Philippines governor announces recovery from cancer

Nestor Espenilla
Nestor Espenilla, Central Bank of the Philippines
BSP

The governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines (BSP) Nestor Espenilla has revealed he was diagnosed with tongue cancer in November last year but has now recovered following surgery.

Espenilla, who has been in office for just over seven months, also sought to calm fears that changes to the central bank’s policy framework would further fuel the country’s rising inflation rate.

“Unfortunately, I got a curve ball in November last year when I was diagnosed with tongue cancer. Fortunately, it w

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