As the Philippines’ lead institution for development finance, DBP remains in the forefront of promoting countrywide sustainable development. In 2011, the national economy was beset by global and local challenges. Yet DBP never wavered in its steadfast commitment to develop a better Philippines by supporting projects that prepare Filipinos for the future. More than Bank, it serves as the beacon for development in rural and urban areas. Indeed, DBP is the financial institution that the Filipino people can bank on.