Dr. V. Bruce J. Tolentino, Monetary Board Member and Chairman of the Board of Judges of the 2019 Stakeholders Awards, led the Annual Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders in Region V, which was held at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, Naga City on 1 October 2019. The BSP recognized its outstanding partners that supported its various initiatives and advocacy programs in 2018. The theme of this year's Awards Ceremony is One Team One Goal: Resilient Partnership Towards Inclusive Economic Growth.

A total of eleven (11) awards were given to BSP partners under the following award categories:

INFORMATION SUPPORT

Business Expectations Survey

1. Outstanding Respondent among Large and Medium Firms (Region V) � Ngo & Sons Trading & Industries, Inc.

2. Outstanding Respondent among Small Firms (Region V) � Legazpi Premium Development Corp.

Sources of Information

3. Outstanding Partner for the Report on Regional Economic Developments in the Philippines (Region V) � National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) � Region V

ADVOCACY SUPPORT

Currency Programs of the BSP

4. Outstanding Regional Partner (Legazpi Branch) � Clean Note and Coin Policy Program � Land Bank of the Philippines � Legazpi Branch

5. Outstanding Regional Partner (Naga Branch) � Clean Note and Coin Policy Program � Camarines Sur Bankers Club, Inc.

6. Outstanding Regional Partner (Legazpi Branch) � Coin Recirculation Program � San Lorenzo Elementary School

7. Outstanding Regional Partner (Naga Branch) � Coin Recirculation Program � Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc.

Conduct of Public Information Campaigns

8. Outstanding Regional Partner for Implementing BSP's Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns (Legazpi Branch) � Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) � Albay Provincial Office

9. Outstanding Regional Partner for Implementing BSP's Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns (Naga Branch) � Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) � Regional Welfare Office V

Knowledge Resource Network

10. Outstanding Regional Knowledge Resource Network Partner (Naga Branch) � Ateneo de Naga University

HALL OF FAME AWARDEE

Currency Programs of the BSP

11. Outstanding Regional Partner (Legazpi Branch) � Clean Note and Coin Policy Program � Land Bank of the Philippines � Legazpi Branch

The annual stakeholder's awards in Region V is the tenth in a series of 11 regional BSP stakeholders' events for this year.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)