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Philippines and ADB

ADB's partnership strategy for the Philippines focuses on accelerating infrastructure and long-term investments, promoting local economic development, and investing in people.

Philippines Country Office (PhCO): Contacts and Holidays

Philippines Country Office (PhCO)

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines

  Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  +63 2 683 1000
  +63 2 683 1030
  E-mail
 ADBPhilippines
 @ADBPhilippines

Our goals and objectives

The Philippines Country Office (PhCO) was established to facilitate and monitor the impact of ADB's development agenda for the Philippines. We aim to

  • strengthen partnership with a wide range of stakeholders including the Philippine Government, non-government organizations, local government units, the business community, donor institutions, media, and civil society
  • improve the effectiveness of ADB's operations in the Philippines

Our objectives are to

  • strengthen ADB's client orientation and be more responsive to stakeholders' needs by providing more open communication channels
  • enhance ADB's visibility by promoting impact-oriented programs for the Philippines, and improving coordination with other development partners
  • improve ADB's information-sharing capacity to allow easier and faster access of accurate data and information by stakeholders and the general public
  • improve ADB's operations in the Philippines by
    • closely coordinating the design and implementation of ADB projects
    • monitoring and analyzing economic and social situations
    • preparing strategies for poverty alleviation
    • pursuing policy dialogues with the Government and other stakeholders.

Our functions

PhCO is responsible for

  • interacting and coordinating with ADB's development partners and stakeholders regarding ADB's operations and activities in the Philippines
  • conducting policy dialogues with the Government and other stakeholders to operationalize ADB's strategies, reform agenda, and programs for the Philippines
  • preparing country reports on the Philippines' economic and development issues and ADB's country operations
  • coordinating and strengthening partnerships with other external funding agencies to rationalize ADB's development strategy and programs for the Philippines vis-a-vis other agencies' initiatives
  • disseminating information on ADB's activities in the Philippines to stakeholders and the general public
  • coordinating with Government to closely monitor the ongoing projects portfolio and resolve problems related to project implementation

Contacts

Kelly BIRD (Mr)
Country Director
  E-mail
Rosemarie F. MARQUEZ (Ms)
Senior External Relations Officer
  E-mail


Holidays 2021

The Philippines Country Office is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
Holy Thursday April 1 (Thursday)
Good Friday April 2 (Friday)
Labor Day April 30 (Friday) in lieu of May 1
Independence Day June 11 (Friday) in lieu of June 12
All Saints' Day November 1 (Monday)
Bonifacio Day November 30 (Tuesday) 
Christmas Day December 24 (Friday) in lieu of December 25
Rizal Day December 30 (Thursday)
New Year's Eve December 31 (Friday)

Last updated: 4 January 2021