Monetary Board Member Juan D. De Zuñiga, Jr. led the awards ceremony for stakeholders of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in Region Xll 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 September 2017.
RDEX Food International Phils., Inc. was chosen as the Outstanding Respondent among Large and Medium Firms while RD Hardware and Fishing Supply, Inc. was recognized as the Outstanding Respondent among Small Firms for the Business Expectations Survey (BES) in Region XII and ARMM. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - Region Xll and the Regional Planning and Development Office - ARMM both received the award for Outstanding Partner for the Report on Regional Economic Developments. Meanwhile, the Outstanding Regional Partner in Currency Programs of the BSP was conferred to the following: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) - Cotabato Branch for Clean Note Policy; Cotabato City National High School for Coin Recirculation; and The Oblate Media and the Department of Trade and Industry - General Santos City Field Office for Demonetization of the New Design Series. Lastly, the Department of Education-Schools Division of Cotabato City was recognized as the Outstanding Regional Partner in Implementing BSP Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns. Each awardee received the “Dynamic Balance, Philippine Eagle” trophy crafted by visual artist and multi-awarded sculptor, Mr. Ferdinand Cacnio.
The awards ceremony is a testament to the successful alliances that have helped the BSP maintain price and financial stability and ensure an efficient payments and settlement system. Stakeholders of the BSP in the National Capital Region were earlier recognized during the awards ceremony at the BSP Main Complex, Manila on 11 July 2017. The annual stakeholders’ ceremony and appreciation lunch in Region XII and ARMM is the tenth in a series of 12 regional stakeholders’ events for this year.