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Espenilla Speaks at the Launch of VSB Master’s Programs at UP Bonifacio Global City

posted Sep 7, 2017, 8:15 PM by Zike Baoy   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 1:16 AM ]

Newly-appointed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. (MBA’82, DAA’07) was guest of honor and speaker during the launch of UP Virata School of Business master’s programs and orientation of new master’s students at the UP Bonifacio Global City on 4 September 2017. Governor Espenilla discussed risk-based regulations of BSP-supervised institutions enabling them to innovate business models and adopt digital financial services including his advocacy for an efficient, inter-operable, and consumer-friendly digital payments system. Likewise, he supports regulations that promote more financial inclusion and consumer protection.  He is also talked about his experience as an UP MBA student in early 1980s.

The well-attended program celebrates the opening of Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance programs in the central business districts of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig and Makati. Classes started on 13 July 2017. The program was preceded by an orientation of the new students by Master’s Programs Director Dr. Lorna I. Paredes.
The guests included former Prime Minister Cesar E.A. Virata, Senator Cynthia A. Villar, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, former UP Presidents Emerlinda R. Roman and Alfredo E. Pascual, Executive Vice President Teodoro J. Herbosa, UP Diliman Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Evangeline Amor, former Deans of the Virata School of Business, Jaime C. Laya, Emmanuel T. Velasco, Magdaleno B. Albarracin, Jr., Elvira A. Zamora and current Dean Ben Paul B. Gutierrez. They were joined by Distinguished alumni awardees, present and former faculty, non-teaching staff and students of the School.

A photo exhibit showcased the buildings that housed the master’s programs of the School from the 1920s to present. Attached is the full-page advertisement that was placed at the main section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.