PNB donates computers to students of Cavite State University
3 January 2024 — Aligned with its thrust in corporate social responsibility to help students gain access to a quality learning environment, Philippine National Bank (PSE: PNB) turned over computer units to Cavite State University last December 1.
The activity was led by PNB President Florido Casuela, Information Technology Group (ITG) Head and FSVP Michael Morallos, and Special Assistant to the President and CEO on IT Matters SVP Constantino Yap. A total of 10 repurposed desktop computers and two laptops were donated by the Bank to the beneficiary school.
Since 2019, PNB has been donating repurposed computers to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and public schools. By advocating the reuse of computers, the Bank continuously sustains its environmental, social, and educational programs.
“Our role as responsible corporate citizen is to help uplift our communities,” Casuela said. “Providing quality education is a structural foundation for building a nation’s future. This donation will help in Cavite State University’s transformative efforts in providing additional computing devices for students as they navigate a world that is increasingly reliant on technology.”
For his part, Morallos said that this is PNB’s way of ensuring that its resources are efficiently used and managed as part of its commitment to the environment. “ITG is one with PNB in ensuring that we reduce our environmental footprint to help protect the planet and to be good stewards of the Bank’s resources.”
Yap enthused that he has been supportive of PNB ITG’s corporate social responsibility projects since 2015, which aligns with President Casuela’s mission, “Think as One, Do as One” or “TODO”.
During the ceremony, Cavite State University’s Department of Information Technology Head Professor Alma Defiesta expressed her gratitude for the Bank’s support and shared a quote from an educator, Jerry Blumengarten – “Technology gives the quietest student a voice.” She added that nowadays digital technology supports online teaching and learning. “We can’t deny that we live in a competitive world where we have to make sure we do not fall behind. It is essential that we stay up-to-date,” said Prof. Defiesta.
As part of its sustainability agenda, PNB remains committed to helping its communities and protecting the environment through significant initiatives that imbibe responsible corporate citizenship.