The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is the central bank of the Republic of the Philippines. It was established on 3 July 1993 pursuant to the provisions of the 1987 Philippine Constitution and the New Central Bank Act of 1993. The BSP took over from the Central Bank of Philippines, which was established on 3 January 1949, as the country’s central monetary authority. The BSP enjoys fiscal and administrative autonomy from the National Government in the pursuit of its mandated responsibilities.
The BSP Main Complex
The BSP Main Complex in Manila houses the offices of the Governor, the Monetary Board and the different operating departments/offices. The Complex has several buildings, namely: 5-Storey building, Multi-storey building, the EDPC building and the BSP Money Museum, which showcases the Bank's collection of currencies.
The BSP Security Plant Complex
The Security Plant Complex which is located in Quezon City houses a banknote printing plant, a securities printing plant, a mint and a gold refinery. The banknote printing plant and the mint take care of producing currency notes and coins, respectively.
The BSP Regional Offices and Branches
The BSP has three regional offices performing cash operations, cash administration, loans and rediscounting, bank supervision and gold buying operations. These regional offices are located in La Union, Cebu City and Davao City.
There are also 18 BSP branches situated in Batac (Ilocos Norte), Tuguegarao City (Cagayan), Dagupan City (Pangasinan), Cabanatuan City (Nueva Ecija), Angeles City (Pampanga), Lucena City (Quezon), Naga City (Camarines Sur), Legazpi City (Albay), Dumaguete City (Negros Oriental), Bacolod City (Negros Occidental), Iloilo City (Iloilo), Kalibo (Aklan), Tacloban City (Leyte), Cagayan de Oro City (Misamis Oriental), Ozamiz City (Misamis Occidental), Cotabato City, General Santos City (South Cotabato) and Zamboanga City (Zamboanga del Sur). They perform cash operations, cash administration, and in certain areas, gold buying operations.