BSP welcomes Diokno’s ‘special brand of leadership’
MANILA, Philippines — Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno has a “special brand of leadership” that could help in the smooth functioning of the Central Bank, BSP Officer-in-Charge Cyd Tuano-Amador said in a statement Wednesday.
“The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas welcomes and fully supports the appointment by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno as Governor and Chairman of the Monetary Board,” Tuano-Amador said in a statement.
“As the fifth Governor of the BSP, he brings with him a special brand of leadership honed from decades of exposure to different facets of government operations to improve the lives of Filipinos, in cooperation with the private sector, the academe, and various organizations,” she added
Tuano-Amador added that BSP personnel are already “looking forward” to working with Diokno.
“The BSP community looks forward to his assumption into office tomorrow, Thursday, and to working closely with him to ensure the smooth functioning of the central bank to effectively discharge its mandate to promote price and financial stability, to ensure a safe, reliable and efficient payments system as well as to help sustain economic growth that is inclusive and participatory,” she added.
Diokno was appointed by Duterte as the new BSP Governor during the 35th Cabinet meeting, replacing Nestor Espenilla Jr., who succumbed to tongue cancer on Feb. 23. /muf
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