The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in celebration of its 24th anniversary, will hold the 2017 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch in Region VIII. Focusing on the theme Transforming Shared Visions into Dynamic Partnership, the event will be held on Tuesday, 22 August 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Hall, BSP Tacloban Branch, Tacloban City. Monetary Board Member Peter B. Favila will lead in honoring this year's awardees and stakeholders.

The BSP will give six 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�two for the Currency Programs of the BSP, and one for Implementing BSP Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns.

The Outstanding Respondent among Large and Medium Firms and the Outstanding Respondent among Small Firms will be given to the BES respondents selected from among the country's top corporations in Region VIII who have participated regularly in the survey by providing timely, complete, accurate and consistent responses. The Outstanding Partner for Sources of Information 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 VIII.

Meanwhile, the Outstanding Regional Partner in Currency Programs will be given to the agencies or institutions that supported the BSP's currency programs and advocacies in Region VIII such as the Clean Note Policy and the Demonetization of the New Design Series. Meanwhile, the Outstanding Regional Partner for Implementing BSP Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns will be awarded to the agency or institution that has supported the BSP's public information campaigns in Region VIII.

This occasion is the eight of the BSP's regional stakeholders' 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 recognized during the awards ceremony held last 11 July 2017 at the BSP Main Complex, Manila.

This event is expected to further reinforce the alliances between the BSP and its stakeholders in information gathering and conduct of advocacy campaigns that will help the BSP carry out its objectives of maintaining price stability, promoting financial stability as well as ensuring an efficient payments and settlements system in the country.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)