As part of Metrobank’s 60th anniversary celebration, its corporate social responsibility arm Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) and the Ty family foundation GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI) turned over PhP35 million worth of development grants to 28 development partners during the George S.K. Ty Grants Turnover on September 5.
GT Foundation, Inc. and Metrobank Foundation, Inc. virtually kicked off the 2022 Bags of Blessing. The kickoff ceremony was led by (L-R) Federal Land chairman and GTFI president Alfred Ty, GTFI vice president Anjanette Dy-Buncio and MBFI president Aniceto Sobrepeña. Their hand gesture in the photo means “Hope for Prosperity.”
As Metrobank marks its 59th anniversary, the Bank expresses its eagerness to continue making meaningful strides towards the economic recovery of the Philippines.
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.
Metrobank Sustains Anniversary Rites to Give Back to Communities: P30 Million Added to Aid More Projects in the New Normal
Empowerment through dynamic partnerships has been at the heart of Metrobank’s anniversary for the many decades. This 2020, this rings true as it celebrates 58 meaningful years of being the people’s ally in progress. A total of PhP 30 million worth of grants was turned over to social development partners during its annual giving-back tradition, “Anniversary Grants Turnover Ceremony,” on September 4. To adhere to protocols, the event was held virtually attended by key officers and representatives from beneficiary organizations. Serving as Guest of Honor was Department of Education (DepEd) secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones.
Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings donate P18 million to Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for the construction of a fully operational molecular laboratory capable of testing 2,000 COVID-19 samples a day at the former PRC Headquarters in Port Area Manila.
Through a PhP 2 million donation of Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings to Jollibee Group Foundation’s FoodAID program, 10,000 families from the cities of Manila, Taguig, Quezon, Caloocan, Pasig and Valenzuela were given food packs.
Metrobank, through its corporate social responsibility arm Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), donated almost PhP 2.2 million pesos’ worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Comprised of gloves and N95 masks, it will benefit more than 12,000 deployed AFP and PNP personnel tasked to ensure peace and order during the period of enhanced community quarantine.
McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen, a program supported by Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings, distributes meals to 750 individuals in Barangay 790 in San Andres, City of Manila on April 18, 2020.
To support initiatives that will directly aid the fight against COVID-19, the Ty Family-led companies Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Inc., through the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) and GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI) released P8 million to fund purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to benefit healthcare frontliners.