Wednesday, November 30, 2016

RCBC Bankard Platinum Mastercard partners with Gawad Kalinga's Kusina ng Kalinga

RCBC Bankard Services Corporation, in the presence of their President and CEO, Simon Calasanz, as well as RCBC Chairperson Mrs. Helen Y. Dee and RCBC President and CEO Sir Gil A. Buenaventura, will be relaunching their Platinum MasterCard, the RCBC Bankard Diamond Card. The relaunch will also highlight RCBC Bankard's new partnership with the Gawad Kalinga's Kusina ng Kalinga project as part of the Diamond Card's Diamond Cares Program.

Thursday of November 24, 2016 at 47th Floor Executive Lounge RCBC Plaza, Makati City relaunches of the RCBC Bankard Diamond Card. RCBC Bankard Services Corporation is a wholly owned subsidary of one of the country's top universal banks, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC). 
RCBC Bankard Diamond Platinum Mastercard is more than just a credit card; it is also an affinity card. Through the Diamond Cares Program, cardholders are primed to lend a helping hand to those in need every time they use their RCBC Bankard Diamond Platinum Mastercard. For every Php 100.00 spent using the card, Php 0.20 is automatically donated to Gawad Kalinga's Kusina ng Kalinga (KNK).

The relaunched RCBC Bankard Diamond Mastercard carries with its strong advantages for its cardholders including a proprietary budget management tool, Spend Monitor, which allows cardholders to manage their finances better by allowing them to set their own budget
"Ending hunger for Filipino children in public schools is an important step in ending poverty in the Philippines. The support of RCBC Bankard for the Gawad Kalinga's Kusina ng Kalinga is essential to the achievement of our goal to provide meals for one hundred thousand public school students daily." ~Antonio Meloto, Gawad Kalinga Founder
"As we relaunch the RCBC Bankard Diamond Mastercard we acknowledge that we, along with our cardholders can make a difference. Lives will be better, both for our cardholders, and for the children who will have a better future because we have all cared." ~Simon Calasanz, President and CEO of RBSC
KNK is Gawad Kalinga's response to hunger and malnutrition among public school students across the country. Thae organization has set up satellite kitchens all over the country where volunteers come in daily to prepare, cook, pack, and distribute nutritious food to public school children in surrounding areas.

About RCBC and RCBC Bankard Services Corporation
RCBC Bankard Services Corporation is the Card Servicing entity of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation 9RCBC), one of Philippines largest private universal banks. RCBC and RCBC Bankard Services Corporation are members of the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC), a conglomerate composed of close to 60 companies across a wide spectrum of industries including banking, insurance, education, real estate, construction, information technology, energy resources, advertising and more.

For more information on RCBC Bankard Services Corporation, visit

About Gawad Kalinga
Gawad Kaling (GK) means "to give care." They are a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty by first restoring the dignity of the poor. They use an integrated and holistic approach to empowerment with values-formation and leadership development at its core.

GK is currently present in 2,500 communities across the Philippines, affecting 60,000 families. Their communities are known to be zones of peace, having successfully transformed slums into peaceful and productive communities. They engage a cross section of society to optimize impact. Investments from monetary donors are matched by volunteer and caretaker teams, sweat equity of residents, local government units, and institutions. This network of relationship is key in lifting the poor out of poverty, one family at a time.

GK has been recognized as the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee and 2012 Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship.

To know more about Gawad Kalinga, visit

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