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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.

Through the Metrobank branches namely Candon, Tagudin, Vigan, and Vigan-Market and local PHC chapters, relief packs composed of rice, assorted canned goods, coffee, and six (6) gallons of water were given to 1,000 families residing at the municipality of Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur. Mayor Brigido Camarillo, Jr. and Vice Mayor Michael Florendo formally received the goods on Oct. 31.

The same assistance was rolled out by RMN Foundation through their “Oplan Tabang in Benguet” program to another 1,000 families impaired by flash floods in the municipalities of Bakun, Kibungan, and Tuba, Benguet Province. Personnel from the Philippine Military Academy’s Office of the Civil Military Operation, Public Affairs Office, Headquarters Support Group and Office of the Command Chaplain helped in the logistical needs of the program that ran from Nov. 8 and 9.

Lastly, 1,000 families from corn and rice farming communities Cagayan Province received rice, assorted canned goods, and locally-sourced vegetables—all packaged in reusable pails. Distributions at Tuguegarao City and municipalities of Baggao, Gattaran, Gonzaga, and Sta. Teresita were implemented by Alagang Kapatid Foundation from Oct. 25 to 28.


GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI) is a non-profit organization that serves as the family foundation of the Ty Family. Established in 2009, the Foundation has pursued the philanthropic initiatives of the family by investing in strategic development programs that empower communities and respond to the basic needs of the Filipino people, primarily in health, education, environment and technology, and innovation.

The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) was established on January 8, 1979 by Dr. George S. K. Ty, sixteen (16) years after he founded the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank). MBFI envisions to be the country’s premier corporate philanthropic foundation contributing a significant impact on social development.  Its flagship programs include the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos; Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE); Metrobank Scholarship Program (MSP); Metrobank MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge (MMC); Grants and Social Development Partnerships, Disaster Response, National Teachers’ Month (NTM) celebration, and the Metrobank Foundation Professorial Chair Lectures. MBFI is also the principal owner of the Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH), one of the leading centers of wellness in the country.

As a development organization, MBFI aims to uplift individuals and the sectors they represent and strategically link with institutions for a shared purpose. By creating and propagating a culture of excellence and providing solutions to stakeholders’ needs, the Foundation continuously expands its scope of reach and is at the forefront in serving communities. As the heart of the Metrobank Group, “Excel. Engage. Empower” or the 3Es remains its roadmap.

The RMN Foundation (Foundation) was established on September 5, 2012 as the corporate social responsibility arm of RMN Network, Inc., which is committed to support and cultivate humanitarian relationships that uplift the Filipino’s quality of life in every part of the Philippines. With a nationwide broadcasting strength of over 60 AM and FM owned and affiliated radio stations, the RMN Networks aims to provide public service through the airwaves, but also in the most meaningful way directly to local audiences through the efforts of the Foundation. The Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization that develops and implements programs to address the needs of the underprivileged and contribute to address the social problems in the country. To learn more about RMN Foundation, please contact and visit their website

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