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Headquarters: Metrobank Plaza, Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City. (632) 8700 - 700
Founded in September 5, 1962, Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) has since become the premier universal bank and among the foremost financial institutions in the Philippines. It offers a full range of banking and other financial products and services, including corporate, commercial and consumer banking, as well as credit card, remittances, leasing, investment banking and trust banking. Metrobank currently spans a consolidated network of over 1,400 ATMs nationwide; over 760 domestic branches; and 38 foreign branches, subsidiaries, and representative offices.
It established Metrobank Foundation. Metrobank rolled out its first international branch in Taipei in 1970 and a representative office in Hong Kong in 1973.Milestones Metrobank was incorporated in Binondo. . Metrobank became the first of the private banks to move into American territory when it opened its office in Guam. then expanded beyond Philippine shores only a few years after its establishment. Manila by a group of Filipino businessmen principally to provide financial services to the Filipino-Chinese community. In 1975. in 1979. Inc. It opened its first local branch in 1963. The Foundation has since become one of the largest and most respected charitable organizations in Asia. putting emphasis on both business success and community contribution. It later established branches in the United States mainland cities of Los Angeles and New York.
Metrobank entered into a joint venture with Japan¶s largest automotive manufacturer and Mitsui Corporation to establish Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation. to give birth to Philippine AXA Life Insurance Corporation. Metrobank was listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange and acquired its universal banking license. A decade later.In 1981. gaining significant equity ownerships in local and international subsidiaries. it partnered with another global giant. Unibancard Corporation (now Metrobank Card Corporation) in 1986. In 1988. . It established its own credit card company. the AXA Group.
Metrobank became the first billion dollar bank with total capital of Php22. It is the first local bank to raise supplementary capital overseas with a total of US$325 million in Lower Tier 2 Capital and Hybrid Tier 1 Capital in the years 2003 to 2006. In 1995.8 billion. the largest in the industry. Metrobank launched the country¶s first and only talking ATM. .In 1990. Metrobank E.T.
The new bank serves as the base for Metrobank¶s operations in China. Metrobank became the first Philippine bank in China when it opened its branch in Shanghai. the first foreign bank headquarters to be established in Nanjing. . Metrobank inaugurated its wholly-owned subsidiary.Metrobank has also been steadily expanding internationally. Metrobank opened branches and offices in London. It was also the first Philippine bank in Korea. Metropolitan Bank (China) Limited. In 2010. Taichung. and Seoul. with three branches located in Nanjing and Shanghai. In the late 1990s. Metrobank was the first to be granted a banking license by the Japanese Ministry of Finance. In 2001. Tokyo.
It adheres to international best practices. Metrobank has established a reputation of stability. and good governance. strength. focused on further improving earnings quality and increasing shareholder value by constantly reinforcing a customercentric strategy built around the commitment of its people. Metrobank has become regarded as the trusted banking partner. staying true to its brand promise of ³You¶re in Good Hands. careful strategic planning and prudent decision-making.´ . and leadership. A recognized leader in the country¶s banking industry.³You¶re in Good Hands´ Metrobank remains dedicated to fulfilling its vision to be the best bank for all stakeholders ± from its customers to the community. With people dedicated to product quality. solid work ethics. service excellence.
and creative organization through which the Metrobank Group of Companies is able to express its commitment to lead the private sector in fostering holistic human development in both the national and international arena. responsive.Vision Statement We envision: A professionally run. thereby effecting an empowered society whose members are able to realize their human potential. . proactive.
and supporting programs which strengthen and advance the strategic sectors of society as well as respond to the needs of the disadvantaged. . assisting. the Foundation shall: Propagate a culture of excellence with a human face by actively implementing.Mission Statement To realize its vision.
A History of Sharing .
Ty. For Mr.Creating the Framework (1979-1987) In a sense . Chairman Ty was. the story of Metrobank Foundation is intertwined with the story of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company. At the same time. he already had a vision of becoming a leader in the financial world. the Foundation strove to assess the needs of its target sectors and evolve the most efficient ways to improve social conditions. As the embodiment of this resolve to share the fruits of Metrobank's success with society.K. 1979. the Metrobank Foundation came into being on January 8. From its inception. . steadfastly committed to the idea that leadership in business implied leadership in community service as well. When. it was very clear that every private corporation had social responsibilities and the more successful the corporation. the greater were its responsibilities to the community. at the young age of twenty-nine. even then. George S. Ty founded Metrobank in 1962.
.As the bank grew so did the Foundation. With its involvement in the Hospital. the Foundation set up programs to support the charity wards of the hospital and its outreach missions. the educational arm of the Manila Doctors' Hospital. The Foundation embarked on a long term improvement program which saw the expansion and enhancement of hospital facilities. it was decided to obtain a controlling interest in theManila Doctors Hospital in Ermita. and to provide scholarships for students in the Manila Doctors' College. Eventually. Seeing that the health sector was a strategic area where judiciously conceived contributions could make a big difference in people's lives. Manila. Metrobank Foundation hoped to develop a medical institution which would provide an impeccable model of health care in the country.
was a time of economic crisis for the country. Just a year after its inception. Among the first batch of winners was Roberto Feleo. Likewise. The year of the competition's inception.Another original project which defined the Foundation's working parameters was the Young Painters' Annual. It was felt that a painting contest could help improve the climate by providing a venue for artistic simulation. the Competition bagged the prestigious Anvil Award in 1985 as "Outstanding Special Events Program." . winning other national and international awards in arts. the arts helped foster creativity. then known as the National Painting Competition. who has since made a name for himself. an important attribute to encourage in any program to enhance a society's global competitiveness. 1984.
He then conceived of an awards program which would honor educators and act as incentive to the teaching profession. Thus was born the Search for Outstanding Teachers in 1985. Chairman Ty was disheartened to note that many of the country's mentors were marching on the streets asking for better work conditions. Teachers have always been highly regarded in Chinese society. Imbued with this perspective. The first batch of winners consisted of ten awardees. .Still another pillar of the Foundation's program which was defined in this period is the concern for the well-being of teachers.
Meanwhile." . the Search for Outstanding Teachers was likewise awarded an Anvil Award as an "Outstanding Institutional PR Program.The success of the Search led the Foundation to create. another awards program focused on a special education sector: Chinese teachers. This was in recognition of Metrobank's roots in the Chinese Filipino Community and of the important contributions of Chinese Filipinos to nationbuilding. in 1986.
the Foundation began collecting the top winning entries of the Painting Competition since it was realized that this was one way of safeguarding the works and documenting the artistic production of the period. it was decided to add a preliminary board of judges to create a two-step selection process that would ascertain that entries were thoroughly reviewed. especially with regard to originality. Collection pieces were thoroughly documented. for example. A public viewing of paintings chosen after the first screening was instituted to elicit more comments and generate greater interest. conserved and stored. In 1993.Filling In the Spaces (1988-1993) In the next phase of the Foundation's history. Starting in 1988. efforts were made to consolidate and enrich existing programs as a way to address gaps in program delivery. .
Visayas. semi-finalists were asked to come to Manila for personal interviews. Eventually. Candidates were thus able to demonstrate actual classroom skills before a panel of professional educators. . slots were apportioned among the four major geographical divisions-National Capital Region. This gave the preliminary board a chance to review their initial assessment of candidates as based on submitted documents. the number of awards was increased to twelve in 1989 as slots were added to the elementary category to reflect that majority of the country's teachers teach at this level. Rest of Luzon. Beginning in 1992. and Mindanao-to ensure better regional distribution of awards.With regards to the Search for Outstanding Teachers.
. the Search information campaign was mobilized with fora being conducted in places such as Cotabato City.Also beginning in 1992. and Cabagan. attending educators conventions as well as meetings of the Regional Directors of the Department of Education. Isabela. Iloilo. A second Assistant Corporate Secretary was hired to attend to the day-to-day administration of the Foundation's growing projects. Foundation officials began to participate more in education sector affairs-visiting schools.
the high point of the improvement program was the construction of the Norberto Ty Medical Tower. . At the Manila Doctors Hospital. It was one of the first organizations to donate a million pesos to the victims of the earthquake of 1990. an eleven-storey building named after Chairman George S. Ty's late father.This period saw the Foundation mobilizing its resources to help Filipinos affected by the many calamities that hit the country. Aquino in August 1991. The new facility was officially inaugurated by then President Corazon C. K.
one of the largest endowments in the Philippines. During the wedding reception of his son Arthur.Breaking New Ground (1993-1995) October 17. the Foundation's holdings steadily increased in value to more than a billion pesos. This was his way of sharing with the community the fruits of the Metrobank Group of Companies' remarkable success. Chairman George S. K. . 1993 was a milestone for the Foundation. Ty announced that he was donating a million of his personal shares of stocks of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company to the Metrobank Foundation. Then equivalent to about 600 million pesos.
Mrs. and outstanding philanthropy.needs to be emulated by more people who have been blessed in life. Corazon Aquino would say of Chairman Ty's "gift of social development" that "the beautiful example of openness.. Aquino graciously accepted the invitation to chair the newly-created Board of Advisers which would guide the Foundation as it ventures into other areas in the light of its renewed mandate.. ." Mrs. international solidarity.
Finally the bid to show that Filipinos could be relied on the help their neighbors was launched with the sponsoring of several projects aimed at fostering international understanding such as the scholarship program for foreign nationals studying at the Asian Institute of Management. Among the new projects were the grants program for selected key sectors of society which were seen as critical players in national development: the media. and the uniformed personnel of the Department of Interior and Local Government. More funds were also allocated for projects addressed to the Chinese Filipino community by way of acknowledging the bank's gratitude for that sector's generous support.The tremendous increase in resources resulted in an expression in an expansion of the Foundation's activities. Like wise. Awards were given to the topnotchers of the Licensure Examination for Teachers. . the military. programs for the enhancement of English language instruction were instituted because of the importance of English in international business.
A national college scholarship program was established with an initial batch of 100 scholars. was provided funding support of PhP 10 million over the next four years. Science. This project which was originally proposed by Mrs. the Foundation initiated one of its largest assistance projects: the stipend program for the teachers of English.Recognizing the critical role of the sciences in any push for industrialization. Aquino. and Math in the Regional Science High School system which had just been organized by DECS. Foundation officers were fielded to personally interview applicants. .
For the first time. discussions were held with arts groups all over the country. the Foundation embarked on a program of multi-sectoral consultations and networking activities. Likewise. workshops were undertaken with Search and Young Painters' Annual winners to assess the way in which these competitions were conducted. Discussions were also held with a cross-section of development partners and beneficiaries to determine areas of cooperation and program improvement. the Foundation has come to realize that it must continuously link-up with more like-minded partners to maximize resources and to ensure that the gains of the past are sustained. . A forum of educators was convened to further review the Search criteria.Concretizing gains (1996 to present) In the present phase of operations. With the arrival of a new Executive Director and the increase in staff.
Ty is Vice Chairman. The Foundation's Executive Director was elected head of the League of Corporate Foundations' largest subgroup. project sites.Foundation officials used every opportunity to interact with affiliated institutions. their officials interviewed. The Foundation participated in the activities of the Presidential Committee to Assist the National Museum. the committee produced a landmark study on the educational component of corporate philanthropy. and schools participating in the scholarship program were visited. . the Philippine Sports Commission and in the projects of the First Lady Amelita Ramos: "Piso Para sa Pasig" of the Clean and Green Foundation. the Sulong Pampanga Foundation where Mr. Other types of linkages were enhanced. the Committee on Education. Regional Science High Schools. Under the Metrobank Foundation's leadership.
and monitoring capabilities indicate Metrobank Foundation's resolve to promote a culture of excellence by striving for excellence in program delivery. networking. . documentation. planning.Overall. improvements in its communications.
It shall broaden the networks and partnerships. the Metrobank Foundation will endeavor to match such pioneering efforts.Paving the Way for the Future As the Metropolitan Bank and Trust company continues to blaze new trails in the banking industry. It shall institutionalize its professed mission of hewing closely to its core values as an organization. It shall deepen its existing programs by constant monitoring and impact assessment. Of particular priority is the establishment of strategic alliances with other companies and subsidiaries of the Metrobank Group. .
be able to express its commitment to leading the way in the promotion of a holistic human development grounded in a culture of excellence. the Metrobank Group shall. in the years to come. In carrying out these objectives.Even as Metrobank expands its global presence. Through the Foundation. . relevant skills upgrading. prudent management of financial resources. and use of appropriate levels of information technology will be the main areas of management focus. the Foundation will likewise begin to forge links with other corporate foundations in the Asia-Pacific region for sharing of best practices.
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