Makati, Philippines — PDS Group turned over PHP 2 Million to the Ateneo Scholarship Foundation (ASF) Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Established in honor of the former Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr., the scholarship fund aims to support the education of students taking up business and banking courses in the university.
As a capital market infrastructure, PDS Group is committed to promote the advancement of the Philippine financial markets by supporting programs that promote and cultivate interest and skills for future careers in the industry.
Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon S. Monzon remarked, “On behalf of the PDS Group, I would like to thank the Ateneo de Manila University and the ASF for giving us this opportunity to be part of your noble mission and support scholars of the Governor Amando Tetangco, Jr. Scholarship Program to give students taking up business and banking courses a chance at education.”
Governor Amando M. Tetangco played a huge role in the transformation of the Philippine financial industry. During his term, Mr. Tetangco adopted an aggressive and calibrated reform agenda that significantly improved the country’s banking and finance landscape.
“Through this donation, we hope to develop the next generation of Filipinos who, like Governor Tetangco, will shape the country’s banking and finance sectors through unparalleled excellence, leadership, and public service,” added Mr. Monzon.
In response, Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) President Fr. Roberto C. Yap S.J. said, “We are very grateful to the PDS Group for this scholarship donation for the Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. Ateneo Scholarship Fund. We are very pleased that Governor Say is the one honored for this scholarship. Ateneo is certainly very proud of him as an alumnus, easily one of the best central bankers our country has ever had and recognized by his peers in the region, Asia, and the rest of the world.”
ASF Chairman Dr. Cecilio K. Pedro was also present in the event and thanked the PDS Group for its generous contribution to the fund.
“ASF only desires for our young to continue aiming for their dreams, but we cannot do it alone. We are so grateful for our friends at the PDS Group for answering the call. Your generous donation will greatly benefit our scholars,” said Mr. Pedro.
The event was also graced by Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. He reiterated the importance of education as a means to give back to society, especially during this challenging time.
“By taking some of the financial pressures off from students and families, particularly those affected by the crisis, we can enable greater access to college education. With this scholarship fund, we can help deserving students who want to earn their Ateneo degree in economics, business and related courses, areas that we really need to develop at this point. We can help them fulfill their dreams and be in a better position to give back to society,” remarked Gov. Tetangco.
PDS Press Release_Ateneo Donation Ceremony