Legarda welcomes PBBM’s economic team

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SENATOR-ELECT Loren Legarda on Tuesday welcomed the new economic team of President-elect Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. led by Central Bank Governor Benjamin Diokno as Secretary of Finance, BSP Monetary Board Member Felipe Medalla as Central Bank Chief, former budget under secretary Amenah Pangandaman as Secretary of Budget and Management, Arsenio Balisacan as Secretary of the National Economic Development Authority and former University of the Philippines President Alfredo Pascual as Secretary of Trade and Industry.

“The president has chosen the best team to steer the economy through its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Legarda said.

She stressed that apart from being experts in their respective fields, members of the incoming economic team are known for their integrity and proven track record. “They are also widely respected by the business community both here and abroad,”she said.

Legarda personally attested to the excellence of Finance Secretary Diokno and Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman, both of whom she worked with closely as chair of the Senate finance committee. Diokno was her adviser for many years while Pangandaman was chief of staff for budget in the Senate of Sen. Legarda.

“Secretary Diokno’s vast experience, here and abroad, his integrity and wisdom as head of the economic team will surely augur well as we face the twin crises of pandemic recovery, and climate change”, says 4 term Senator Loren Legarda.

“Secretary-designate Pangandaman brings to the table a deep knowledge of the budget and legislative process. She is a dedicated government worker, with an exceptional work ethic. She will be an invaluable asset to the new administration in rebuilding our economy,” she stressed.