Metrobank awards P35 million worth of development grants
(The Philippine Star) - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am

(Anniversary Grants turnover ceremony)

MANILA, Philippines — In celebration of its 57th anniversary, the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank), through its corporate social responsibility arm-Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) and the Ty family foundation-GT Foundation Inc. (GTFI), awarded P35 million worth of development grants to 40 socio-civic organizations during the annual Anniversary Grants Turnover Ceremony on Sept. 4 at the Metrobank Plaza Auditorium in Makati City.

The turnover ceremonies were led by Metrobank and MBFI chairman Arthur Ty, MBFI trustee and GTFI president Alfred Ty joined by MBFI president and GTFI executive director Aniceto Sobrepeña. Serving as guest of honor was Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.

German Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel and DFA Usec.Enrique Manalo during the wine-toasting ceremony.
Photos by Joey Viduya

29 Years of German Unity @ New World Makati Hotel

Last Oct. 3, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Philippines celebrated 29 Years of German Unity at the New World Makati Hotel with members of the German community in the Philippines, distinguished guests from politics, business, culture and academic circles, as well as civil society, government and the Diplomatic and Consular Corps.

German Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel welcomed everyone and highlighted in her address the important role of individuals in cultivating change and nourishing relationships. German poet Johann von Wolfgang Goethe once said “Nur der verdient die Freiheit wie das Leben, der täglich sie erobern muss (Freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them anew everyday),” shared Ambassador Reiffenstuel.

Guests were treated to a sumptuous buffet dinner paired with overflowing authentic Oktoberfest beer and German wine. A variety of musical performances by harpist Heloise La Harpe, the Brass Rosettes and DJ LustBass entertained the guests throughout the evening.

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