Security Bank Corporation (SBC) was feted at the recently held 18th Philippine Quill Awards, taking home four Awards of Excellence and three Awards of Merit.
The bank took home Awards of Excellence for the 2020 Security Bank Economic Forum, the employee newsletter Bankers’ Bond, the bank’s COVID-focused Internal Communications program and the Build a School, Build a Nation project of Security Bank Foundation Inc. (SBFI), the bank’s corporate social responsibility arm.
The bank also took home three Awards of Merit for its Paseo De Roxas Underpass Mural initiative, its 2019 Annual Financial and Sustainability Report and SBFI’s Regalo Mo, Kinabukasan Ko scholarship program.
“We are grateful for these recognitions. Through our internal and external communications programs, we will continue to capitalize on our strong position as a financial institution to inspire action, help people navigate their way through this pandemic and drum up support for worthwhile causes,” says Patricia N. Tan, SVP and Marketing and Communications group head of Security Bank.
Every year, SBC organizes a yearly economic forum as part of its efforts to arm business leaders with information that will guide them in making the best business and financial decisions.
The bank’s internal communications campaigns, on the other hand, has helped maintain business continuity, sustain productivity and inspire engagement. SBC also utilized its internal newsletter Bankers’ Bond to keep employees abreast of significant developments within the organization.
The “Build a School, Build a Nation: The Classrooms Project” has been helping the government address classrooms shortage by constructing classrooms in areas where Security Bank has a presence. Meanwhile, “Regalo Mo, Kinabukasan Ko” provides scholarships for SBC’s agency workers and their children. Both projects are managed by SBFI.
The Paseo Underpass Mural project, on the other hand, is an example of how a financial institution marries financial service excellence with a deep passion for philanthropy – captured by its message of “BetterBanking for a Better World”.
The 18th Philippine Quill Awards themed ARISE recognized the resilience of corporations who were able to create remarkable communications programs that exemplified the Quills’ global standards of excellent, effective, and purposeful business communication.
“These efforts are proof of the resilience of our people, and of the students and professional communicators who created narratives and campaigns that continue to help us bravely navigate the challenges of the pandemic, unprecedented in its impact, but which – the Quill entries have shown, brought out the best in us,” says Mr. Jeff Tarayao, chairman of the 18th Philippine Quill Awards and president of One Meralco Foundation.