After having a successful launch of The Mind Museum, and Bonifacio Art Foundation Inc., they are now building a new project at Bonifacio Global City by building a venue for the performing arts. Bonifacio Art Foundation Inc. (BAFI) is happy to announce the first donor-partner in this endeavour: Maybank Philippines Inc, Maybank ATR Kim Eng. Hence, Maybank will have naming rights to the main building which will be called the “Maybank Perfoming Arts Center.” Last July 15, 2013, top officers and board members from both BAFI, Maybank Philippines and Maybank ATR Kim Eng came together at The Mind Museum to sign off on the Deed of Donation. The Maybank Performing Arts Centre, which will rise along 26th St. in Bonifacio Global City, has started construction as top executives from BAFI with donor representatives from Alveo Land Group, Fort Bonifacio Development Corp., Globe Telecom, Makati Development Corp., Maybank ATR Kim Eng, Maybank Philippines, Sun Life Financial, and the Zobel de Ayala family recently marked the occasion with a ceremonial groundbreaking. Photos shows (from left): Robert Lao, (Alveo Land president), Mariano Tan (BAFI trustee), Ed Cruz (BAFI trustee), Manny Tordesillas (President and CEO, Maybank ATRKE), Mylene Lopa (Sunlife Financial chief marketing officer), Atty. Amy Penaño (representative of Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano), Atty. Didi Santos Javier (Globe Telecom director for workplace enhancement and customer support), Fernando Zobel de Ayala (BAFI vice chairman), Sofia Zobel-Elizalde and Charlie Rufino (BAFI trustee).
Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. (FBDC), the main private developer of Bonifacio Global City, is embarking on a P450-million performing arts center project in Taguig following the success of the country’s first world-class science museum. The performing arts center, which would cement the city’s stature as a premier science and arts hub, will be undertaken by the Bonifacio Art Foun- dation Inc. (BAFI), a corporate foundation of FBDC. In an interview, BAFI managing direc- tor Manny Blas II told The STAR that construction of the 500-seater performing arts theater will commence by the end of the month and would be operational by the middle of next year. “The next project of the foundation is to build a performing arts center in BGC so we will have both arts and science facilities. So the Mind Museum would be for the sciences and now there will also be one for the arts in BGC,” Blas said. “It won’t be as big as that of the Resorts World. We’re catering to the Filipino theater industry, not for the international. That’s not our market, our market here is Filipino talents,” he added.