Metrobank Group Announces P50M Assistance for Yolanda Relief Operations

Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) president Aniceto Sobrepeña announced the joint donation of Metrobank Group, Toyota Motor Philippines, and Toyota Financial Services Philippines in the amount of fifty (50) million pesos, wherein 25 million pesos will be allocated to aid in the ongoing relief operations to benefit affected families caused by the super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), while the other 25 million will be used to assist in rebuilding churches, schools, and others.

Through MBFI and GT-Metro Foundation, Inc. (GTMF), the Ty family foundation, the 25-million donation to the relief operations will be allotted for relief goods which will be packed and distributed in targeted calamity-stricken provinces of Leyte, Iloilo, Capiz, Cebu, Eastern Samar, Aklan, Antique and Palawan.

“We are saddened by the extent of destruction in the lives and properties among our fellow Filipinos in the Visayas including the province of Palawan brought about by this recent calamity. To help mitigate their sufferings, we have mobilized the resources of the Metrobank Group. We hope that other corporations will also do their share as a show of solidarity to the victims,” said Metrobank Group chairman and founder Dr. George SK Ty.

Meanwhile, Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH), the healthcare affiliate of the Metrobank Group, is currently arranging for the conduct of medical missions in hardest hit areas in the Visayas.

Earlier, Global Business Power Corporation (GBPC), the Metrobank Group’s power firm, opened its multi-purpose hall in Iloilo to serve as temporary shelter to around 300 individuals. They have also provided assistance to Cebu and Mindoro in the form of mats and relief packs.