BDO joins Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela

BDO Unibank Inc. (BDO) participated in the Department of Education’s (DepEd) “Brigada Eskwela” 2023, a nationwide school maintenance program that encourages local governments, communities, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and individuals to help in the public school clean-up before the opening of classes.

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(In photo) Wilma Manio (third from left), Principal of Commonwealth Elementary School, and Marla Garin-Alvarez (fourth from left), Head of Sustainability Office of BDO Unibank, lead the ceremonial turnover of BDO’s school donation which includes laptops, computer tables, TVs and projector screens. Joining them are (from left to right) Mario Deriquito, President of BDO Foundation, Vicente Perez Jr., Independent Director of BDO Unibank, Evelyn Salagubang, Head of Human Resources Group of BDO Unibank, and Rosemarie Espinosa, Program Director of BDO Foundation.

BDO joins Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela

A hundred and seventy BDO employees volunteered their time and skills at Commonwealth Elementary School, one of the highly-populated elementary schools in the Philippines. BDO adopted the Jun Simon Building where volunteers painted and cleaned ten classrooms for the incoming 900 grade two students. Others were at the “Gulayan sa Paaralan” for vegetable gardening.

The volunteer activity ended with a ceremonial turn-over of BDO’s school donation of laptops, computer tables, TVs, and projector screens. This was the main kick-off event for BDO’s “Brigada Eskwela” initiatives nationwide.

BDO’s partnership with DepEd is vital to advance the Bank’s sustainability initiatives in the country related to education. Through the recently launched Employee Volunteer Program (EVP), BDO employees from various locations have contributed to a more conducive and vibrant learning environment.

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Sec. Vicente Perez Jr. painting a school desk at the Jun Simon Building, Commonwealth Elementary School.

This program empowers employees to become sustainability champions through volunteer work. The EVP also supports sustainability-themed activities that address poverty and hunger, the environment, and financial inclusion.

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About BDO Unibank, Inc.

BDO is a full-service universal bank which provides a wide range of corporate and retail services such as traditional loan and deposit products, treasury, trust banking, investment banking, private banking, rural banking and microfinance, cash management, leasing and finance, remittance, insurance, cash cards, credit cards, and online and non-online brokerage services.

BDO has the country’s largest distribution network, with over 1,600 consolidated operating branches and more than 4,700 ATMs nationwide. It also has 16 international offices (including full-service branches in Hong Kong and Singapore) in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.

The Bank also offers digital banking solutions to make banking easier, faster, and more secure for its clients.

BDO ranked as the largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits and trust funds under management based on published statements of condition as of March 31, 2023. BDO is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

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