Ambassador Belen Fule Anota is a career diplomat. She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1977. She was Principal Assistant from 1977 to 1978; Acting Chief at the Treaties Division of the Office of Legal Affairs from 1978 to 1980, and Principal Assistant at the Office for Political Affairs from1980 to 1981 . She was assigned to the Philippine Embassy in Tel-Aviv in 1981 and was First Secretary and Consul General when she finished her tour of duty in 1989. She was Director at the Office of Personnel and Administrative Services from 1989 to 1990 and Acting Executive Director at the Office of ASEAN Affairs from 1989 to 1993. From 1993 – 1999, she served as Minister Counselor then Deputy Chief of Mission at the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta. She was Assistant Secretary at the Office of Consular Affairs from 1999 to 2002. From 2002 – 2004, she was Philippine Ambassador to Israel, with concurrent jurisdiction over Cyprus and from 2004 – 2008, she was Philippine Ambassador to Singapore. From April to June 2009, she was Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fiscal Management and thereafter was Assistant Secretary for the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination until October 2010. From October 2010 to January 2011, she was Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo. She was Assistant Secretary for the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination from January to September 2011.
She assumed as Philippine Ambassador to Australia on 27 September 2011. She is also the non-resident Philippine Ambassador to Nauru, Tuvalu and Vanuatu
Ambassador Anota earned her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the University of Santo Tomas (1970) and Bachelor of Laws from the Ateneo de Manila Law School (1974). She has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines (1979).
She is married and has a son and a daughter.