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Juanita D. Amatong

Juanita D. Amatong

  • 1st Filipina to be appointed Secretary of the Department of Finance (2003-05)
  • 1st Filipina to be awarded as the First Woman Executive Director in the World Bank Group (1996-98)

"Harmonization provides a means to enhancing development effectiveness as well as reducing transaction costs and promoting transparency. Towards these ends, the Philippines as one of the recipients of donor assistance, is a strong adherent to the principles espoused in harmonization."

March 23, 1935

Bindoy, Negros Oriental, Philippines


Profile: The Honorable Juanita D. Amatong
Department of Finance: Timeline
Hon. Juanita D. Amatong - Secretary, Department of Finance
Women Ministers of Finance and Economy from 2000
Statement of Undersecretary Juanita D. Amatong Philippines Rome, Italy – 24 February 2003

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?