NEDA IV-A receives the BSP Outstanding Partner for Source of Information on Regional Economic Development Award. (L-R): BSP Monetary Board Member Armando L. Suratos,  Mr. Alvin Caezar V. Olanday and  OIC-RD Luis G. Banua of NEDA, and BSP Assistant Governor Gerardo S. Tison.

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Office IV-A was awarded the “Outstanding Partner for Source of Information” during the 2014 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Stakeholders held last September 2 at Days Hotel, Tagaytay City.

The award recognized NEDA IV-A’s efforts in providing BSP with valuable information necessary in preparing the Report on Regional Economic Development in the Philippines released annually.

Other nominees from the region include the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource (BFAR), the Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO).

NEDA IV-A OIC-Regional Director Luis G. Banua received the trophy, designed by renowned sculptor Juan Sajid Imao. The award was presented by BSP Assistant Governor for Regional Monetary Affairs Sub-Sector Gerardo S. Tison and Monetary Board Member Armando L. Suratos.

According to BSP, the award “is expected to further strengthen the partnerships between the BSP and its stakeholders, resulting in more efficient and effective means of information gathering and conduct of advocacy campaigns to achieve the BSP’s ultimate goal of safeguarding price stability and promoting a healthy financial system as well as ensuring an effective payments and settlements system in the country”.