Under its disaster response program “Helping Hands,” Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), in partnership with Caritas Manila, Inc., distributed shelter kits worth PhP 500,000 to 166 families as they rebuild their houses from the devastation caused by typhoon Odette. Photos show the beneficiaries receiving corrugated galvanized iron sheets (yero) and coco lumber on March 12 at the Santo Niño Parish, Brgy. Baang, Municipality of Catigbian, Bohol.
The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) took home its 3rd Grand Anvil at the 57th Anvil Awards, specifically for its program that provided supplemental aid to 10 community pantries in Metro Manila.
Organized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), the Grand Anvil is given to a public relations program which stands out among the Gold Anvil winners. Considered as the Oscars of the public relations industry in the Philippines, the Anvil symbolizes excellence in public relations and is awarded by distinguished multi-sectoral jury to outstanding public relations programs and tools. The Gabi ng Parangal was held virtually on February 24, 2021.
Metrobank Foundation and GT Foundation distribute relief assistance worth PhP6 million to 14,000 families affected by Typhoon Odette in the provinces of Palawan, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Southern Leyte, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte. Photos by Metrobank Puerto Princesa-Rizal Ave. branch and Caritas Manila.
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.
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 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.
Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) turned over a donation amounting to PhP 1 million to Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Medical Foundation, Inc. on May 20. Through the “Helping Hands” program, the donation will aid in the rehabilitation of the hospital’s Operating Room Sterilization Area (OSRA) damaged by fire last May 16.
The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) bagged the Top Division Award for its 40th anniversary celebration “Puso at Sigasig” in the recent 18th Philippine Quill Awards. The Top Division Award was chosen among entries which received the Quill Award of Excellence under the Communication Skills Category. Under this category, awardees are recognized for their demonstrated technical skills such as writing, editing, design, and multimedia production, combined with innovation and creativity.” Organized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines, the Philippine Quill Awards is a showcase of bright ideas, groundbreaking concepts, marvelous executions, and resounding results. The 18th Philippine Quill Awards was held virtually last March 25, 2021.