Gabriel Singson

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Gabriel Singson
1st Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
In office
6 July 1993 – 5 July 1999
President Fidel V. Ramos
Joseph Ejercito Estrada
Preceded by Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. as (Governor of Central Bank of the Philippines)
Succeeded by Rafael Buenaventura
Personal details
Born (1929-03-18)18 March 1929
Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippine Commonwealth
Died 29 March 2016(2016-03-29) (aged 87)
Spouse(s) Moonyeen Singson†
Children Carissa Singson–Mabasa, Gabriel Singson Jr., Gerard Singson
Profession Lawyer,[1] Banker

Gabriel dela Cruz Singson (18 March 1929[2] – 29 March 2016) was lawyer and banker, who served as the first Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) from 1993 to 1999.[3][4] He was the first Governor of the BSP after former President Fidel V. Ramos signed the Republic Act 7653, otherwise known as New Central Bank Act, into law in 1993.[5]

Early life[edit]

Singson was born on March 18, 1929, in the town of Lingayen, Pangasinan.


Singson has also served or currently serving different executive positions of various companies. He was the recipient of the 1998 Management Man of the Year conferred by the Management Association of the Philippines.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Mooonyeen Singson with 3 children: Carissa Singson-Mabasa, Gabriel Singson Jr. and Gerard Singson.


He died at the age of 87 in 2016.[6]


  1. ^ "Lawlist: Singson, Gabriel C.". ChanRobles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Ramos, Fidel V. (30 January 2016). "2015/2016 same-same as 1997/1998". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  3. ^ The International Who's Who, 1997-98 (61 ed.). Europa Publications. 1997. p. 1398. ISBN 1857430220. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Central Bank Governors". Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Gabriel C. Singson". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 
  6. ^ Daxim, Lucas L. (29 March 2016). "Former BSP chief Gabby Singson dies at 87". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 29 March 2016.