H.E. (Ms.) Junever M. MAHILUM-WEST


PRESENT POSITION:   Ambassador of the Philippines to Jordan with con-current jurisdiction over

                                      the State of Palestine


Married to Mr. John Robert West


Academic qualifications

B.S. Foreign Service, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1980

Units in M.A. Asian Studies, U.P. Diliman


Special training and technical qualifications

  • DFA Regional Workshop on Anti-Trafficking in Persons for Foreign Service Posts in the Americas, Mexico City, September 2014 
  • Strategic Management and Leadership Program for Heads of Posts in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, 24-26 September 2012
  •  Problem-based approach to International Law, Manila, 23-26 April 2012
  • Stage de français pour les diplomates de l’ASEAN, Singapore, 5-9 December 2011
  • 8th Summer Course on International Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy,  June-July 2008
  • UNITAR Workshop on United Nations Resolutions, Geneva, Switzerland, 6-9 June 2004
  • Diploma Programme in Foreign Service, Oxford University, U.K., 1994
  • French I-VI, Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Manila

Assignments abroad

  •  Philippine Consulate General in Toronto, 29 May 2012 - 30 March 2015
  • Philippine Mission to the United Nations & other Int’l. Orgs., Geneva, 2004-2010
  • Philippine Embassy, Paris, 1995-2001



Previous Positions in Manila

  • Special Assistant, Office of the Undersecretary for Policy, May 2010-May 2012
  • Member, Bids and Awards Committee, DFA, 2010-May 2012
  •  Vice-President, UNIFORS (Union of Officers) DFA, 2010-May 2012
  • Past:   Head, Division I (N. and W. Europe), Office of European Affairs, DFA

Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary (Sec. Roberto R. Romulo)

Head, Southeast Asia Division, Office of Asia and Pacific Affairs, DFA

Special Assistant, Office of Undersecretary Manuel T. Yan, DFA, for the

 Legislative-Executive Bases Conversion Council

Head, Audio-visual Section, Foreign Service Institute (FSI)

Research Officer, FSI



  • French, Filipino, Cebuano, Surigaon-non (can understand) Waray (can understand), Ilonggo (can understand)


  • Painting, golf, bowling, diving, photography, classical guitar, collecting antique maps and prints on the Philippines

Honorary member, Philippine Artists Group of Canada (PAG)

Lady of the Knights of Rizal

Member, Kababaihang Rizalista

Past Commander, Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary                    

Member, University of the Philippines Alumni Association