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Media Statement: On the Passing of DBP Director Rolando L. Metin


Makati City – The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) mourns the passing of Rolando L. Metin, Ph.D, a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors. He was 76 years old.

Director Metin was appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on October 10, 2016. As a member of the DBP Board, he headed the Board’s Human Resources Committee and was a key member of the Development Advocacy Committee and Executive Committee. Director Metin also sat as a member of the Career Executive Service Board.

During his nearly four-year stint as a member of the DBP Board, Director Metin pushed for the strengthening of the Bank’s programs on environmental protection and conservation and introduced policy reforms on loan program management, human resource administration and innovation in DBP’s corporate social responsibility initiatives and good governance mechanisms.

Director Metin was also an academician. He was a member of the Academic Council of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and served as Faculty-in-Charge of DAP’s Philippine Administrative Systems and Governance course under its Masters in Development Management Program.

Prior to his appointment at DBP, Director Metin was a long-time consultant of the World Bank on climate finance, sustainable sanitation, and the environment. From 1975 until 1993 and from 2003 to 2004, he served in various capacities at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as Assistant Secretary, Undersecretary, and a Consultant of the National Government’s project management and institutional development initiatives for forestry, biodiversity and coastal resources.

He is survived by his wife Florinda A. Metin, daughters Dr. Ella Metin-De Guia and Angela Rose Crissie A. Metin, son-in-law Atty. Clarence De Guia, and grandchildren Chicoy and Reign as well as Scout and Sky.