Devex Manila 40 Under 40 Awarding Ceremony

Awardees with Raj Kumar (President, Devex), Peter Morris (Country Manager, Chevron), Dinky Soliman (Secretary, DSWD), Pete Troilo (Director, Devex Manila)

MANILA, Philippines - Nearly 100 development professionals and advocates gathered last February 19, 2013 at the Sky Garden of the Zuellig Building to honor Devex Manila's 40 Under 40 awardees - an accomplished group of development professionals working in international organizations, the Philippine government, civil society, social enterprises and media. Following a public nominations process and rigorous review of more than 250 nominees, the Manila 40 Under 40 awardees were selected based on their influence on the development agenda and impact on development results in the Philippines and abroad.

Pete Troilo, Director of Devex Manila


Pete Troilo, Director of Devex's Manila office, Raj Kumar, President of Devex and Peter Morris, Country Chair of Chevron Philippines, Inc. all shared the importance of recognizing those who find innovative ways to to address the problems in the country and develop the nation. 

"Each of you have a touch of craziness in you, insanity is shared in this big room, to believe that we can change and change the world for the better, " DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman shared to the 40 young awardees.

Six of our Asia 21 Young Leaders were also chosen to be part  of Manila Devex's 40 Under 40: Paulo "Bam" Benigno Aquino, IV, Co-Founder of Microventures, Inc; Therese Clarence Fernandez-Ruiz Co-Founder and President of Rags2Riches, Inc; Natalie Christine Jorge, Executive Director, Bato Balani Foundation, Inc.; Harvey Keh, Director for Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship, Ateneo de Manila University's School of Government; Mark Joaquin Ruiz, Co-Founder and President of Microventures, Inc. and Jeffrey Tarayao, Chief CSR Officer, Manila Electric Co. and President of One Meralco Foundation.

Asia Society once again congratulates these deserving young leaders who commit their lives to national development. For pictures of the event, kindly visit our facebook page.

L-R: Mark Ruiz (who also collected the award for Reese Fernandez-Ruiz), 
Natalie Ching Jorge, Harvey Keh

L-R: Timi Gomez-Aquino (who accepted the award for Bam Aquino), Jeffrey Tarayao

For more information, please visit the Manila 40 Under 40 website here. For direct inquiries, please email or call +63.2.687.0231.