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PNB partners with PUP for talent recruitment

The Philippine National Bank (PNB) on Monday announced a talent recruitment  partnership agreement with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), as the lender seeks to sustain its workforce moving forward.

According to PNB, its chairman, Federico Pascual, and the bank’s human resource team met with PUP President Dr. Daniel Muhi on March 17 to look into how the two parties can work together on providing graduating PUP students with employment opportunities.

“We are happy to partner with PUP and be able to help promising graduates carve a rewarding career in the field of banking and finance,” Pascual said in an emailed statement.

“This initiative is in line with our thrust on sustainability as we ensure a steady pool of fresh and high-potential talents who can help us push our strategy and accomplish our business objectives,” he added.

PNB is a subsidiary of Lucio Tan’s LT Group Inc., which had 670 domestic branches and 1,731 automated teller machines across the country as of end-2021.

The bank ended 2022 with an P11.6-billion registered net income and a net interest income of P37.3 billion. It also had P1.15-trillion worth of total resources.

Meanwhile, the PUP is the largest state university in the Philippines with over 82,400 students with 22 branches and campuses, including the main campus in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Results of’s Fresh Graduate Survey released in April 2022 revealed that the PUP is the top school most companies prefer to source fresh graduate employees from.

“PUP is glad to help find the right match between our pool of graduating students and the hiring requirements of PNB,” Muhi said.

“This partnership with a stable and esteemed institution like PNB is part of our continued guidance and support to our students — even after college life. Our hope is for them to become productive and responsible citizens who can contribute to society,” he added. —KBK, Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/GMA Integrated News