Security Bank Corp. receives ICD for Corporate Governance

June 11, 2012 9:46 pm· 1 Comment 

Security Bank Corporation (PSE:SECB) is given the Silver Award as one of the Top-scoring Publicly-Listed Companies (PLCs) by the Institute of Corporate Directors’ (ICD) in its 2011 Corporate Governance (CG) Scorecard. The CG Scorecard recognizes companies that promote good corporate governance practices beyond compliance based on the principles of accountability, transparency, and integrity. The 2011 Corporate Governance Scorecard is a joint project of the ICD and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Washington, D.C. Photo shows Security Bank President and CEO Alberto Villarosa (2nd from left) receiving the Silver Award for the bank during the 9th Annual Dinner held at the Rigodon Ballroom of The Peninsula Manila on May 30. Joining him are (from left) ICD Chairman Jesus Estanislao, Securities and Exchange Corp. (SEC) Chairperson Teresita Herbosa, and Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) President and CEO Hans Sicat. (PNA photo courtesy of Security Bank Corp.)
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June 11, 2012 9:44 pm· Comments Off on Aquino declares June 18 special non-working day in municipality of Kalilangan in Bukidnon province 

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June 11, 2012 9:44 pm· Comments Off on Eastern Petroleum slashes prices of gasoline by P2/ltr, P1.90 for diesel 

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June 11, 2012 9:44 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA plans to revive campaign vs stinking PUV drivers 

By Lloyd T. Caliwan

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