Date Posted: March 1, 2019
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) recently received Metrobank Foundation’s Partner in Empowerment, Advocacy, and Commitment to Excellence (PEACE) Award for supporting the foundation’s advocacy to reach out to teachers across the country. The pension fund is the only government-owned and -controlled corporation (GOCC) that earned the recognition this year.
GSIS has been a partner of the Metrobank Foundation in mounting various activities for the annual National Teachers’ Month celebration from September 5 to October 5.
During the yearly observance, GSIS sets up a service desk, holds an art exhibit, and sponsors a free three-day national conference for teachers.
“We are both humbled and honored to receive the citation. The personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd) comprise more than half of our members so we make them the focus of our corporate social responsibility programs,” GSIS President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas said.
The 39 other PEACE honorees include the Office of the President, House of Representatives, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Commission on Higher Education, DepEd, SM Supermalls, CNN Philippines, and DZRH.
Raymundo Andres Palad, manager of GSIS’s Corporate Social Advocacies and Public Relations Facilities Department, received the award on behalf of the pension fund at the Le Pavillon in Pasay City during Metrobank Foundation’s 40th anniversary celebration last February 21.