President Rodrigo R. Duterte (left) administered the oath of office of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno in MalacaAang yesterday.

Governor Diokno takes over the reins of the BSP from Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. who passed away last February 23.

An experienced economist and professional manager, Governor Diokno served as Budget Secretary immediately before joining the BSP. He holds a Master of Arts in Political Economy from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and a PhD in Economics from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in Syracuse University in the United States.

Governor Diokno is also professor emeritus at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration and Masters' Degrees in Public Administration and Economics.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)