Amidst the pandemic, Security Bank inaugurated a two-storey, six-classroom school building in Bocaue, Bulacan. From left to right: Monalisa Mendoza (Security Bank Bocaue Branch Business Manager), Michael Brian Carandang (Security Bank Bulacan and Nueva Ecija Area Head), Hon. Jose C. Santiago, Jr. (Bocaue Municipal Mayor), Dr. Cecilia S. Custodio (Department of Education Bulacan Division School Governance and Operations Division Head), Hon. Jerome Reyes (Bocaue Councilor), Atty. Sherwin Najito Tugna (Guest), Hon. Mirasol Bautista (Bocaue Councilor), and Ma. Alma Balanza (Beneficiary School Principal)
BOCAUE, BULACAN – Security Bank Corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm Security Bank Foundation, Inc. (SBFI) turned over a two-storey, six-classroom school building to Cong. Erasmo R. Cruz Memorial Central School (CERCMCS) in Bocaue, Bulacan on October 19, 2021.
Despite the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SBFI sustained its Build a School, Build a Nation Program, which involves providing classrooms for public schools to address the country’s need for additional learning environments. The program also provides teachers from beneficiary schools with training and educational videos to support distance learning delivery.
The community of Bocaue, led by Hon. Mayor Jose C. Santiago, Jr., affirmed that the donated school buildings will boost Bocaue’s vision of becoming a “progressive and dynamic community that delivers and provides genuine, effective, and efficient services to the people including quality education, as the youth will become the future leaders and movers of the community.”
Security Bank Corporation, through SBFI, is committed to provide long-term value to its clients and stakeholders, including the communities where it operates. “This school building donation affirms that Security Bank is committed to add meaningful value to its clients’ communities,” said Security Bank Bocaue Branch Business Manager Monalisa Mendoza.
By the end of 2021, SBFI would have donated 701 classrooms in 123 schools located in 69 cities/municipalities. The Foundation marks this achievement to celebrate Security Bank’s 70th anniversary this year. When face-to-face classes resume, these beneficiary public schools will have enough classrooms to welcome students, most especially if physical distancing will continue to be implemented.