To raise more funds to support the needs of scholars, FLI joined forces with the Filinvest Corporate City Foundation, Inc (FCCFI) and the Andrew Gotianun Foundation for the third Run for a Child in January 2016. The fun run was attended by over 1,000 runners and due to its success, Filinvest was able to donate Php6 million for the benefit of its bright, young scholars.
On the retail end, as Festival Mall continues to enjoy the loyal support of its patrons, it embarked on activities with the aim to give back to its community. Through marketing activities, the mall’s programs benefiting persons with disabilities, senior citizens, as well as its sustained support for Breast Cancer Awareness gained wide support. True to its name as a Filinvest Lifemall, its Go Pink campaign won five Anvil awards, and the prestigious International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation award, the highest award given to a shopping center program.
With its promise to revitalize the landscape of Chinatown through One Binondo, Filinvest entered a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) and the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) to restore the water quality of Estero dela Reina and introduce a 402-meter linear park adjacent to One Binondo’s project site. Stretching from Moriones St. to CM Recto, the park will be completed in June 2017. As the year drew to a close, employee volunteers took time off from work to participate in the year-end outreach program, Handog Aguinaldo Para sa Masayang Pasko. Visiting the abandoned elderly at Anawim Lay Missions Foundation, Inc. and the local residents at Pintong Bukawe, both in Rizal, the volunteers aimed to spread the holiday cheer by sharing food, gifts, and time with the underprivileged communities.