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The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) recognized this year’s Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) awardees through a virtual Awarding Ceremony & Exhibit Opening held on September 16, 2021. MBFI president Aniceto Sobrepeña, together with MBFI officers, led the awarding ceremonies. Fourth District of Pangasinan Representative and House Committee on Creative Industry and Performing Arts Chairperson Cong. Christopher “Toff” de Venecia served as the guest of honor.

As one of the highlights of Metrobank’s 59th-anniversary celebration, a special virtual conferment ceremony of the 2021 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos was held on September 2, 2021. The 2021 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos composed of four (4) teachers, three (3) soldiers, and three (3) police officers each received one million pesos cash prize, a gold medallion, and ‘The Flame’ trophy.

As the pandemic and other humanitarian crises continue to demand more financial aid, grant funding and philanthropic giving become more relevant than ever. As the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company’s (Metrobank) celebrates its 59th anniversary, its annual giving-back tradition continues through a PhP 15 million worth of grants turned over to 12 social development partners during the virtual “George S.K. Ty Grants Turnover” held last September 2.

The 2021 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos have been introduced to the public during a virtual press conference held on August 6, 2021. As a career-service award for Filipino exemplars in the academe, military, and police sectors—ten (10) Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos are recognized composed of 4 teachers, 3 soldiers, and 3 police officers. Each awardee will be awarded with a cash prize of PhP 1 million each (net of tax), a golden medallion, and “The Flame” trophy during the conferment ceremonies on September 2 as part of Metrobank’s 59th anniversary celebration.

Despite the anti-climactic end to his university journey, Riel finally graduated Bachelor of Science in Architecture. In this time of the pandemic, where nothing is normal and everything is uncertain, to accomplish such a feat is remarkable. Amidst a momentous event for finishing a five-year degree course where he dedicated his blood, sweat, and tears, he did not celebrate with the usual wearing of the sablay while marching through a field of sunflowers. Instead, his graduation transpired with a simple celebration with his closest family and friends – a much more intimate but undoubtedly genuine gathering.

The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), together with GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI), kicked-off its support for 10 identified community pantries in Metro Manila last May 22, aimed at providing supplemental aid to continue their operation and benefit more underprivileged families hard at coping with the economic challenges brought about by the pandemic. Over a period of 4 weeks, deliveries of goods will be held every Saturday.

“Let us begin.”

A short yet weighty phrase and a call-to-action akin to saying, “challenge accepted.” Such was the message of Court of Appeals Associate Justice Maria Filomena “Monette” Singh to her fellow judges.

In March, this judicial luminary was conferred the Metrobank Foundation Professorial Chair in Law during the 17th Metrobank Foundation Professorial Chair—making her the first-ever female chairholder in the program’s 19-year history.

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