Grand Hyatt Manila, Taguig City
September 5, 2017
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graced the 55th anniversary celebration of Metrobank and led the 2017 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Awarding Ceremonies at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City.
In his keynote address, the President acknowledged the contribution of Metrobank for more than 50 years of financial services to the Filipino people.
“Your dynamic, pro-active and valuable endeavors significantly contribute to our collective efforts towards fostering economic development,” he said. He also commended the Metrobank Foundation for recognizing outstanding Filipinos and for empowering them to reach their full potentials.
“It is truly a great pleasure for all of us to recognize the distinguished efforts and sacrifices of our teachers, soldiers, and police officers who dedicated their selves, their lifetime of exceptional service,” President Duterte added.
As he extended his congratulations to the awardees, the Chief Executive expressed that government will continue to support and ensure the welfare of Filipino teachers, soldiers, and police officers through the provision of scholarships and increase in combat pay.
“Indeed, these outstanding Filipinos have gone beyond their excellence. As a fellow public servant, I am honored to work with them in fulfilling our inherent responsibilities and cherished mandates,” he ended.
Also present during the event were Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, the executives of Metrobank and Metrobank Foundation, the families of the awardees, and other invited guests.
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