About the Metrobank Foundation, Inc.

The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) was established on January 8, 1979 by Dr. George S. K. Ty, sixteen (16) years after he founded the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank). As the corporate social responsibility arm of the Metrobank Group, the Foundation implements various programs on recognition of excellence among key professions, education, visual arts and design, and healthcare. It also maintains a dynamic partnership with other organizations that likewise provide services for the underprivileged and marginalized sectors of society and remains responsive to aid survivors of natural calamities in the Philippines and in Asia through relief and rehabilitation efforts.


  • Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT) recognizes the country’s top educators aimed at fostering a culture of excellence and community service for the teaching profession. It began in 1984 in partnership with the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education.

  • The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) honors the valor, gallantry, and self-sacrifice demonstrated by the men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in partnership with the Rotary Club of Makati Metro.
  • Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS) affirms the shared responsibility between our gallant police officers and the community on crime prevention and solution. It is undertaken with the Rotary Club of New Manila East, Philippine Savings Bank, and in close coordination with the Philippine National Police.

  • Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) hails Filipino artistry and creativity through the annual competitions in painting, sculpture, interior design, and architecture.

  • Professorial Chair Lectures in partnership with government and academic institutions aimed at strengthening key professions in the areas of law, health, public service and governance.

  • Search for Journalists of the Year (JOY) celebrates and honors distinguished Filipino journalists for their body of work that has contributed to the development of the nation and inspired other media practitioners. This is in partnership with Probe Media Foundation, Inc.


  • Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge (MMC) raises the mathematical competitiveness of elementary and high school students through the annual competition in partnership with the Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines (MTAP) and the Department of Education (DepEd).

  • MetroGold Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to underprivileged but academically-deserving students, while instilling among scholars the value of ‘paying-it-forward’ the gift of education they have received.

  • National Teachers’ Month encourages the different sectors of the society to pay tribute to the teaching profession in line with Presidential Proclamation No. 242 declaring September 5 to October 5 as National Teachers’ Month.


  • Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH) serves as the healthcare arm of the Foundation offering a wide array of social services such as subsidies for in-house patients, outreach programs, medical missions, and other health-related interventions in adopted communities.


  • Financial and In-kind Grant Assistance is extended to socio-civic and non-government organizations as well as local and national government agencies whose projects/programs are aligned with the thrusts of the Foundation on education, healthcare, and visual arts, including the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  • The Foundation remains responsive to aid survivors of natural calamities in the Philippines and in Asia through relief and rehabilitation efforts