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Secretary General

Conferred with the title of the Prince of Peace and Development by the Marawi Sultanate, Atty. Oscar P. Palabyab defined his entire career by channeling his professional expertise into various significant activities all over the country.

Atty. Palabyab was appointed as the new PRC Secretary General last July 2016.  He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Red Cross, administering feasible and effective resource capability and mobilization that enables the organization to serve and help the most vulnerable.

Before being appointed into the top management post of the Red Cross, Palabyab served as a legal consultant of the PRC. A lawyer by profession, he was involved in commercial and corporate law practice and has a wide experience in administrative and civil law.

In March 2014, Atty. Palabyab was appointed as Undersecretary for Tourism Services and Regional Offices of the Department of Tourism (DOT). He has also led several Philippine delegations to several meetings of different ASEAN Task Forces in Tourism and has represented the DOT in the AEAN National Tourism Organization and discussed the region's tourism industry.

He is also a former Secretary General of the Philippine Badminton Association and a member of the selection committee created by the Philippine Olympic Committee for the 1993 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.