005 – 22 December 2009
Ambassador Eva G. Betita
13 April 2010 – 04 October 2014
Ambassador Jose D. R. Burgos
20 March 2015 – 08 March 2017 
Ambassador Marichu B. Mauro
07 April 2018 – 30 October 2020
Ambassador Mario F. Chan
01 December 2021 – Present

*Embassy records have no available data on the exact tenure or term of office for these Heads of Post.



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