Deputy Governor Vicente S. Aquino led the awards ceremony for stakeholders of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in Region VI during the annual appreciation lunch held at the Days Hotel, Iloilo City on 22 July 2014.
A.M. Builders’ Depot was chosen as the Outstanding Respondent among Large and Medium Firms for the Business Expectations Survey (BES) in Region VI. Founded in 1998, the company is engaged in the retailing of home construction and building materials.
Navstar Gasoline Station (Total Philippines Corporation) was also recognized as the Outstanding Respondent among Small Firms in Region VI. The company is engaged in the distribution of Total petroleum products.
The Outstanding Partners for the Report on Regional Economic Developments were awarded to the Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office, Bacolod City; the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-National Statistics Office (NSO) Capiz Provincial Office; and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-Bureau of Agricultural Statistics Regional Office VI.
Awarded the Outstanding Regional Partner in Currency Programs was the Skills Enhancement and Learning Center (SEAL-C) of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI). Included in the VTI’s SEAL-C training program for employees is an orientation on the BSP’s Currency Programs and Advocacies such as the new generation currency (NGC) series, coin recirculation and clean note policy.
Through this annual event, the BSP gives recognition to BES respondents as well as to public and private institutions that have provided strong support for the BSP’s various statistical undertakings, information requirements, and advocacy programs. The event attests to the successful alliances that have helped the BSP maintain price and financial stability and ensure an effective payments and settlements system. Stakeholders of the BSP in the National Capital Region were earlier recognized during the awards ceremony at the BSP Main Office on 9 July 2014. This year’s stakeholders’ awards in Iloilo City marks the third time that the BSP has held its annual stakeholder’s awards in Region VI and is the second in a series of 11 regional events for this year.