There may be more than one community group for residents in the Fort, but the ones that is quite active is E.Q.U.I.P@BGC, a group started in 2014 by several families with young kids. They had the need to arrange play activities for their children, so they met regularly and invited other parents to join. Lately, the group, which primarily communicated via the social messenger platform Viber, expanded to include everyone who lives in BGC, not just those with yound kids.
2018 Year End Party
A year-end gathering was held on December 27, 2018 at the spacious and beautiful Coffee Project cafe at Vista Hub, BGC. Families attended to say 'hi' to each other, as well as meet the principal founders of EQUIP@BGC, Pauline Tan, who now lives in two countries during the year, and Sue Pasustento. Organizers Jac and Sandra prepared an ice-breaker game for participants, as some met for the first time only.
Coffee Treat by Malongo
Members of our community were invited through our friend in Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation to a coffee tasting event at the newly opened Malongo Cafe located at the ground floor of One Bonifacio High Street. We learned about the different ways of making coffee, as well as observed onsite coffee bean roasting that was done by Malongo's hi-tech coffee roaster.
We got to try some cold brewed coffee and some snacks. To top it all, a brand new capsule coffee maker and a few other goodies were raffled off to our lucky residents.
Since its formation in 2014, EQUIP@BGC has grown from strength to strength, providing a platform for residents of BGC to gather together to share resources or just enjoy neighborly friendship. With the participation and support of FBDC, it also fosters better understanding and communication between residents and the management of BGC, which is Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation (through FBDC).