GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI) and Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) virtually kicked off their annual gift-giving tradition called “Bags of Blessing” on January 20, 2023 as part of their unique Chinese New Year celebration. Since 2011, this program has touched the lives of 108,000 families across 215 sites nationwide.
On the occasion of the Presentation Ceremonies of the 2022 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos held at the Malacañan Palace on September 9, Metrobank presented a pledge to His Excellency Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. amounting to PhP 25 million in support of the President’s priority to make food available and affordable while ensuring fair returns to farmers and producers.
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.
The “2021 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos (OF)” recognition program was nominated for the Top Division Award at the recent 19th Philippine Quill Awards. Garnering the Excellence award, the OF is a career-service award that recognizes the persistent work of exemplary teachers, soldiers, and police officers, especially during a national crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. The award was given during the virtual awarding ceremony held last August 18, 2022.
Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) and GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI) jointly recognized Class 2022 scholar-graduates during the 22nd Graduates’ Forum from July 26 to 29, 2022.
With the theme “Ang Pagtatapos!? Meaningful Ending and New Beginnings,” a hybrid program with face-to-face and virtual components was organized to cater to scholars from NCR and the regions. It was an eventful week characterized by engagements, exchanges of stories, and sharing of insights from executives and industry professionals, and meaningful conversations.
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.
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.”
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.