UnionBank wins plum for Project i2i


Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) took home a Silver Anvil Award for its Project i2i at the 54th Anvil Awards — an event that recognized outstanding public relations programs, tools, and practitioners in the country — held last 30 January 2019 at the Marriott Hotel Manila. Project i2i, one of UnionBank’s numerous programs under its TechUp Pilipinas initiative, aims to help rural and thrift banks in far-flung areas of the country provide better financial services to their customers by linking them to universal banking using blockchain, a first among local banks. Shown in photo are (from left) UnionBank vice president for corporate and media affairs James Ileto, strategic adviser John Januszczak, Project i2i Business product owner Nicolette Alhamadah and communications officer Bianca Gelido.