In celebration of its 19th anniversary, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will hold the 2012 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for stakeholders in Region III that have provided exemplary support to its statistical undertakings, information needs and advocacy programs. With the theme “Shared Goals, Shared Responsibilities and Valued Partnerships,” the event will be held on 1 August 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the BSP Cabanatuan Branch, Cabanatuan City.
Three awards will be given—two for the Business Expectations Survey (BES) respondents and one for the Information Sources for the Report on Regional Economic Developments. The Outstanding Respondent among Large and Medium Firms and the Outstanding Respondent among Small Firms will be conferred to the BES awardees in Region III. They were selected from the country’s top corporations in the region that are respondents to the survey. Meanwhile, the Recognition for Information Sources in generating the Report on Regional Economic Developments will be given to the government agency that provided the BSP with information support to have an effective scan of the environment in Region III. The honoring of this year’s awardees and stakeholders will be led by Monetary Board Member Armando L. Suratos.
Stakeholders of the BSP in the National Capital Region were earlier recognized during the awards ceremony held last 4 July 2012 at the BSP Main Office. The event in Cabanatuan City is the third of the series of the BSP’s regional stakeholders’ events following the awards ceremonies held in Regions XI and VII on 11 July and 24 July 2012, respectively. Similar activities will be conducted until September 2012 in six other areas outside the National Capital Region (AONCR) to honor stakeholders in various awards categories. These categories include the Outstanding Respondents for the Business Expectations Survey, Best Respondents for the Cross Border Transactions Survey Inter-Company Accounts, Recognition for Financial Learning Campaign Partners, Information Sources for the Report on Regional Economic Developments, and Pagtugon Award for Rural and Cooperative Banks, a new award category.
This event is expected to further strengthen the partnerships between the BSP and its stakeholders in information gathering and advocacy campaigns that will help the BSP carry out its mandate of maintaining price stability and promoting financial stability as well as ensuring an effective payments and settlements system in the country.