EastWest Rural Bank (EWRB) was honored with a Plaque of Appreciation from the Department of Education’s Learners’ Rights Protection Office (LRPO) in a prestigious ceremony held at the Manila Hotel on November 27, 2023.
The award was presented by the Honorable Vice President and Secretary of Education, Sara Z. Duterte, during the 31st National Children’s Month (NCM) Culminating Activity.
Receiving the award on behalf of EWRB were President Sheila Marasigan Bajado and Florinda S. De La Cruz, Relationship Manager for DepEd and Lead of NCR Regional Operations. This recognition marks a significant milestone in the bank’s commitment to supporting educational initiatives and child protection efforts.
EWRB’s partnership with LRPO began in June 2023, highlighting the Bank’s dedication to corporate social responsibility. A notable contribution was the donation of approximately 280 computer units to schools with established Children Protection Committees, thereby enabling the members of the committee to efficiently carry out their task in protecting the rights of the students.
Further strengthening this partnership, EWRB played a pivotal role in the 2023 Palarong Pambansa event in Marikina City, showcasing its ongoing commitment to supporting LRPO’s initiatives.