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Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Group pledge over P200M for COVID-19 crisis response

/ 04:44 PM March 18, 2020

The Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings group on Wednesday said “they stand with all Filipinos in facing the challenges brought on by COVID-19 pandemic” that has sickened over 200 people in the country.

“The Ty family-led companies are pledging support to manage the disruption and provide meaningful assistance to customers, employees, and partners who most need help in these difficult times,” Metrobank said in a statement.

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The banking firm said aside from the assistance already being extended to impacted customers and displaced employees, a pledge of a P200 million fund would go to initiatives directly supporting the fight against the virus.

“These initiatives will be managed by the respective Foundatiowards ns of the Group and will start with efforts to produce the test kits developed by the University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) and the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline health workers,” Metrobank said.

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The Group will continuously monitor the evolving situation and will implement further measures as needed, according to the statement.

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