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Filipinas Foundation Inc. (FFI), the forerunner of Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI), is established by Col. Joseph McMicking and Mrs. Mercedes Zobel-McMicking, in response to the Science Act of 1958.

 

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FFI's first project under the presidency of Enrique Zobel, the Sumilao Cattle Research Program, is launched in cooperation with Xavier University. The project aims to introduce scientific cattle-raising techniques in Bukidnon.

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Envisioned by the artist Fernando Zóbel, the Ayala Museum of Philippine History and Iconographic Archives opens at the Insular Life Building in Makati City.

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Using the Israeli moshav as a model for cooperative farming, the Magalang Rural Settlement Project relocates 116 farming families in 500 hectares of government land at the foot of Mt. Arayat in Pampanga.

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Philippine Business for Social Progress, one of the pioneering organizations for corporate social responsibility, is one of FFI's (and AFI's) key partners.

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