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Bernardita Catalla

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Bernardita "Bernie" Leonido Catalla (February 18, 1958 – April 2, 2020) was a Philippine career diplomat. She was last appointed as the Philippine ambassador to Lebanon in 2017. She was also assigned to Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malaysia. She was born in Makati, Philippines. Catalla was principal assistant and then acting director of the ASEAN office from 1994 to 1995. She became the Director of the Office of United Nations and International Organizations from 2001 to 2002 and Passport Director from 2002 to 2005.[1]

On April 2, 2020, she died of COVID-19 in Beirut, Lebanon at the age of 62.[2][3][4][5][6]


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  1. "Statement: On the Demise of Honorable Bernardita L. Catalla, Philippine Ambassador to Lebanon". Department of Foreign Affairs. 2020-04-02. Archived from the original on 2020-05-08. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  2. Tomacruz, Sofia (2 April 2020). "PH ambassador to Lebanon dies of coronavirus". Rappler. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  3. "Philippine envoy to Lebanon dies of COVID-19 complications". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  4. "PH envoy to Lebanon dies of COVID-19 complications". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  5. Ramos, Christia Marie (2 April 2020). "PH Ambassador to Lebanon succumbs to COVID-19". globalnation.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  6. Rocamora, Joyce Ann (2020-04-02). "PH envoy to Lebanon dies of Covid-19: DFA". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved 2020-04-02.