The Department of Trade and Industry Region 2, led by Regional Director Leah Pulido Ocampo, was recognized and awarded by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as one of the top 8 Most Outstanding Partners during the 2023 Outstanding BSP Stakeholders Appreciation Ceremonies (North Luzon) on 17 November 2023 held at the Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort, Clark, Pampanga.

DTI R2 is in line with the enhancement of public awareness on BSP mandates and advocacies, particularly in maintaining the integrity of the Philippine currency and on financial and economic matters.

The annual BSP event aims to recognize the valuable contributions of its stakeholders. The recipients are carefully selected based on the exemplary support of the BSP and its mandates, anchored on price stability, financial stability, a safe and efficient payment and settlement system, and its flagship advocacy on financial inclusion.

More so, the awardees were recognized for their outstanding assistance in assisting the BSP in ensuring proactive currency circulation, promoting a safe and effective payments system during the pandemic, and involving stakeholders in financial education initiatives.

8 Most Outstanding BSP Stakeholders:

-DTI Region 2

-LBP Dagupan Branch

-Banco De Oro Luneta Cash Hub -Baguio

-DTI Ilocos Sur Provincial Office

-Provincial Government of Zambales

-City Government of Baguio

-Shopee Express Finance Department

-Provincial Government of Bataan

BSP Deputy Governor Bernadette T. Romulo-Puyat, Chairperson of the Committee on Outstanding BSP Stakeholders, personally awarded the certificates and tokens to the winning stakeholders.

Also present in the recognition ceremonies were DTI R2 Chief-of-Staff Elena Marie V. Ferrer and DTI R2 Administrative Officer lll Vanessa Ross Tuddao. ###

Date of release: 17 November 2023