Music Room, Malacañan Palace
13 March 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the Rank of Datu (gold distinction) to outgoing Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda in a courtesy call in Malacañang.

Kuroda, who served as ADB President and Chairperson of its Board of Directors since 2004, submitted his resignation from ADB effective March 18, 2013. He will next serve as Governor of the Bank of Japan as a result of the nomination done by the Cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He graduated from Tokyo University and the University of Oxford, and has also served as Japan’s Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs.

Under Kuroda’s management, ADB has helped the Philippine government to achieve high and sustainable growth, and supported the country in various programs and projects on infrastructure, environment, education and public sector management.

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