CitySavings, the thrift banking arm of UnionBank, has merged with Philippine Resources Savings Banking Corporation (PR Savings Bank), in support of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) efforts to improve financial inclusion in the country and strengthen the banking industry through mergers and consolidation.
Project TEACH: Educator Empowerment Program aims to address the critical issue of teacher quality in Philippine public schools. It is anchored in the belief that the quality of education begins and ends with the quality of teaching and learning in our learning institutions.
CitySavings through its Catarman Branch heeded the Department of Education’s (DepEd) call for assistance by spearheading relief operations to 12 public schools in Northern Samar last January 16 and 22.
CitySavings’ CSR initiatives in partnership with the DepEd and several key external partners, which the awarding body recognized for its corporate governance, transparency, sustainable development, environmental policy, and human value
A typical morning for 19-year-old Shajhana from Concepcion, Iloilo starts with preparing breakfast for her child and husband while young people her age would be preparing for school. At 17, she’s had to set aside studies when she became a teenage mother.
As part of its commitment to look after the health and well-being of Filipino teachers, City Savings Bank (CitySavings) marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month last October with Project Pink in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) Regions 4A (CALABARZON), 4B (MIMAROPA) and 7 (Central Visayas).
CitySavings ‘in10sified’ its teacher-focused initiatives as it joined the Department of Education (DepEd) and the National Teachers’ Month Coordinating Council (NTMCC) in paying tribute to our Filipino educators who continue to inspire learners and significantly contribute to nation-building.
Since it was founded back in 1965, CitySavings has been true to its founders’ vision of “helping people of moderate means”. From sari-sari store vendors to jeepney drivers or to public school teachers, the bank has helped fulfill dreams through simple financial products and straightforward banking services.
The CitySavings Operations Team has embarked on their first-ever bankwide Controls Assembly, a conference that gathered branch officers and its reserve pool team for a series of discussions under the theme “Stewardship with a Purpose and Accountability”.
Regarded as one of the vital aspects of a thriving organization, the fourth year of City Savings Bank’s ‘Capehan sa Bangko’ last July 9 at City Sports Club, Cebu City focused on the organization’s culture amidst changing times.
City Savings Bank held a special recognition ceremony on March 5 for the third batch of talents who completed the basic training requirements of the Employee Development Program (EDP) or “Talent Factory”.
For CitySavings, advancing business and communities through its 106 branches nationwide means heeding the call of the Department of Education to support this year’s Brigada Eskwela initiatives from May 28 to June 2.
CitySavings partnered with Alchemy Education Solutions, Inc. through Project TEACH, the bank’s signature corporate social responsibility project which focuses on teacher training solution and comprehensive school based training package to ensure that what is learned by the teacher is applied in the classroom.
While past Sales Rallies focused on management discussion of key initiatives and action plans, this year’s annual gathering, themed “Reinventing Our Future”, introduced a different experience where high caliber speakers from the industry were invited to talk about their significant field of expertise.
City Savings Bank’s Internal Audit Team, headed by FVP-Chief Auditor Anna Bella Gatbonton, achieved an international certification by obtaining the most desired rating of “Generally Conforms” from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
More than 370 educators from Central Visayas, Bicol and Davao Region participated during the nationwide pilot sessions of Project Pink, a CSR initiative of CitySavings to promote breast cancer awareness and prevention among public school teachers.
Since 2014, over a thousand educators from the Department of Education (DepEd) hailing from various regions experienced Project Synergy, a values integration and leadership training program by City Savings Bank (CitySavings) in partnership with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. – Kool Adventure Camp (RAFI KAC).
Over 200 senior high school students participated in the Return on Investment (ROI) Summit, which aims to foster educational advancement in the field of digitized financial inclusion through proactive education.
With its goal to enhance the practical wealth management knowledge of public school teachers, City Savings Bank (CitySavings) Project Peraparasyon has taught over 21,000 educators and personnel nationwide since May 2016.
City Savings Bank, Inc. (CitySavings), the thrift banking arm of Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with the ROPALI Group to acquire 100% of the common shares of Philippine Resources Savings Bank.
Since its establishment, the Alternative Learning System (ALS) program of the Department of Education (DepEd) has opened numerous opportunities for Filipino students, out-of-school youth (OSY) and other members of the community who have limited or no access to attend and finish formal basic education.
In line with its advocacy to educate teachers and raise awareness about breast cancer, City Savings Bank (CitySavings) extended its Project Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Program in Southern Mindanao to reach more public school educators.
A total of 184 selected educators from different Divisions of Central Visayas and Bicol Region participated during City Savings Bank’s Project Pink forum – a signature Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of the bank which aims to promote breast cancer awareness and prevention among public school teachers.
On Sept. 23, the bank co-presented “Titser Ko, Garbo Ko! Teachers’ Got Talent” together with the Department of Education (DepEd) Region 7, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI), Mega Cebu, and the Coalition for Better Education (CBE).
Educators from the Ramon Duterte Memorial National High School in Cebu City received teaching kits composed of visual aid materials and stationeries from City Savings Bank (CitySavings) on September 18.
CitySavings received the award from SB Corp President and CEO Bartholomew Brillo Reynes for its instrumental role in achieving the corporation’s development goals and financial targets last year through its Mandatory Lending Compliance Program.
During its 16th year founding anniversary, the Coalition for Better Education (CBE) conferred the Presidential Award to City Savings Bank (CitySavings) last August 05 at Golden Prince Hotel and Suites, Cebu City.
The annual event attended by the regional business and operations heads along with group heads of the bank’s various units revolved around the theme “Reaching for success in an ever changing world, Inspiring stories from our leaders.”
CitySavings held relief operations at Kananga and Ormoc City, Leyte following the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that affected the province earlier this July. A total of 235 beneficiaries composed of public school teachers, students, and their respective families received food and hygiene kits.
We understand that access to school supplies and hygiene kits can be difficult nowadays with the situation in Marawi and so it is our hope that these items would alleviate some of the needs in order for the students to learn and focus on their studies better.
A total of 76 educators from different divisions of the DepEd Region 7 became #WeatherWiser as they immersed themselves in a two-day Weather 101 and Tropical Cyclone 101 workshop sponsored by CitySavings in partnership with WeatherPhilippines.
CitySavings EVP-Channel Management Levi Villanueva, who facilitated the workshop, emphasized that the program aims to show in simple terms how to achieve financial wellness through fiscal prudence. He further noted that wealth management is all about a change in mindset and that spending less does not mean less quality of life.
Public school teachers from across Central Visayas are targeted to benefit from Project Pink, introduced by CitySavings as a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that aims to educate and raise awareness about prevention and early detection of breast cancer among women.
In 2016, for its 50th anniversary, CitySavings reached out to a total of 933 ALS mobile teachers in 33 DepEd school divisions through a donation of laptops and LCD projectors, enhancing their work to bring literacy to areas unreached by formal education.
City Savings Bank’s Project ₱er@parasyon is aimed at enhancing public school teachers’ knowledge on practical wealth management. Launched in May 2016, the program promotes the bank’s good governance advocacy by nurturing the financial well-being and protecting the interest of consumers through financial education and awareness.
Acevedo shared that the secret is that CitySavings and UnionBank are more digital than people may think. “People may think banks are boring, but we’re very digital inside. There’s more to banking than just taking your deposits and lending,” he said.
Students of Cebu Institute of Technology University (CIT-U) bested 4 other schools during CitySavings’ own Hackathon last September. The winning mobile app, “CitySavings Loan”, aims to make loan application and approval more convenient for the teacher-clients with the use of a smartphone.
City Savings Bank Chairman Eugene S. Acevedo talked about the role of countryside banks and technology in building competitive “BIZDak” small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the 25th Visayas Area Business Conference (VABC) last September 16 at Sabin Resort, Ormoc City.
A total of 86 principals from DepEd Manila and Quezon City Divisions, as well as 32 non-teaching staff from Region 11 (Davao Region), went through synergistic and experiential learning workshops at the RAFI Kool Adventure Camp, Balamban, Cebu.