In keeping with a shared advocacy to promote financial inclusion, BDO Foundation, the Department of Education (DepEd) and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) continue to collaborate on projects that help develop a financially literate citizenry.
The corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank–in partnership with DepEd and BSP–sponsored the awarding of outstanding financial literacy videos produced by public school students as part of Sineliksik, the video-making competition of DepEd’s annual National Festival of Talents. The winning entries were honored in the Sineliksik 2020 Online Awards Ceremony, a virtual event organized by the partners.
Aboitiz Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Aboitiz Group, partnered with local groups Community Organizers Multiversity (COM) and Urban Poor Associates (UPA) last August 14 to provide food packs for communities greatly affected by the previous lockdown in Taguig City.
The food packs, which complement the aid from Taguig’s local government unit, were given to 650 families from five community organizations namely Taguigueño Akong Dakila Habang Ako Nabubuhay Neighborhood Association, Samahan ng mga Taong may Kapansanan sa Sta. Ana (PWD Sta. Ana), Samahan ng Magkakapitbahay sa Faculty, Samahan ng mga Kababaihan ng Purok 5 Napindan, and Samahan ng Maralitang Pulong Kendi Neighborhood Association.
As the novel coronavirus continues to affect Filipinos all over the country, BDO Foundation is taking steps to expand the coverage of its mass testing initiative to cover as many people as possible. The corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank is partnering with Go Negosyo, University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed), Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) and the local government of Cebu City to sponsor pooled testing in the city.
Pilmico Foods Corporation, the integrated agribusiness and food unit of the Aboitiz Group, together with the Aboitiz Foundation, distributed food relief packs for 230 families in three barangays in Cataingan, Masbate, overcoming logistical challenges in delivering its first batch of much-needed relief to the stricken province.
The relief packs consisted of rice, canned goods, noodles, coffee and water. They were brought by representatives of Pilmico to the evacuation centers in Barangays Matayum, Madamba and Aguada, Cataingan — the first in a series of donations and support for these communities. These coastal barangays, however, are isolated areas and can only be reached by sea transport.
Despite the difficulties in reaching the area, Aboitiz volunteers immediately heeded the local government unit’s appeal for donations to address the immediate needs of its residents.
Security Bank Foundation, Inc. (SBFI), Department of Education Division of Nueva Vizcaya Province and the Municipal Government of Solano held a ground breaking ceremony for the soon to rise two-storey, ten-classroom school building donation of SBFI in Solano East Central School.
The school building is among the 106 classrooms currently being constructed by SBFI in 11 cities/municipalities across the country. These classrooms construction projects aim to address classrooms gap in Philippine public schools.
In Davao del Norte, Jollibee Group Foundation and Dana Foundation have teamed up for the Food Ration Drive—an initiative that enabled smallholder farmers to supply vegetables which are cooked, along with food donation from Jollibee Group, into meals for medical and checkpoint frontliners.
Jollibee Group’s food donation is part of its P220M donation for frontliners and communities to help them cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.