Rommel V. Fuerte is the National Director of World Vision Development Foundation. He is a Registered Social Worker and a Master of Business Administration.
With him, World Vision serves more than 1 million Filipino children yearly, with thousands of individual and institutional sponsors, donors and partners.
For more than two decades at World Vision, he held key positions such as Director for Operations and for Strategy Management; Strategy Specialist for Asia Pacific covering 16 countries; and deployed in emergency responses in Indonesia, Iraq among others.
In 2018, the Philippine Association of Social Workers recognized him as most outstanding social worker. An Institutional Awardee of University of Mindanao, his alma mater. He earned his MBA from the Eastern University, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 2020, the Philippine President appointed him as Board Member of the Council for the Welfare of Children. In 2021, he was invited to be part of the board of the Multi Sectoral Governance Coalition of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
As of July 2021, he is:
Chairman of the Board of Community Economic Ventures (a micro finance NGO), Inc.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Philippine Children’s Ministry Network
Vice Chairman of the Board of Christian Council for Transparency and Accountability
Convener of the Philippine Coalition of Advocates for Nutrition Security
Co-convener of the Joining Forces Alliance of the largest international NGOs in the Philippines
Member of the Steering Committee of Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium
“World Vision’s community programs aim to amplify the voices of children in the Philippines as we promote and protect their rights. We will continue to work together with the CWC and DSWD to uphold the rights of every Filipino child,” said Fuerte who commits to represent like-minded individuals and groups from the private sector concerned for children.
“World Vision is deeply concerned that the impacts of COVID-19 could permanently scar the development of a generation of the world’s most vulnerable children. Since 1990, the number of children dying from preventable causes such as poverty, hunger, and disease has more than halved.