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An integrated approach to community development is taken, particularly in relation to the relocation of informal settlers in Cavite and Cebu. The Integrated Community Development project also assists in the relocation of Aetas following the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. Some of the families were relocated in Yapang, Sablayan, Mindoro.

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As one of the pioneers in multi-stakeholder initiatives, AFI hosts the first Makati NGO Forum, which leads to the formation of the Makati NGO Network--an integrated response from the nongovernment sector toward the social development of Makati City.

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The Makati Development Program launches an integrated approach to the alleviation of urban poverty, in coordination with the Makati NGO Network.

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With AFI's help, the Iraya Mangyans of Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental, receive their Certificate of Ancestral Domain for 2,500 hectares of land.

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AFI is one of the founding members of the League of Corporate Foundations, which is composed of organizations actively involved in corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.

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LibraryLink makes it possible for the catalogues of Filipiniana libraries all over the country to be accessible through one site.

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With its objective of raising the quality of primary education in the country, the Center of Excellence in Public Elementary Education (CENTEX) is established in Manila.

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As Ayala's Call to Leadership Program, the Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC), a project of Ayala Corporation, aims to promote a culture of servant-leadership among Filipino student leaders. The project is eventually turned over to AFI.

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Ayala Foundation USA (AF USA) is launched at the annual convention of the National Federation of Filipino-American  Associations. AF USA serves as a “bridge of hope across the seas&rquo; for Filipino-Americans who wish to give back to the Philippines.

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AFI-Kabisig People's Movement partnership, launched by President Corazon Aquino, is established to help nongovernment and people's organizations in financing livelihood projects.

 

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Through the efforts of Jaime and Bea Zobel de Ayala, 3.3 hectares of land is donated to the Iraya Mangyans of Puerto Galera as a resettlement site. The Talipanan Community School is also established.

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Solid waste management is introduced as a component of the Makati Development Program.

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A two-week celebration of Philippine art, Art Makati, features outstanding works in visual and performing arts.

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The historic Nielson Tower at Ayala Triangle becomes the site of the Filipinas Heritage Library, an electronic Filipiniana library.

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In cooperation with the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas and the National Historical Commission, FHL starts the Plaridel Lectures, featuring some of the country's leading nationalist thinkers and writers.

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Katalogo and Retrato serve as online catalogues of FHL's holdings. Also, Libros Filipinos bookshop becomes one of the first online bookshops in the country.

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The Makati Commercial Estate Association (MACEA) collaborates with AFI to significantly reduce the trash generated in the Makati Central Business District.

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The University of the Philippines–Ayala Technology Business Incubator (UP–Ayala TBI) opens its first facility within the UP Diliman campus. The facility hosts start-up companies in the field of information technology.

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AFI develops educational and community programs for the Iraya Mangyans in Mindoro Oriental.

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A diorama on the People Power Revolution of 1986 is added to the Dioramas of Philippine History at the Ayala Museum.

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AFI, in cooperation with Ayala Land Inc. and the Department of Enviroment and Natural Resources, launches a systematic solid-waste management program in various Makati barangays.

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To ensure the quality of programs and services delivered by the non-profit sector, the Philippine Council for NGO Certification is founded. AFI is one of the founding members.

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CENTEX opens its second school in Bauan, Batangas.

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Simbahan: Church Art in Colonial Philippines provides an overview of religious art in Philippine churches.

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The Integrated Recruitment, Training, and Placement (IRTP) program facilitates the training and immediate employment of skilled workers in such areas as welding, heavy equipment repair, and auto repair.

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A major exhibition on Filipino liturgical vestments is held at the Ayala Museum, followed by the publication of a companion coffee table book.

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Youth Tech, the forerunner of Gearing Up Internet Literacy and Access for Students (GILAS), pilots a program to provide public high school students access to educational materials available in the World Wide Web.

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FHL launches two CD-ROMs—Castles of the Sea, which features the Manila Galleon Trade; and Katutubo, which focuses on indigenous peoples of the Philippines, and which is distributed to public schools.

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