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CitySavings Receives Metrobank Foundation PEACE Award for Education Programs

City Savings Bank - 4th PEACE Award
TOGETHER FOR TEACHERS: City Savings Bank (CitySavings) SVP - Chief Marketing Officer Paula Katerina Joson (center) and AVP - Reputation and Brand Management Head Paula Ruelan (2nd from left) receive the Partners in Empowerment, Advocacy, and Commitment to Excellence (PEACE) Award from Metrobank Foundation. Handing the award are (from left) GT Capital Holdings Chairman Francisco Sebastian, Metrobank Foundation EVP Philip Dy, and Metrobank Foundation President Aniceto Sobrepeña.

City Savings Bank (CitySavings), the thrift subsidiary of Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), was one of the recipients of the 4th Metrobank Foundation (MBFI) Award for Partners in Empowerment, Advocacy, and Commitment to Excellence (PEACE) for its efforts in elevating communities and advocating for relevant education-focused programs.

In celebration of its 45th anniversary, MBFI recognized 30 PEACE awardees from national government agencies, non-government and socio-civic organizations, international organizations, academe, business, and media partners.

CitySavings was acknowledged for its extensive initiatives during National Teachers’ Month (NTM). As a member of the NTM Coordinating Council (NTMCC), which MBFI co-chairs, the Bank collaborates with the Department of Education (DepEd) and other public and private organizations. Since 2015, CitySavings has been active in the annual NTM celebration from September to October to honor Filipino educators.

Metrobank Foundation 45th Anniversary - 4th PEACE Honorees
The 4th Metrobank Foundation Award for Partners in Empowerment, Advocacy, and Commitment to Excellence (PEACE) Awardees.

CitySavings has also intensified its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, focusing on practical wealth management, mental health and well-being, and breast cancer awareness for teachers. In line with the government’s MATATAG agenda, CitySavings has taken steps to support the delivery of quality basic education through various learning and teaching-related initiatives.

The PEACE award recognizes the collaborative efforts of CitySavings and MBFI towards nation-building.

“We are delighted to accept this award for all CitySavings Bankers. Our vision aligns with the Metrobank Foundation’s goal of enhancing the quality of education. We will continue collaborating with the NTMCC and DepEd for many more years,” said CitySavings Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Paula Katerina Joson.

In a press statement, Metrobank Foundation President Aniceto Sobrepeña addressed and thanked its partners. “We encourage you to continue with us in this noble call to nation-building, leveraging our modest resources, and amplifying your work as our partners to be there for the disadvantaged and the marginalized. Let us not get tired of doing what is right.”

About City Savings Bank

City Savings Bank, Inc. (CitySavings) is the thrift bank subsidiary of Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) and a member of the Aboitiz Group. It is one of the largest thrift banks in the country, providing a wide range of mass market financial products and services, such as salary loans to public school teachers, pension loans to GSIS and SSS pensioners, motorcycle loans, government salary loans, AFP salary loans, BFP salary loans, and traditional deposit products.

Today, CitySavings has more than 140 branches nationwide. It is well on its way to becoming the leading mass market bank in the Philippines, paving the way for inclusive and sustainable prosperity across the country.

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