Assistant Governor Ma. Cyd N. Tuaño-Amador led the awards ceremony for stakeholders of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in Region XII and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) during the annual appreciation lunch held at the Pandan Ballroom A, Greenleaf Hotel, General Santos City on 19 August 2014.
PenBank, Inc. was chosen as the Outstanding Respondent among Large and Medium Firms for the Business Expectations Survey (BES) in Region XII and ARMM. PenBank, Inc. is a private development bank founded on 8 August 1980. It has 32 branches in the Visayas and Mindanao.
Matutum Meat Packing Corporation was also recognized as the Outstanding Respondent among Small Firms in Region XII and ARMM. The company is a meat processing plant dedicated to serve both local and international demand for fresh pork meat.
The Outstanding Partner for the Report on Regional Economic Developments was awarded to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-National Statistics Office (NSO) SOCSARGEN (South Cotabato, Saranggani and General Santos City). Meanwhile, the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Cotabato City Branch received the award for Outstanding Regional Partner in Currency Programs of the BSP.
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 marks the fifth time that the BSP has held its annual stakeholder’s awards in Region XII and is the sixth in a series of 11 regional events for this year.