The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI)
took home seven (7) trophies
at the 52nd Anvil Awards
last March 10, 2017 held at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Organized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP),
the Anvil is the symbol of excellence in public relations awarded by distinguished multi-sectoral jury to outstanding public relations programs and tools. MBFI received 3 Gold Anvils and 4 Silver Anvils.
Awarded with Gold Anvil is the “2016 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos”
which honors exemplary individuals from the academe, military, and police, through its component searches—Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT), The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS), and the Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS).
Another Gold Anvil was given to “2016 Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge” (MMC)
, the only math competition in Asia spearheaded by a bank that provides a venue for Filipino students to hone their mathematical skills in an atmosphere of friendly competition. Over the years, it has produced national winners who get to compete and eventually win in international competitions. It is implemented in partnership with the Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines (MTAP) and the Department of Education (DepEd).
The third Gold Anvil was conferred to the “2016 National Teachers’ Month (NTM)
”, a month-long advocacy campaign that engages different sectors of society to give honor and pay tribute to the teaching profession. In 2016, the movement gained grounds through the passing of Republic Act No. 10743 formally designating “October 5 of every year as National Teacher’s Day”.
On the other hand, a Silver Anvil went to the “2016 Bags of Blessing”,
a program spearheaded by the family foundation of Dr. George SK Ty—GT Foundation, Inc. in partnership with MBFI. Held every Chinese New Year, P10 million worth of food packages benefit 10,000 underprivileged families nationwide.
Meanwhile, under the PR Tools category, MBFI also took home 3 Silver Anvils for its “2016 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Unified Souvenir Programs”; MBFI 2015 Annual Report
entitled “Dreams, Journeys, and Discoveries”;
and “HEALing the Nation, One Grant at a Time” audio-visual presentation,
MBFI has been winning Anvil awards since 1985. To date, it has won 71 Anvil awards for its various programs and public relations tools, including the much coveted Grand Anvil gaining the record as the first corporate foundation to win a back-to-back Grand Anvil (2009 and 2010) and 2 Platinum Anvils in the history of the award-giving body.