Senate President Koko Pimentel has endorsed banker Antonio Moncupa as the next governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
The PDP-Laban chairman said Moncupa is the most qualified among several candidates to head the monetary authority.
“It is time for bold and innovative leadership at the BSP. It can no longer be “business as usual” in government, particularly at the Central Bank which is the overseer of the country’s financial system,” Pimentel said in a statement.
Moncupa “has all the qualities required to lead the Central Bank in this period of challenge and change” being an “experienced banker whose knowledge of the financial markets is matched only by his unquestionable integrity and character and passionate nationalism,” he added.
A former activist and political detainee, Moncupa is the president and chief executive officer of the East-West Bank. He also heads the PDP-Laban policy think-tank. (Hannah L. Torregoza)