70 years of central banking in the Philippines
Chairman of the Monetary Board and BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno (center) leads the toast together with Monetary Board member’s (MBM) Felipe Medalla, Peter Favila, Finance Sec. Carlos Dominguez, V. Bruce Tolentino, Juan de Zuñiga Jr., and Antonio Abacan Jr.
Russell Palma

70 years of central banking in the Philippines

(The Philippine Star) - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Last July 26, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno highlighted recent reforms pursued by the BSP to strengthen the financial system during the reception for the banking community hosted by BSP at its head office in Manila. 

“The BSP is committed to strengthen risk governance, leverage on technology, achieve greater and broader access to financial services, uphold the integrity of the financial system and safeguard the interest of the public, and accelerate capital markets reforms,” the Governor said. He also thanked the banking community for supporting the BSP and for helping maintain a banking system that is sound and responsive to the needs of the economy and the Filipino people.

Astonishing CEO and women advocate Myrna Yao celebrates milestone

Myrna Yao, who made Barbie the number one single character brand in the Philippines for more than three decades, recently celebrated her birthday last July 29.

Slayin’ and young-looking in her very stylish floral birthday dress, she spent the celebration with her family, close friends, women organization from Filipino Chinese Business and Professional Women, Mink Ladies CEO Group, Zonta of Greater Rizal II, Pearl S. Buck Philippines, Mama Piat Foundation and Essensa Bible study. It started with a thanksgiving mass with Fr. Egay De Jesus followed by the party with singing, dancing and chatting with her guests for the rest of the night – indeed a moment to cherish. Another year was unlocked for the multi-awarded entrepreneur, looking forward to a new journey and excitement. 

The birthday luncheon with former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was held at Summer Palace Edsa Shangri-La on the same day.

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