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Diokno takes oath as BSP Governor

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 07:54 PM March 06, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Former budget secretary Benjamin Diokno took his oath as the new Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor before President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Wednesday night.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Diokno took his oath past 6 p.m.

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Diokno replaced Nestor Espenilla Jr. who passed away on February 23.

READ: BSP Governor Espenilla passes away, 60

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Panelo said Duterte appointed Diokno as BSP chief because of his “integrity, competence, expertise.”

“We have a good man there, we have an experienced man, we have an expert man, we have a man of integrity,” he said in a Palace briefing on Tuesday.

Diokno, who served as Duterte’s budget secretary for nearly three years, was appointed BSP governor on Monday night. /ee

READ: Diokno is the new central bank governor

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