NAGA CITY – Security Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility arm Security Bank Foundation Inc. (SBFI), wasted no time in responding to the damages brought by Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses. With peak winds of around 215 kph and heavy downpour, residents were advised to seek shelter in evacuation sites, many of which were schools and community gymnasiums.
Coordinating closely with the Department of Education (DepEd) Division office in Naga City, SBFI donated 720 galvanized iron (GI) sheets to schools in Naga to rehabilitate the damaged roofing at 15 schools in Naga City and Camarines Sur.
Beneficiary schools include Calauag Elementary School, Domingo Abcede Elementary School, Jose Rizal Elementary School, Leon Q. Mercado High School, Mabolo Elementary School, Morada Ramos Elementary School, Naga City Schools of Arts and Trade, Pacol Elementary School, Panicuason Elementary School, Sabang Elementary School, San Isidro Elementary School, San Rafael Elementary School, Sta. Cruz Elementary School, Teodora Moscoco Elementary School, and Villa Grande Elementary School.
A ceremonial turnover was conducted at Jose Rizal Elementary School with Security Bank Naga Diversion Road Branch Business Manager Marivel Florin handing over the GI sheets to DepEd Division of Naga City, represented by its Schools Division Superintendent Mariano De Guzman.
Superintendent De Guzman expressed his deep appreciation for Security Bank Foundation’s sustained commitment in supporting DepEd Naga, not only by way of these GI sheets, but also with the ongoing construction of 16 classrooms in two schools in the town.
“The various beneficiary schools in Naga were so grateful, and they would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Security Bank for its assistance. They wished that Security Bank Foundation will continue its education advocacy for a better nation,” says Marivel Florin, Security Bank Business Manager for Naga Diversion Road Branch.
Every five years, SBFI evaluates its donated school buildings to assess its structural integrity and conduciveness for learning. Those that are heavily damaged by disasters, such as earthquakes and typhoons, are prioritized for repair to ensure the safety of students and avoid class disruption.