RBOI-ARMM receives ‘outstanding partner’ award from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Cotabato City (August 24, 2016) – The Regional Board of Investments in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBOI-ARMM) was again recognized for the second time by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as an outstanding partner for its report on regional economic development.
Atty. Ishak Mastura, RBOI-ARMM chairman, received the ‘Dynamic Balance, Philippine Eagle’ trophy crafted by visual artist and multi-awarded sculptor Ferdinand Cacnio. RBOI is the first agency from ARMM to receive such award.
With the theme ‘Sustained Partnership, Sustained Economic Growth,’ the awards ceremony and appreciation lunch on August 23 was held to acknowledge the agency’s successful partnership with stakeholders and to honor its exemplary support to BSP’s statistical undertakings, information needs, and advocacy programs.
“Due to the value, comprehensiveness, and timeliness of the information/reports, the agency has provided BSP an annual publication of the report on Regional Economic Development in the Philippines,” Atty. Mastura said. The agency also has a high track record of cooperation, which is another criterion for the said award category.
Atty. Mastura said the agency has been open to the public through its official website and has been intensifying its information dissemination through the help of media networks.
“This is part of our active participation in upholding transparency and open governance by the Hataman administration and in support to President Duterte’s executive order on freedom of information that we in the government are mandated to full public disclosure,” said Atty. Mastura.
“We make sure that relevant information is being shared with its stakeholders and partners who need ARMM’s investment-related data like the BSP. This is also our way of providing useful knowledge that will further contribute to the advancement of an informed government and society as a whole,” he added.
BSP has been giving recognition to its outstanding partners annually as a way of expressing gratitude for the strong support it receives from its partner institutions. (Bureau of Public Information)