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January 01, 2007

About the Program. The Metrobank Foundation becomes an avenue for Pacific Paint (BOYSEN®) Philippines to help underprivileged but deserving students finish their college education through the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. –Pacific Paint (BOYSEN®) Philippines, Inc. College Scholarship Program. To formalize this partnership, the Foundation, represented by MBFI’s President Dr. Placido L. Mapa, Jr, and Mr. Aniceto M. Sobrepena, Executive Director and Pacific Paint’s President Mr. Willy Ong and Ms. Jacqueline Ongking, corporate secretary, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last June 20, 2005 at the Metrobank Plaza. Witnessed during the MOA signing were Ms. Josephine S. Yap, Head of Metrobank Downtown Center branch and Mr. Ruben D. Cueto, Marketing Manager of BOYSEN® Paint. Other top officials of the Foundation led by its Vice Chairman Mr. James Go and Executive Vice President Elvira Ong Chan attended the event.

The Foundation will be the direct administrator of the college scholarship program in accordance with set guidelines in the agreement. The scholars will enjoy a 100% coverage in tuition fees and a monthly allowance of P2,000 for ten months. Likewise, supplemental formation and training activities as enjoyed by other Metrobank Foundation, will be given to them.

Ten slots are open to incoming second year college students taking up BS Architecture at the University of Sto. Tomas. The applicant should be a Filipino citizen, with a cumulative grade point average not lower than 85%, of good moral character and not currently a recipient of any major scholarships or financials aids.

For more information of the MBFI-BOYSEN® Paint College Scholarship Program, please contact the Metrobank Foundation at (63-2) 857-5525 or 898-8856.

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