SEC cites Diokno, 64 others for support of capital market

Published December 5, 2022, 2:43 PM

by James A. Loyola

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) celebrated its 86th anniversary by recognizing individuals and organizations that have helped it champion the development of the corporate sector and further deepening of the capital markets.

In its first face-to-face celebration since the pandemic, the SEC recognized 65 individuals and organizations, both from the public and private sectors, for their contributions in five areas, namely capital market development, sustainability and good corporate governance, investor protection, ease of doing business, and organizational development.

The Securities and Exchange Commission honors Secretary of Finance Benjamin E. Diokno for his thrust in developing the capital markets through digitalization and good corporate governance, during its 86th Anniversary and Recognition Ceremony at the new SEC Headquarters in Makati City.

The roster of awardees were led by Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Secretary Diokno who was honored for pushing for and supporting the development of the Philippine capital market through digitalization and strengthened corporate governance.

Other awardees from the government include the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Professional Regulation Commission, Anti-Red Tape Authority, Office of the Solicitor General, Landbank of the Philippines, Government Service Insurance System, Bureau of the Treasury, Civil Service Commission, Commission on Audit, Insurance Commission, and Home Mutual Development Fund.

The SEC also welcomed seven new partners into the SEC Capital Markets Promotion and Awareness Inter-Agency Network (SEC CAMPAIGN Network).

The SEC CAMPAIGN partners help spread the Commission’s message of investor education and financial literacy by assisting in its information and education campaigns.

The newest SEC CAMPAIGN Network partners are Alliance of Philippine Partners in Enterprise Development Inc., Microinsurance MBA Association of the Philippines Inc., CFA Society Philippines, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine Statistics Authority, and Cooperative Development Authority.

“We offer our overwhelming victory to the investing Filipinos worldwide, who we commit to educate and protect in pursuit of the eight-point socio-economic agenda of His Excellency, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.,” SEC Chairperson Emilio B. Aquino said.

He added that, “Through this ceremony, we share our victory with our stakeholders and partners in the Commission’s successful journey from good to great. Our journey was fueled by our shared passion to create an enabling and secure environment for the investing Filipinos. We honor you as our co-champions.”

In its 86th year, the SEC turned more milestones under its SuperVision 2025, a roadmap for the transformation of the Philippine capital market and the broader corporate sector into one of the best in Southeast Asia with the Commission’s driven, highly-trained, agile and customer-centric team of professionals, equipped with digital technology and adaptive registration and data management systems.

Among others, the SEC continued to advance its digital transformation to support and promote sustainability, ease of doing business, capital market development, and investor protection.