In response to the call of the Department of Education to help students affected by typhoon Pablo in Mindanao, Philippine Business Bank donated P1,000,000 for the construction of one classroom and the implementation of a feeding program in Sangab Elementary School in Davao Oriental.
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC personally accepted the check worth P1M from the Philippine Business Bank represented by its President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Rolando Avante.
During their Christmas Party, the Philippine Business Bank chose not to push through with their raffle draw and instead donate the amount for prizes to the student victims. Some employees also donated cash.
“The Philippine Business Bank also focuses in helping improve our education. We believe that when you educate people, you give them life. So the best way to help out the victims of Pablo is to help our schools,” Avante told.
Alice Rodil, Senior Vice President of the Philippine Business Bank and DepEd Assistant Secretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs Tonisito Umali were also present during the simple turnover ceremony.
As the government continues to bring back normalcy to Region XI and CARAGA, DepEd still accepts donations for all the victims, particularly school supplies. Donations may be dropped off at the following locations: DepEd Central Office – Ampitheater, Meralco Ave, Pasig City; DepEd Cebu Regional Office, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City; and DepEd Davao Regional Office, F. Torres Street, Davao City from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Cash donations are also accepted via DepEd’s Landbank OSEC Trust Fund, Account number: 0672-1000-20. Donors are requested to send a copy of the deposit slip to DepEd Cash Division at telefax no: 6337220 for accounting and documentation purposes.