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FHL's adaptive reuse of Nielson Tower is recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

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Children's Hour, which encourages workplace giving among employees, is launched, with AFI as program manager.

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As a way to foster cultural and artistic exchange, the Ayala Museum starts its International Artist Residency Program.

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The Ayala Museum opens its new, world-class building, with breathtaking inaugural exhibitions on 16th  to 19th century ivory, 19th century Philippine costumes, and the Pioneers of Philippine Art: Luna, Amorsolo, Zobel.

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One of the key individuals behind the establishment of AFI, Mercedes Zobel-McMicking, passes away in Sotogrande, Spain.

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Patterned after AYLC, the ELSA Young Leaders Camp gathers students from Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur to hone their leadership skills.

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Trade Roots is an innovative program that teaches Philippine history from the perspective of the nation's trade history.

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The Crossroads of Civilization features the biggest exhibition of Prehispanic gold artifacts, 19th century Philippine costumes, and tradeware covering a period of a thousand years.

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AFI extends its environmental initiatives beyond solid-waste management through AFI GREEN, which now includes initiatives in clean air, clean water, and energy efficiency.

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FHL, in partnership with business and local government organizations, begins MyLibrary, a program that aims to build or rehabilitate community libraries in various parts of the country.

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Batangas: Forged in Fire, a book that showcases the richness of the history and culture of Batangas, is produced by FHL.

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Text2Teach, a pioneering mobile-phone-based system for the delivery of educational materials, aims to improve learning among grade-school students in English, Mathematics, and Science.

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AFI mobilizes a social consortium called Gearing up Internet Literacy and Access for Students (GILAS). Its goal is to connect all 5,443 public high schools to the Internet.

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The Ayala Museum organizes its first international conference, Manila, World Entrepot: 16th to 19th Century Exchange of Objects between Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

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The Ayala Museum releases colorful children's books featuring the lives and works of artists in the Pioneers of Philippine Art exhibit.

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FHL, together with the Ayala group of companies, launches Bravo Filipino, a festival celebrating Philippine music, dance, fashion, and photography.

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FHL publishes two children's storybooks based on Philippine myths—Tominaman sa Rogong Becomes a Painter and Wigan Becomes a Sculptor.

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AF USA is renamed Philippine Development Foundation USA, an organization that empowers the Filipino American community in their efforts to help development programs in the Philippines.

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To promote education and livelihood programs in conflict areas in Mindanao, AFI launches Education and Livelihood Skills Alliance (ELSA), a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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UP–Ayala TBI's second facility for technology startups opens at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City.

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To contribute to the continuing professional education of librarians all over the country, FHL organizes the first LibraryLink conference.

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The first sustainability report to be produced by a conglomerate in the Philippines, Pioneering for a Sustainable Future looks into the economic, social, and environmental footprint of the Ayala group of companies. The release of the report coincides with the first Ayala group–wide Sustainability Forum.

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The GILAS consortium reaches a landmark by connecting a total of 3,000 public high schools to the Internet.

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AFI, through UP–Ayala TBI, is tapped by the World Bank to host and to serve as the secretariat for the Asian Regional Conference for Business Incubators.

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To facilitate dialogue among key stakeholders in migration and development, AFI is chosen for the Civil Society Days of the Second Global Forum of Migration and Development.

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To help in the development of disaster preparedness programs, AFI becomes one of the stakeholders of Project Noah's Ark.

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Meine Lieben, a book of letters from a Swiss national from the Philippines from 1919 to 1927, is the first online book published by FHL.

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