Espenilla's daughter: My dad was a mentor

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Posted at Feb 25 2019 11:52 PM | Updated as of Feb 26 2019 05:58 PM

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Video courtesy of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

The country mourns the passing of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas chief Nestor Espenilla Jr., who battled tongue cancer more than a year.

He was 60 years old. 

Espenilla also spearheaded the central bank's efforts for financial inclusion and digital payment systems, but his daughter, Jacqueline Espenilla, paints a different picture.

His daughter described Espenilla as a simple man, and a mentor who went out of his way to make sure his people reached their full potential. 

"Well, there's so many to choose from, but the sense that I'm getting, consistently, is that he was a mentor to so many people. Mentor in the sense that if they had an idea or a thought, or potential that he saw in them, he went out of his way to make sure that they reached that full potential, whether it be connecting them to the correct people, or finding opportunities for them for training or something like that. And it comes back to him in many forms. These individuals become committed or dedicated also to the platforms he wanted to advance, they become committed to the institution so I think may replicating factor 'yung kindness and generosity niya of sharing himself to others," Jacqueline said.

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Catch The Boss Legacy Special on Nestor Espenilla Jr. this Thursday, February 18, 8 p.m. on ANC. You can also watch the episode on ANC 24/7 on Facebook and YouTube.

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