In celebration of its 22nd anniversary, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will hold the 2015 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders in Region Vll that have continuously supported its statistical initiatives, information requirements, and advocacy programs. The event will be held on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Banking Hall, BSP Cebu Regional Office, Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City with the theme “12 Years and Beyond: Celebrating Strong Partnerships and Successful Collaborations.” Monetary Board Member Armando L. Suratos will lead in honoring this year’s awardees and stakeholders.
The BSP will give four awards for outstanding partners—two for the Business Expectations Survey (BES), one for Source of Information for the Report on Regional Economic Developments, and one for advocacy support for the Outstanding Credit Surety Fund (CSF).
The Outstanding Respondent among Large and Medium Firms and the Outstanding Respondent among Small Firms will be conferred to the BES respondents selected from among the country’s top corporations in Region Vll that have participated regularly in the survey by providing timely, complete, accurate and consistent responses. The Outstanding Partner for Source of Information for the Report on Regional Economic Developments will be awarded to the agencies or institutions that provided the BSP with information support for an effective environment scan of Region Vll. The Outstanding Credit Surety Fund (CSF) will be given to the established CSF to recognize its contribution in promoting the growth and sustainable development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) through greater collateral-free credit access to financial institutions.
This occasion is the fifth leg of the BSP’s regional stakeholders’ events which will be held from July to September 2015 in 12 areas outside the National Capital Region (AONCR) to honor stakeholders in various award categories. Stakeholders of the BSP in the National Capital Region were earlier recognized during the awards ceremony held last 14 July 2015 at the BSP Main Office.
This event is expected to further strengthen the partnerships between the BSP and its stakeholders, resulting in more efficient and effective means of information gathering and conduct of advocacy campaigns to achieve the BSP’s ultimate goal of safeguarding price stability and promoting a healthy financial system as well as ensuring an efficient payments and settlements system in the country.