Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor Benjamin Diokno has assigned deputy governor Francisco Dakila Jr. as officer-in-charge while he recovers from a medical procedure.
The BSP in a statement said Diokno is on a medical leave after undergoing a successful operation to remove a blood clot due to a minor head accident.
“According to his medical report, prognosis for the (BSP) governor’s complete recovery is very good as he was awake and conversant an hour after the procedure,” the central bank said.
“He is expected to be discharged from the hospital in four to five days and is anticipated to return to work subsequently,” it added.
Still, the BSP chief assured monetary authorities of his well condition while he is on his way to recovery.
Prior to his deputy governorship for monetary and economic sector, Dakila was assistant governor of the Monetary Policy Sub-Sector, providing highly-technical advisory support on matters relating to the formulation and implementation of policies and programs in his areas of specialization.
While at it, the banking regulator assured of their commitment to pursue its mandate of promoting price and financial system stability.