Employee Volunteerism Activities

The LANDBANK Volunteerific Program has been providing employees with opportunities for making a real and valuable difference on people, communities and society as a whole. In 2019, 8,440 or 85% of the LANDBANK’s 9,959 employees adopted/supported a total of 309 Volunteer Involving Organizations (VIOs) from the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Pillars (LEED: Livelihood, Environment, Education and Disaster Relief) rendering 146,275 volunteer hours with an average of 17.33 volunteer hours per engaged employee. LANDBANK employees gave a positive response to the call for monetary contributions to LANDBANK’s CSR fund generation campaign dubbed as “Hour Time to Share.” The generosity of employees resulted in 18,577 work hours donated by 6,043 contributors or 71% of the total population. The equivalent monetary value of these work hours amounting to ₱5,801,225.19 was channeled mostly to the Bank’s GAWAD PATNUBAY scholarship program for deserving but financially disadvantaged students pursuing agriculture- and fisheries-related courses. Other portions went to donations for the LANDBANK Alumni Association, Inc., and the Philippine Bible Society. In November 2019, the Management approved the institutionalization of a voluntary cash donations program known as the LBP Alternative Mechanism of Benevolent Assistance for the Greater - Good System or the LANDBANK AMBAG System. A total of ₱460,072.07 donated by LANDBANK employees and outsourced personnel were turned over to appropriate LANDBANK units for distribution to employees and communities affected by the series of earthquakes in Mindanao that occurred during the latter part of 2019. Worksite bloodletting activities were conducted thrice in 2019 in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC). The campaign yielded 388.35 liters of blood from 863 donors. LANDBANK was lauded as an Outstanding Blood Services Partner by the PRC in 2019. LANDBANK, in partnership with the Department of Health and the Manila Health Department, sponsored a Milk-letting Activity entitled: “Share your Breastmilk” on March 8, 2019 where thirteen (13) employees donated a total of 2,379 mL of breastmilk to the Milk Bank of the Neonatal Unit of the Philippine General Hospital. In December 2019, LANDBANK conducted the second year of the “Share A Gift Program” in the City of Manila. A Noche Buena package consisting of rice, holiday ham, and groceries from LANDBANK, together with school bags, school supplies, toys and shirts from the employees were given to 500 children of the streets and their families in the area of Tondo, Manila.