About the program

The Lio engagement is a community development program for communities in El Nido, Palawan.

It is guided by a five-year community development plan, which aims to help the communities surrounding the Lio Tourism Estate grow and develop as economic activity in the area grows.


Year started



Program partners

Ayala Land and affiliates in El Nido

Local government of El Nido

Department of Education

Department of Agriculture

Multi-Access Cooperative

Asosasyon ng mga Mangingisda at Magsasaka ng Munisipyo ng El Nido, Palawan

Sibaltan Women Weavers Association

Establishments in the Lio Tourism Estate


2019 program site

El Nido, Palawan


2019 quick stats

PhP160.3 million worth of social return on investment generated

115 farmers engaged for the vegetable production initiative

25 farms engaged

47 women engaged for a “carinderia” enterprise

220 senior high school students underwent immersion training in different Lio establishments