#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

In Cebu, cops turn to CHR, 'Project Pokemon' to keep drug war abuse-free

Sep 10, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Cebu City police chief Senior Superintendent Joel Doria is one of 10 teachers soldiers and cops chosen as the Metrobank Foundation s Outstanding Filipinos for 2017

OUTSTANDING FILIPINO. Senior Superintendent Joel Doria is one of 10 Filipinos to receive the prestigious award from the Metrobank Foundation. Photo from the Cebu City Police Office Facebook page

WATCH: How a barrio teacher made learning science easy

Sep 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Teacher Jennifer Rojo is one of the recipients of the 2017 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos award

SCIENCE MADE FUN. A Teacher in Tagaytay City makes learning science fun to students. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

PSBank to deactivate all non-EMV cards by September 1

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:53 PM

PSBank debit and prepaid card account holders can visit any branch to get their card They need to bring their old card and one government issued valid ID

EMV CARDS. 'All non-EMV PSBank cards can no longer be used beginning September 1, 2017,' PSBank announces. File photo

BSP moves to strengthen banks' governance

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:58 PM

The central bank says the amendments to the BSP corporate governance guidelines raise the bar on the expectations from the board of directors and risk management systems of its supervised financial institutions

Teachers, soldiers, cops are Metrobank Foundation's outstanding Filipinos for 2017

Aug 14, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Five of the 10 awardees come from Mindanao Each awardee will receive a cash incentive of P1 million each a gold medallion and a trophy

The 2017 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos (from left top row): Jennifer Rojo, Dr. Esperanza Cabrera, Dr. Alonzo Gabriel, Edgar Elago, (from left bottom row) Staff Sergeant Narding Pascual PA, Lieutenant Colonel Elmer Suderio PA, Lieutenant Colonel Ricky Bunayog PA, Police Chief Inspector Rosalino Ibay, Jr., Police Senior Superintendent Joel Doria, and Police Officer 3 Shiela May Pansoy.

'Conspirators' in Metrobank internal fraud claim innocence

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Hubert Co and Sue Sai claim they were duped by the key suspect Metrobank executive Maria Victoria Lopez

CONSPIRATORS? Hubert Co and Sue Sai say they are victims of fraud as well. Image from

Senate to discuss fraud case with Metrobank, AMLC, BSP

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Senator Francis Escudero says his committee will review if there is a need to launch a Senate probe into the P900 million internal fraud at Metrobank

CALLED TO EXPLAIN. Metrobank, BSP, and AMLC will need to update the Senate on their probe into the P900-million internal fraud at Metrobank. In the photo is George Ty, the owner of Metrobank. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Metrobank loses over P14B in market value amid fraud issue

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The stock of Metrobank was the biggest underperformer in the local bourse

REINFORCES COMMITMENT. George Ty (left) of Metrobank assures no customer has been affected in this incident. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A captain of the Red Ants, a municipal team tasked with evictions, cracks his whip to speed up the eviction inside Fattis Mansion in downtown Johannesburg on July 19, 2017.  Residents of the allegedly illegally occupied building were forcibly removed by dozens of red clad security men and their belongings laid on the pavement outside the building. Several buildings in the central district of Johannesburg are illegally occupied by a large number of residents, often migrants, who live in substandard conditions. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Banking sector backs Metrobank to pull through P900 M fraud case

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:11 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says Metrobank is well capitalized enough to deal with the situation although it will conduct an investigation into the bank’s internal controls

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Jul 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

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NBI nabs suspect in Metrobank P900-M fraud case

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:42 PM

UPDATED The National Bureau of Investigation says the suspect bank officer Maria Victoria Lopez has refused to cooperate in the investigation

BANK FRAUD. Bank officer Maria Victoria Lopez uses a scarf to hide her face at an NBI news briefing on the Metrobank internal fraud case on July 21 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PSBank to deactivate all non-EMV cards by September 1

Jul 11, 2017 - 5:56 PM

PSBank is encouraging its clietns to replace their non EMV cards ahead of the planned deactivation

AXA bullish on PH insurance market, plans new IT center

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The firm now the 2nd largest life insurer in the country following its acquisition of Charter Ping An last year is expanding its health and general insurance offerings

8 Philippine companies among world's largest listed firms

May 25, 2017 - 8:00 PM

SMIC BDO JG Summit Ayala Top Frontier Metrobank Aboitiz and Meralco – with a combined market value of 72 4 billion – make it to Forbes 2017 Global 2000 list

LISTED. 8 Philippine companies were included in the Forbes' list of 2000 largest public companies in 2017.

George Ty and MVP transaction is best deal of 2016 – IHAP

Mar 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The deal that brought together two of the biggest conglomerates in the country is recognized as the most innovative and complex

BEST DEAL. George Ty's GT Capital Holdings acquired 15% of Manuel V. Pangilinan's Metro Pacific Investment Corporation in 2016.

P10 million awaits 10 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:01 AM

The awardees will be given the opportunity to share their best practices through lectures across the country

Outstanding Filipinos awarded for excellence and heroism

Sep 15, 2016 - 1:32 PM

The Metrobank Foundation honored 30 Filipino heroes as they gave awards to Outstanding Filipinos on September 5 2016

Briones: We need to recognize more teachers

Sep 10, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The Philippines celebrates National Teachers Month from September 5 to October 5

RECOGNIZE TEACHERS. Grade two pupils at the President Aquino Elementary School in Batasan, Quezon City, during the start of classes 2016-17. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

VP Robredo honors outstanding Filipinos as 'modern day heroes'

Sep 09, 2016 - 3:13 PM

It is befitting then that we pay tribute to these noble men and women who have lit up our way with their stories that burn ablaze with courage with hope with determination and with persistence

VP Robredo, Metrobank Chairman Arthur V. Ty, and the board of judges with the awardees | Photo from Metrobank Foundation (MBFI)

Metrobank to offer up to P20B in long-term negotiable time deposits

Jun 23, 2016 - 8:50 PM

The issuance is aimed at taking advantage of the strong liquidity in the system as well as low interest rates says Metrobank s vice president

INFOGRAPHIC: Things to know about home loans

May 13, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Here’s what you should know so you can easily be approved for a home loan

How to take charge of your home loan

May 13, 2016 - 7:15 AM

A shift in perspective can help you and your family achieve your dream home right now

Analysts unsure if peso, market losses related to elections

Apr 27, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Could developments in the local political scene be the culprit? Some analysts note that external conditions have been affecting the peso and PSE too

7 banks extend operating hours to help decongest ports

Apr 04, 2016 - 5:30 PM

These banks are Deutsche Bank Security Bank Asia United Bank Metrobank RCBC BDO and EastWest

EXTENDED HOURS. The Bureau of Customs says it is already seeing faster movement within ports in terms of released shipments over the weekends

Metro Pacific buys 20% stake in Manila Doctors Hospital

Dec 29, 2015 - 9:33 PM

The investment marks the 10th hospital Metro Pacific has invested in

Bank holiday schedules for Christmas 2015

Dec 18, 2015 - 7:08 PM

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2015 HOLIDAYS. Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) announces bank schedule for the holidays

Metrobank extends P7B worth of loans to Globe

Nov 23, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The loans will be used to finance Globe s capital expenditures aimed at further expanding enhancing its network

LOAN. Metrobank inks a 10-year loan facility worth P5 billion ($105.95 million) and another $45 million (P2.12 billion), 7-year facility with Globe, the bank says on Monday, November 23, 2015. Image from Shutterstock

'Change doesn’t come swiftly and in dramatic ways'

Oct 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM

We hold a mirror to society bear witness and in doing so etch marks in our collective memory so that we do not forget

For Metrobank’s Journalists of the Year, social change is incremental

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:45 PM

Marites Vitug of Rappler Nancy Carvajal of Inquirer and Howie Severino of GMA 7 talk about the challenges they face as veteran journalists in the Philippines

THE AWARDEES. This year's Metrobank Journalists of the Year are Howie Severino, Marites Vitug, and Nanc Carvajal. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler's Marites Vitug named Metrobank's 2015 Journalist of the Year

Sep 12, 2015 - 9:47 AM

Marites Vitug Rappler s editor at large and 2 others win Metrobank s Search for Journalists of the Year for 2015 – the second year the award is conferred

Outstanding police officers named

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:25 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Metrobank Foundation announces winners of the COPS award

COPS AWARDEES. The 2015 Country’s Outstanding Police Officers (L-R): PSSupt. Marlo Meneses, PSInsp. Maricris Mulat, PSSupt. Camilo Cascolan, PSSupt.Valfrie Tabian, PO2 Adolfo Andrada, SPO4 Florante Ubina, SPO1 Aurora Manuela, SPO3 Dino Sagayo, SPO2 Dominador Canlas, and PO2 Mary Demontaño. Photo from Metrobank Foundation.

3 types of homes for the first time buyer

Aug 07, 2015 - 3:56 PM

There are different types of homes and it’s not all about the design

Cost saving tips for your first home purchase

Aug 04, 2015 - 6:16 PM

What does a savings of 200k pesos mean for you and your home?

PH banks can meet higher capital buffers – Fitch Ratings

Jul 08, 2015 - 5:36 PM

Overall Philippine bank capitalization is relatively robust as several lenders have already boosted their capital requirements

8 PH firms in Forbes 'world’s biggest public companies' list

May 07, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The PH firms make it to the list of 2000 largest public companies as measured by revenues profits assets and market value

Fitch affirms BPI’s investment grade

May 04, 2015 - 8:30 PM

BPI along with BDO and Metrobank are seen to maintain relatively high core capitalization in the medium term

Shell wins ‘Company of the Year’ award

Mar 16, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Stratworks and UST are among the big winners in the Philippine Quill Awards 2014

Bags of blessings: Giving back to communities

Mar 06, 2015 - 11:56 AM

The project is in line with the Metrobank Group’s way of celebrating milestones – giving back to communities

Metrobank Foundation's 2015 'Journalists of the Year' search open

Feb 15, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Metrobank Foundation and Probe Media Foundation announce the opening of nominations for this year s Journalists of the Year

Search for the 2015 outstanding Philippine soldiers begins

Jan 06, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Do you know who any outstanding soldier?

Street-smart math kids now scholars

Oct 15, 2014 - 3:36 PM

Three boys show us that personal circumstances are not obstacles to talent and hard work

The 2015 Metrobank Math Challenge is on

Oct 06, 2014 - 4:54 PM

Are you up for the challenge?

The accidental teachers

Sep 06, 2014 - 3:40 PM

Three awardees of Metrobank s Search for Outstanding Teachers talk about how they ended up teaching and why they love doing it

INBORN. (From L-R) Dr Noel Ibis, Anna Abellera, and Dr Resurreccion Sadaba talk to Rappler about how they ended up teaching and why they're loving it. File photos from Metrobank Foundation

Metrobank Foundation honors development workers

Sep 05, 2014 - 11:17 PM

The annual grants turnover is one of the highlights in the celebration of Metrobank s 52nd anniversary

Join the #ThankYouTeacher online conversation

Sep 04, 2014 - 7:59 PM

In time for National Teachers’ Month MovePH Rappler’s civic engagement arm will hold the the online conversation on Saturday September 6 at 4 pm

Outstanding teachers, cops, soldiers get Senate recognition

Sep 02, 2014 - 12:05 AM

These men and truly women have truly raised the bar in their respective professions

Metrobank Foundation names outstanding teachers for 2014

Aug 18, 2014 - 11:39 AM

The foundation honors members of the teaching profession who exhibit competence dedication and leadership

‘New generation’ of cops out to win hearts and minds

Aug 17, 2014 - 11:13 AM

The PNP doesn’t always have the best of reputations but some cops are out to prove that perception wrong PO3 Alexander Baradillo Fazon Jr of the CARAGA Police Regional Office is one of them

SERVICE. PO3 Alexander Baradillo Fazon, Jr. from Butuan says the MBFI's COPS award is the highlight of his career. Photo courtesy of the Metrobank Foundation, Inc