Who was Chito Sta. Romana? Philippines Ambassador to china dies at 74, Cause of Death, Age, Wife and Family

Chito Sta. Romana was a senior journalist who has spent more than three decades in China. He was the former Beijing bureau chief for ABC News, the American Broadcasting Company’s news division.

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At the age of 74, Chito Sta. Romana, the Philippines’ envoy to China, died.

On Tuesday, April 19, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced that Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago “Chito” Sta. Romana had died in China. He was 74 years old at the time.

On Tuesday morning, the DFA confirmed the news, adding that the Philippine embassy in Beijing was liaising with Chinese authorities to have his remains repatriated as soon as possible.

“It is with the inconsolable grief of the secretary and the profound sadness that the Department of Foreign Affairs announces the demise of the Philippine Ambassador to China, His Excellency Jose Santiago “Chito” Sta. Romana,” the DFA said.

In 2016, Manila named Sta. Romana is its envoy to China, a veteran journalist who has lived and worked in Beijing for more than five decades. His appointment occurred at a time when President Rodrigo Duterte was pushing for warmer, stronger ties with China, and the Philippines was seeking formal negotiations with China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) conflict between the two countries.

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. praised Sta. Romana was an “invaluable asset to the Philippine foreign service” after she was awarded the Gawad Mabini with the Rank of Dakilang Kamanong in 2020.

Chito Sta. Romana Age, Family, and Early Life

Jose Santiago Santa Romana was the full name of Chito Sta. Romana. He was 74 years old when he passed away. He was born in 1948 in Manila. Jose was of the Philippines and held Filipino nationality.

chito sta. romana family

Romana’s father’s name is unknown, and there is no information about his mother on the internet.

Chito Sta. Romana Career, What was his Profession?

Chito is a senior journalist who has spent more than three decades in China.

He was the former Beijing bureau chief for ABC News, the American Broadcasting Company’s news division. From 1989 until his retirement in November 2010, he worked as a producer and reporter for ABC News, covering key issues such as the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and crackdown in 1989, the US-China relations crisis in 1999 and 2001, and China’s economic boom, and the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

When reporting from China, he collaborated with ABC anchors such as Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer.

His work as a China-focused broadcast journalist has been appreciated. He and his news crew won an Emmy in the category of News and Documentary in 2000, and he was nominated for two more Emmys in 2001 and 2006. The Overseas Press Club of America recognized his team’s coverage of the catastrophic China earthquake in 2008.

Which school and college did he go to?

He was born in Manila in January 1948 and attended De La Salle University for his elementary, high school, and college education, graduating in 1970 with an AB degree in economics and a BS degree in commerce.

In 1970 and 1971, he also took several graduate courses at the University of the Philippines’ School of Economics. He went on to graduate study in the United States, getting an MA in international relations from Massachusetts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1987.

Chito Sta. Romana Net Worth, How much does he earn?

Romana’s net worth information isn’t on the internet or anywhere else.

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Chito Sta. Romana Wife, What about his relationship?

There are no details on the marital life of Romana at the moment. He might or might not have been married is still a question we all need the answers for.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

We did a quick search for the social media handle of him but weren’t able to find any handles that seem to be his.

Body Appearance of Chito Sta. Romana‘s Height, Weight

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Hair colorGrey
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Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

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Full nameJose Santiago Santa Romana
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