Metrobank Group donates P3M for ‘Maring’ relief operations-A A +A
Thursday, August 22, 2013
THE rains brought about by Tropical Storm Maring in the last few days submerged many parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) and its neighboring provinces, resulting in damage to crops and infrastructure while forcing thousands of families to flee their homes.
In response to calls for donation, the Metrobank Group, led by GT-Metro Foundation (GTMF) and Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation (TMPF), has pledged a total of P3 million to assist in the ongoing relief operations for Maring victim-survivors that will be coursed through select partner institutions and targeted critical areas.
A portion of GTMF’s donation will be used to distribute more than 60,000 bottles of 500-ml mineral water among families in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and NCR through the Department of Health (DOH).
“The GT-Metro Foundation has monitored the situation since the flooding started, and we have received calls for assistance,” said GTMF executive director Aniceto Sobrepeña.
“Upon the instruction of the Group Chairman, Dr. George S.K. Ty, we selected institutions which are capable of extending help to many beneficiaries as well as to areas where the state of calamity has been declared,” he added.
The GT-Metro Foundation, the Ty family foundation, has allocated a Calamity Assistance Fund in response to the continuing need for humanitarian assistance to victims of current and future natural calamities.
In 2012, GTMF and Metrobank Foundation Inc. donated a total of P5 million to aid the victims of Typhoon Pablo, which struck southern Philippines in December. (PR)