Saturday, May 25, 2013

Metrobank Foundation donates to the Philippine Press Institute



Mr. Aniceto ‘Chito’ Sobrepeña, president of the Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) awards the check of P70,000.00 (seventy thousand pesos) to PPI executive director Ariel Sebellino to support its ongoing outreach program for journalism and communications students.  

It will fund initially a half-day forum in Manila in cooperation with the Philippines Communication Society (PCS) which will be in charge of inviting students and teachers.  

The PPI for the last two years has started engaging the academic community to a separate activity known as the Scholastic Press Program which already brought it in the cities of Davao, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, and Cebu in partnership with its member-community newspapers for topics like journalism ethics and excellence, press freedom and civic journalism.  

The said amount will be modestly spread across other areas that will be covered this year such as Bacolod and Bulacan.