Current Position: 

Ambassador, Embassy of the Philippines, Berlin
Federal Republic of Germany

Diplomatic Career: 

May 2010 - July 2011 - Consul General, Philippine Consulate General, Frankfurt, Germany 
2008 - May 2010 - Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul General, Philippine Embassy, Berlin, Germany 
2004 - 2008 - Department of Foreign Affairs:

› Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
› Special Assistant, Office of International Economic Relations
› Director then Executive Director, Office of European Affairs 
2002 - 2004 - Minister, Philippine Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations and the World Trade Organization, Geneva Switzerland 
2000 - 2002 - Minister and Consul General, Philippine Embassy, Vienna Austria 
1997 - 2000 - Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs

1993 - 1997 - First Secretary and Consul, Philippine Embassy, Tokyo Japan

1989 - 1993 - Second Secretary and Consul, Philippine Embassy, Canberra, Australia

1987 - 1989 - Director, Office of ASEAN Affairs, Office of American Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs


National Defense College of the Philippines, Master in National Security Administration, 1999

University of Oxford, U.K., Foreign Service Program, 1990

The National Institute for Public Administration, Malaysia, 1988

The American University, Washington, D.C., USA, Master of Arts in International Affairs, 1984

Maryknoll College, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, 1980

Honors Received:

Graduated with Honors (NDCP, 1999)

Graduated with Distinction (Oxford, 1989)

Graduated Cum Laude (Maryknoll College, 1980)

Awards Received:

› Gawad Mabini Award with the Rank of Dakilang Kamanong (Grand Cross) conferred by H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III, 26 July 2012

› Citation in House Resolution No. 2469 authored by Congressman Leopoldo Bataoail of Pangasinan, “Resolution Commending and Recognizing the Outstanding Program of Activities of the Philippine Embassy at Federal Republic of Germany under the Leadership of Ambassador Maria Cleofe R. Natividad”, 31 May 2012

› Outstanding National Defense College of the Philippines Alumnus Award, NDCP Alumni Association, Pasig City, August 2007

Government Examinations Passed: Philippine Foreign Service Career Minister Examination, 1999
› Rating: 89.28% (Topnotcher)

Philippine Foreign Service Officers Examination, 1985
› Rating: 84.47%

Military Record: Commissioned with rank of Lt. Colonel, 0-132979 (Reserve)
Philippine Air Force, Armed Forces of the Philippines

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 June 2013 )