Willy C. Gaa
His Excellency Willy C. Gaa is the current Philippine Ambassador to the United States of America.
He has also served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (AEP) of the Republic of the Philippines to the People's Republic of China (2003-January 2006), as Ambassador to Australia and non-resident Ambassador to Nauru, Tuvalu and Vanuatu (2002-2003), to Tripoli, Libya and non-resident Ambassador to Tunisia, Malta and Niger (1992-1997).
H.E. Willy C. Gaa was initially assigned to the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. as Charge d’Affaires effective July 25, 2006. After his appointment by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and confirmation by the Commission on Appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the U.S.A., he presented his credentials to President George Bush on December 8, 2006.
Prior to his current position, he was Consul General of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles, in New York (1997-1999) and Deputy Consul General in Los Angeles (1987-1990); Consul in New York (1981-1985) and Vice Consul, subsequently Consul, in San Francisco (1975-1970).
Ambassador Gaa is married to Erlinda Concepcion, with whom he has two sons: Wendell and Warren.
- "Embassy of the Philippines: Ambassador's Message." http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/embassy/ambmessage.htm (August 3, 2007).