The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas hosted the National Course on Macroeconomic Management and Financial Sector Issues, conducted by International Monetary Fund-Singapore Regional Training Institute (IMF-STI), for executives from NEDA, Dept. of Budget and Management, Bureau of Treasury, Dept. of Finance, and the BSP. The annual program sponsored by the governments of Japan and Singapore cascades real-world issues to government officials to support efficient implementation of macroeconomic and financial policies. In photo, BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo (left) and Dr. Joshua Greene, Deputy Director of IMF-STI, discuss the challenges national governments face as a result of the on-going global financial crisis.