12 September 2014 – Metrobank Foundation Inc. released a grant to support AFPEBS scholars, in line with the former AFP Chief of Staff General EMMANUEL T BAUTISTA’s request for financial support for the education of soldiers’ children.
The grant amounting to fifty-six thousand pesos (PhP56,000.00) will provide support to two high school students for their tuition and miscellaneous fees, stipend, and school and other supplies. The said grant will be implemented in collaboration with the AFP Educational Benefit System Office (AFPEBSO).
The check representing the grant was turned over by Ms. Irene D. Labitad, Asst. Executive Director of the Metrobank Foundation to LTC DANILO E ESTRAÑERO, the Acting Chief/General Manager of AFPEBSO, at the foundation’s office at Metrobank Plaza Building, Makati City on September 11, 2014. Also present during the check turn-over were Ms. Ritchelle M Buena of the Grants Unit and Mr. Anselmo Noe M. Salang III, Program Coordinator of Excellence Awards Unit.