As part of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) celebration of its 26th founding anniversary, the 2019 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders in Region V will be held on 1 October 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, Naga City. The BSP will be honoring outstanding partners that supported the BSP's various initiatives and advocacy programs in 2018. Dr. V. Bruce J. Tolentino, Monetary Board Member and Chairman of the Board of Judges of the 2019 Stakeholders Awards, will lead in the presentation of awards to stakeholders.

The theme of this year's Awards Ceremony is One Team One Goal: Resilient Partnership Towards Inclusive Economic Growth. This is in recognition of the importance of strengthening stakeholder engagement in the formulation of proactive policies that help create a macroeconomic environment that is conducive to a sustainable and inclusive growth of the economy.

A total of eleven (11) awards will be given out to outstanding stakeholders in Region V, under the following award categories: 1) Information Support, which is awarded to survey respondents and information partners who assist the BSP in formulating data-driven monetary policy; and 2) Advocacy Support, which is given to BSP's exemplary partners for their significant contributions to the BSP's programs, namely the clean note and coin policy, coin recirculation efforts, conduct of public information campaigns, and Knowledge Resource Network initiative.

The ceremony for Region V is the tenth regional award ceremony held by the BSP of the 11 planned regional events outside the National Capital Region. Stakeholders of the BSP in the National Capital Region were earlier recognized during the awards ceremony held on 10 July 2019 at the BSP Main Complex, Manila.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)