By Keziah G. Huelar
In behalf of CPU, Dr. Florence P. Bogacia, Vice President for Finance and Administration, received the award from Antonio S. Abacan, Jr., Monetary Board Member and Chairman of the Board of Judges and Chuchi G. Fonacier, Deputy Governor and Financial Supervision Sector.
Recognizing the University’s dedication in promoting financial literacy in the community, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) awarded CPU Outstanding Regional Partner in the Knowledge Resource Network category during its 2018 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch at the BSP Complex, Manila on September 11, 2018.
The presentation of awards was led by Antonio S. Abacan, Jr., Monetary Board Member and Chairman of the Board of Judges together with Chuchi G. Fonacier, Deputy Governor and Financial Supervision Sector. On behalf of CPU, Dr. Florence P. Bogacia, Vice President for Finance and Administration, received the award.
The CPU College of Business and Accountancy was also chosen as a finalist in the Outstanding Regional Partner in the Conduct of Public Information Campaigns in Western Visayas for the college’s exemplary support for various statistical initiatives, information requirements, and advocacy programs of the BSP.
Trophy awarded by BSP to CPU for being its “Outstanding Regional Partner” in the Knowledge Resource Network Category.
It can be recalled that on December 6, 2017, CPU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with BSP for the launching of BSP’s Knowledge Resource Network (KRN) in Iloilo City.
One of BSP’s KRN is situated in the CPU Library. It provides the general public with research network libraries, BSP publications, and access to BSP’s print collections, national and international journals, magazines, and newspapers.
The KRN has been providing learning and reading materials on subjects aligned with BSP’s mission and vision, namely, banking, economics, money, credit, finance and investments, business management, payments and settlements, and supervision. Information services offered to KRN partners include access to BSP’s print collections which include more than 10,000 books at their main office and branches; open shelves for BSP publications and statistical collection; on-line subscriptions within BSP libraries; online journals and e-books through EBSCO, Science Direct, Springer, and McGraw Hill on subject areas of economics and finance; analytical reports such as Economist Intelligence Unit and Business Monitor International, Mylegal Whiz; and also on Philippine law, jurisprudence, principles, forms and legal research assistance.
BSP hopes to establish 285 Knowledge Resource Networks by the end of 2018.