In celebration of its 23rd anniversary, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will honor its stakeholders who have continuously supported its statistical initiatives, information requirements, and advocacy programs through the 2016 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders in Region VI and the Negros Island Region (NIR). With the theme “Sustained Partnership, Sustained Economic Growth,” the event will be held on Tuesday, 16 August 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the Smallville21 Hotel, Sen. Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Ave., Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The awards ceremony will be led by Monetary Board Member Valentin A. Araneta.
The BSP will give 14 awards to outstanding partners: for the Information Support category—two for the Business Expectations Survey (BES), and one for Sources of Information for the Report on Regional Economic Developments; and for the Advocacy Support category—seven for the Currency Programs of the BSP and four for Implementing BSP Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns.
The recognition for 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 VI and NIR who have participated regularly in the survey by providing timely, complete, accurate and consistent responses. The Outstanding Partner for the Report on Regional Economic Developments will be awarded to the agency or institution that provided the BSP with information support for an effective environment scan of Region VI and NIR. Meanwhile, the award for Outstanding Regional Partner for Currency Programs will be given to the agency or institution that supported the BSP’s currency programs and advocacies in Region VI and NIR, such as the clean note policy, coin recirculation and demonetization of the new design series. Lastly, the Outstanding Regional Partner for Implementing BSP Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns shall be given to the agency or institution that has supported the BSP’s public information campaigns conducted in Region VI and NIR.
This occasion is the sixth of the BSP’s regional stakeholders’ events which will be held from July to September 2016 in 12 areas outside the National Capital Region to honor stakeholders in various award categories. Stakeholders of the BSP in the National Capital Region were earlier honored during the awards ceremony held last 13 July 2016 at the BSP Main Complex, Manila.
This annual event is expected to further strengthen the partnership between the BSP and its stakeholders in information gathering and conduct of advocacy campaigns that will help the BSP to achieve its goal of safeguarding price stability and promoting a healthy financial system as well as ensuring an efficient payments and settlement system in the country.