In support of Tzu Chi Foundation’s disaster relief mission, Metrobank opened its doors to help facilitate the foundation’s distribution of cash aid in areas most affected by typhoon Odette.
Tzu Chi Foundation, the world’s largest Buddhist humanitarian organization, partnered with Metrobank to offer cash assistance to thousands of residents and their families from hard-hit communities in Cebu and Southern Leyte.
Metrobankers volunteered to prepare and distribute Tzu Chi Foundation’s ayuda to small families who received at least PHP 10,000, and larger families, getting up to PHP 20,000.
Despite being affected by the typhoon themselves, Metrobankers helped organize the efficient distribution of ayuda, while ensuring the safety and health of those visiting the branches. Through this joint effort, these Metrobank branches accommodated and extended a helping hand to affected residents:
Carcar, Cebu branch
Led by Branch Head Armand Dela Cruz
Served 1,470 beneficiaries
Lapu-Lapu, Cebu branch
Led by Branch Heads Rolito Peras and Chuck Montecillo
Served 704 families
Opon, Cebu branch
Led by Branch Head Francis Ouiamco
Served 634 beneficiaries
Sogod, Southern Leyte branch
Led by Area Head Elmo Fantilaga and Branch Head Jasmin Marte
Served 1,978 families
Together with the Tzu Chi Foundation and other partners who inspire us, we continue to keep you in good hands.