Arsi Balisacan rejects private bankers as next BSP chief
That’s quite a checklist!
Former Economic Planning Secretary turned chairman of the Philippine Competition Commission Arsenio Balisacan has joined excited calls scouting for prospects as the next central bank chief.
These come just days after Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr. passed away from tongue cancer on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Balisacan joined excited netizens in voicing out their wishlists on Twitter, as he compiled a list of qualities he wants to see in Espenilla’s replacement. While it may still be too soon, he revealed his likes and dislikes for the looming appointment.
“The following factors
would be important considerations: Advanced training in economics, zero to low conflict of interest (eg not currently a banker), unquestionable integrity, and excellent leadership & management.”
What makes a good Central Bank Governor?
The following factors would be important considerations:
1. Advanced training in economics
2. Zero to low conflict of interest (eg not currently a banker)
3. Unquestionable integrity
4. Excellent leadership & management
— Arsenio Balisacan (@ambalisacan) February 26, 2019
Others were quick to add to his list, with some of them casually dropping names.
Someone by the name of Dep. Gov. Diwa Guinigundo.
— la3scritora (@la3scritora) February 27, 2019
5. Insider. Meaning nakapag work po sa BSP for many years and risen from the ranks po.
— James Romer Velina (@JamesVelinaLXIX) February 26, 2019
5. May sakit at naka-neckbrace nung 2010 at *miraculously* healthy nung 2016 up to present 😂
— 🎅ｋａｖｉｎｓｋｙ🎅 (@altermakati) February 27, 2019
At least 5 feet tall- height requirement.
— Chester Hans (@chengtolentino) February 27, 2019
Communication skills, Sec. Given how his/her statements can have an effect on vital sectors/the public, these would be a big plus.
— Jed M. Eva III (@jedeva) February 26, 2019
What’s your take?