Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel G. Herbosa (center) receives the Peace Process Champion Award from Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri (left) and Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. during the closing ceremony of the 2019 National Peace Consciousness Month, coinciding with the 26th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).
Herbosa received the accolade in recognition of his commitment and active support in the implementation of peace building programs in conflict-affected and conflict-vulnerable areas in the country.
Among the many initiatives being undertaken by DBP under Herbosa’s leadership include a recent partnership with OPAPP to ensure the proper disbursement and prudent management of its funds, and an agreement with the Mindanao Development Authority to expedite the implementation of flagship projects and programs for the region.
The month of September was declared “National Peace Consciousness Month” pursuant to Government’s thrust to instill greater consciousness and understanding among the Filipino people on the comprehensive peace process. OPAPP is mandated to be the lead Government agency to coordinate and monitor this observance.