DDA conferred with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star

Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador Delia D. Albert (DDA) was presented by the Government of Japan with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star in recognition of her contribution to strengthening the economic relations between Japan and the Philippines. The Order recognizes individuals for exemplary achievements in international relations, promotion of the Japanese culture, and development in welfare or preservation of the environment.

As foreign secretary in 2003-2004, DDA initiated the negotiation of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), which aimed to increase trade and investment opportunities between the two economies. She also promoted inviting members of the Japanese private sector to invest in the Philippine mining industry when she was the Presidential Advisor for Multilateral Cooperation and Development in 2004-2005. As SGV Senior Advisor, she continues to support Japanese businesses in the country.

Congratulations, DDA!

SGV & Co. Founder Washington SyCip was also conferred The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star in June 2017.