At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, JAZA (fourth from the left) was joined by (from left) Ayala Malls President Chris Maglanoc, Ayala Land Board Member Tony Aquino, Ayala Land President and CEO Bobby Dy, BPI President and CEO TG Limcaoco, Bayan Academy Chairman and President Professor Jay Bernardo, BPI Chief Customer and Marketing Officer Cathy Santamaria, and BPI Vice President and Deputy Head of Marketing Mariana Zobel de Ayala.
Ayala Corporation Chairman, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, led the formal inauguration of an Alagang AyalaLand Center for social enterprises at TriNoma in Quezon City. The center showcases the “Sinag Sari-Sari Social Enterprise Store”, a joint project of Alagang AyalaLand, BPI Foundation, and Bayan Academy that aims to support the growth of social enterprises, create livelihood and jobs, and aid in the country’s road back to recovery. BPI Foundation with its implementing partner, Bayan Academy, organized the participating Sinag merchants who in turn help local and marginalized communities. This is an enhancement of the Sinag program made possible through Alagang AyalaLand that provides market access in rent-free spaces in Ayala Malls. The Alagang AyalaLand program has so far established 32 centers supporting 400 social enterprises and generating at least 4,000 jobs for the community.