Ty family-led groups extend assistance to families in Maring-hit provinces

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Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) announced that it and GT Foundation Inc. (GTFI) partnered with the Metrobank Purple Hearts Club (PHC), Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) Foundation and Alagang Kapatid Foundation to distribute relief packs worth P1.5 million to 3,000 families in Ilocos Sur, Cagayan and Benguet affected by Severe Tropical Storm Maring.

MBFI, established on January 8, 1979 by George S. K. Ty, said that through the Metrobank branchesā€”Candon, Tagudin, Vigan and Vigan-marketā€”and local PHC chapters, relief packs composed of rice, assorted canned goods, coffee and six gallons of water were given to a thousand families residing at the municipality of Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur.

Established in 2009, GTFI is a non-profit organization that serves as the family foundation of the Ty family. MBFI was established 16 years after Ty founded the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank).

The MBFI said Mayor Brigido Camarillo, Jr. and Vice Mayor Michael Florendo formally received the goods last October 31.

The MBFI said the same assistance was rolled out by RMN Foundation through their ā€œOplan Tabang in Benguetā€ 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 Academyā€™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 November 8 and November 9, according to the MBFI.

Lastly, a thousand families from corn and rice farming communities Cagayan Province received rice, assorted canned goods and locally-sourced vegetablesā€”all packaged in reusable pails. Distributions at Tuguegarao City and municipalities of Baggao, Gattaran, Gonzaga and Santa Teresita were implemented by Alagang Kapatid Foundation from October 25 to October 28, the MBFI said.

Image courtesy of Metrobank Foundation Inc.

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