Ayala's 185th Anniversary

Ayala owes its existence to the previous seven generations of managers whose incredible talent has kept the company stable for 185 years. Each generation has brought Ayala to where it is today.


185 Years of Seeing Potential

Ayala Corporation marks its 185th year in business with a deepened dedication to help realize the country’s potential. Shared by seven generations and spanning almost two centuries, this commitment continues to be the core strength of the Ayala group in both its business and its social responsibility.

Faces of Ayala's Social Commitment

A Father’s Legacy, a Son’s Calling

Staff Sergeant Jealvies Sarte, an officer under the Civil Relations Service group of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), upholds the legacy of his father who died in the line of duty. He was a scholar of HERO Foundation from high school to college and has also served two Philippine Presidents and high-ranking foreign delegates as closed-in security.

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Every Filipino Child a Peace Hero

Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman, AYLC batch 2003, is one of the youngest and staunchest peace advocates in the country today. She founded Teach Peace Build Peace Movement Inc. (TPBPM), a non-partisan and non-profit organization that aims to make every Filipino child a peacebuilder.

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The Privilege to Serve

John Macneil Mendoza of CENTEX exemplifies Ayala’s commitment to service and volunteerism. After finishing class valedictorian at CENTEX, John went to De La Salle Lipa high school and Ateneo de Manila on full scholarships. Now pursuing a career in international relations, John still volunteers his time to various causes.

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Taking the Road Less Traveled

Ann Marie Cunanan, batch 2004 of AYLC, is a young leader who quit her high-paying job to create a social enterprise—one that merges philanthropy, community development, and tourism into an innovative business venture. Ann’s company, called Meaningful Travels PH, is a for-profit venture with a strong non-profit core.

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Starting Over with a Little Help From Your Friends

Sam Abanto, 48 years old, lost everything to Typhoon Ondoy but has rallied against all odds to eventually lead an organic farming cooperative in Calauan, Laguna. With the help of Ayala Foundation through the MDC Greens program, Sam’s group found a way to better their lives through social entrepreneurship.

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Ayala Citizens Commit 185,000 Volunteer Hours

As Ayala Corporation celebrates its 185th year in business, it has renewed its commitment to help improve Filipino lives by calling on all Ayala Citizens across its companies to help achieve 185,000 hours of volunteer work in communities where they live and work.

After 185 years, Ayala remains committed to the Filipino.

Project at Work

Annual Million Tree Challenge

Tayabsan Sub-Watershed

In support of MWSS’s Annual One-Million Tree Challenge (AMTC) this 2019,  Manila Water has organized a 2-day tree planting activity with volunteers from the Ayala Group this coming August 16 and 24. Ayala volunteers will be planting approximately 160,000 seedlings on 250 hectares of forested area at the Tayabasan Sub-Watershed.

The AMTC serves as a strategy to rehabilitate 6 critical watersheds supplying water to MWSS Service Areas, namely: La Mesa, Ipo, Angat, Umiray, Laguna Lake and Upper Marikina. The protection of these watersheds is important as their environmental conditions directly impinge on the quality and quantity of raw water supply.

As an AMTC partner, Manila Water is committed to the rehabilitation and protection of these vital watersheds.

To learn more about Manila Water's "Adopt a Water Shed program", please click here

Project at Work

Building a Better Philippines: BPI Communities

BPI (Build, Paint and Improve) Communities is a one-day nationwide house building and house-painting activity in collaboration with Gawad Kalinga and Habitat for Humanity. This coming August 31, 2019, Ayala volunteers will be deployed to help at the Navotas Relocation Site, Sampaguito Dulo, Barangay Tanza in Navotas City.

To learn more about BPI’s employee volunteerism programs here

Project at Work

Toka Toka – Taguig River Clean Up Drive

The river clean-up drive under Manila Water’s (MWC) Toka Toka program to be held on August 31, 2019 officially kicks off MWC’s adoption of the Taguig River. With the participation of Ayala citizen volunteers together with LGU and DENR representatives, this Toka Toka program aims to raise awareness among the communities along the Taguig River on used water management and of other environmental programs and ordinances in the city, to clear Taguig River of floating trash and debris and also to conduct dredging of the river.

To learn more about MWC’s Toka Toka program click here

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Share the Love, Blood Drive  was spearheaded by Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative in partnership with the Ayala Business Clubs as well as other groups in the company for the benefit of The Philippine Red Cross and National Kidney Institute.

"I've been donating blood twice a year for the longest time. I started doing this because my Lola got sick years ago and she needed a blood transfusion. All her grandkids donated and that was the first time I did it. If it saves a life at such little cost why not, so I've been doing it ever since.

Ayala has been around for 185 years and it has changed so many lives, so if I can contribute in my own little way through this, then why not."

Lissa Sumpaico
Talent Management Specialist,
Ayala Corporation


By partnering with Hineleban Foundation, a 100-peso donation can go a long way - it can be instrumental in rainforestation efforts and can reduce carbon footprint. To learn more visit 
Through Project 1 Phone, everyone is encouraged to turn their e-waste into something more meaningful - public school classrooms across the country. Each piece of an old phone, laptop, desktop, keyboard, mouse, charger, cable, and other electronic wastes will contribute to better quality education. To learn more visit

The Ayala group’s participation in the DENR’s Battle for Rivers and Esteros through Manila Water’s Toka Toka Oplan Estero demonstrates the group’s commitment in helping the country restore its precious waterways.  MWC’s TokaToka campaign aims to consistently engage in clean-up activities and educate people on how they can contribute in protecting the environment. Toka Toka is the first and only used water movement in the Philippines that encourages individuals and communities to do their share in environmental protection.

Since its inception in 2012, the program continues to foster and strengthen partnerships with various national government agencies, local government units, (LGUs), and the private sector to further advance the movement.  To learn more go to

The Ayala Group Medical Mission last April 27, 2019  was held at Southville 5A Elementary School, Barangay Langkiwa, Binan City, Laguna. Ayala citizen volunteers assisted doctors, nurses, health and safety personnel and other service providers in the following services and activities: medical, dental, optical, feeding for kids, school bags and supplies distribution, health and safety learning sessions, and free haircuts.

This medical mission aimed to promote health and safety literacy, provide quality healthcare and contribute to the overall well-being of the community it served.

A week-long program that leverages on synergy among the Ayala group and its partners to continue to fulfill its commitment of supporting the Philippine education system through activities such as repainting classrooms, the program:

  • Supports Department of Education's Brigada Eskwela program
  • Helps achieve United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education

To learn about the programs of Ayala Foundation go to

Baro’t Saya is a used clothes and shoes drive spearheaded by the Ayala Group CIO Forum as it joins in the celebration of Ayala’s 185th anniversary.  Beneficiaries of the program ranged from Caritas Manila to the Aeta communities who were among earthquake victims in Porac, Pampanga.

AC Health has organized SOAR, a kite flying and family day activity for kids diagnosed with cancer in partnership with Kythe Foundation Inc.

Kythe is a non-profit, non-stock organization whose vision is to inspire hope and improve the quality of life of children diagnosed with cancer.

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As part of Ayala Land’s (ALI) Alagang AyalaLand program, Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) activities aim to protect and expand permanent forest ecosystems. Aside from the planting of saplings, ANR focuses on activities that foster growth of endemic tree species such as tending to wild native seedlings, removal of weeds that suppress growth of existing trees and highlights the importance of environmental stewardship.

ANR is one of the many strategies in support of ALI’s sustainability goal of becoming the first Philippine company to target carbon neutrality by 2022.

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