Towards a better world and a brighter future
Working towards the vision of a sustainable future, FLI continued its “Keep It Green” tree-planting initiative which seeks to increase the number of native Philippine trees in the Company’s project sites.
The third annual tree-planting activity saw the simultaneous planting of 892 native tree seedlings in various FLI project sites in June 2015, which was joined by employees, sellers and homeowners. All proceeds of the event were donated to the Kanlungan ni Maria Home for the Aged. Numerous seedlings were also planted in Austine Homes, Pampanga, and in various locations around Havila, Timberland Heights and Filinvest City.
FLI employees joined Filinvest Run for a Child 2016, the culminating activity for the celebration of Filinvest’s 60th year in business. More than 1,000 runners participated in the charity run which was held for the benefit of the scholars of the Educational Research and Development Assistance (ERDA) Foundation. A total of Php6 million was donated to ERDA from the Filinvest Corporate City Foundation and the Andrew Gotianun Foundation.
FLI head office employees reached out to orphans and the elderly in their annual Christmas outreach program. For 2015, they brought holiday cheer and gift packs
to the wards of House of Refuge Foundation in Quezon City and Kanlungan ni Maria in Rizal.
In Cagayan de Oro, FLI conducted a Christmas outreach program at the House of Joshua, a residential home for abandoned, orphaned and neglected street children. It has its own learning center to facilitate education through play and interaction as well as formal learning and vocational training. Volunteer teachers and staff facilitated the various activities designed to encourage the children to reach their full potential.
FLI also supports worthwhile causes in partnership with the community’s stakeholders. Festival Mall joined forces with Muntinlupa’s local government offices, NGOs, I Can Serve, and Asian Hospital Foundation, Inc. for “Go Pink,” a campaign to promote breast cancer awareness and early detection. The campaign earned Festival Mall three Silver Awards during the 52nd Anvil Awards.
2015 saw the continuation of seminars organized by the Human Resource Department (HRAD) such as Work, Attitude and Value Enhancement (WAVE), 5S, I Love My Job, Effective Business
Writing, Personality Development, Basic Financial Planning, Open Office Training and more.
FLI also participated in the Metro Manila Shake Drill last July 30, the NCR-wide earthquake preparedness activity organized by the Metro Manila Development Authority. Various trainings
and lectures were also conducted throughout the year in partnership with the Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Red Cross and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority.
To promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle, FLI celebrated a Grand Wellness Day and held a Biggest Loser contest, where pairs competed for the most weight loss achieved in six months. A company-wide bowling tournament was also organized to foster camaraderie and sportsmanship among employees.
Keeping things interesting all year-long, fun programs and seasonal contests were held monthly. Among these were A Beary Huggable Valentine in February, FilinFiesta in April, Fil-English Land in September and the traditional Halloween and Christmas Belen decorating competitions in the last quarter of the year.