BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno has been discharged from the hospital after undergoing a medical procedure on Sunday.
“The governor is now recuperating at home and may preside over the Monetary Board meeting as early as next week,” the central bank said in a statement on Wednesday.
The BSP said Mr. Diokno’s discharge is earlier than expected. It said on Monday that the central bank chief could be out of the hospital in four to five days.
Deputy Governor Francisco G. Dakila, Jr. has been appointed officer-in-charge by Mr. Diokno while he recovers.
The BSP earlier said the “successful” medical procedure was done to address a blood clot caused by a minor head accident.
Mr. Diokno took over as BSP chief in 2019 to serve the remaining part of the term of the late Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. which will expire in 2023.
Prior to leading the central bank, Mr. Diokno was the Budget secretary of the Duterte administration. — LWTN