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The 18th Congress adopted Senate Resolution No. 838 entitled “Honoring and Commending the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos of 2021.” Senator Maria Lourdes Nancy Binay-Angeles, sponsor of the resolution and chairperson of the Final Board of Judges for the 2021 Search said “It is but fitting that we in the Senate properly recognize our awardees as our partner in the information building and thank them for going beyond expectations and continuing to serve the people, Amid all the confusion and uncertainty that we are experiencing collectively, we can benefit from being reminded of the kind of grit and spirit that we all are capable of.”

The Search for the next batch of Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos commences as Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) launched the 2022 Award thru a virtual event on November 5, 2021. The annual excellence recognition program honors exemplary Filipino teachers, soldiers, and police officers whose contributions in their professional service and respective communities are worthy of emulation.

Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) and GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI), through their disaster response program “Helping Hands,” partnered with the Metrobank Purple Hearts Club (PHC), Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) Foundation, and Alagang Kapatid Foundation to distribute relief packs worth PhP1.5 million to 3,000 families in Ilocos Sur, Cagayan, and Benguet affected by Severe Tropical Storm Maring.

At its core, the COVID-19 pandemic is a humanitarian crisis. Behind the losses in productivity and economic activity are millions of people who have lost their income, have been displaced or left isolated by lockdown measures, and — worst of all — have suffered losses or died because of the virus.

The National Teachers’ Month (NTM) celebration from September 5 to October 5 once again rallied the Filipino public to pay tribute to educators who ensure that learning never stops amid the disruptions brought by the prolonged health crisis. On its 13th year, the campaign sustained the theme “I teach for a better future” as a nod to the dedication of teachers, mentors, and coaches to bridge gaps and push for the continuity of quality instruction.

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.

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