As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will host the 2018 Awards and Appreciation Ceremony for BSP Region IX Stakeholders who have provided exemplary support to its statistical undertakings, information needs, advocacy programs, and its various initiatives and activities. Focusing on the theme “Reinforcing Partnerships, Defying New Challenges,” the event will be held on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Garden Orchid Hotel, Governor Camins Avenue, Zamboanga City. The awards ceremony will be led by Monetary Board Member V. Bruce J. Tolentino and Officer-in-Charge Chuchi G. Fonacier.
The BSP will grant eight (8) awards to outstanding partners for: the Information Support category— two (2) for the Business Expectations Survey (BES), and one (1) for Sources of Information for the Report on Regional Economic Developments; and the Advocacy Support category—two (2) for the Currency Programs of the BSP, one (1) for Implementing BSP Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns and one (1) for the Knowledge Resource Network (KRN). One (1) Gold Hall of Fame Award will be conferred to an outstanding partner who won in the same award category for three (3) consecutive years.
The award for Outstanding Respondent among Large and Medium Firms and the Outstanding Respondent among Small Firms will be accorded to the BES respondents who participated regularly in the survey and provided 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 in the regions. The Outstanding Regional Partners for Currency Programs will be awarded to the agencies or institutions that supported the BSP’s currency programs and advocacies in the regions, such as the Clean Note Policy and Coin Recirculation. Meanwhile, the Outstanding Regional Partner for Implementing BSP Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns will be given to the agency or institution that supported the BSP’s public information campaigns conducted in the regions. Lastly, the Outstanding Regional KRN Partner will be awarded to partner libraries that have promoted greater public understanding of essential economic and financial concepts and issues by providing free information materials and online research assistance.
This occasion is the 11th in a series of the BSP’s regional stakeholders’ events held from July to September 2018 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 10 July 2018 at the BSP Main Complex, Manila.
In keeping with the theme, reinforcing partnerships with stakeholders will further strengthen the collaboration of the BSP and its partners in gathering information and conducting advocacy campaigns. This will help in defying new challenges in carrying out the BSP’s objectives of safeguarding price stability and promoting a healthy financial system as well as ensuring an efficient payments and settlement system in the country.