BSP Hosts 2017 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for Stakeholders in Region VI and NIR

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will host the 2017 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders in Region VI and the Negros Island Region (NIR) who have continuously supported its statistical initiatives, information requirements, advocacy programs as well as the effective delivery of its functions. Focusing on the theme Transforming Shared Visions into Dynamic Partnership, the event will be held on Tuesday, 8 August 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at Amigo Terrace Hotel, Iznart cor. Delgado Sts., Iloilo City, as part of the BSP's 24th anniversary celebration. The awards ceremony will be led by Monetary Board Member Juan D. De ZuAiga, Jr.

The BSP will give 13 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�six for the Currency Programs of the BSP, three for Implementing BSP Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns and one for Special Category. Two Gold Hall of Fame Awards will be conferred to outstanding partners who won in the same award category for three consecutive years.

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. 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. Meanwhile, the Outstanding Regional Partners for Implementing BSP Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns shall be given to the agencies or institutions that have supported the BSP's public information campaigns conducted in Region VI and NIR. Lastly, the Special Category shall be awarded to the Outstanding Partner for Child Financial Education. This award recognizes the support of private organizations and institutions, and government agencies in raising consciousness about Financial Education Program.

This occasion is the sixth of the BSP's regional stakeholders' events which will be held from July to September 2017 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 11 July 2017 at the BSP Main Complex, Manila.

This event is expected to further strengthen the partnerships between the BSP and its stakeholders in information gathering and advocacy campaigns that will help carry out its mandate of maintaining price stability and promoting a healthy financial system as well as ensuring an efficient payments and settlement system in the country.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

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