In the more than 100-year-old love-hate relationship between the Philippines and the United States, no American envoy was spared of occasional brickbats until Ambassador Kristie Kenney. The first female US ambassador to the Philippines has endeared herself to Filipinos from all walks of life in just less than four years.
Reaching out to Filipinos, Kenney embraced the country’s culture and people in a way that no other envoy did — letting her hair down and dancing on national television, watching her favorite basketball teams in action, mingling with ordinary citizens, and visiting a rebel camp in Mindanao, among others.
As she prepares to leave her post, Ambassador Kenney shares something more with Filipinos — her life story, for the first time, this Wednesday on ‘Probe Profiles.’
In an exclusive interview with Cheche Lazaro, the Ambassador looks back at the milestones of her tour of duty and candidly talks about her childhood and love life that can pass for a telenovela. Through interviews with Kenney’s co-workers in the embassy and her two household staff, Lazaro pieces together a profile of the Ambassador who gave a new meaning to diplomacy in the Philippines.
- Ambassador Kristie Kenney Part 1
- Ambassador Kristie Kenney Part 2
- Ambassador Kristie Kenney Part 3
- Ambassador Kristie Kenney Part 4