Spirit of Edsa Foundation

Howard Q. Dee

Chris CarrionHON.HOWARD Q. DEE

(Former Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See & Malta, 1986-1990)

He is presently the Chairman of the Assisi Development Foundation, Inc., Co-Chairperson of the Tabang Mindanaw, Vice Chairman of Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation, Inc., and the President of Bahay Maria, Inc.

Some of Ambassador'Dee's past positions were: Vice President & General Manager of United Laboratories, Inc. in 1953 until he became the President from 1965 to 1972. He was the founding chairman in 1972 of the Philippine Busdiness for Social Progress (PBSP). He was the Lead Convenor in 1990 of the National Peace Conference and in 1993 up to 1999 was the Chairman of the Government's Panel for Peace Talks with CPP-NPA-NDF. He became a Cabinet Secretary under the Office of the President in 2002 as Adviser on Indigenous Peoples Affairs.

A graduate of Bachelor in Business Administration and Master of Arts in Economics (complete units without thesis) from the University of the East. A recepient of several awards like the Pontifical Order of St. Sylvester, 1985; Ozanam Award, Ateneo de Manila, 1986; Pius X Equestrial Order of the Grand Cross, First Class, 1988; St. Benedict Award, San Beda College, 1989; Most Outstanding Alumnus, University of the East, 1991; Gawad Mabini Award, Republic of the Philippines, 1999; Most Outstanding Alumnus, San Beda College, 2001; Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Jose Rizal Awards, 2003; Aurora Aragan Special Peace Award, February 20, 2006; and San Vicente Liem dela Paz Award, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, March 15 2006. Author of several books; namely: God's Greatest Gift to Mankind, 1981; Mankind's Final Destiny, 1992; Living the Beatitudes with St. Joseph, 2004, and Editor-in-Chief of the Ave Maria Magazine.