The Metrobank Group, Toyota Motor Philippines and Toyota Financial Services Philippines donated P50 million for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.
Metrobank Group announced that of the total amount, P25 million will be allocated to aid in the ongoing relief operations, while the other P25 million will be used to assist in rebuilding churches, schools and other damaged structures.
The Group said that through the Metrobank Foundation Inc. and GT-Metro Foundation Inc., the Ty family foundation, the P25-million donation to the relief operations will be allotted for relief goods which will be packed and distributed in targeted calamity-stricken provinces of Leyte, Iloilo, Capiz, Cebu, Eastern Samar, Aklan, Antique and Palawan.
“We are saddened by the extent of destruction in the lives and properties among our fellow Filipinos in the Visayas including the province of Palawan brought about by this recent calamity. To help mitigate their sufferings, we have mobilized the resources of the Metrobank Group. We hope that other corporations will also do their share as a show of solidarity to the victims,” said George SK Ty, Metrobank Group chairman and founder.
Meanwhile, Manila Doctors Hospital, the healthcare affiliate of the Metrobank Group, is currently arranging for the conduct of medical missions in hardly hit areas in the Visayas.
Earlier, Global Business Power Corp., the Metrobank Group’s power firm, opened its multipurpose hall in Iloilo to serve as temporary shelter to around 300 individuals.
They have also provided assistance to Cebu and Mindoro in the form of mats and relief packs.