The search for the next batch of Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos begins as officials from the Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) gather in a ceremonial launch on November 17, 2022 at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center, Camp General Rafael T. Crame in Quezon City. Representatives from cooperating partners Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank), Rotary Club of New Manila East (RCNME), and Rotary Club of Makati Metro (RCMM), joined them.
The Senate of the Philippines commended this year’s Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos—comprised of four (4) teachers, three (soldiers), and three (3) police officers—in a plenary session held last September 13, 2022.
This year’s Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos paid a courtesy visit to Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez last September 12, 2022 at the Speaker Social Hall, House of Representatives in Quezon City. The awardees were also honored at the Plenary Hall wherein the 19th Congress adopted House Resolution (HR) No. 345 in consolidation with HR Nos. 308 and 309 filed by Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo and HR 351 filed by senior Deputy Speaker and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, a resolution honoring and commending the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos of 2022.
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.
President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. recognized the 2022 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos in a formal ceremony on September 9 at the President’s Hall of the Malacañan Palace, City of Manila.
In celebration of the Metrobank’s 60th anniversary, its diamond year, the 2022 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award was conferred to four (4) teachers, three (3) soldiers, and three (3) police officers in a hybrid ceremony on September 5. Each received P1 million cash prize (net of tax), gold medallion, and “The Flame” trophy.
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.
The 2022 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos were introduced to the public through a virtual press conference on August 4, 2022. Ten awardees of this career-service award—comprising of four teachers, three soldiers, and three police officers—were presented to the members of the media. Each awardee will receive a cash prize of PhP 1 million each (net of tax), a golden medallion, and “The Flame” trophy during the conferment ceremonies in September coinciding with Metrobank’s anniversary celebration.
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.
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.”