Feliz Hotel launches Community Service at Ati Village

Feliz Hotel launches Community Service at Ati Village

It started as a vision of building a warm and welcoming hotel in the heart of Boracay Island. Now, it is celebrating its fourth year of providing tranquil and relaxing hotel rooms offering palatable Latin American cuisine.

Living up to its core values of Happiness, Integrity, and Innovation, Feliz Hotel Boracay continues to steer itself by providing remarkable service and pleasant hotel rooms to its guests and engaging with the community they belong to.

Members of Ati Village presented with meal packs after the activity.

Feliz Hotel Boracay has prepared a community service to give back, and their chosen group is the Ati Village. The Atis are the original settlers of the island. Despite their challenges, they secured their community on 2.1 hectares of land in Barangay Manoc Manoc. Their land was awarded to them by the National Commission on Indigenous People. Aside from their homes, their community continues to uphold their traditions and customs that complement the island’s current economic and social landscape well. They have their livelihood center, ritual area, heritage house, tribal hall, training center, school, clinic, and chapel.

Feliz Hotel Boracay concluded their Community Service at Ati Village in Brgy Manoc Manoc

[TOP] Feliz Hotel Boracay’s HR Manager, Analiza Silva opened the program together with hotel gardener, Raymond Sta. Maria. [BOTTOM] Karine Lumbo, Feliz Hotel’s Rooms Division Manager, sharing to the community the four year journey of the hotel.

The Ati Community, through the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, has opened its doors to Feliz Hotel Boracay. Led by Feliz Hotel Boracay’s HR Manager, Analiza Silva, and Rooms Division Manager, Karine Lumbo, together with their team members, they held a community service activity last July 15, 2023. The team donated school supplies, meal packs (prepared and cooked by the hotel’s Culinary department), and fun games to entertain the children.

Inday, one of the long standing social advocates of Ati tribe shares their community’s history and struggles.

During the program, The Ati Community shared their history and social and economic challenges during the early years of the island’s development. With the help of various organizations and sectors, they were able to secure their domain, which continuously enriched their agricultural livelihood.

All smiles. Ati children were glad to be part of the Community Service program by Feliz Hotel Boracay.

(Top Left and Top Right: Liza Silva, HR Manager and Karine Lumbo, Rooms Division Manager took the lead in distributing the meal packs. Bottom Left and Right: Feliz Hotel staff helping in organizing and distributing the goods.)

The hotel team prepared mini-games for the kids, and the community also prepared a couple of songs to thank them for their generosity. The Ati Village is also open to tourists interested in learning about their history and livelihood.

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