Humblebrag mode: Dominguez flexes DOF’s gains during turnover to Diokno

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III let his successor know how good he was at his job on the eve of his last day in office.

Dominguez took the June 29 turnover ceremony as a chance to gloat about his supposed legacy, in the guise of praising former Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor and now Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno.

“I officially handed over to incoming Finance Secretary @GovBenDiokno a DOF that has substantially contributed to the task of building the nation by initiating and tirelessly working for reforms that will prepare the PH for the new economy and sustain its post-pandemic recovery,” Dominguez said.

The two worked closely over the past six years, first as fellow Cabinet members when Diokno used to be Budget chief, then as neighbors along Roxas Boulevard when the latter became central bank governor.

Dominguez called Diokno as the “best possible choice” to run the Department of Finance.

“I have no further advice to leave you, Ben, except to prepare to work 24/7. I wish you stamina and success in this new endeavor,” Dominguez said during his turnover ceremony speech.

“I wish you the best, Ben. The edifice we are building transcends a single presidential term. It summons the commitment of generations,” he added.

Diokno inherits an economy that has not yet fully recovered from a lockdown-induced recession, towering national debt, and rising prices.

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