Monetary Board Member V. Bruce J. Tolentino and Officer-in-Charge Chuchi G. Fonacier led the awards ceremony for the stakeholders of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in Region IX during the annual awards and appreciation ceremony held on 25 September 2018.
OK Department Store, Inc. was the recipient of the Outstanding Respondent among Large and Medium Firms, while A.L. Gonzales and Sons, Inc. was recognized as the Outstanding Respondent among Small Firms for the Business Expectations Survey (BES) in Region IX. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – Region IX received the award for Outstanding Partner for the Report on Regional Economic Developments and another as the recipient of the Gold Hall of Fame Award. The Outstanding Regional Partners in Currency Programs of the BSP were given to the following: Budgetwise Supermarket (Pricewise Marketing Corp.) for Clean Note Policy; and Spinola Child Learning Center for Coin Recirculation. The Outstanding Regional Partner in Implementing BSP Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns was granted to the Universidad de Zamboanga. Lastly, the Outstanding Partner for Knowledge Resource Network (KRN) was awarded to Pilar College of Zamboanga City, Inc. Each awardee received the “Dynamic Balance, Philippine Eagle” trophy, while the Gold Hall of Fame awardee received the “Soaring to Greater Heights” trophy, both of which were crafted by visual artist and multi-awarded sculptor, Mr. Ferdinand Cacnio.
This event embodies the successful alliances that have helped the BSP with the attainment of its mandate. Stakeholders of the BSP in the National Capital Region were earlier recognized during the awards ceremony at the BSP Main Complex, Manila on 10 July 2018. The annual stakeholders’ awards in Region IX marked the 11th in a series of 12 regional stakeholders’ events for this year.